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 Driver is messed up, and mic doesn't work correctly under ubuntu 12

Quick Ubuntu12 sound pops on boot and shutdown, and MIC picks up non-existant static. Edit: please note, Audio out is fine. Issue On shutdown and boot I often hear a loud blast from the speakers ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working

I want a keyboard shortcut to mute my system microphones unless I'm on a conference call or something and WANT it to be on. It wouldn't be ideal - I wish it were system wide with an indicator with a ...
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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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External mic not working Ubuntu 12.04

I am dual boot with WinXP. For the last week I've tried to get my headset microphone working so I can make phone calls from gmail. When the microphone did not work there and then didn't work in Ubuntu ...
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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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pulseaudio recording feedback

When I rebuild pulseaudio (need to create a plugin) I have a bad speaker.monitor. It added null samples after each stop of a aplay command? Then the microphone are not anymore synchonous. I did not ...
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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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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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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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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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System apparently doesn't recognize USB microphone input

I purchased an Audio Technica USB microphone a while ago, but my system doesn't recognise input into it. When I plug it in and open Audacity, I see the microphone input options (such as 'ATR USB ...
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Stereomix and flash

I have a problem with using stereomix and flash. I'm not able to access to flash settings, like I done on windows. I installed an pavucontrol, and I have stereomix on audacity, but not on the ...
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Microphone not working at all

I am running Kubuntu 12.04 microphone worked fine for a while front and rear microphone(I am on a desktop not laptop). At a moment the microphone stop working, I tried creating a new account, ...
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Microphone not working ubuntu 12.04 I hear myself

I have ubuntu 12.04. Alsamixer reports my soundcard (on board) as card HDA ATI SB and chip Realtek ALC892. I have also installed realtek linux audiopack 5.17 and pavucontrol. I also removed and ...
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How to make external microphone default?

My laptop's internal microphone is broken and I use only the external one. However, each time I switch the computer on, I have to change it from internal to external in command-line alsamixer or ...
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Too much noise while recording sound from mic on 14.04 LTS

I want to record sound from mic in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do this with good quality in windows 7 or 8.1. I am using the pulse input(pulse audio) with audacity. It records voices but with lots of noises. ...
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How do I access the microphone in an ubuntu touch app

I want to write a chromatic tuner app for the ubuntu phone. What is the best way to access the microphone and stream the audio data to memory, so that I can analyze it? The only thing I found so far ...
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Microphone will not work

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. The Microphone on Skype is effectively muted. System Preferences yields no luck either. (My rep isn't good enough for me to embed images yet, so here is a link) ...
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Skype not detecting webcam and microphone, while Audacity does

I have a Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro (Quickcam Pro 9000) and Skype doesn't detect it. When I start pavucontrol, the only place I can find the microphone is in "Configuration", where it is listed as: ...
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USB Sound Card not detecting microphone

I don't know why my USB sound card won't work on my Ubuntu 14.04. I mean I can hear sound from my headset but my problem is the microphone. Whenever I tried to record my voice, there was nothing being ...
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Internal microphone becomes unavailable when plugging in headset

Upon plugging in my AKG headset, PulseAudio automatically changes to the external microphone. However, my headset has no external microphone, and I want to use my laptop's internal microphone - but it ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS very low mic volume on HP nc6120

Already browsed questions database but no luck. on win my mic works flawless on ubuntu well i can't record anything. Tried so far: alsamixer gnome alsamixer micboost Various solutions found on ...
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Chromium not working with the mic of my logitech 270 webcam

the mic on my Logitech 270 webcam has stopped working, but only on chromium. FFox is fine. Is there anything I can do to debug it? Btw I have tried changing the AV controls, alsa mixer, hangouts set ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 microphone static ASUS Q502LA

I tried following the procedures here without any luck: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure Here is the output of system description. ...
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How to freeze recording mixer levels?

I'm using Google Hangouts plugin for Chromium for video calls, but this program thinks that it is smarter than me and regularry drops recording mic level to very low values (and my companion complains ...
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How to get my hardware working for Kubuntu 14.04?

I have a webcam, mic, and printer I want to get working (if possible) on Kubuntu 14.04. The webcam is the highest priority for what I want to get working. Currently, it works in cheese, but isn't ...
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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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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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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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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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No sound with External Mic Configuration on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 5521 i7 I have an issue detecting external mic. I have searched multiple forums and I was unable to find a suitable answer. My system does not detect an input ...
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How do I get my mic working with streaming?

I'm able to stream from my computer and watch the stream on a local vlc using the following command: cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 :v4l2-standard= :inputlave=alsa://hw:0,0 :live-caching=300 ...
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Recording audio from one multi-channel interface vs multiple single-channel interfaces

I've decided it's time I started recording some of my music. So I've bought a couple of Samson Meteor USB microphones. They're quite nice and works out of the box. I'll use one to mic up my guitar ...
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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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Acer Aspire microphone issue

I have got an Acer Aspire 7750G: More info It has been running Ubuntu since I bought the laptop (12.10 as of now), but a few updates ago, I lost my microphone. It doesn't recognise the internal mic ...
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Ubuntu not using correct microphone (though pavucontrol lists it)

when I look at the audio configuration, I see that there is only one microphone configured. When selected, this microphone doesn't really record sound, instead it gives inaudible pops and cracks as I ...
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microphone records just noise

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP 650 laptop and am trying the basic sound recorder application to record sound. The built-in microphone is shown in the input section of sound setting, but when I ...
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Sony VAIO-P11z lost desktop on 14.04LTS after trying to update audio drivers

On a Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. GMA500 This is a USB drive-created-from-a-magazine-DVD installation and audio and built-in mic were not working, a common problem with laptops using Intel's ...
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My Yeti mic is not recognized

In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I plugged in my Yeti usb mic, selected it in my sound settings and recorded in Audacity with no problems. Today, one day later, the mic is no longer listed in the sound settings. ...
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How to map a microphone to a stereo input using pulseaudio?

I have the following setup: Behringer C3 microphone > Scarlet 2i2 USB > Computer The setup is successfully recognized and works (almost) perfectly with pulseaudio. I can switch the recording device ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo g580 single jack headset mic not working!

I have a Lenovo g580 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and this is the first time that I need to use the microphone and have a single jack headset that I would like to use. But I just realized that it's not ...
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Turtle Beach PX12 is recognized as a USB device but Mic is not recognized as an audio device

I can connect my headset to the computer and when I run lsusb it shows up on the device list, however the microphone itself does not show up on either alsamixer, arecord, or the system settings. No ...
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Something wrong with audio input. My output (music) is what people in teamspeak here instead of anything coming from my mic

I'm pretty new to the world of Ubuntu but I've been having this problem that seems to persist through reinstalls. Initially the mic was working fine, everyone in teamspeak could here me, no problems. ...
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microphone input is not working after upgrade

I updated my Ubuntu 14.04 system with: sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade and now my external microphone doesn't work anymore (it was working yesterday and its works now on other devices) and I need ...
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Integrated Microphone Static

Both of the internal microphones (L and R channel) in my machine record nearly pure static when recording in Audacity. Looking at the waveform, when I tap on the microphones there are very minute ...
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Microphone noise with combined earbuds/microphone

Machine Lenovo U430 Touch OS Ubuntu 14.10 Soundcard HDA Intel PCH When I plug in my my combined earbuds/microphone it's very loud and I hear everything the microphone picks up. The ...
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audio problems with vlc

i've installed linux on my chromebook and then installed vlc player. but if i play any media file then pause and play again, the audio jumps back and forth a few seconds between the moment i paused ...
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How do I select the audio input source via command?

what I have currently set up is 2 launchers (in an XFCE panel) next to my clock: [Game] - enables loopback (need it to switch to line-in) [mic] - disables loopback (need it to switch to mic) line-in ...
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Microphone not Working on Original Macbook Air 2008.

My build in microphone is not working after installing ubuntu trusty, on an early macbook air 2007 a1257 notebook.
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Set default internal audio input/output device, and turn off headphone and microphone

My computer has some problem with ports of headphones and microphone, sometimes it shows that the headphones or microphone is plugged in but actually it isn't. I don't use headphones and microphone, ...