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Mac OS® X Lion™ in Depth, Second Edition by Robyn Ness

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28. Working with Your Mac’s Sound

Sound is an important part of any Mac. From alert sounds that tell you something is happening to being able to enjoy DVD movies, it’s important that you have sound capabilities that match what you want to do. Sound goes both ways; you probably want to connect a speaker system to get sound out of your Mac, and you might want to use input devices so that you can record various audio on your Mac.

Understanding Mac Audio

There are three ways to control audio on a Mac. First, you can use the Sound pane of the System Preferences application to configure general sound properties for the system. Second, all applications that have audio components provide audio controls; at the least, they enable you to configure the ...

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