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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Skype issue : not getting my voice back while testing with echo calling

I have issue with Skype. It's not getting my voice back while testing with echo calling.
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Thinkpad T540p, 16.04 LTS, microphone doesn't work at all

I've got a huge issue with my build in microphone of my Lenovo T540p notebook. I am new to Ubuntu and using the 16.04 LTS. I already read many threads about this and tried to solve it with ALSA mixer ...
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Route mic audio to output device

Currently I have 2 pc's. One of which is my main machine which is almost always running. I would like to pipe audio from the second pc through my main pc to my headset. Quick DuckDuckGo'ing told me I ...
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Default headphone device when plugging in unknown audio device

My laptop has a single mini-jack that handles both headphones and microphone in one port. Every time I plug in my headphones I get a dialogue asking me what kind of device I've plugged in. This ...
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How do I make microphone input mono?

I am using a USB-bluetooth microphone to do speech recognition with Google docs. The application says the sound is too soft but I have it turned up all the way. Is there any way in asoundrc to make ...
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Mic input ignored in Win7 HVD running from Ubuntu 15, 16, but not 14

I originally asked this on "Unix & Linux", but it makes more sense here. Sorry if this is a duplicate for you. The actual symptom I'm seeing is on Windows 7, but I think the root cause is in ...
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14.04: how do I unmute a unmuted microphone?

I was happily using both Skype and IBM Sametime Unified Telephony for a long time on my 14.04 system; using various kinds of headsets. Since lately, I have a very strange problem; and I really ran ...
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When mic boost is activated, I don't have any sound input from microphone

I have an Asus computer (and before another Asus computer with the same problem), I'm running debian unstable on KDE Plasma (but I got the same problem with ubuntu, on lxde, kde, unity...). The idea ...
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Microphone not working on MacBookpro 15 (version 8.2) and Xubuntu 16.04

I have a Macbook pro 15 (version 8.2) with Xubuntu 14.04 the mic worked out of the box, with xubuntu 16.04 * upgraded from 14.04 * fresh install The mic does'nt get any signal, i have tried these: ...
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Ts3/Mumble distorted output or high pitched input

I have an condenser microphone connected to a Steinberg UR22 audio interface. Whenever i connect to an Teamspeak/Mumble Server all my sound output(including outside TS) gets heavily distorted. I can ...
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How to install microphone for skype in Ubuntu 14.04,Unavailable microphone on Sound settings!

Please help me to trouble shoot the issue. getting output after: $ lspci | grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller ...
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Imac ubuntu microphone not working

My microphone doesn't work. I have tried everything. I have tried to fix it in alsamixer, but nothing works. I have also used pavucontrol and its still not working. I am running ubuntu 16.04 on a ...
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Internal microphone issue

Since flashing 32 bit Ubuntu 16.04 onto a rather aged Mac-Book, I've lost the use of the internal (analogue) microphones. I did a search which came up with two suggestions: Adding the lines alias ...
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My microphone is not working in Mac book pro 17 after ubuntu 16.04

My microphone is not working in Mac bookpro 17(2010) after ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. Sound settings Input shows microphone build-in Audio. but no input level signal. BTW, my Mac bookpro 13(2009)'s ...
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My microphone goes to my own speakers not partner

I just installed Skype on Ubuntu 16.04. Now not only in Skype but also other applications like Firefox Hello I do hear my own voice (mic) on my own speakers (I have a headset). The microphone is not ...
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Pulseaudio USB Microphone

I have a USB webcam with a built in microphone. The microphone works and pulseaudio is able to detect it, but not listen to it, i.e. it acknowledges that it is there and lets me change the settings ...
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How to get mic sensitivity slider to show in volume menu?

I have seen images where both the speaker volume and mic sensitivity have sliders for adjusting them in the drop-down menu from the speaker. However after upgrading form Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 I don't ...
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xfce4-mixer is removed after Ubuntu update but microphone playback is still present

I used xfce4-mixer GUI on Lubuntu to have my microphone playback through my speakers/headphones for when I'm skyping. Since (L)Ubuntu updated to 16.04 the xfce4-mixer package got removed. Apparently, ...
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How to save a default input device (microphone) in pavucontrol?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (with xfce4 desktop) and Skype. I want to use a microphone of my Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000. Following this answer I managed to get it to work by choosing the correct ...
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HOWTO access microphone data

I need to access my microphone data in 3 ways, how do I: dump the raw data stream generated by microphone into terminal play/listen to the real-time audio captured, using the gui or terminal. record ...
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How to enable Sidetone Ubuntu 14.04

So I've done a bit of digging, and it seems like no one seems to care about sidetone. Which is a little bleak as it's super useful. I've seen a fix for Logitech G930 over here : How do I enable ...
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Mic Audio Peaks At Low Volume Logitech G430

So I initially bought the G430 headset for recording purposes around last October. I noticed that the audio from the mic would peak at very low volume making it difficult to record commentary without ...
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Problems with audio system in ASUS N551JM

In this laptop is combined jack for microphone and headphone. I use headset A4Tech Bloody G500 that nice work in Windows. But in ubuntu 15.10 they do not work (work only as headphone). System don't ...
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Is there any way to prevent application from changing volume level of my microphone?

I've recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu(15.10), it's my first experience with GNU/Linux and so far it was flawless except for one thing: During facebook calls(it's based on Skype afaik, but it ...
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Microphone not working in Asus F555U

The microphone is not working in Asus F555U in Ubuntu 14.04 and kernel 4.2.0-27-generic. By running the command arecord -l I have found the following: **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices **** card ...
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Can't get my microphone to work on ubuntu 15.10

I've just switched back to Ubuntu after a long time on windows (sigh). Everything went fine except that I can't get my microphone to work. I've spent about 2 days on both 14.04 and 15.10 trying ...
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Microphone is not working in Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS

Microphone is not working in my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I've tried a bunch of ways that I picked from internet. alsamixer seems not updating the mic volume I've increased and is always zero on each ...
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How to see the list of attached microphones attached to the computer?

I've bought a new microphone which I'd like to record some talks using it with the help of gstreamer. my old mic was a USB type so I could get its dev. name using pactl list | grep -A2 'Source #' | ...
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How do I stream Stereo Mix Audio?

I have seen many people asking how to record Stereo Mix alongside microphone using programs like audacity, but is there a way to stream it somewhere? I.E. Omegle or Chatroulette? Long story short, ...
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My microphone has an extra channel full of random noise, how do I disable the extra channel?

My microphone works just fine in Windows 10. When I try to use Google Hangouts in Ubuntu I am almost completely inaudible over the random noise from my mic. Google Hangouts automatically changes my ...
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How to mix system audio and voice

Running Xubuntu 14.04LTS. I'm planning to have a Karaoke party with a few friends online. I suggested them raidcall (on an XP VM for me) since it can stream my mic input + system audio, but they would ...
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Headset mic not working well

I have KXstudio witch runs on kubuntu, my USB headset does not work but the audio jack works fine. I tried to turn up the mic slider in the mixer but doesn't work. Anything you can suggest me that may ...
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Usb mic isn't working in an Ubuntu 14.04.3 live session

Issue: Recently, I created a bootable, persistent usb with Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. When I boot into a live session, (try Ubuntu feature) my usb mic (blue snowball) doesn't work. I can't get any sound ...
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Hangouts auto-adjusting volume microphone

I am using Linux Mint 17.3 and Chromium. I use hangouts but the volume keeps adjusting on its own. I disabled the feature in Skype. How do I do disable this useless feature in hangouts? I installed ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 laptops and default microphone(s)

I have small but annoying problem with microphones on two Xubuntu 14.04 laptops. The closest existing description is this one: Ubuntu not using correct microphone (though pavucontrol lists it) ...
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Pulseaudio microphone

I am using Pulseaudio to stream audio between two PCs running Ubuntu, with one set as sender and the other as receiver. I want to be able to stream microphone data whenever i start Pulseaudio, but if ...
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Soundcard treats my mono mic as a stereo input - and as a result I only get half the volume

I have a Mackie Onyx Blackjack audio interface, which has two mono microphone inputs. Pulseaudio detects the two mono inputs as a stereo input, mapping microphone 1 to the left channel and microphone ...
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Microphone settings reset after a while

I usually use Skype for communicate. Sometimes microphone settings reset for Skype. I have to open PulseAudio volume control and set again input from "HP webcam HD 3310 analog stereo" instead of ...
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How do I have my internal microphone and headphones be used simultaneously under PulseAudio?

I just wiped my hard drive and installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu! I got it all warm and cozy, but then I found out about how my microphone did not work in Ubuntu when I have my headphones plugged in, ...
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internal speakers + microphones not working after system update (ubuntu 14.04, Dell Latitude, HDA Intel PCH)

Recently, after updating my system (ubuntu 14.04), both the internal speakers and the microphones have stopped working... I have used alsadriver and the sound settings to verify nothing was muted. ...
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Multiple snowball devices detected in Audacity in Ubunt14.04 64bit

I plug-in the brand new snowball USB microphone in Ubunt14.04 64bit desktop edition. Audacity software gives these 8 options as recording devices below. If I start monitoring in Audacity with any ...
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pactl Loopback and Sink for mic + VLC with low CPU load? latency settings?

Hello AskUbuntu community! I've looked up a lot of Q&A here about loopbacks and sinks, but I'm new to Ubuntu and I can't seem to get things working the way that I need them to. It seems like I ...
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Microphone not working in Ubuntu 14.04.01

My laptop is Lenovo B40 and it has Ubuntu version 14.04.01. The microphone is not working on Skype and Google hangouts. It is not a hardware issue as it works on windows. I have checked the sound ...
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Built-in microphone not working on Acer Aspire

Newbie here, so please excuse anything trivial I may have missed. I have a Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-592G. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it, and it is working mostly fine. One thing ...
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My Newly bought 3.5mm mic isnt't working with Ubuntu

I just bought a new mic and it's not detecting. My motherboard's inbuilt sound card is defective so am using an external usb sound card. Sound works fine but mic doesn't seem to work. Please help.
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Ubuntu 14.04 + bluetooth microphone does not produce sound

I am trying to use a bluetooth microphone (Nolan MIC Bluetooth Wireless Microphone) with my Ubuntu 14.04 box. Using the standard bluetooth tool, I can connect to the device and I can see it appearing ...
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internal microphone not working in viber on ubuntu 15.10

I am having problem with audio device in viber. I am unable to use mic in viber. Also, the sound in internal speaker is very noisy(something like perrr,perrr) when the calling tone plays in viber but ...
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Microphone static noise

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with dualboot. But i have problem with microphone noise. I can not find any noise reduction in Ubuntu. Sound quality is for me quite important, because i am talking with ...
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How do redirect microphone audio output to headphone output?

I'm trying to to redirect the sound that's being inputted into my microphone jack out into my headphone jack, is there any easy way to do this? I've tried doing the following command: pactl ...
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How to get bluetooth headset to work as normal? I.e., play audio & record microphone for calls

How can I get my bluetooth headset to work as normal? I would like to be able to play audio and record sound for video calls. I would like it to work similar to using a bluetooth on an android phone. ...