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UAUDIO(4)						   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 						 UAUDIO(4)

uaudio -- USB audio device driver SYNOPSIS
uaudio* at uhub? audio* at audiobus? DESCRIPTION
The uaudio driver provides support for USB audio class devices. A USB audio device consists of a number of components: input terminals (e.g. USB digital input), output terminals (e.g. speakers), and a number of units in between (e.g. volume control). The following types of units are handled by the uaudio driver and are accessible via the mixer (see audio(4)) interface: mixer A mixer has a number of inputs and one output. Each input has a control that determines its volume in the output. The name of the control is mixN-S, where N is a number that identifies which mixer it is and S which input. selector A selector unit selects one of multiple audio sources such as mic-in and line-in. The name of the control is selN-S1S2S3..., where N is a number that identifies which selector unit it is and the sequence of Sn indicates candidate units for the audio source. feature A feature unit changes the sound in some way, like bass, treble, mute, or volume. The name of the control is determined in a heuristic way. If the unit changes the sound to a speaker output terminal, the names of the controls may be out- puts.speaker.bass, outputs.speaker.treble, outputs.speaker.mute, outputs.speaker, or likewise. processing A processing unit does one of a number of audio processing functions (e.g., channel up-down mixing, Dolby ProLogic, or cho- rus effects). The name of the on-off control is proN.M-enable, where N is a number that identifies which processing unit it is and M which kind. Depending on the type of processing unit there may be other controls as well. extension An extension unit performs some unspecified audio processing The name of the on-off control is extN-enable, where N is a number that identifies which processing unit it is. For more information the USB Audio class specification is indispensable reading. SEE ALSO
audio(4), usb(4) USB Approved Class Specification Documents, HISTORY
The uaudio driver appeared in NetBSD 1.5. BUGS
There is no support for multiple-endpoints audio stream, adaptive recording, async playback, and TYPE-II/III formats. There is the possibility that a device has multiple mixer items which have the same name. BSD
September 20, 2011 BSD

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mixerctl(1)							   User Commands						       mixerctl(1)

mixerctl - audio mixer control command line application SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/mixerctl [-a | -d dev] [-iv] [-e | -o] DESCRIPTION
Some audio devices support the audio mixer functionality. See mixer(7I) for a complete description of the audio mixer. The mixerctl command is used to control the mode of the audio mixer and to get information about the audio mixer and the audio device. See audio(7I) for details. OPTIONS
The following options are supported. If none are specified, option -i is assumed: -a The command applies to all audio devices. -d dev The dev argument specifies an alternate audio control device for the command to use. -e Enables the audio mixer function if the audio device supports it. If supported, the audio mixer may be enabled at any time. The command silently ignores the enable option if the audio mixer is already enabled. -i Prints the audio device type information for the device and indicates whether the audio device uses the audio mixer. If the device does use the audio mixer, this option displays the audio mixer's mode. -o Turns off the audio mixer function if the audio device supports it. If supported, the audio mixer may be turned off if only one process has the device opened with the O_RDWR flag, or, if two different processes have the device opened, one with the O_RDONLY flag and the other with the O_WRONLY flag. (See open(2).) The command silently ignores the disable option if the audio mixer function is already disabled. -v Verbose mode. Prints the audio_info_t structure for the device, along with the device type information. This option implies the -i option. ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
AUDIODEV If the -d and -a options are not specified, the AUDIODEV environment variable is consulted. If set, AUDIODEV will contain the full path name of the user's default audio device. The default audio device will be converted into a control device, and then used. If the AUDIODEV variable is not set, /dev/audioctl is used. FILES
/dev/audioctl /dev/sound/{0...n}ctl ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Architecture |SPARC, x86 | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWauda | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Stability Level |Evolving | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
audioconvert(1), audioplay(1), audiorecord(1), open(2), attributes(5), usb_ac(7D), audio(7I), audio_support(7I), mixer(7I) SunOS 5.11 12 Mar 2001 mixerctl(1)
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