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Old 02-24-2006, 09:07 AM   #1
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Location: Aachen, Germany
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control 6 audio channels seperately

I have a 5.1 soundcard, and use ALSA as sound system. I'm not really satisfied with the ALSA mixer, cause the only two volumes that I can control are front/rear-left and front/rear-right. center and subwoofer are always 100%. I'd like to be able to control every single channel.. is there any way to do that? maybe an ALSA plugin or something?

Old 02-25-2006, 11:23 PM   #2
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since you have 5.1 sound working then you have the controls i bet.
alsa controls are specific to each driver so often a generic mixer is not showing the whole deal.
use the command
by itself to see the availabe controlls
what kind of soundcard do you have.
my cheapo sblive shows
a major control called Surround
wave surround
wave center
wave LFE
i have a GUI mixer that shows this stuff in a little box labled surround
you can use qamix and its configuration files to show all mixer controlls or a few in any design.
don't ever mess with the settings it uncovers that just go on and on and are numbers !


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