Listening with Sound


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Listening with Sound

If you spent more than a day with your Mac, you're certainly aware that it can make sound. Well, it can also record sound. So how is all this sound handled on this machine? It's through the Sound System Preference, which we're going to look at now. Here we are in the Hardware Preferences, and here's Sound. You see three tabs. The first is Sound Effects. The first thing you can do here is change the kind of sound that your Mac makes when it sounds an alert. So you see we have a whole bunch of different sounds to choose from.

We'll come back to this area in just a second. Now let's look at Output. When you look at the Output settings for your Mac, you may see just a couple of options. For example, you might see Internal Speakers and Line Out, but there are other options as well. Most Macs also have a Digital Output. So if you use the right kind of cable, you get digital audio out, rather than analog audio, which you get out of the Line Out port. Now in some cases, that p...

Listening with Sound
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Listening with Sound provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

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