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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Turtle Beach not functioning properly

I have just recently bought a Turtle Beach EarForce X11 for recording videos. The only issue is, When I try to records, it records an extremely loud layer of static, and my voice, but very quietly. It ...
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Audacity doesn't list USB Microphone

I got a new USB Microphone. It is listed at lsusb: Bus 004 Device 011: ID 0d8c:0031 C-Media Electronics, Inc. And it works fine on e.g. TeamSpeak. But at Audacity, it isn't listed. (Just for ...
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No sound through headphones after first start

Hello guys I need your help (and I apologize for my english skills). There's a little problem I have since I've installed Ubuntu (I had the same problem on windows as well). Every time when I start ...
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Connect microphone to combo port in Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Asus S400CA, however it comes with a combo port(headphone port and mic port combined). For some reason, in Ubuntu if I connect a microphone, it always detects it as a headphone, and I cannot ...
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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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How to use arecord or audacity to trigger an event in a script through a specific noise?

I'm trying to set up an old computer with a microphone to have an always-on microphone and trigger a script and say send a tweet. I want to create a log of every time a train passes, have it measure ...
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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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How can I get the microphone to work on a Macbook Air 1237 on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Air and am really happy with how it runs. I have even got the internal wifi working and the sound outputs work fine, I can even connect to Airtunes. However ...
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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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How can I get my built-in microphone to work on a Lenovo G770?

I am dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo G770. The internal mic works fine in Windows 7. The mic is recognized and unmuted, but it just isn't detecting any sound. I tried messing around with ...
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Sound problem in skype 4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

From RhythmBox, i have confirmed that sound output device is working fine, internal mic/external mic are working as per movement of bar in Input device section of PulseAudio. However, when I start ...
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Check if my laptop has built-in microphone

How can I check if my laptop has built-in microphone ? I have ubuntu 12.04 installed
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Bose comfort 3 doesnt work at all with ubuntu 14.04?

I have no idea why cant I hear anything when i connect my Bose comfort 3 headphones. What option should I choose and why cant it detect automatically?. Is there a script? Thanks in advance. ...
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Microphone issues

I know very little about the sound side of Ubuntu, and I will list every detail that i can think of, but feel free to ask about anything that i forgot. So I have a Samson CO1U microphone, and it is ...
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Automatically switch to Singstar Microphones when they're plugged in

I am running a media computer for my sharehouse and since singstar has been so popular I want to run Ultrastar for everyone too. The problem is that getting the microphones set up can be finicky and ...
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No microphone input Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Lenovo T420

I was trying to do some recordings with my new jack splitter. It's a Y cable with a 3.5mm 4 segment male jack, connecting to the computer port, and two female 3.5mm sockets, one for headphones ...
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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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Qemu adjusting microphone

I have a qemu virtual machine with vfio vga passthrough. When I start it my microphone adjusts to 100% but I only when I have the Nvidia drivers installed on my virtual machine (I'm not sure if thats ...
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Alienware laptop Built in sound card headphone and microphone jack not working

I have an Alienware m17x r4. My speaker's are working just fine.But when i plug my headset in the sound does not come through the headset and still comes through the speakers I have a creative ...
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How to get rid of Google chrome secret audio recorder? [closed]

As mentioned here and on many other websites, Google is downloading an audio recorder utility on every computer that has chrome installed. And Google is using this tool to record everything in the ...
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Audio driver issue with Windows dual boot

Hello everybody, I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot on my existing Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Samsung laptop.The lap uses Realtek Audio Drivers. The audio (both ...
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microsoft lifechat lx-3000 ubuntu microphone not working

First of all, before marking as duplicated, please know that I already tried every related question, but none of them work. I had a microsoft lifechat lx-3000 in Ubuntu and it was working perfectly. ...
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Unknown audio device pop up not coming

I installed pulseaudio in my pc and now when i insert my headphone the pop up of "Unknown audio device" is not coming to select the HeadPhone/HeadSet/MicroPhone. How can i enable it back.
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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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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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Alsa, internal mic on macbook works sometimes

I've had my internal microphone working twice. I'm using simplescreenrecorder, and the internal microphone was working when the input options were set to alsa and [default] default source. So I had it ...
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Microphone only working for one Ubuntu user in Skype

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 a blog post on itbubbles). ...
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No sound out of Ubuntu 15.04

There is literally no sound, I've tried every solution online I could find. It start when I unplugged my Microphone. I've tried reinstalling alsa and pulseaudio, booting in different kernel, ...
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High pitched voice in Skype when using external USB microphone

I am using Skype for Linux (v. 4.3.0.37) on Kubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. When making a Skype test call and using an external USB connected microphone, I noticed that my own voice is very high pitched ...
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Command to mute and unmute a microphone

During voice / video conversations online I would like to mute/unmute the microphone without having to go through all these steps each time: Sound indicator, Sound preferences, Select Input, Mute ...
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Lenovo G50-70 Microphone Doesn't work with Skype/Hangouts on Ubuntu 15.04

I have not tried this on other versions of Ubuntu, I tried calling through Skype and Hangouts, but the problem persisted- No Sound was emmited. I increased the values of the input device tab and the ...
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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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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 ...