Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings

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Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 4:50 pm

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Usually I set up my gain structure the same way that I would with a hardware
signal chain- everything that's static is at about 80%, then the last fader
in the chain is what I use for a volume control. But 50% is fine too- it's
just that 80% sort of visually corresponds to where "unity" is on most
hardware faders.

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Kenneth Jacker wrote:

> I want to ask the "experts" on this mailing list a question I've had

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Usually I set up my gain structure the same way that I would with a hardwar=
e signal chain- everything that's static is at about 80%, then the last=
fader in the chain is what I use for a volume control. =A0But 50% is fine =
too- it's just that 80% sort of visually corresponds to where "uni=
ty" is on most hardware faders.
On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Kenneth Jac=
ker <khj@cs.app=
state.edu
> wrote:
I want to ask the "experts" on this mailing list a question I&#39=
;ve had
for years. =A0It involves "best practices" for the multiple volum=
e
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? =A0Should they all be set at 50%?
If not, what other values should be used?

Can anyone give some guidelines?

Thanks for your comments!
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Prof Kenneth H Jacker =A0 =A0 =A0 kh=
j@cs.appstate.edu

Computer Science Dept =A0 =A0 =A0 www.cs.appstate.edu/~khj
Appalachian State Univ
Boone, NC =A028608 =A0USA

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[LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Kenneth Jacker, (Wed Aug 19, 3:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Mark Knecht, (Wed Aug 19, 5:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Bearcat M. , (Wed Aug 19, 11:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Arnold Krille, (Thu Aug 20, 8:01 am)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Arnold Krille, (Thu Aug 20, 11:53 am)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Aug 20, 1:48 am)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Eric Steinberg, (Wed Aug 19, 4:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] Advice on Multiple Volume Settings, Kenneth Jacker, (Mon Nov 2, 1:52 pm)