[LAD] Trying to understand mixer in ALSA API

Zixns alexduthil at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 14:50:33 UTC 2012

ok, last questions on the software mixer. On my linux distribution, i have
alsa with pulseaudio. i know that pulseaudio is doing software mixing. If I
remove pulseaudio, I can still do software mixing : which lib / program in
alsa is doing it ?

Paul Davis wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 9:19 AM, Zixns <alexduthil at gmail.com> wrote:
>> so if understand, a single audio stream is coming from the software
>> mixer,
>> which mixes multiple stream from different sources, and transfered using
>> the
>> PCM interface to th kernel and then to the hardware ? the software mixing
>> in
>> alsa is done by dmix i guess ?
> ALSA can do that, but its not widely used.
> most linux music-creation and pro-audio applications use JACK rather than
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