I have been using a program called Sound control in XP to Layout the whole of the keyboard NumPad to be an audio mixer device with OSD .
- CTRL <-- vol up Main . . . CTRL <--Cd vol up
- CTRL <-- mute/unmute . . CTRL <--Cd Vol Mute
- CTRL <-- Vol down Main . CTRL <---Cd Vol Down
Etc. for cd volume, mic volume, wav, external input volume , or any other volume as was controlled by the audio card itself (not the system).
[|||||||||-50%-||__________] <-- OSD item
the program that did that in XP is useless in windows 7 , because the entire method of control has changed, and per program control is being applied. (plus CD is now digital data through the system instead of zero processor analog passthrough)
The replacements I find on the web control only the MAIN volume. which is wholey useless for turning down system sounds, while turning up a Movie, or music. The use of per-program control is great, the access to the controls is not great.
How can I turn my NumPad into a Audio mixer all over again?
To simplify the question, if you click on Volume, and bring up the win7 "mixer" pannel, I would like to have Keyboard shortcuts for the first 3 mixers, and it would not matter what is in those 3 mixers. that would be perfect for me. I would be so happy with that.
I do not normally use things like winamp, zune, foobar, itunes, or skype, or any of that stuff that often is controlled by 3rd party tool items, Whatever method would have to be User configurable, and work with the system controls.