Desktop Apps Training - Other Applications



KAMix is a program for Linux users that allows the user to adjust Playback and Volume for many devices that can be on a computer. KAMix is essentially the main control of Master Volume and other sound based, multimedia settings on the computer.


The Playback Tab

The Playback Tab in the KAMix program, allows users to change the Master Volume and the PCM. The Master Volume has two sliding bars that they can move to their liking. The two bars stand for the right and left speakers that may be on a computer.

Notice in the example, the “Lock” box enabled, which means that if the user slides one of the bars to a different setting, then the other bar will automatically change with it. If this box is unchecked, then users may set the right and left sliding bars individually. The numbers at the top of the bars that are in green is an actual percentage number. In the example, the Master Volume for both the right and the left speakers set at 80 percent. To the right in the Playback Tab, there are the PCM settings. These are also able to be locked. Users are able to Mute this option as well, depending on personal preference.


The Ext. Source Playback Tab

In the Ext. Source Playback Tab there are Line options, Cd options, and Microphone options. In the Line section of the Ext. Source, Playback Tab there are two sliding bars. These are again for the right and left speaker. With this option users are able to Lock the sliding bars and also Lock the Mute on both sides. Next is the Cd section of the Ext. Source Playback Tab. These options are exactly the same as the Line options. The Mute box is always disabled by default. The next section is the Microphone part of the Ext. Source Playback Tab. This only has one sliding bar and users are able to Mute this particular option.


The Capture Tab

In the Capture Tab users only have one sliding bar option. This is for Microphone Capture. To use this option users must Activate the Microphone Capture. To the right of this option is the Line Capture Route. From here users can choose between four of the lines that are available. In this example, the Lock option selected, so if a user would click on one of the lines, then all of the four lines would be activated.