Audio mixer for Linux console (shell)

For people like me who cannot live without listening to music, controlling volume level and different channels is crucial. In Linux console for everything up to now that I am using it, there is a replacement of GUI. There are many applications for to control volume in text-mode as well.

Here, I just want to introduce one which I like it and is very handy.

Amixer is a simple text-mode mixer control which allows you to control volume level.

Using it is really simple, here I put some example of how to use it.

$ amixer

Shows all available channels.

$ amixer set Master 0

Set master channel to zero. Bear in mind that master should be written with capital M.

$ amixer set Master 5+

Increases 5 level of the master channel volume. Again be careful about the place of ‘+’ sign.

$ amixer set Master 5-

Decreases 5 level of the master channel volume. More information is available in man page of Amixer.

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