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  • mzso
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A tool for changing Windows master volume with hotkey?
Hi!

I'm searching for a tool to change windows master volume with a hotkey. Foobar can apply gain digitally but I think it might be better to change the master volume, because it changes the soundcard's amplification. At least I think so because when I set it tot high I hear a lot of analog noise. A visual feedback of the volume would be a nice extra.

  • Apesbrain
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Reply #1
You could use NirCmd to create volume-related shortcuts then assign them hotkeys:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

  • Surfi
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Reply #2
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Not exactly what you've been asking for but Volumouse may be an alternative.


Regards, ...

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  • phofman
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Reply #3
Most soundcards control volume in the digital domain, the same principle as in software.

  • probedb
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A tool for changing Windows master volume with hotkey?
Reply #4
Hi!

I'm searching for a tool to change windows master volume with a hotkey. Foobar can apply gain digitally but I think it might be better to change the master volume, because it changes the soundcard's amplification. At least I think so because when I set it tot high I hear a lot of analog noise. A visual feedback of the volume would be a nice extra.


Most media keyboards usually have volume keys and the software usually displays something onscreen. They're generally quite cheap too  I guess that would be a bit more than finding some software though.

  • mzso
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Reply #5
Thanks for the tips!
Most soundcards control volume in the digital domain, the same principle as in software.

I'm guessing my soundcard changes the volume in the analog part because of the static noise what is quite noticeable in high volumes. If it would change the volume in digital then it would be constant.

  • fuflo
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Reply #6
http://matthew.malensek.net/software/documentation/3RVX.html
Best thing i've ever found. ever.

Direct download link (as the first link doesn't contain it, or i didn't find it..)
http://matt.malensek.net/software/3RVX_2.5.msi


  • phofman
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Reply #7
I'm guessing my soundcard changes the volume in the analog part because of the static noise what is quite noticeable in high volumes. If it would change the volume in digital then it would be constant.


The only soundcard I know of controling volume in analog is Revolution5.1 using PT2258. All other cards I have ever come across used the digital volume control provided by their DA chips. What soundcard do you have?

  • mzso
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A tool for changing Windows master volume with hotkey?
Reply #8
I'm guessing my soundcard changes the volume in the analog part because of the static noise what is quite noticeable in high volumes. If it would change the volume in digital then it would be constant.


The only soundcard I know of controling volume in analog is Revolution5.1 using PT2258. All other cards I have ever come across used the digital volume control provided by their DA chips. What soundcard do you have?

I have Xonar D1.
http://matthew.malensek.net/software/documentation/3RVX.html
Best thing i've ever found. ever.

Direct download link (as the first link doesn't contain it, or i didn't find it..)
http://matt.malensek.net/software/3RVX_2.5.msi

Thanks I'll have a look.

  • phofman
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Reply #9
I have Xonar D1.


EDIT - correct model

Then it is simple, just look at the linux alsa driver source code for your card

http://git.alsa-project.org/?p=alsa-kmirro...6f019bc;hb=HEAD

Your card uses for front channels CS4398 DAC http://www.cirrus.com/en/pubs/proDatasheet/CS4398_F1.pdf . The xonar chip communicates with the DAC via I2C (see the source code) and for volume control the digital  volume of CS4398 is used - see pages 1 and 34 of the datasheet.
  • Last Edit: 16 February, 2012, 09:50:08 AM by phofman

  • mzso
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Reply #10
I actually bought. A keyboard with volume keys. Now I'm searching for an osd feedback if I change the volume. Something like "VolumeMaster 2.0 Beta", but one that doesn't crash instantly when I change the volume...

  • Alexxander
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Reply #11
This is why I have a (cheap) Logitech multimedia keyboard.

Other usefull option is to mouse-click the speaker and then scroll the mousewheel (pointer doesn't have to be on volume slider).

Edit: Windows 7
  • Last Edit: 11 May, 2012, 10:03:54 AM by Alexxander

  • mzso
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Reply #12
This is why I have a (cheap) Logitech multimedia keyboard.

Other usefull option is to mouse-click the speaker and then scroll the mousewheel (pointer doesn't have to be on volume slider).

Edit: Windows 7

How does that give you feedback on volume change?

  • Alexxander
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Reply #13
What way you want feedback? You can see the slider level when scrolling or one of the 4 systray speaker icon volume levels. Try it yourself, nothing to install.

  • mzso
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Reply #14
What way you want feedback? You can see the slider level when scrolling or one of the 4 systray speaker icon volume levels. Try it yourself, nothing to install.

I meant having feedback when changing volume with the multimedia key. Without clicking on anything.

  • Alexxander
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Reply #15
ah ok,
no, rotating volume key on my multimedia keyboard doesn't show anything except the speaker icon change (systray).