ALSA Tools-1.0.4

Introduction to ALSA Tools

The ALSA Tools package contains advanced tools for certain sound cards.

Package information

ALSA Tools dependencies


GTK+-1.2.10 and FLTK

Installation of ALSA Tools

The ALSA Tools package is only needed by those with advanced requirements for their sound card. The tools are not all built together, instead you need to cd into the directory of each tool you wish to compile and run the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make &&
make install


The tools available in this package are ac3dec, as10k1, envy24control, sb16_csp and sbiload.



ac3dec is a free AC-3 stream decoder.


as10k1 is an assembler for the emu10k1 DSP chip present in the Creative SB Live, PCI 512, and emu APS sound cards. It is used to make audio effects such as a flanger, chorus or reverb.


envy24control is a control tool for Envy24 (ice1712) based sound cards


sb16_csp is an SB16/AWE32 Creative Signal Processor (ASP/CSP ) control program.


sbiloadis an OPL2/3 FM instrument loader for the ALSA sequencer.