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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Route two USB mics to Virtual Sound Device

I have 2 USB mics - I'd like to use them to record in stereo using Audacity, but it can only capture on one device at a time. I can easily switch between the two mics, but I can't select both at the ...
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Where can I find an older Ubuntu version of Skype that still works with alsa?

Since version 4.3 of Skype, alsa is no longer supported in favour of pulseaudio. I need alsa because several USB webcams are known not to work with pulseaudio. Where can I download the last Ubuntu ...
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Microphone picking up system sound on Ubuntu 14.04

Hello I just got Ubuntu dual booted with windows 8.1 and it is working well apart from the microphone picks up any system sounds such as Youtube videos. I am using headphones so I know that the ...
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Unknown Micropohne can hear unknown person (weird)

I tried to capture a video using webcam and VLC. On Menu I select "open capture device". VLC then presents my webcam and 4 audio devices named hw:0,0, hw:0,2, hw:1,0 and hw:10. Because I don't know ...
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CoolerMaster 5.1 headset not working properly on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using a USB 5.1 surround sound headset and it's not working how it should. I am able to use the 5.1 surround sound. Sometimes even in Steam games so it is possible. The problem exists when using ...
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Sound from stereo to RCA plugged to Line in only records left channel

Okay, so we play with turntables. Stereo audio from the vinyls are connected to a stereo to RCA adaptor, which is then plugged into the line in of my netbook. When I'm on Windows 8, we use Butt to ...
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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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Audio Works Only When Microphone Does Not- Issue with Headset

I recently bought a Plantronics .Audio 655 USB Multimedia Headset. I downloaded the necessary updates for the headset on a Windows computer. The headset worked well on that computer, as both the ...
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How to fix microphone and headphones configuration in Ubuntu 12.04

I have a microphone and headphones plugged in on my HP laptop. I have been using them in Skype for ages with Ubuntu 12.04. About one week ago, I noticed I cannot phone with skype any more: I can hear ...
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Speakers and headset not working

I need help. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and my volume mixer goes up, but, when I'm playing a Popular Smash-Hit game called Minecraft, I get no sound on either device, which are my speakers and my ...
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Headset Mic not working on Desktop

I have Philips SHE 3575 Wired Headset. The headphones are working fine. But there is only one jack, and the mic is not working. The options I see in Sound->Input are Rear Microphone and Front ...
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Internal Microphone not woring in Ubuntu 14.04

I bought a new laptop, an ASUS 550LB. Installed Ubuntu 14.04 and everything is working phenomenally well (I even managed to successfully set up dual boot alongside Windows 8.1) However, there is no ...
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Microphone only works on sound recorder, not even on settings - Ubuntu 12.04.4

I have a problem. I got an Acer ZG5 netbook with Ubuntu 12.04.4 installed and fully updated. I installed Skype and I discovered that the microphone is not working. I immediately went to sound settings ...
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Is there a way to lock my volume settings in l/ubuntu?

Every now and then it seems that some application has taken control of my mic volume settings and/or completely turned it down to 0. At the worst of times I load up alsamixer and find that the elected ...
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How to include microphone adjustment in sound menu

When I use skype I have 2 scrollbars for the sound: How can I keep those 2 scrollbars all the time, and not only when I have skype conversations? When I don't talk with skype, only speaker ...
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microphone input volume is too low, 14.04

Microphone input volume is too low, so that the other part, while on video call, can hardly hear me! Lonovo laptop g570. card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: CX20590 Analog [CX20590 Analog] ...
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internal microphone difficulty, after multiple various attempts, no success

I am currently running 14.04 on a brand new Asus K550L, and I can't get the internal microphone to work. I've tried messing with ALSA, the sound section of system settings, pulseaudio volume control, ...
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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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How do I use the microphone and speaker of my phone as native ubuntu devices?

The Google Voice 'trick' I was using on my Nexus 4 recently became unavailable. Due to poor reception and no landline I could do with getting Google Voice working somehow. Hence... I would like to ...
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SFLphone 1.3.0 microphone on Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I compared the following 2 setups with original packages from the Ubuntu distributions and with the same headset and the same second telephone and the same telephone account data 1) SFLphone ...
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Does anyone know how to get a Blue Tiki microphone working in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to use this Blue Tiki microphone for my YouTube channel. I tried every setting in Audacity. I went to my sound settings. None of these help. So can someone help me out please?
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Internal mic works but external mic does not

When I plug my external mic in, sound settings recognizes the switch, however when I try to record anything or use skype all I hear is audio from the built-in mic just being played. I have tried ...
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Sound settings not saved

Here is a video of what is happening. Every time I set my input to "Rear Microphone" it goes back to "Digital input (S/PDIF)" (just by closing the window, not even restarting or logging out). This ...
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Acer TimelineX 5830TG internal microphone not working

Problem: In Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04, if you try to use internal mic, it gets a lot of static and is almost impossible to hear on the other side because of extremely low sound (voip calls). Recorder ...
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Problems with microphone on Tactic 3d alpha

I have a Tactic 3d alpha running via the included USB adapter but the microphone is not working. The laptop I'm running it on is a acer aspire S3 with a broken mic/headphone port. Output however is ...
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No sound with External Mic Configuration on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 5521 i7 I have an issue detecting external mic. I have searched multiple forums and I was unable to find a suitable answer. My system does not detect an input ...
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How do I install the Realtek audio drivers to get my mic working on lubuntu?

I currently have Lubuntu 14.04 64 bit installed and I'm a complete noob at Linux entirely. I want to get my Realtek audio driver install because I think that's why my Mic isn't showing up in any of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 On Acer Aspire TImelinex 3830T Microphone

Okay so the microphone has been staticy ever since installing ubuntu starting with 12.10 does anyone have a fix for the microphone?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Microphone Static

I haven't found any other askubuntu questions that I'm actually looking for.. So, every time I use my internal microphone, whether its during a Skype call or when I'm testing it on the ...
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WebCam doesn't work - Ubuntu 14.04 - Dell Inspiron 14 3421 [closed]

When I open Cheese on terminal - this happend: prtiago@dell:~$ cheese (cheese:14809): Clutter-WARNING **: Whoever translated default:LTR did so wrongly. ** Message: cheese-application.vala:291: ...
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Problem with microfone of laptop

I am using dell ınspıron 1420 and I have problem with microfone of this laptop I am using ubuntu 13.10 I cannot manage the microfone of this laptop. for example when I try to make a voice record, the ...
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Recorded sound using mic heard in only one speaker

I just installed vokoscreen to record screen and sound.I have also installed Pulse Audio Volume Control to control the devices.I am using my mobile earphone to record sound. So when I record,I speak ...
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Headphones test fine but give static during actual use

I'm using a pair of simple headphones connected to the audio jack of my Hp 2000 laptop running ubuntu 13.10. I've been having trouble with my headphones ever since I got them. Today, they just gave me ...
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How do you feed two audio inputs into one input using pulseaudio?

I'm very unfamiliar with pulse audio. That being said, I'm trying to take the inputs from a line-in audio jack and a usb microphone and combine them into one virtual input device. Anyone have a decent ...
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12.04 -Mute microphone key not working under Cinnamon

I am runnning ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo T430 and I recently installed Cinnamon 2. Unfortunately the mute microphone button (which I use a lot on conference calls) on the keyboard is not working even ...
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No control over USB mic input/output level, or other external devices while mic plugged in

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with a Logitech C920 webcam and a brand new Blue Yeti usb mic. My intent was to run through all the input and output devices and settings while plugged in to my laptop, and ...
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Microphone stopped working

I was trying to use my mic in Ubuntu 13.10 and it was working fine for a little, then just stopped working. I have tried other thing and they don't work either, but they work fine on Windows. I ...
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Sound Input/Output w/ Mudita24 and Delta 1010LT

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit) with an M-Audio delta 1010LT soundcard. I installed Mudita24 which allowed me to hear system sounds and applications once I turned up the DAC ...
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Sterio Mix in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've been wondering if in Ubuntu, I can "spoof" another microphone that is actually the Speakers and the Microphone fused together. My audio card supports this. What I mean is, for example, If i'm on ...
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Internal Microphone not working with Ubuntu 13.10 on Compaq CQ-45

I am unable to get the internal microphone working with Ubuntu. It works perfectly with Windows. Here is the output of lspci: 00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 ...
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How do I loopback 2 input streams + line-in to line-out? (12.04)

I'm trying to put together a simple Karaoke system with 2 microphones. I've fiddled with the config from this post and am able to get 1 mic to loopback, along with youtube, to the the line-out. But ...
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Microphone Not working 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a Turtle Beach Z1 Headset. The sound works perfectly only when I use the setting Analog Input 4.0, but the microphone won't show up on skype or anything I use. When I try to set it using skype, ...
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What is the hardware address of my Webcam Mic?

I know that the video is /dev/video0 however I do not know how to find the hardware address of my mic. I know that it is not hw:0,0 or any of those. The output of aplay --list-device is: **** List ...
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How do I get my mic working with streaming?

I'm able to stream from my computer and watch the stream on a local vlc using the following command: cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 :v4l2-standard= :inputlave=alsa://hw:0,0 :live-caching=300 ...
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Asus x202e - Skype & Audio issues

My little Asus X202E has worked beautifully as a dual boot (Ubuntu 13.04 - 13.10 & Win8) machine. However, after nearly a year of owning it, I cannot seem to get some of the audio issues with it ...
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Is there a way to modulate my voice on the fly?

I need a way to modulate my voice on-the-fly (to lower or raise pitch, etc, for privacy) for use in Mumble, TeamSpeak and other such programs. Is there any way to do this under Linux/Ubuntu? I have ...
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Video editor with recording options

I'm searching for a video editor which would also allow recording from microphone. It must run in Lubuntu and include 3 features which would work simultaneously: seeing the video (a moving picture, ...
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No audio input device on ubuntu 13.10 with front-mic plugged-in

I have sound but can't see any audio-input (mic) device in settings. The mic works, I have tested using gnome-alsamixer by redirecting the mic to output. But when I try the sound recorder it says ...
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Skype: Microphone only working for one Ubuntu user

I've had Problems with Skype for a bit, but managed to fix some of them (using Skype from the repos to make it work with Pulseaudio, fixing cracking sounds as described in ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working

I want a keyboard shortcut to mute my system microphones unless I'm on a conference call or something and WANT it to be on. It wouldn't be ideal - I wish it were system wide with an indicator with a ...