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  1. #1
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    When i speak my voice is messed up

    Hello, i am on teamspeak with some friends of mine, and when i speak it is garbled or robotic according to them. is this a known issue and is there a way to fix it? i use a mac with a built in microphone.

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    Not sure if this will help but I was poking around in the preferences and you could try disabling the "Automatic voice gain control".

    I would guess that its due to the mic picking up feedback from the speakers. Mess around with those settings and see if anything helps.

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    Actually, if you're using an USB headset that is pretty normal for Macs,
    at least on 10.5.8 and 10.6.2 because of a buggy kernel extension.
    Every once in a while your voice starts to sound strange for others for a few seconds,
    then it gets back to normal for a few minutes until it gets hickups again.
    The only way of having a non messed up voice is using the line-in jack
    with a self powered microphone or using an old kext from 2008.

    Btw, this happens in Skype, Ventrilo, Teamspeak, iChat etc.
    Its not TSs fault. Its Apples

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    I hope Apple will fix this soon. I made a shortcut for "repairing" the robotic sound. But with the Build in Mic or the iPhone Mic connected to my Macbook i have no Problems, so the USB Kext Prob is not yours... or are you using a USB Headset or USB Soundcard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonheart79 View Post
    Btw, this happens in Skype, Ventrilo, Teamspeak, iChat etc.
    I can't confim this. Both Ventrilo 3.x (with Speex 32bit 10Q) and Skype (TS2 not tested yet) run without any problems with my combination of USB-Headset and iMac (Mac OS X 10.6.2).
    Only at TS3 I've got the same Problems like WW3BT.
    Hope it will be fixed soon, because TS3 now really seems to be better than Ventrilo 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian View Post
    I hope Apple will fix this soon. I made a shortcut for "repairing" the robotic sound. But with the Build in Mic or the iPhone Mic connected to my Macbook i have no Problems, so the USB Kext Prob is not yours... or are you using a USB Headset or USB Soundcard?
    This only applies to USB headsets or headsets connected via an USB soundcard. Active microphones connected to the line-in won't produce that sound.

    Those problems are also described at Apples support forums
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread....4408&#10454408

    as well in different user forums like this one
    http://www.macuser.de/forum/f13/team...obleme-466792/

    and many others if you Google for it.

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    i have exactly the same crazy problem like WW3BT does. but im using the onboard mic of my MacBook Pro.

    and its only in TS3. i opend photobooth and recorded a few seconds.. and the sound quality was fine. So on skype..
    only TS is making problems.. i think its since beta7....dunno.



    aaaxxx

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    Mac microphone problems

    MacBookPro, 10.5.8. Team Speak 3. Internal and external microphones produce garbled talk. No USB. Works fine on Teamspeex2. Please help.

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    for me i got it working again.

    i reinstalled beta6 again and then beta8.. and voila: perfect voice.

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    For the record, I've been using two different USB headsets on a Mac Pro 10.4 through 10.6.2, and never had any garbled audio with any combination of OS and headset. There may be a problem with some USB headsets, but it's not universal.

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    Another report of the problem

    I have just gotten my first headset, a Plantronics Audio 470 USB and I am having the same problem in TeamSpeak 3 with intermittent garbling/distortion. As with others the problem does correct itself after a minute or two. I sure would like to figure out a way to avoid this however, its most annoying to the others who have to listen to it..... Running on a Mac mini with 10.5.8. BTW I have been unable to find an amplified mic to use on the audio-in mini plug, at least at any reasonable price, other than an expen$ive recording type mic.

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    re bad voice

    I run a i mac with os 10.6 and previously used 10.4 and have never had that problem with the in built mic i just put head phones (i must ad these are cheap ones to that i got free with a mp3 player)in to stop feed back and chat away.

    I can confirm that if u don't deactivate the auto gain control u can have broken speech as it dose not react fast enough eg u are talking very loud then talk quiet it takes a few secs for it to sort it's self out and u will drop out while it is i find so deactivate it and my friends say its just like i am sitting next to them using the inbuilt mic.

    i can chat on i chat and ts2 vent skype aim with no probs and every one hears me loud and clear.

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