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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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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Headphone/Microphone combo jack not working on Asus X501A

There is a combo audio output jack on my Asus X501a, I have spent many hours trying to get it to work with no luck. When the computer had Windows on it it worked fine, so it is not a hardware issue. ...
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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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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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Listening to mic over speakers (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a little problem here. I was using an option in Windows called Listen to this device (in audio tab in control panel) and I was able to listen to microphone (in my case that was a bassguitar) ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop with builtin camera and mic?

I bought a laptop with Ubuntu 12.10 installed, but I lost the installation CD. Now I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04. Can I do this without the CD? My laptop has a microphone and webcam. Will these ...
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Microphone - external sound card noise suppression

I have the same problem as described here, so I tried to solve it with procedure in reply. When everything was installed I changed files according to reply and restarted computer. When computer ...
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Audio and Mic Jack not working in Ubuntu 14.04 after playing with hda jack retask

So i was trying to retask my jack and switched audio with mic and my microphone became unfunctional and now when i restored them and tried a lot of things, nothing is working. I am doomed, is there ...
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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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Microphone on combo jack not working Asus A46CM

My laptop Asus A46CM has a microphone/headphone combo jack. I try to attach my samsung earphone that has a microphone on it, but the microphone not working, Ubuntu still use the laptop microphone with ...
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Sound Recorder does not show “record as” option

I am setting up a lubuntu box to install in a local classroom where people are not super tech-savvy. I need an audio recording software for them to record things using the microphone and save in a ...
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Microphone ALSA noise

I've got two microphones. Both works good under Windows. If i use them under 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, ...
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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 to use the webcam's microphone in Skype?

I'd like to use my camera's microfone to chat within skype. In my systemwide sound options, I have two entries in the Equipment tab: One Duplex for the Internal SoundCard and one input for the ...
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Problem with microphone sound when using Skype 4.1. 0.20 on Ubuntu 10.04.4

I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 installed in my machine ( Acer 3810 T). With some recent kernel update (present kernel is 2.6.32.46) there is a problem with the microphone sound when I am using Skype. While ...
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Microphone not working

Microphone stopped working. Sound configuration input volume is set to 100% and input level bars graph reach about 50% even with no microphone device connected on the jack. The same happens with both ...
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Simple voice chat over command line?

I will be using this for development. What I want is: No large proprietary blob overhead to accomplish this, like skype No account needed. So no skype account, no email, etc etc. Ability to run ...
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Microphone volume very low [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu, but microphone volume level very low. (skype for example) Looks like the problem only on settings page, because on if I open "Pulse Audio Meter", looks like working fine. Could ...
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Problem in skype

I use Skype on my computer and when I try to call my friend so we can CoOp on MineCraft I have the problem of not being able to hear him and he is unable to hear me. I am using the Skype that is from ...
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How do I install and use voice commands?

How can I give my own command using mic. I would like to give command like: "Update system now" So system will automatic run apt-get update I've seen Gnome Voice Control but I get error : $ ...
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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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How to record sound from MS LifeCam HD-5000 inside Oracle Virtual Box?

I am trying to use my MS LifeCam HD-5000 inside Ubuntu inside Oracle Virtual Box. It is appearing twice in VB. In the section of "webcams" and in the section of USB devices If I try to select ...
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Sound morphing software

I need real-time sound morphing software for linux, but I can't find anything. Something ib Ubuntu software center didn't started, and astersk-voicechanger is uninstallable. In windows there is a ...
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Headphones with built-in mic

I have headphones that appear to have some kind of built-in mic, as well as a volume control and small button that may or may not control said mic. My machine has a headphone jack and a mic jack. When ...
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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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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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Help with USB Blue Yeti Mic

My USB Blue Yeti Mic is unrecognized by Ubuntu 14.04. I don't know if it's a fixable problem or if the Yeti is completely incompatible, but I really need this to work. I have no clue where to even get ...
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finding audio limits of usb microphone

Is there a command to find the audio recording limits of a usb microphone example: it's rated for only 16000hz or 44100hz Thanks
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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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Team Fortress 2 Sound Stops Working After Using Microphone

Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. When I am playing Team Fortress 2 through Steam, everything is fine until I start using my microphone. After about 20-30 minutes or so, all audio stops working. As far as ...
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Weird internal microphone level

This is abnormal properly, when I set this mic level into 40-50% level, the level is too high than normal level condition (usually quite low level). Formely, I set into that level and microphone level ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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!
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What can be considered too high or too low volume?

I've asked a question about what audio volume to use when recording: recording audio: What is the best volume setting? In there, I learned that: I should avoid too high a volume, to prevent ...