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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How to record sound with Audacity in Ubuntu Studio 13.04

Please help me figure out the problem with my sound problem. I have tried a lot of solutions, non of which seems to work for my case. Here is the audio device viewed by Audacity: ...
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Microphone works, but line in not

I have an interesting issue with Ubuntu. I have a laptop that has one jack for line in/microphone and line out/headphones. This the reason why I bought a spliter like below: Splits one 4 ...
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Headphones microphone is not working

I'm trying to use my headphones with my Ubuntu 13.10. My headphones are Nokia BH-905i, which can be connected via Bluetooth or green+pink wires. If I use bluetooth, voice quality is terrible or ...
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Remove microphone noise ubuntu 13.10

I had windows 8 and I was using Camtasia to record my screen and my voice via a microphone. The quality of voice was well. I just migrated to Ubuntu 13.10 and tried RecordMyScreen and Kazam to record ...
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Internal microphone is not working

Basically I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and have tried a couple of solutions from this forum but no luck yet, I'm currently using Ubuntu 13.04 and I've tried to use the mic on Skype but it just won't work, ...
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Is there any way to cancel background noise from being recorded into my microphone? Globally?

On Windows I used to take advantage of acoustic echo cancellation and noise suppression but no such features exist in PulseAudio and haven't since I can remember. My system is a laptop, Acer Aspire ...
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Can't Start PulseAudio Ubuntu 12.04 | Can't use USB Headset

I have a Logitech 590 USB headset that I cannot get to work with Ubuntu 12.04. In my computer sound settings everything is absolutely blank. No options for inputs or outputs. I do have some regular ...
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Two microphones listed in the input section of Pulseaudio, “Internal microphone” and “Microphone” but the problem is that

Being on a laptop, (Acer Aspire V3-571G to be specific) Ubuntu 13.04, The "Internal Microphone" port selection, all noise played into the microphone is played back to me through the speakers. Being on ...
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Can I use a logitech C170 webcam on Ubuntu 13.04?

Does it need additional drivers? My computer does have a microphone, so I can always use that one. I just want to be sure before I buy it. Thanks in advance!
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measuring ambient noise

I am looking for a way to measure the amount of ambient noise in a given place, with my computers microphone. Audacity seems to do it, but I cant get it to tell me the measurement (it just moves a ...
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Does anyone know of a voicechanger that i can use with skype?

Does anyone know of a live voice changer that I can connect to Skype so that I can have some fun with my friends?
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Skype, green screen, no microphone

I have issues with skype using my brand new System 76 Galago Ultrapro, running Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Skype through ubuntu software centre (after allowing Canonical partner stuff), but it won't ...
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How can HTML5 Ubuntu Touch apps access camera and microphone?

I am creating an app for Ubuntu Touch using HTML5. I am opening my HTML page using QtWebKit's WebView and I really need to let the app take pictures and record audio, however, I can't access the ...
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Internal microphone does not work on Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Latitude E6330 laptop

My problem is that internal microphone stopped working after I updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and then 13.04. I searched for the solution in the internet, I found several solutions, but none of ...
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[Ubuntu]Turtle Beach X12 HeadSet Mic Not Working?

I did a lot of research, I had not luck. I can hear audio in my headset, but the mic is not detected. Here is my set up: Ubuntu 12.04 (64-BIT/x64) LTS Intel Celeron Processor (Dual-core) Realtek ...
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Razer Megalodon USB with Ubuntu 13.04 = disaster

Here is my current setup : Asus G53SX + Logitech g500 mouse + Razer megalodon headset. Here is my problem : If I for example want to listen to a song, the sound that comes out of the speakers sounds ...
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How do i hear my microphone?

I just got some headphones with a microphone. I want test the microphone. But, the problem is how can I hear what I say in microphone in my headphones. Thank you guys. I hope you will help me, to ...
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No microphone input - VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64)

I have the VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64) is running smoothly .. Only one issue.. I cannot record sound or use Skype due to lack of mic input. I have tried turning up the sound using the alsa ...
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USB Mic “Crossed” with Internal Mic

I have a laptop and the microphone/headphone jacks has given me problems. I am now forced to use USB sound cards. Until a few days ago things were working well with my cheap Sabrent USB sound card. ...
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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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USB headset not working on skype on Xubuntu

I've experienced some issues using Skype on Xubuntu. When trying to make/ receive calls, I've noticed that there is no audio, and I'm not entirely sure if my mic is working either. The headset is 100% ...
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USB microphone quits working after a few seconds

On my Mythbuntu 12.04.2 HTPC, my USB microphone (Logitech AK5370) works for a few seconds, then stops producing signal from audio input. The system recognizes it there, it just stays mute. This ...
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USB Mic not detected in sound settings [ubuntu 13.04]

I recently purchased an ATR 2500 for home recordings. It isn't detected by Ubuntu 13.04 (had similar problems in Zorin) The volume controls on the mic work, and the blue light is on so it's not the ...
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Crackling sound from microphone recently, in 13.04

I use 13.04 since the release and I use Skype which was working well. But recently I've had remarks saying my voice was "crackling", even if the voice from my interlocutor was perfect. Making a test ...
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Selected audio ports in pavucontrol not being used for audio

I am trying to use pavucontrol to control my audio ports on my Samsung Series 9 laptop. I am using Ubuntu 13.04. I am using pavucontrol because in 13.04, the standard Sound Options config page only ...
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Mute a microphone with a keyboard shortcut?

I'm using this method to mute the microphone in Ubuntu 13.04, however I'm missing a visual representation that the action has taken place and is currently in action. Is it possible to improve this ...
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Why is Ubuntu changing my microphone sensitivity?

I've installed Ubuntu a few days ago. I am very satisfied with it, but there are some errors I can't fix. There is this problem with the microphone sensitivity. When I'm skyping my friends are angry ...
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Microphone noise problem

this is yet another microphone noise problem question. I've checked http://askubuntu.com/search?q=microphone+noise and they are not for latest Ubuntu 13.04. I've Dell Inspiron 7520 with arecord ...
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Laptop Internal Mic not working Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. My laptop's mic is detected, but does not pick up any sound. When I mute and then unmute it, a faint pop can be recorded by it, but the mic ...
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ubuntu 13.04 is there a way to make steremix same as windows?

Hello guys i am searching if there a way to stream the computer sound to microphone, another microphone than the default one. For example make people at Skype hear what i hear.
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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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Switch between microphones in Ubuntu 13.04

I want to record sounds from my piano. For this I have a jack cable that connects the piano with my laptop. My laptop has an built-in microphone that I don't want to use it when recording from my ...
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I need a simple easy reliable sound control tool

What is a simple, foolproof configuration for sound playing on speakers, a simple jukebox or playlist-player, a volume control onscreen, and input through the microphone jack? I currently have sound ...
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Setting up a bluetooth audio-microphone headset on ubuntu 12.04

I recently purchased a Henson BTH033 bluetooth headset with a built in microphone. I would ideally like to use it as my primary audio-microphone output-input on my ubuntu install. Here is my ...
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Unwanted output audio looping through input

I have a fresh Xubuntu install and I'm trying to configure the sound, I've got a Creative Xfi Titanium series sound card At the moment when I'm talking online in Mumble/Skype/Teamspeak etc.. my ...
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Microphone not working on Ubuntu 12.04 with asus eee pc 1000he

Help, friends! I am lost, and know not what to do... I have both Pulseaudio and the ALSA-mixer running on my Asus EEE PC 1000HE, and while the speaker sound is fine, the microphone has majorly ...
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I hear sound from microphone through built laptop speakers in 13.04. How to turn off?

I hear my echo from speakers. If I say something its looping and resonate. How to turn microfone sound output off? We don't have Hardware tab at Sound Settings in 13.04
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External Mic not always recognized

although this sounds similar to many previous bug reports, I couldn't find an answer in the other threads. I have a Samsung serie 9 laptop with a single audio connector for headphones/mic. I am using ...
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Microphone not working in skype

I have installed skype, but I cannot make it work with my headset (corsair vengeance 1500. The problem is that whichever option I choose as microphone it will never work, and only when I select some ...
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Can't save default microphone volume

I've tried sudo alsamixer changed values and then sudo alsactl store Every time I boot up, the default microphone volume always gets back to something like 25%.
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Microphone does not work on Asus VivoBook X202E

I have recently bought an Asus Vivobook X202E, with touch screen and Windows 8. I have tried to adjust the sound systems as many answers on this site suggest, but it still doesn't work. I think Asus ...
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Why does bluetooth connect but not transmit any audio?

It connects, but then I don't get any audio in Pulse Audio or in Steam's mic settings. I don't understand why this is so hard. I can get it to work on my PS3 or mac with no trouble. I have a ...
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Redirect speaker output to microphone

Can I redirect the output of the speakers to my microphone? I don't want to turn on the speakers. What I want to achieve is, say I'm doing a video chat and want the other person to listen to the ...
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using Samson GTrack USB mic on ubuntu

welcome, I want anyone help me to make my new USB mic works on ubuntu. Mic : Samson GTrack , Ubuntu 12.10
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No PulseAudio in Skype Sound Devices choices, and microphone does not work…

I have a new re-install of Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS. When I installed Skype 4.1.0.20 and tried to use it, I found that under options/Sound Devices/, under the three (Microphone,Speakers and Ringing) ...
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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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Microphone and speakers stop working

I was trying to make a Skype call and then the microphone just went mute. I tried to solve the problem by restarting pulseaudio (with service as well as killing it with -9) and then the speakers stop ...
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Splitting audio channels using pulseaudio

My mission is record desktop using avconv (ffmpeg) + record microphone input + use sphinx program which also need the same microphone for voice control. Now, the problem is that if I start sphinx ...
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How to Switch input on an X-Fi Titanium from line to mic? [closed]

The X-Fi Titanium has a single input for mic or line level input. Right now it's set to line level. On Windows, there would be a checkbox to toggle this, but the sound panel in Ubuntu 10.04 does not ...
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No application is currently recording audio Ubuntu 12.04 (ANSWERED) [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 ...