ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ) is an API of audio functions for the linux platform.

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How to make Alsa Loopback device to work in Puredata

I'm trying to route an audio signal from an Airplay source (with Shairport-sync) to Puredata. To do so, I created a Loopback Device in Alsa. Then I set this virtual device as Shairport's output like ...
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See a serial port as a MIDI IN device

I have connected a MIDI device to my UART RX / serial port /dev/ttyAMA0 using some electronics as described here. I have properly configured the right baud setting (31250 baud, etc.). It works: I can ...
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Plug dmix into JACK

There are several guides of how to use JACK with ALSA dmix plugin, like this and this. All of them suggest to route the JACK output through dmix, which causes a latency to the jackified programs. To ...
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How can I use ALSA dmix and multi plugins together?

I'm playing with a console sound visualiser which wants its own ALSA device to listen on. I'm editing ~/.asoundrc. I know I'll need the multi plugin to split the sound data onto separate devices. ...
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Alsamixer has extra things that won't go away

While trying to put a "pre-amp" slider into Alsamixer, using /etc/asound.conf, I managed to get it wrong several times. Each time I changed something in /etc/asound.conf and restarting ALSA, I wound ...
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Share alsa capture device with alsaloop

I'm trying to 'share' the microphone input such that programs can have access to it. Initial naive attempt. In one terminal: alsaloop -C hw:1,0 -P hw:0,0 -t 500 -c1 -A 5 -T-1 --resample -v In ...
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Choppy Sound in Chrome on Linux (flash or HTML5) but not VLC

As the title states, I currently have choppy sound on Chrome in Linux in both flash and HTML5 content, however VLC does not have choppiness. I am running Arch, using Chrome (dev channel), and using ...
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Issues with arecord command

I'm having some mixed results with the arecord command in the terminal. The hardware I'm using consists of the Cirrus Audio Card for the Raspberry Pi. I'm trying to record a 24-bit 192kHz sound (from ...
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Fedora - Integrated microphone not working

I just installed a fresh Fedora 21, my system is now up to date. Now, my problem is that my integrated microphone is not working. I tried several different fixes that doesn't work (install and ...
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Change audio volume on the right device

I'm trying to change the master output volume of my USB DAC (PCM 2704). When doing aplay -L I get: null Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture) default:CARD=ALSA ...
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How do I set the output port on my audio card?

My audio card has two ports, for clarity I'll call them the 'speaker' and 'headphone' port. In windows, the audio control sees two separate ports, and I can switch back and forth between speaker and ...
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How to troubleshoot audio problems / issues in Arch?

I've been running Arch for almost a year now, and my audio was working great until I started messing around with things (>.>) The reason I started messing around with things is because I want to get ...
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Playback and simultaneous recording through external USB sound card

I've an external USB sound card (in my case it's a TerraTec Aureon 7.1 USB). I've looped the earphone-out to the line-in using a 3.5mm jack cable. I'm interested in starting the playback of a MP2 ...
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Set maximum volume in Arch Linux

Recently, I purchased new over-ear headphones that have some really powerful speakers. I usually have to listen at ~4% volume to use them comfortably. Each time I restart my computer, they move back ...
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Alsa mixer unmute problem on Thinkpad laptop

After updating my Debian jessie laptop yesterday, the mute/unmute button stopped working. The volume up/down buttons work and I can mute the sound but when I press the mute button again to un-mute, ...
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Why does `systemctl enable rpcbind' change the volume of my sound? And how do I prevent this?

I just did: $ systemctl enable rpcbind And this caused the volume on my headphones to increase severly. First off, I don't understand why this happens, as rpcbind seems completely unrelated to my ...
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PULSEAUDIO does not list my ALSA capture device as a capture source

First of all, Hello everybody! My name is Przemek Gajos and this is my first post here. I have recently written an ALSA driver for my audio capture card and I have problems with PULSEAUDIO ...
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audio play not starting at beginning

When I run a audio file with like mpg321 or aplay or sox or even in TTS's (Text to speak) audio only outputs correctly from the second time I reproduce the audio file... per example in Text to ...
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Set up a sound client “server”

I have a server that its main usage is being all day long up and running and serve some VMs to the web. I want to be able to play music from the laptop to the speakers that are connected to the ...
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mpd fails to open ALSA device where aplay succeeds

I am trying to set up an Raspberry Pi / Raspbian wheezy audio player using the onboard sound hardware via ALSA LADSPA plugins to stereo downmix and compress the audio. aplay, sox, mpg123, moc (cd ...
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Lost sound with xmonad

I downloaded this config to set up xmonad. Hit volume up, down, works fine. Hit the volume mute hotkey, sound's gone. All good. Hit the mute key again, sound's still off. Hit volume up, nothing. ...
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my bluetooth headset works, and linphone works, but not together

i have my headset working via bluez-alsa and ~/.asoundrc, and i have linphone working. can anyone clue me how to put 2+2 together and get linphone working through my headset? or any other softphone? ...
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Unable to use python speech_recognition lib Microphone class due to ALSA

I am attempting to write a speech recognition program for the raspberry pi, however I am facing some issues using python's speech_recognition library. From the error messages (posted below) I think ...
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Archlinux Skype problems with build-in microphone

So. My problems with next: I use pulseaudio as a sound server. I check my mic settings by arecord. All ok, but in Skype mic not working. Only silence. But when I tested it with Skype service and look ...
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arecord until sound level drops low enough

I am trying to implement constant voice recognition on my Pi at the moment, I am achieving this by having two threads running, one constantly recording (with arecord in a bash script) for X amount of ...
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PCM not affecting sound volume with ALSA

I have a computer that's running some software developed in our company, that also plays some sounds. For some reason the volume of the sound made by the software isn't affected by the PCM setting in ...
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Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy

I am install Debian Jessie Beta2 on my laptop, and I just compiled mplayer on it. however when i use mplayer command to play some videos, i can't get the sound, the error shows as below: Can't open ...
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How to troubleshoot jack detection in Pulseaudio

Pulseaudio apparently supports "jack detection", meaning auto-detection of whether anything is plugged into each jack (e.g., headphone jack, line out jack) or not. Unfortunately, Pulseaudio's jack ...
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Jabra BIZ 2400 USB HeadSet doesn't output sound

I'm trying to get my Jabra BIZ 2400 USB HeadSet working on my Debian Jessie install, but I get nothing from the headphones. I've installed Audacity to test things and it will record audio, but then ...
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Send sound output to application and speaker

I'm using my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Laptop toplay music at a party. I'm using Mixxx and is performs very well for that task. Now I'd like to add some light effects and plan to use Qlcplus for that. So I ...
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Problems with USB microphone ARCHLinux

My USB mic in webcam in Skype not working (cam works fine). I use Arch Linux with alsa. I set up pulseaudio but then I removed it because it is not stable. cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [SB ...
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No sound in arch linux with xfce4

I have installed Arch Linux with Xfce4, I installed alsa-firmware, utils and plugins. I haven't installed PulseAudio. I have no sounds in my laptop at all :/ I have unmuted in alsamixer my speakers. ...
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How to make PulseAudio and OSS only applications coexist on Debian Wheezy?

Before I fell back to ALSA, I had severe problems with PulseAudio deadlocks for years on my Debian system on which I am using some OSS only (requiring /dev/dsp) applications. I would like to see ...
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Why PulseAudio can not mix multiple OSS program's sound output? [closed]

I have (had) problems with PulseAudio frequently deadlocking when starting applications using OSS for sound output. I would like to know how to fix / work these around if possible, or if not, since I ...
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Recording loopback doesn't work with alsa

I want to record a sound from speakers, not a microphone in my Linux desktop. I'm using Centos 7. I searched this subject and found this thread but it only partially works. I edited my .asoundrc ...
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Alsa resampling

My setup is Vortexbox 2.3, a Linux music distro based on Fedora. I have a multichannel sound card, USBStreamer from miniDSP. I have set up separate stereo devices in asound.conf so I can have ...
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Enable microphone on boot

On Arch Linux with Gnome 3.14, the microphone is disabled by default. So every time I need to use Skype I need to open Sound settings and enable the mic. How do I enable the mic so that it's ...
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Why don't I hear audio playing from my CentOS 6.5 Vagrant box?

I want to play a wave file from my CentOS 6.5 Vagrant box using aplay and of course I want to hear the sound. This is what I do: > aplay sine.wav Playing WAVE 'sine.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little ...
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Dynamic audio sinks and sources with alsa

So, I have a speakers, a usb headset, and HDMI output available to my system and would like to switch which is used by any specific application, or all of them on the fly. So far I am able to use ...
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No sound on linux

Have no sound on my system (opensuse 13.1 | gnome 3.12). alsamixer ALSA lib control.c:953:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL default cannot open mixer: No existe el fichero o el directorio Some ...
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System freeze on “setting up alsa”

I use Debian wheezy and I boot the computer and get stuck in the line: [....] setting up alsa .... It freezes, it only responds to "REUSIB" (Emergency Reboot With Magic SysRq), but it is unusable as ...
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No Audio on my system (currently running elementary OS)

So I haven't used a Linux distribution in a long while, and I decided to install it in my new computer. I settled for Elementary OS, but it seems I am completely unable to get my computer to play any ...
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how to test sco packets in bluetooth

Issue : Monitor sco packets between master and slave bluetooth. Description of problem. I have small in-house Bluetooth device (developed in Linux fedora OS) and is configured as slave device. I am ...
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Low sound volume issues on Z97 motherboard and linux mint KDE

I've recently set up a new system with MSI Z97 gaming 5 motherboard however the first issue I've encountered was that the sound was crackling. I've fixed that by updating the kernel to 3.16.3 Now the ...
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Debian systems seems to recognize speakers but not the headphones for Lenovo laptops

First of All, I know there are lot of questions out there on same topic but still I could not figure out the solution. Being a average system level programmer (beginner in kernel programming) I would ...
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snd_rawmidi_open() waits forever - no error message

I am trying to use ALSA for MIDI purposes in C. My problem is, snd_rawmidi_open() sort of "crashes" (waits forever like a while loop) when using valuable arguments : #include <stdio.h> ...
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Jack not recognizing MIDI device

Jack does not recognize my MIDI keyboard, whereas ALSA does. Here are the logs : pi@raspberrypi / $ jack_lsp system:playback_1 system:playback_2 LinuxSampler:midi_in_0 LinuxSampler:0 ...
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ALSA sampling rate

Couple of questions: If you set the capture sampling rate in ALSA API to say 1000Hz, is the input really sampled at 1000Hz, or does the sound card always sample at its maximum capable sampling rate, ...
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.asoundrc, alsaequal as default breaks firefox MP3 playback

Alright, so the important thing to note here is that it (appears) to ONLY break MP3 playback, other formats work. Youtube html5 videos and .ogg playback work fine and use the equalizer as expected, ...
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HDA Realtek and Auto-Sensing Disable

I have a couple different devices using Realtek audio chipsets (one is ALC269VC, another is ALC262). On both devices (laptop/tablet type devices, with internal speakers and a headphone jack) when I ...