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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Sound Driver is messed up, and mic doesn't work correctly under ubuntu 12

Quick Ubuntu 12.04 sound pops on boot and shutdown, and MIC picks up non-existent static. Edit: please note, Audio out is fine. Issue On shut-down and boot I often hear a loud blast from the ...
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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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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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Running a webcam with built-in mic in Skype - Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, While using Skype it will happily pickup my webcam feed, but can't seem to get the mic working. In Skype's audio settings I only get one option, which is "pulse audio" seems ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 enable microphone “sidetone” in Ubuntu?

One of the main reasons I prefer gaming on Windows rather than Linux is that the Logitech driver (for windows) allows me to enable microphone "sidetone". When sidetone is tuned up, I can hear myself ...
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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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PulseAudio does not recognize laptop microphone

I was trying to tune my guitar and when I increased the microphone input volume, I went into the sound settings, changed it, and it worked. In the connector options list, analog microphone/...
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Microphone ALSA noise

I've got two microphones. Both work well in Windows. However, in Ubuntu the first one (call it X) works fine, but the second one (call it Y) produces a lot of high-frequency noise. I know, the best ...
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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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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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Logitech H600 mic not working, Ubuntu 15.04

I just got the H600. The audio output works fine, however I can't get the mic to work. When I check the sound settings, "Microphone H600[Wireless Headset]" is listed as the source. The input level ...
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Microphone refuses to work (Kubuntu 15.04)

I have a headset that has a built in microphone (these), with a single line that is supposed to connect to the computer via the headphone jack. I've tested ti on my android phone, and it can record my ...
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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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Lenovo G50-30 mic built in volume problem

my built in mic (the laptop is a lenovo g50-30) is too low and a bit distorted. I've tried it on skype and even in the audio settings the orange bars are pretty low. The mic is pre-amplificated above ...
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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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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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After 15.10 upgrade, lost the skype external (logitech camera) mic option

I've upgraded to ubuntu 15.10 and I lost the mic in my skype. The mic was working correctly before the upgrade. The mic is working when testing it in the Setting->Sound->input area. It is marked as ...
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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 load-...
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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. ...
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Extremely loud popping/crackling/static sound when plugging in headphones

I've got a Lenovo T450s with Ubuntu 14.04.3 (Realtek ALC3232 codec for the Intel PCH card). Every time I plug in a pair of headphones, there is a loud popping/crackling/static sound. It's much louder ...
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How do I simulate microphone input?

I want to, when in a skype call and gaming, use a soundboard to play sounds that can come in hilariously depending on what is happening. I already have this system in place, but it depends on a ...
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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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Microphone not working on Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBookPro10,2

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook Pro Retina MacBookPro10,2 and the microphone does not work at all. It has worked in 13.04 and 13.10 but now after a clean install, no luck. I ran this script to ...
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Hard time applying noise canceling fix [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu and linux, not a programmer, and I would like to fix background noise that I am getting from mic. I found other people had the same issue with the same soundcard (ALC892) and tried ...
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Gioteck EX-0S Headset on Linux

I have a Gioteck EX-05 Wired Headset. After a fair ammount of searching and attempting a few things, I have not yet managed to get my headset to work with Ubuntu. Does anyone have any experience ...
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Default microphone

I have a not so important but very annoying problem. My microphone defaults to "Internal Microphone" every time I reboot. Any/every time I get a skype call, I have to use pavucontrol and set it to "...
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Internal microphone does not work on internet browser

I am studying on Duolingo and I have to use microphone for some speaking exercises. However, it seems that my internal microphone does not work! I tested in gstreamer-properties and it worked okay. I ...
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No application is currently recording audio Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

The matter is that, when I go to Pulse Audio Volume Control in attempt to fix Skype microphone, it tells me that there is No application is currently recording audio . Does anybody have an idea how I ...
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Very Low Mic sound problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Lenovo G50-70)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is working fine except sound. Mic is not properly working. Particularly on Skype calls, the other person is hardly able to hear my voice despite speaking ...
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Does RecordMyDesktop require a mic to record audio?

Does RecordMyDesktop require a mic to record audio? I just tried recording my desktop, with audio, and the output file hasnt any sound. I was thinking it would take audio from the stream. ... Does ...
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Microphone not working on Intel NUC5CPYH

Using above barebones computer with 8GB memory running Trusty, I am able to play audio on usb speakers when connected by VGA (or monitor's speakers when connected by hdmi). However, I am not able to ...
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15.10 Headset Jack and Mic not working, but detected. LCD Speakers work fine

I have one issue with my sound regarding to my Headset (incl. Mic). I run Ubuntu 15.10 Kernel 4.2.0-generic The Sound from my LCD Screen works fine, also the Headset Jack (only one for Line-out) ...
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Logitech g430 headset input sound (mic) doesn't work

On Windows I had software to manage surraund sound and mic which is not available on Linux. However I managed to fix sound and that works well. However mic doesn't work at all. I cannot input any ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 on m1530, scratchy distorted mic recording

I've decided to revive my m1530 with Lubuntu 14.04. Most stuff seems to work but the mic so far: I recorded some tests with alsa but sounds are completely distorted and scratchy and I have no idea ...
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Turtle beach x12 gaming headset wont be recognized

my brand new turtle beach earforce x12 headset will not work on Ubuntu 15.10, i tried it in windows xp (i dual boot) and the headset worked fine. i prefer using Ubuntu so i would like to know how to ...
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Microphone not working using skype

Ok. Before posting this I tried every solution already offered before (unless I missed something). My internal microphone is not working. I tried silencing front right via pavucontrol, tried to ...
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Internal mic is not working on my lenovo b50 series laptop with ubuntu 14.04

Internal microphone of my laptop is not working whereas when I connect earphones with mic, it works fine. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on lenovo b50 series laptop. As per suggetion Internal microphone not ...
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assign analog microphone to chrome with pulseaudio

When I assign "Internal Analog" to Chrome in pavucontrol I also get strange awful sounding feedback from whatever audio is playing, even if no actual microphone is plugged in. Very strange. But when I ...
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mic stopped working for some applications

I have a very strange issue with my microphone. I was playing around with an external USB sound card (it didn't end up working with ubuntu, but that's not what I'm asking about). When I unplugged it,...
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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 ...