Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2013 1:55 PM (in response to MrSantana)
As long as you choose "Plug this USB into the VM" instead of the "Mac" in Parallels, it works the same.
However, if you let the USB be captured by the Mac and THEN pass that to the VM, it won't work.
Just install Windows 7 in Parallels, have it up and running, then plug the USB. When Parallels asks where you want the device to be plugged into, the VM or the Mac, choose VM. That simple. =)
When you plug the USB device, you should see something like this. Just make sure you select the VM:
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2013 7:10 PM (in response to Jason Wooten)
Hey all if you really want to fix this problem once and for all buy a Creative usb sound card. All their sound cards have mac software and the robot sound does not happen. Also works with any microphone.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2013 10:07 AM (in response to Jason Wooten)
Wow, have a brandnew iMAC late 2013 model and was having so much problems with my Sennheiser DW office headset. I actually have two of them and they both have the same issues as described. However it looks very random. But whatever the case, it always starts after 5 minutes (when it starts).
First we thought it was Skype but when changing to the integrated omni mic everything worked fine again.
I can not change any settings for this device in the midi tool. Very frustrating.... So after all the issues with their crappy Mail, the audio is having issues too. Its a shame.
Good thing I found this thread, i was going crazy and about to invest another 300 euros for a new headset. That would have been 900 euros just to get this piece of crap working...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2014 2:36 AM (in response to M2theC_NL)
I have the exact issue with the late 2013 iMac.
I had a late 2009 model with Mavericks installed and a Samson Meteor Mic attached to it. Never had any trouble with the mic. Until I got the late 2013 model and made a fresh install of OS X Mavericks. Now I always get these alien sounds.
I'm making test audio recordings with Quicktime where I have then recorded these aliens sounds.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2014 3:48 AM (in response to altkee)
Actually, that's not true. I have a SoundBlaster Recon 3D and have the exakt same problems.
Oddly enough, I didn't have it on my old iMac, although I had problems with other USB soundcards with it. But after getting a new iMac in December, the problems are back with the SoundBlaster soundcard.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2014 4:35 PM (in response to MrJeaz)
I was having the same problems on my late model 2013 iMac. Glad to see it wasn't my headphones. I also am using Creative brand USB headset.
I had updated the drivers with no luck. But now I have I updated the firmware and that seems to have fixed it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2014 7:42 PM (in response to Careless Nomad)
I take that back.
After about an hour, the static is back, even after updating the firmware. I think it starts when I have multiple applications open simultaneously, especially whenever I have my browser open in the background.