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12.9.5. KMix

KMix is a sound mixer that allows you to control volume settings for sound inputs to and outputs from your computer. For more information refer to the KMix website at Using KMix Sound Mixer

The application window has three sections with different controls: Output , Input and Switches . These sections contain volume sliders, switches for enabling/disabling record or playback, and multiple-choice selectors.
  • Output controls are playback-related, like the Master volume control .
  • Input controls are recording-related, like Capture .
  • Switches has all controls allowing you to switch some functionalities ON or OFF (like Mic Boost (+20dB) ), and multiple-choice controls (like Mic Select: Mic1 or Mic2 ).
KMix also features LEDs.
  • Green for playback
  • Red for recording
  • Yellow is for special soundcard functions
Most of these controls have a context menu, you can access by a right mouse click on the icon.
  • For Split Channels the right slider controls right side volume, and the left controls left side volume.
  • Muted can be on or off.
  • You can select Hide to hide this device
To configure KMix from the menubar choose Preferences > Use Settings > Configure KMix The options are:
  • Dock into panel will dock in the systray when pressing the window Close button.
  • Show labels will display labels for each of the sound devices.
  • Show lines to mark positions on the sliders.

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