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       rexima - a curses-based (and command-line) mixer


       rexima  [-hv]  [-d  mixer_device_file] [device <level | offset | left,right | rec | norec>
       [device ...]]


       rexima is an interactive mixer which can also be used from the command-line. It  lets  you
       alter levels of all devices, and to set which are recording sources. It should work on any
       terminal with at least an 80x24 screen.

       Before we go any further, a quick definition:

       A device is either an overall control (such as `bass'), or an input to the mixer (such  as
       `pcm'), which can be adjusted to alter the overall mixed result output by the soundcard. I
       use "mixer device file" to refer to /dev/mixer and the like.


       -d     specify the mixer device file  to  be  used.  The  default  is  to  use  the  usual

       -h     give  terse  usage help, and also list devices whose settings can be altered. Which
              devices are supported will depend upon which soundcard is  installed  and/or  which
              mixer is being used.

       -v     show  current mixer settings. Stereo devices have separate left/right values shown.
              `[ ]' means the device can be recorded from but that recording from it is disabled;
              `[R]' means it can be recorded from and is enabled.

       device device to alter settings of.

       level  volume level to set device to.

       offset amount by which to adjust level. For example, `-3' or `+12'. (Using just `-' or `+'
              gives an adjustment of 2 in the specified direction.)

              volume level to set device to, with independent left/right values.  This only works
              properly with stereo devices, of course. With mono devices, the left value alone is

       rec and norec
              enable/disable whether device is currently acting as a recording source.


       rexima supports cursor keys if your terminal does, and if it  was  compiled  with  ncurses
       (usually the case). Other than the cursors, the keys are:

       k      move cursor up.

       j      move cursor down.

       h      decrease level by 2% of maximum (same as cursor left).

       l      increase level by 2% of maximum (same as cursor right).

       H      decrease level by 1% of maximum.

       L      increase level by 1% of maximum.

       1-9    set  level  of  current device to 10%, 20%, .. 90% of maximum (according to the key

       Space  toggle whether device is a recording source or not.

       ^L or ^R
              redisplay screen.

       Esc, x, q
              exit rexima.


       While the layout of the screen of a mixer program is mostly obvious - how  many  ways  are
       there to display a series of `sliders'? - some details need explanation.

       While  the  sound  driver  supports  many  separate  devices, each having their own level,
       usually not all are supported by any given soundcard.  In rexima, unsupported devices  are
       not shown.

       Some  devices  can  act as recording sources, such that signals from them are readable via
       the card's sampling hardware. Devices this is possible for have `[ ]' to the right of  the
       percentage display. An `R' will appear between the square brackets if the device is acting
       as a recording source. This state can be toggled by pressing space.


       Since the synopsis above looks confusing, it seems sensible to  give  some  examples.  So,
       here are two lines I use on startup:

       rexima line rec mic rec cd rec igain 100 ogain 0

       This  makes  line-in,  mic, and CD input recordable, sets input gain to maximum and output
       gain to minimum. (Believe it or not, these gain settings are actually pretty  sensible  on
       an SB16.)

       rexima bass 85 treble 100 vol 50 speaker 0 mic 0

       This is pretty self-explanatory.

       Note  that  these  could  have  been combined into one (admittedly unwieldy) invocation of


       You can't set left/right channels independently when using rexima interactively.

       It doesn't use colour, graphics chars etc. I consider this a feature, as the screen  draws
       more quickly and the interface is consistent across all terminals, but others may consider
       it a bug.




       Russell Marks (