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.
BpmDj is a program that can be used by a DJ. It plays MP3 and Ogg files. It has a fully automatic BPM counter. It can determine the sound color. It has a full fledged Qt based interface. It will help you manage a large amount of songs. It can help in creating playlists and has proven to be very robust. The program also allows offline automatic mixing and contains a wavelet based beat graph analyzer to visualize audio tracks.
GSmartMix provides a smart control of the audio on GNOME. There is also an applet which allows manual adjustment of sound per application. Each application using GStreamer can benefit from this project without any intrusive patch. Other applications should implement the D-Bus interface proposed with GSmartMix to be seen by the smart manager.
Gemu is a Gnome application designed to configure sound cards based on the EMU10K1 platform from Creative Labs. Gemu is capable of adding, viewing and deleting audio routes, turning on Live Drive IR, turning on the 12db boost to the front/headphone jacks on Live cards, setting the S/PDIF frequency on Audigy cards, setting the recording source, turning on digital passthrough mode, setting to the analog or digital mode of the dual-mode jack of 5.1 cards, adding and seeing patches for sources and destinations, and controlling volume on a per-route basis or by source or destination.