[alsa-devel] wrong decibel data?

James Courtier-Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 17:27:32 CEST 2010

On 14 June 2010 15:17, Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> I've made this change on my system and while previously my UI had no
> "Base Volume" displayed (because all my "h/w" (I include softvol in
> that) controls had their dB value >0.
> Now that this change is live, I have a base volume present in my GUI (at
> around the 64% mark with the cubic scale we've already discussed). When
> I set my volume ot the base volume, the h/w controls are all set to 0dB
> which is exactly as expected.
> I fail to see the point here? The base volume is clearly exposed to the
> as the recommended point on the scale at which no clipping occurs.
> I really don't get where your complaint is.

Well, if you can define "Volume" in a way that lets you understand
this then fine.
For me, all these controls are not adjusting "Volume", they are
adjusting "Gain", so why are they even called "Base Volume".

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