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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“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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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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Sound Input device (microphone) not working

I have recently updated my laptop OS from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 After updating the OS, my laptop's input device ie., microphone is not working. Earlier it was working with Ubuntu 12.04. Also there ...
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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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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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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. ...
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microphone not workin on skype 4.3.0.37 with ubuntu 14.04.1

I've got a Lenovo B50-70 , it has Ubuntu 14.04.1 os . I downloaded skype but can't make the microphone work on it.I already tried most of the solutions I found on the web and nothing worked. Please ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Razer Kraken 7.1 calibration [duplicate]

I am planning on buying a headset for my pc and its either going to be the Razer Kraken Pro or the Razer Kraken 7.1. The thing is that the 7.1 is a usb headset has some software for mic calibrations ...
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Weird internal microphone level

This is abnormal properly, when I set this mic level into 40-50% level, the level is too high than normal level condition (usually quite low level). Formely, I set into that level and microphone level ...
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Lenovo Ideapad built-in mic not working in 12.04

I just bought a new Lenovo P580 Ideapad yesterday and installed 12.04 64bit on it. I tried making a call with it and discovered that the built-in microphone wasn't working. I unmuted it in sound ...
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Linux Ubuntu 12.04 - TeamViewer 8 - microphone/speakers problem

I already install Teamviewer 8 on my laptop (Linux Ubuntu 12.04) But there is no sound - no microphone or speakers can be detected from TeamViewer. Is there any way that I can fix that problem ? Do ...
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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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External jack microphone auto adjusting the Mic Boost in Alsamixer

I am having some quite weird problems with my external microphone auto adjusting itself to very loud volumes. It stays at the volume I've given it, but when I start speaking it goes straight to 100 at ...
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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 ...