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alsa-lib (occasionally a.k.a. libasound) is a userspace library that provides a level of abstraction over the /dev interfaces provided by the kernel modules. For a more detailed overview of ALSA and how alsa-lib fits into the picture, see AlsaTips.

Homegrown Wiki documentation

HowTo Asynchronous Playback - A detailed guide on how to setup and play back audio asynchronously

HowTo access a mixer control - A guide to using the controls and hcontrols apis

External documentation

alsa-lib PCM plugins

  • Reference

Wiki pages for certain plugins:

  • dmix - realtime mixing of output audio streams
  • dsnoop - sharing a capture device among several apps
  • asym - combine halfduplex devices into a full duplex one
  • ladspa - use LADSPA (FX) plugins for your alsa setup
  • dshare - subdivide a multichannel device into independent mono or stereo devices
  • .asoundrc is the place to configure all this.

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