[LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings
Bearcat M. Şandor
bearcat at feline-soul.net
Wed Aug 19 19:45:32 EDT 2009
On Wed, 2009-08-19 at 10:28 -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Kenneth Jacker<khj at cs.appstate.edu> wrote:
> > I want to ask the "experts" on this mailing list a question I've had
> > for years. It involves "best practices" for the multiple volume
> > settings available on most computer systems ...
> > Say I am playing an audio stream from 'last.fm'.
> > The way I see it, there are *four* different possible volume settings:
> > "line" (e.g., PCM) volume, application (e.g., Rhythmbox, TVTime, ...)
> > volume, mixer "master" volume, and speaker volume.
> > I would guess that the last (speaker) volume should be set (dynamically
> > when needed) to whatever is currently most appropriate for the listener.
> > But what about the other three? Should they all be set at 50%?
> > If not, what other values should be used?
> > Can anyone give some guidelines?
> > Thanks for your comments!
> > --
> > Prof Kenneth H Jacker khj at cs.appstate.edu
> > Computer Science Dept www.cs.appstate.edu/~khj
> > Appalachian State Univ
> > Boone, NC 28608 USA
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One of my pet peeves (and i'm sure for many of you as well) is the
"loudness wars", that is the setting of levels close to digital 0 in the
recording studio. If i set my pcm and other volumes to 100% in the alsa
mixer am i in fact doing the same thing at home?
Bearcat M. Sandor
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