On Thursday 20 August 2009 13:09:28 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
In software it should be set high enough everywhere so that the final digit=
stream that gets converted makes optimal use of the DAC dynamic range: As h=
as possible so you don't loose your music in the noise, but as low as neede=
so you don't get distortion from clipping. This is best controlled by the f=
software-volume control directly before going to the soundcard. All the oth=
should be at 100% (=3D no change in the volume aka volume-factor of 1).
If multiple apps / usages should have multiple volumes, then the loudest on=
should be at max and the others mixed accordingly.
But be aware that the volume fader some apps provide is not the volume of t=
app but of master or pcm on the soundcard (if they picked the right channel=
while trying to be smarter then the user).
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