I understand that ALSA is the Linux Sound system of the future. Its apparently really powerful, which the hard-core audio people like. However, somewhere along the way, it seems like the whole power thing went overboard.
Check out this screenshot of the volume control for my Trident 4D Wave card. Clearly someone should have been thinking a bit more about the user experience before exposing all that to the user.
Does anyone know what "Sigmatel Surround Phase Inversion Playback" is? Or what the various PCM sliders do?