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 get mic sensitivity slider to show in volume menu?

I have seen images where both the speaker volume and mic sensitivity have sliders for adjusting them in the drop-down menu from the speaker. However after upgrading form Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 I don't ...
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Pulseaudio USB Microphone

I have a USB webcam with a built in microphone. The microphone works and pulseaudio is able to detect it, but not listen to it, i.e. it acknowledges that it is there and lets me change the settings ...
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How to save a default input device (microphone) in pavucontrol?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (with xfce4 desktop) and Skype. I want to use a microphone of my Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000. Following this answer I managed to get it to work by choosing the correct ...
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xfce4-mixer is removed after Ubuntu update but microphone playback is still present

I used xfce4-mixer GUI on Lubuntu to have my microphone playback through my speakers/headphones for when I'm skyping. Since (L)Ubuntu updated to 16.04 the xfce4-mixer package got removed. Apparently, ...
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Is there any way to prevent application from changing volume level of my microphone?

I've recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu(15.10), it's my first experience with GNU/Linux and so far it was flawless except for one thing: During facebook calls(it's based on Skype afaik, but it ...
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How to disable microphone volume auto adjustment in Cisco Webex

I am using Cisco Webex for the online meetings, the problem is that the microphone volume automatically goes to maximum and I just can't decrease it. Is there any way to solve this problem? Any help ...
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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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HOWTO access microphone data

I need to access my microphone data in 3 ways, how do I: dump the raw data stream generated by microphone into terminal play/listen to the real-time audio captured, using the gui or terminal. record ...
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Mic Audio Peaks At Low Volume Logitech G430

So I initially bought the G430 headset for recording purposes around last October. I noticed that the audio from the mic would peak at very low volume making it difficult to record commentary without ...
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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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How to enable Sidetone Ubuntu 14.04

So I've done a bit of digging, and it seems like no one seems to care about sidetone. Which is a little bleak as it's super useful. I've seen a fix for Logitech G930 over here : How do I enable ...
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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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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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Problems with audio system in ASUS N551JM

In this laptop is combined jack for microphone and headphone. I use headset A4Tech Bloody G500 that nice work in Windows. But in ubuntu 15.10 they do not work (work only as headphone). System don't ...
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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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Microphone not working in Asus F555U

The microphone is not working in Asus F555U in Ubuntu 14.04 and kernel 4.2.0-27-generic. By running the command arecord -l I have found the following: **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices **** card ...
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Can't get my microphone to work on ubuntu 15.10

I've just switched back to Ubuntu after a long time on windows (sigh). Everything went fine except that I can't get my microphone to work. I've spent about 2 days on both 14.04 and 15.10 trying ...
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Microphone is not working in Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS

Microphone is not working in my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I've tried a bunch of ways that I picked from internet. alsamixer seems not updating the mic volume I've increased and is always zero on each ...
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How to see the list of attached microphones attached to the computer?

I've bought a new microphone which I'd like to record some talks using it with the help of gstreamer. my old mic was a USB type so I could get its dev. name using pactl list | grep -A2 'Source #' | ...
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My microphone has an extra channel full of random noise, how do I disable the extra channel?

My microphone works just fine in Windows 10. When I try to use Google Hangouts in Ubuntu I am almost completely inaudible over the random noise from my mic. Google Hangouts automatically changes 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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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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Soundcard treats my mono mic as a stereo input - and as a result I only get half the volume

I have a Mackie Onyx Blackjack audio interface, which has two mono microphone inputs. Pulseaudio detects the two mono inputs as a stereo input, mapping microphone 1 to the left channel and microphone ...
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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 ...
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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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Built-in microphone not working on Acer Aspire

Newbie here, so please excuse anything trivial I may have missed. I have a Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-592G. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it, and it is working mostly fine. One thing ...
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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 ...