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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No microphone input. Ubuntu 14.04, Asus x550ln

I can't use my microphone after installing ubuntu 14.04. I have made a little research and using alsamixer and pavucontrol to chance microphone configurations had no results at all. After installing ...
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External microphone not working

gnome-volume-control does not recognise external hardware. My headphones work nonetheless, but an external microphone does not. External microphones used to work, but at times were temperamental - I ...
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Desperate with the microphone

for a few days I have been trying to get the microphone to work ( I need it to work with a specific program, called linphone). The problem is, I can record using either audacity or arecord, but when I ...
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How to measure input levels test on Kubuntu?

I noticed that in Ubuntu the sound/volume tool gives the chance to change the input volume/level while you speak through the microphone and there is a bar giving you the measure for the volume of your ...
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alsamixer can see microphone, but pulseaudio doesn't

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Pixel LS laptop with a patched kernel (https://github.com/tsowell/linux-samus). Problem is - pulseaudio (pavucontrol) doesn't recognize the microphone. If I run ...
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Playing 1st track while recording to a 2nd track (overdubing)

I'm trying to play the 20 min flac file on the first track while recording the mic to a second track. When I try and record while overdub is checked in Audacity the other tracks play fine and another ...
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Pulseaudio With SimpleScreenRecorder Problem

I just installed SimpleScreenRecorder to record my screens with audio. SSR is working smoothly. Only problem is my voices are not recording with pullseaudio as Backend! When I record audio using ALSA ...
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Built-in microphone and webcam no longer detected

I have a Dell vostro with built-in microphone and webcam. Until a couple of weeks ago both were working fine; now the microphone doesn't record sound and neither Skype nor Cheese detect the webcam. ...
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Microphone problem on ASUS S400CA with Ubuntu 15.04

I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS install on my laptop, but as the microphone didn't work I tried to install the 15.04 version, but the microphone still doesn't work. Any idea of what should I do to make the ...
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How can I make Ubuntu compatible with baudline?

When I run baudline, it displays the message "all input devices disabled" and the Input ▸ Devices screen doesn't list any devices. The baudline FAQ suggests: Here are two possible explanations for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Very low mic volume on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have tried answers suggested in the earlier similar question and as I am just starting with Ubuntu after a long time , I hope some one will be able to help me There is very very low mic volume on ...
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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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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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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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How to hear my voice in speakers with a mic?

I have a USB microphone that I can chat on Skype, record sound etc. But how can I make it so that when my mic is on and I speak, Ι hear it in speakers live without having to record my voice first and ...
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Microphone is not working in Skype

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Skype. My mic is not working. I have 1 mic attached to the system and another one in my headphone (Beats by Dr. Dre). I followed these steps: Turn PulseAudio autospawn ...
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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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Can't select Blue Yeti Pro USB Microphone in sound settings menu

Today, I recieved a shiny new Blue Yeti Pro USB microphone in the mail. I did my research to make sure that it would work. I found the following websites, and this is what led me to believe that it ...
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Thinkpad 13 Edge microphone noise problem

I'm having problems with the microphone making a annoying noise that makes talking really hard. My laptop is a ThinkPad Edge 13 (the version with an intel processor) I reported a bug [1] and I got ...
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Enable Mic in Wine ? (Alsa/Pulseaudio)

I'm not able to make a mic work with wine-1.7.30 (the mic is the integrated mic in my pc and works fine with other applications ) I found some suggestions but they don't seem to work. Anyone manage ...
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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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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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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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How to prevent gnome-sound applet from automatically reducing mic volume?

It happens all the time, when i'm talking to someone on Skype or Google Voice and Video, the mic volume automatically keeps going down, as if it is trying to auto-adjust it. I want to disable this ...
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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. ...