A microphone is a device that turns sound waves into something the computer can interpret. You can use microphones to capture audio for things like video chat, recording videos or podcasts, etc.

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Recorded sound using mic heard in only one speaker

I just installed vokoscreen to record screen and sound.I have also installed Pulse Audio Volume Control to control the devices.I am using my mobile earphone to record sound. So when I record,I speak ...
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USB microphone Blue Yeti on ubuntu? [closed]

I am on the lookout for the Blue Mic Yeti, has any of you experience with in ubuntu? does it work just out of the box?
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Headphones test fine but give static during actual use

I'm using a pair of simple headphones connected to the audio jack of my Hp 2000 laptop running ubuntu 13.10. I've been having trouble with my headphones ever since I got them. Today, they just gave me ...
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How do you feed two audio inputs into one input using pulseaudio?

I'm very unfamiliar with pulse audio. That being said, I'm trying to take the inputs from a line-in audio jack and a usb microphone and combine them into one virtual input device. Anyone have a decent ...
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12.04 -Mute microphone key not working under Cinnamon

I am runnning ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo T430 and I recently installed Cinnamon 2. Unfortunately the mute microphone button (which I use a lot on conference calls) on the keyboard is not working even ...
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No control over USB mic input/output level, or other external devices while mic plugged in

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with a Logitech C920 webcam and a brand new Blue Yeti usb mic. My intent was to run through all the input and output devices and settings while plugged in to my laptop, and ...
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Microphone stopped working

I was trying to use my mic in Ubuntu 13.10 and it was working fine for a little, then just stopped working. I have tried other thing and they don't work either, but they work fine on Windows. I ...
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Sound Input/Output w/ Mudita24 and Delta 1010LT

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit) with an M-Audio delta 1010LT soundcard. I installed Mudita24 which allowed me to hear system sounds and applications once I turned up the DAC ...
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Sterio Mix in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've been wondering if in Ubuntu, I can "spoof" another microphone that is actually the Speakers and the Microphone fused together. My audio card supports this. What I mean is, for example, If i'm on ...
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Internal Microphone not working with Ubuntu 13.10 on Compaq CQ-45

I am unable to get the internal microphone working with Ubuntu. It works perfectly with Windows. Here is the output of lspci: 00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 ...
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How do I loopback 2 input streams + line-in to line-out? (12.04)

I'm trying to put together a simple Karaoke system with 2 microphones. I've fiddled with the config from this post and am able to get 1 mic to loopback, along with youtube, to the the line-out. But ...
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The microphone mute button does not work in Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad T430S

The microphone mute button does not work in Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad T430S. I know it has worked in the past on Ubuntu (last fall), but currently not. There's no output from ...
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Microphone Not working 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a Turtle Beach Z1 Headset. The sound works perfectly only when I use the setting Analog Input 4.0, but the microphone won't show up on skype or anything I use. When I try to set it using skype, ...
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What is the hardware address of my Webcam Mic?

I know that the video is /dev/video0 however I do not know how to find the hardware address of my mic. I know that it is not hw:0,0 or any of those. The output of aplay --list-device is: **** List ...
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How do I get my mic working with streaming?

I'm able to stream from my computer and watch the stream on a local vlc using the following command: cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 :v4l2-standard= :inputlave=alsa://hw:0,0 :live-caching=300 ...
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Asus x202e - Skype & Audio issues

My little Asus X202E has worked beautifully as a dual boot (Ubuntu 13.04 - 13.10 & Win8) machine. However, after nearly a year of owning it, I cannot seem to get some of the audio issues with it ...
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Is there a way to modulate my voice on the fly?

I need a way to modulate my voice on-the-fly (to lower or raise pitch, etc, for privacy) for use in Mumble, TeamSpeak and other such programs. Is there any way to do this under Linux/Ubuntu? I have ...
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Microphone - static background noise suppression

My soundcard is Realtek ALC 892. On Windows 7 I use official Realtek drivers, on Linux I use PulseAudio (on Ubuntu 13.10). On both Windows and Linux, when I enable microphone boost +30db (required ...
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Internal and external microphones are not working on Asus laptop. No capture devices in alsamixer

Ubuntu 13.10, kernel 3.11.0-15-generic, Asus N46JV. The output of the sound is fine. When internal microphone is unmuted in PlayBack, the signal from it comes to speaker. The are no capture devices ...
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Video editor with recording options

I'm searching for a video editor which would also allow recording from microphone. It must run in Lubuntu and include 3 features which would work simultaneously: seeing the video (a moving picture, ...
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My built-in mic will not work in Ubuntu

Before I upgraded today to Ubuntu 12.04, my built-in mic worked fine. Now it doesn't even appear in my sound settings!! And my sound quality is terrible when listening as well. Am I doing something ...
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laptop internal mic is not working

For my work as a front end developper i communicate allot through skype, the problem is that my internal mic does not work in ubuntu, i searched several forums but none of the answers i found there ...
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Realtek HD Audio Driver Mic Noise Supression

How I get this option in Ubuntu? Because it stop the annoying static noise. I'm using Razer Carcharias's mic (2010 model). In Windows with this options there isn't any static noise.
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Can't get microphone to produce anything but silence or feedback noise

I just got a lapel microphone, cheap but got good reviews on Amazon. I don't think it's the hardware that matters as such. In fact, some of the mic settings I have tried almost worked but then they ...
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Connecting two sound cards mic A to speaker B and mic B to speaker A

I have been digging around looking for a good way under Linux to connect up to sound cards that are ALSA devices. Sound card A has a Mic and Speaker and Sound card B has a Mic and Speaker. I want to ...
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Is there a fix for Acer lapton Ubuntu 13.10 Microphone?

My laptop is the Acer Aspire Timelinex T(honestly I forgot the last digits). When using the microphone I have to turn it up to the extremes and it gets a lot of static interferance from it. I have ...
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No audio input device on ubuntu 13.10 with front-mic plugged-in

I have sound but can't see any audio-input (mic) device in settings. The mic works, I have tested using gnome-alsamixer by redirecting the mic to output. But when I try the sound recorder it says ...
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Skype: Microphone only working for one Ubuntu user

I've had Problems with Skype for a bit, but managed to fix some of them (using Skype from the repos to make it work with Pulseaudio, fixing cracking sounds as described in ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working

I want a keyboard shortcut to mute my system microphones unless I'm on a conference call or something and WANT it to be on. It wouldn't be ideal - I wish it were system wide with an indicator with a ...
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Problems with microphone

My Front mic doesn't seem to be working in ubuntu. I have even tried other mics but none of them work. I am relatively new to the OS. Please help. Thanks in advance.
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Sound problem in skype 4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

From RhythmBox, i have confirmed that sound output device is working fine, internal mic/external mic are working as per movement of bar in Input device section of PulseAudio. However, when I start ...
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Recording audio from one multi-channel interface vs multiple single-channel interfaces

I've decided it's time I started recording some of my music. So I've bought a couple of Samson Meteor USB microphones. They're quite nice and works out of the box. I'll use one to mic up my guitar ...
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Asus Zenbook UX32VD microphone noise

Using 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all current updates and latest stable kernel (3.12.6). Also applied advices from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AsusZenbookPrime - there is writing, that internal ...
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skype has a problem with audio playback [duplicate]

I know there are a few threads started on this question, but no one seems to be offering answers to them, so I thought I would try my luck. Skype is giving me the message "problem with audio ...
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Blue Yeti not working on Xubuntu 12.04, shows up in Alsamixer

I've been having lots of issues which i've been able to fix pretty easily. This one isn't so easy. I cant use my microphone in any programs, even though it's showing up and i'm able to select it. ...
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combo mic/headphone adapter

From my experience, linux is picky about what you plug into it. My laptop doesn't have a mic jack so I am going to be buying a combo, mic/headphone adapter. Before I go out and waste time on buying ...
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Internal mic of Lenovo Ideapad s210 not working

I recently bought a lenovo ideapad s210 and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it. Overall it works pretty good, but I can't figure out how to get the internal microphone to work. I've tried adding in ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 noise on external microphone

I'm running ubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. It sports an intel-hda (Realtek ALC269VC chip) sound card. It is important to note that the laptop's internal speakers / mic work well and there ...
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Sound Driver is messed up, and mic doesn't work correctly under ubuntu 12

Quick Ubuntu12 sound pops on boot and shutdown, and MIC picks up non-existant static. Edit: please note, Audio out is fine. Issue On shutdown and boot I often hear a loud blast from the speakers ...
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Turn off audio loopback from microphone

I just set up my machine and plugged in my headset, but now I'm currently wondering how to disable the audio loopback from my microphone. I've found nearly the same question over here How do I turn ...
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Microphone Input Levels Registering, Mute Off, Loopback ON, but no sound

-I have something of an anomalous sound problem. It's with a VIA VT1708S onboard soundcard. I have removed the front panel connection in an attempt to minimise potential problems, since the jack ...
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Internal microphone not working in 13.10

I upgraded to 13.10 on my Thinkpad X201 and the internal mic stopped working. However if I plug an external mic it works well. lspci output: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 ...
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Bluetooth headset never gives me sound options

I have Buffalo headset with microphone that I know works fine becaue I routinely use it on a Windows 7 computer. It connects to my Ubuntu 13.10 computer fine: But when I open sound preferences, ...
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How do I route the output of a single program to a mic input?

First, some context: I'm a part of a TF2 server that includes lots of micspam. I'm in the process of writing a guide on how to do this properly- namely using a media player and some form of audio ...
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Why does “Monitor of Built-in Analog Audio” Has no Sound?

I started with Linux for about 4 or 5 months, moved from Mint 15 to Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm loving it all. Still getting used to terminal commands and the variety of software I can find here. I ...
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Properly installing a USB microphone

I have purchased an ATR-2020 microphone, and I am currently trying to get it to work properly on the Ubuntu platform, I have gone into the sound settings, and the ATR microphone is there, but when I ...
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Headset mic not being used

I have an ASUS 1015E laptop that has a single 3.5mm audio combo port for both mic and headphone (TRRS connector plugs go in there). So I use headsets that come in a single wire which has both ...
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Noise with my external microphone on Ubuntu 12.04

I have bought an external microphone but I can't make it work without a vary bad noise. The microphone records but always with this noise in the background. I've tried different combination for the ...
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How to fix my sound issues with skype?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on a Lenovo Laptop, together with skype 4.2.0.11. When I use skype I can have different behavior: Microphone and Speakers work (i.e. sound in and sound out) Only ...
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Google Hangout and PulseAudio: how to route multiple audio sources as Hangout input?

What I would like to achieve is the capability to provide Google Hangout with an audio input virtual device that is actually the result of a merge between different audio sources. In the simplest case ...