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ALSA tools Page
tools for the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA).

The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) provides audio and MIDI functionality to the GNU/Linux operating system. ALSA has the following significant features:

  • Efficient support for all types of audio interfaces, from consumer sound cards to professional multichannel audio interfaces.
  • Fully modularized sound drivers.
  • SMP and thread-safe design.
  • User space library (alsa-lib) to simplify application programming and provide higher level functionality.
  • Support for the older Open Sound System (OSS) API, providing binary compatibility for most OSS programs.



version 1.1.0 (stable)
released on 27 October 15 JL


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Leaders and contributors

James Courtier-Dutton Maintainer
Jaroslav Kysela Maintainer
Liam Girdwood Maintainer
Mark Brown Maintainer
Takashi Iwai Maintainer
Clemens Ladisch Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 December 2016.


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