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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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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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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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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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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Microphone does not work on Asus VivoBook X202E

I have recently bought an Asus Vivobook X202E, with touch screen and Windows 8. I have tried to adjust the sound systems as many answers on this site suggest, but it still doesn't work. I think Asus ...
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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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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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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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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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Microphone Input Levels Registering, Mute Off, Loopback ON, but no sound

-I have something of an anomalous sound problem. It's with a VIA VT1708S onboard soundcard. I have removed the front panel connection in an attempt to minimise potential problems, since the jack ...
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Google Hangout and PulseAudio: how to route multiple audio sources as Hangout input?

What I would like to achieve is the capability to provide Google Hangout with an audio input virtual device that is actually the result of a merge between different audio sources. In the simplest case ...
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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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USB Mic “Crossed” with Internal Mic

I have a laptop and the microphone/headphone jacks has given me problems. I am now forced to use USB sound cards. Until a few days ago things were working well with my cheap Sabrent USB sound card. ...
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USB Mic not detected in sound settings [ubuntu 13.04]

I recently purchased an ATR 2500 for home recordings. It isn't detected by Ubuntu 13.04 (had similar problems in Zorin) The volume controls on the mic work, and the blue light is on so it's not the ...
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Microphone noise problem

this is yet another microphone noise problem question. I've checked http://askubuntu.com/search?q=microphone+noise and they are not for latest Ubuntu 13.04. I've Dell Inspiron 7520 with arecord ...
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I need a simple easy reliable sound control tool

What is a simple, foolproof configuration for sound playing on speakers, a simple jukebox or playlist-player, a volume control onscreen, and input through the microphone jack? I currently have sound ...
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Microphone not working on Ubuntu 12.04 with asus eee pc 1000he

Help, friends! I am lost, and know not what to do... I have both Pulseaudio and the ALSA-mixer running on my Asus EEE PC 1000HE, and while the speaker sound is fine, the microphone has majorly ...
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Can't save default microphone volume

I've tried sudo alsamixer changed values and then sudo alsactl store Every time I boot up, the default microphone volume always gets back to something like 25%.
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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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Is there a general strategy to follow when debugging a non-working microphone?

I am having no luck using the microphone of my Dell XPS M1530 in Ubuntu 12.04. Applications such as vlc or skype that can take audio input receive silence (though no error or other diagnostic is ...
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Microphone Distortion in Ubuntu 14.04 when using skype

I successfully installed 14.04 and skype 4.3 I have a strange problem when recording the sound. Playback itself fully works. Analog mic (where you plug something in jack) does work too, I can hear ...
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External jack microphone auto adjusting the Mic Boost in Alsamixer

I am having some quite weird problems with my external microphone auto adjusting itself to very loud volumes. It stays at the volume I've given it, but when I start speaking it goes straight to 100 at ...
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Ubuntu immediately 'forgets' sound input device setting

I have two microphones attached to my computer: one built into my webcam, and one as part of a USB headset. I'd prefer to to use the USB headset mic for sound input. When the computer boots, the ...
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Creative USB webcam: microphone quality very poor

I have recently started using Ubuntu 14.10 LTS 32bit for my desktop pc. I am having troubles to set up my Creative USB Webcam (with built-in microphone). From the command "lsusb" I can see that ...
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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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microphone not workin on skype 4.3.0.37 with ubuntu 14.04.1

I've got a Lenovo B50-70 , it has Ubuntu 14.04.1 os . I downloaded skype but can't make the microphone work on it.I already tried most of the solutions I found on the web and nothing worked. Please ...
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Sound settings not saved

In Sound Settings, whenever I set my input to "Microphone (built in audio)" and then I close the window, it goes back to "Digital input (S/PDIF)". I do not need to reboot for this to happen. This ...
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Jack not working with usb Microphone

I have a usb microphone that works with alsa but when I set it up for jack in Audacity nothing is being recorded I've tried each of the settings/options for the microphone in jack and both options in ...
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USB headset mic not working, but output is working

Neither my built in mic, nor my usb headset mic is working. I'm trying to get the headset one to work now because the headset is detected, it just won't let me speak into the headset I seriously ...
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Probably need Realtek driver for my Asus laptop to use headset for skype with combination audio/mic in port: NEWB help?

When I plug in my mike into my Laptop that has 14.04 installed, it shows a popup to decide what I plugged in: headphones or mic. But I want to use a headset that has both for Skype. It is a ...
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Fix microphone crackle on ubuntu gnome 14.10

I have updated to the final release of 14.10 gnome and ŵhen I record I am getting a crackle when speaking. At first I thought it was the mic so bought a new logitech one, but there is still a crackle, ...
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Headphones and microphone work only after reboot

On my Acer Aspire V5 573G laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 after first boot microphone is not working and headphones also (if you plug them in the sound just continue goind out from speakers. If I reboot the ...
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How can I get my headset microphone mute to work properly?

I work long hours wearing a headset. I recently discarded my venerable Logitech headset for a Sennheisser game one system which is much more comfortable (were it not for this problem, I'd be giving it ...
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problem getting microphone to work in xubuntu running inside virtualbox

I recently installed xubuntu 14.04.1 on my Windows 8 host with Virtualbox 4.3, and it's really great. I use it for my freelance job so I can separate my work activites from my personal activites. Only ...
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Connect multiple audio devices together for duplex intercom

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and want to connect multiple audiodevices (e.g. Wireless Headsets like the Logitech G930) to a bus where every speaker gets the signal from every microphone. Like Teamviewer ...