Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) provides audio and MIDI functionality to the Linux operating system.

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What do ALSA devices like “hw:0,0” mean? How do I figure out which to use?

I've searched over and over and can't find any explanation of what "hw:0,0" means. How do I determine the number of my USB audio card? MPD requires me to enter something like this: audio_output { ...
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Skype 4.3 without PulseAudio, only ALSA. Any options?

I have been using Skype for over 10 years now, almost since the initial release, and most of my friends/family/colleagues use it too. So switching IM is not an option. Microsoft has recently changed ...
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How to make Alsa pick a preferred sound device automatically?

I bought an USB sound card. I'd like to set up my Linux desktop so that it prefers the USB device, if it is plugged in and automatically switches as the device is (un)plugged. Is it possible, and how? ...
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Linux Mint and sound problems

I'm running into a no audio problem on the latest version of Linux Mint (Rebecca). I've uploaded the data to here for anyone to peruse, and hopefully find a solution to this problem: ...
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Realtime sound post-processing, sound effects, Ubuntu 10.04

I'm looking for a way to apply manually controlled effects, like echo or pitch change, or equalizer, to the entire sound output in Ubuntu. I'm thinking about something similar to what Creative SB ...
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Getting an ALSA program (ChucK) to work with Pulseaudio?

Moving a previous answer to this topic; formulated as a question, it would be: I'm using ChucK, in particular chuck.alsa, to implement a Command line multitrack audio looper for Linux. ...