[alsa-devel] alsactl adds volume controls?

Raymond Yau superquad.vortex2 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 13:49:48 CEST 2010

2010/10/23 Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie>

> 'Twas brillig, and Raymond Yau at 23/10/10 12:51 did gyre and gimble:
> > Is this the reason why kmix remove the left/right balance control ?
> Not sure what you mean by this... kmix can still control left and right
> independently... just right click and chose "split channels".... but
> perhaps I've misinterpreted what you are saying.
> Col
Not sure that your case are similar to the issue described in table 2 of
stac9200 errata and known issues since alsamixertest use a mono sine wave
with sample rate 48000Hz the recorded signal is also mono through plughw, so
it is unlikely for alsamixertest to know whether there is a phase shift in
the left channel

There is a change in DAC sample rates since PA use 44100Hz to probe your
codec and alsamixertest use 48000Hz to play the sine wav

Changes in the DAC sample rates between 44.1 kHz multiples and 48 kHz
multiples can cause attenuation and phase shift in the left channel of the

S/W workaround exists, but doesn't provide 100% coverage.
The only totally effective method is to lock the sample rate to a given

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