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 mic audio to output device

Currently I have 2 pc's. One of which is my main machine which is almost always running. I would like to pipe audio from the second pc through my main pc to my headset. Quick DuckDuckGo'ing told me I ...
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Default headphone device when plugging in unknown audio device

My laptop has a single mini-jack that handles both headphones and microphone in one port. Every time I plug in my headphones I get a dialogue asking me what kind of device I've plugged in. This ...
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How do I make microphone input mono?

I am using a USB-bluetooth microphone to do speech recognition with Google docs. The application says the sound is too soft but I have it turned up all the way. Is there any way in asoundrc to make ...
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Mic input ignored in Win7 HVD running from Ubuntu 15, 16, but not 14

I originally asked this on "Unix & Linux", but it makes more sense here. Sorry if this is a duplicate for you. The actual symptom I'm seeing is on Windows 7, but I think the root cause is in ...
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14.04: how do I unmute a unmuted microphone?

I was happily using both Skype and IBM Sametime Unified Telephony for a long time on my 14.04 system; using various kinds of headsets. Since lately, I have a very strange problem; and I really ran ...
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Internal microphone not working

I have an internal microphone in my laptop. I think it uses Intel High Definition Audio. But I can't get it to work with Ubuntu. It doesn't work with either the Sound Recorder or Skype. On the Input ...
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PulseAudio Recording Permanent setting

I am trying to record Mic and system sound together thought pulesaudio for that I have created 2 loopback modules in pulseaudio and set one loopback to builtin and another to monitor,the problem is ...
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When mic boost is activated, I don't have any sound input from microphone

I have an Asus computer (and before another Asus computer with the same problem), I'm running debian unstable on KDE Plasma (but I got the same problem with ubuntu, on lxde, kde, unity...). The idea ...
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Microphone not working on MacBookpro 15 (version 8.2) and Xubuntu 16.04

I have a Macbook pro 15 (version 8.2) with Xubuntu 14.04 the mic worked out of the box, with xubuntu 16.04 * upgraded from 14.04 * fresh install The mic does'nt get any signal, i have tried these: ...
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My microphone is not working in Mac book pro 17 after ubuntu 16.04

My microphone is not working in Mac bookpro 17(2010) after ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. Sound settings Input shows microphone build-in Audio. but no input level signal. BTW, my Mac bookpro 13(2009)'s ...
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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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How to install microphone for skype in Ubuntu 14.04,Unavailable microphone on Sound settings!

Please help me to trouble shoot the issue. getting output after: $ lspci | grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller ...
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Ts3/Mumble distorted output or high pitched input

I have an condenser microphone connected to a Steinberg UR22 audio interface. Whenever i connect to an Teamspeak/Mumble Server all my sound output(including outside TS) gets heavily distorted. I can ...
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Imac ubuntu microphone not working

My microphone doesn't work. I have tried everything. I have tried to fix it in alsamixer, but nothing works. I have also used pavucontrol and its still not working. I am running ubuntu 16.04 on a ...
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Internal microphone issue

Since flashing 32 bit Ubuntu 16.04 onto a rather aged Mac-Book, I've lost the use of the internal (analogue) microphones. I did a search which came up with two suggestions: Adding the lines alias ...
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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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My microphone goes to my own speakers not partner

I just installed Skype on Ubuntu 16.04. Now not only in Skype but also other applications like Firefox Hello I do hear my own voice (mic) on my own speakers (I have a headset). The microphone is not ...
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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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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 ...