The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture is composed of several parts. The first is a fully modularized sound driver which supports module autoloading, devfs, isapnp autoconfiguration, and gives complete access to analog audio, digital audio, control, mixer, synthesizer, DSP, MIDI, and timer components of audio hardware. It also includes a fully-featured kernel-level sequencer, a full compatibility layer for OSS/Free applications, an object-oriented C library which covers and enhances the ALSA kernel driver functionality for applications (client/server, plugins, PCM sharing/multiplexing, PCM metering, etc.), an interactive configuration program for the driver, and some simple utilities for basic management.
Mp3blaster is an interactive text-based program that plays several audio file types (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, wav, and sid). It is one of the few audio players for the text console that allows full interactive control during playback. One of its key features is the ability to compose a very flexible playlist (while playing!). It plays most MP3 formats and has full mixer support built in.
SoundTracker is a pattern-oriented music editor (similar to the DOS program 'FastTracker'). Samples are lined up on tracks and patterns which are then arranged to a song. Supported module formats are XM and MOD; the player code is the one from OpenCP. A basic sample recorder and editor is also included.
Umix is a program for adjusting sound card volumes and other features in sound card mixers. You can control your volumes, balances, and recording sources flexibly from the command line or with a ncurses user interface with familiar vi/emacs keybindings. Umix supports multiple mixer devices. All settings can be saved and loaded from a file.
Xmmix is an audio mixer utility for the X window system using the OSF/Motif interface. It works with the Linux sound driver as well as any UNIX system running the Open Sound System (OSS) driver. Xmmix is user-friendly and has the ability to save/retrieve mixer settings to/from files.