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I'd like to set audio balance from command line (linux), I'v looked at 'aumix' (and googled around) but it seems it does not have an option... can you suggest any method?

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alsamixer gives GUI in terminal, but it is not probably what you want –  Jakub Mikians Jul 31 '11 at 9:24

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With amixer, you can set the volumes of the left and right ALSA channels. For example,

amixer sset Master 80%,20%

will shift the balance toward the left.

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