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Re: multiple audio sources; controlling volume independently

yes, that's the way to do it under alsa. Just keep a backup of a
working .asoundrc at all times that you can restore from the
shell if things go bad.

>>>>> "C" == C M Brannon <cmbrannon@cox.net> writes:
    C> "T. V. Raman" <raman@users.sf.net> writes:
    >> not sure what you're asking. Play with the softvol device,
    >> it amounts to hacking the .asoundrc.
    >> Be careful when you do that, messing up will lose all
    >> sound.
    C> Yes, I hacked .asoundrc.  Just seeing if I was doing the
    C> right thing, I.E., asking if this was how everyone else
    C> did it.
    C> For the curious, here's my .asoundrc:
    C> ----- .asoundrc ----- pcm.softvol { type softvol slave {
    C> pcm "cards.pcm.default" } control { name 'musicvol' card 0
    C> } } -----END----- (modified from ALSA wiki)
    C> Then, I have the following in ~/.mplayer/config:
    C> ao=alsa:device=softvol
    C> In .emacs: (setq emms-player-list '(emms-player-mplayer))
    C> All works well, it seems.  amixer set musicvol X # Sets
    C> music volume, independently of the synth.
    C> -- Chris
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