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I just installed Pulse Audio over my ALSA installation. Is there a Pulse Audio equivalent of alsamixer that I can use for tasks such as changing the microphone gain?

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Turns out alsamixer is still usable, just change the soundcard.

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Depends on what you want. alsamixer didn't help me, because I couldn't adjust the 5.1 channels separately. you need pavucontrol for that, as gertvdijk pointed out in this answer. –  Sentry Dec 14 '12 at 14:52

Remember that Alsa is not removed when installing Pulseaudio. Pulseaudio uses Alsa in quite some extent and you could say it's a layer on top of Alsa.

There's pavucontrol (on Debian/Ubuntu also the package name). It allows you to do a little bit more configuration on the Pulseaudio server and Pulseaudio-managed things like Bluetooth audio profile selection. Some regular volume actions are just passed to the Alsa layer and are the same as adjusting them using alsamixer or alike.

Pavucontrol screenshot

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