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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Can't get USB microphone to be recognized

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04, and I'm having trouble getting the microphone on my headset to be recognized. The speakers portion of the headset works fine, and both parts work fine on a Windows machine. ...
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Reuse front headphone jack as microphone jack

I have a Realtek ALC 882 internal audio device in my computer, which supplies three front jacks. The microphone jack is broken (can confirm this from Win7) and I want to use the headphone jack to ...
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I have to choose my microphone every time I need to use it

I'm on ubuntu 14.04 with a mac. My problem is that whenever I start up my computer, my microphone doesnt work. System settings defaults to "digital input S-PDIF," but for some reason that doesnt work. ...
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Microphone of MacBookPro8,1 running Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro. The internal microphone is not working now. When I connect an external headset with a microphone, the headphone(speakers) seem to work fine but the ...
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ubuntu 12.04, on Dell E6530, specify dock microphone as default

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude E6520. When I use, say, skype with the internal microphone, everybody complains that I'm at the other end of a long tunnel. The dock microphone ...
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Microphone stop work on long skype call

Occasionally, when I talk via skype in 30-40 minutes my partners can hear me. If there is more voice char programm opened (eg raidcall, steam chat, built-in voice chats in games ) my collocutors cant ...
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mute/unmute usb headphone with a Mic

I have a logitech h340 (usb headphones) with no mute/unmute button. I was wondering if there was a command line method to mute and unmute / toggle the Mic on my headphone. I tried: amixer set Capture ...
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Ubuntu 14. 04 Built-in mic not recording/working

I'm new to Ubuntu, so preemptive apologies if I have inane questions. A few weeks ago, my internal mic stopped working/registering sound, and I have no idea why. (It actually worked out of the box in ...
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Can't get the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 working on my comp

So I recently decided to switch over to ubuntu for experimentation. I previously had a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 fully functioning on my Windows OS and was able to record, playback and produce sounds ...
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“Virtual Device” for Microphone, Speakers, and Ringing

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and and 4.3 Skype. I have a problem with sound. I have speakers connected and a microphone, but on top of that I have my USB headset plugged in. I can hear the sounds in ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu buit-in microphone not working

I have install Ubuntu 14.10 on a Virtualbox running on Windows 7 64bit. The buit-in mic is not being detected in Ubuntu but works perfectly in Windows 7. I have tried tweaking alsamixer but with no ...
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Use headphones with mic and a 4 ring jack

I have sennheiser mm 30i headphones. The plug is a 4 ring jack that i can fully plug in the audio output of my motherboard (green plug). Ubuntu (14.10) does not see the mic, only the headphones. How ...
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How to use a bluetooth headset mic in Ubuntu?

I have a bluetooth headset (Sennheiser MM 550-X) connected to my computer through a USB bluetooth dongle (Asus USB-BT400). I'm running Ubuntu 14.10. I would like to configure the headset both as ...
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Skype - 1 in/out jack

I've been trying to configure Skype 4.3 audio on elementary 0.2. I've updated kernel and played around with ALSA as described in various threads here. Uninstalled and reinstalled skype. That fixed all ...
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People cannot hear me in Mumble

When I talk in Mumble, people cannot hear me. I can hear myself when enabling a server loopback test, so I don't think the problem is with my USB mic. I have looked at my mic in alsamixer and ...
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MIC not working in Ubuntu 14.10

Internal MIC not working in my Ubuntu 14.10 and it was worked in all previous Ubuntu versions. Tested with Skype, Kazam and Hangout. Sound Settings pavucontrol alsamixer ...
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USB mic stopped working - sound input device in System Settings ignored

this was working previously but has recently stopped working for reasons unknown. I have an AntLion ModMic connected to my laptop via a USB audio adapter. When I plug it in it shows in System ...
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Audacity playback speed much too fast, on Ubuntu Mate 15.04 [closed]

I just had a major issue with Audacity, on the first Ubuntu Maté distro. I was doing some sound work, and recording directly from microphones and audio monitors; but when I attempted to play back the ...
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Mic and Headphones wont work at the same time

I have an HP laptop with a built-in microphone, but when i plug my earphones the microphone doesn't work. The headphones don't have a mic of their own. I have Ubuntu 14.04
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Plantronics .Audio 628 buttons doesn't work on Xubuntu

I have an Xubuntu OS and Plantronics .Audio 628 headphones. The speakers work properly and mic too, but when I press the mic button on my Plantronics device the mic turns off and doesn't work untill I ...
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Microphone not being detected (Xubuntu 14.10)

I can't get my microphone to be detected in pulse audio volume control (works in windows) tried fiddling with gnome alsa-mixer but my system is still unable to detect my microphone. Pulse Audio ...
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Input sound device not detected in Ubuntu 14.10 + Earphones muting audio when plugged in

Problem a - Input device is never detected, so I cant use any VOIP applications. The sound plays well when the earphones where not plugged in, but they (and the earphones) get muted when I plug the ...
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Scratching noise from microphone

Good evening, when i use mumble or teamspeak, people are complaining that with my voice they also hear some scratching noises. Do i need any driver to have the sound clean? I do not have this problem ...
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My microphone records a background noise, that I don't have on Windows. How do I get rid of it?

On my laptop with Windows, my microphone sounds fine. But on my computer with Ubuntu, I have a constant background noise. Example: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1XVNSEWXbU1 Any ideas on how I can get rid of ...
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High microphone noise in Windows 7 KVM guest

I need to use web conferencing tools on my Win 7 KVM guest. The problem I have is that the mic volume is very low - my voice can be barely heard. I have raised the volume from Win control panel and ...
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Pulseaudio not detecting external mic (thru 1/4inch jack), needs to be replugged to work

The external microphone is not recognised until physically replugged. here's my lspci sound card entry: $ lspci | grep Audio 00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia ...
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Too much noise while recording sound from mic on 14.04 LTS

I want to record sound from mic in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do this with good quality in windows 7 or 8.1. I am using the pulse input(pulse audio) with audacity. It records voices but with lots of noises. ...
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How do I access the microphone in an ubuntu touch app

I want to write a chromatic tuner app for the ubuntu phone. What is the best way to access the microphone and stream the audio data to memory, so that I can analyze it? The only thing I found so far ...
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Wrong microphone used by default

There seem to be two microphones detected by my system. The one that is selected by default doesn't work. I found an app called indicator-sound-switcher which allows me to switch to the other mic ...
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Unable to use microphone

I have Asus X550L model, and using latest build Ubuntu. I did lots of troubleshooting with pulse audio driver to fix my microphone, but no luck yet. Can you help. Do you have a fix for this.
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Ubuntu not using correct microphone (though pavucontrol lists it)

when I look at the audio configuration, I see that there is only one microphone configured. When selected, this microphone doesn't really record sound, instead it gives inaudible pops and cracks as I ...
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microphone records just noise

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP 650 laptop and am trying the basic sound recorder application to record sound. The built-in microphone is shown in the input section of sound setting, but when I ...
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Sony VAIO-P11z lost desktop on 14.04LTS after trying to update audio drivers

On a Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. GMA500 This is a USB drive-created-from-a-magazine-DVD installation and audio and built-in mic were not working, a common problem with laptops using Intel's ...
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Microphone will not work

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. The Microphone on Skype is effectively muted. System Preferences yields no luck either. (My rep isn't good enough for me to embed images yet, so here is a link) ...
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My Yeti mic is not recognized

In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I plugged in my Yeti usb mic, selected it in my sound settings and recorded in Audacity with no problems. Today, one day later, the mic is no longer listed in the sound settings. ...
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How to map a microphone to a stereo input using pulseaudio?

I have the following setup: Behringer C3 microphone > Scarlet 2i2 USB > Computer The setup is successfully recognized and works (almost) perfectly with pulseaudio. I can switch the recording device ...
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How to save alsamixer settings?

I work with sound in Ubuntu 14.04. And I can't save the desired settings of Alsamixer. I tried the command sudo alsactl store 0, but it has not helped. Alsamixer settings changed after reboot or after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo g580 single jack headset mic not working!

I have a Lenovo g580 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and this is the first time that I need to use the microphone and have a single jack headset that I would like to use. But I just realized that it's not ...
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Skype not detecting webcam and microphone, while Audacity does

I have a Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro (Quickcam Pro 9000) and Skype doesn't detect it. When I start pavucontrol, the only place I can find the microphone is in "Configuration", where it is listed as: ...
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Which version Ubuntu for - Asus X550LNV Core i5 Nvidia 2GB Graphics 8GB RAM Laptop ? [duplicate]

I am want to use Ubuntu but i am confused about amd64. why amd ? i am using Intel and also let me know about driver. every driver will work good or i will face any problem about nvidia, Bluetooth and ...
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Turtle Beach PX12 is recognized as a USB device but Mic is not recognized as an audio device

I can connect my headset to the computer and when I run lsusb it shows up on the device list, however the microphone itself does not show up on either alsamixer, arecord, or the system settings. No ...
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Something wrong with audio input. My output (music) is what people in teamspeak here instead of anything coming from my mic

I'm pretty new to the world of Ubuntu but I've been having this problem that seems to persist through reinstalls. Initially the mic was working fine, everyone in teamspeak could here me, no problems. ...
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microphone input is not working after upgrade

I updated my Ubuntu 14.04 system with: sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade and now my external microphone doesn't work anymore (it was working yesterday and its works now on other devices) and I need ...
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My microphone recording volume automatically changes

Whenever I do talk on Skype I can watch with alsamixer, how the setting: Internal reduces its volume. Sadly the volume goes so much down, that I get muted. I do have to constantly watch my recording ...
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Integrated Microphone Static

Both of the internal microphones (L and R channel) in my machine record nearly pure static when recording in Audacity. Looking at the waveform, when I tap on the microphones there are very minute ...
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USB Sound Card not detecting microphone

I don't know why my USB sound card won't work on my Ubuntu 14.04. I mean I can hear sound from my headset but my problem is the microphone. Whenever I tried to record my voice, there was nothing being ...
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Internal microphone becomes unavailable when plugging in headset

Upon plugging in my AKG headset, PulseAudio automatically changes to the external microphone. However, my headset has no external microphone, and I want to use my laptop's internal microphone - but it ...
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Microphone noise with combined earbuds/microphone

Machine Lenovo U430 Touch OS Ubuntu 14.10 Soundcard HDA Intel PCH When I plug in my my combined earbuds/microphone it's very loud and I hear everything the microphone picks up. The ...
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audio problems with vlc

i've installed linux on my chromebook and then installed vlc player. but if i play any media file then pause and play again, the audio jumps back and forth a few seconds between the moment i paused ...
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built-in webcam and microphone not working (12.02 and 14.04)

Today for some reason I've realized that my webcam and microphone are not working any more, I've decided to upgrade to 14.04 (using that as an excuse, and assuming that after it the problem would be ...