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UAUDIO(4)               NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual              UAUDIO(4)

uaudio -- USB audio device driver
uaudio* at uhub? audio* at audiobus?
The uaudio driver provides support for USB audio class devices. A USB audio device consists of a number of components: input terminals (e.g. USB digital input), output terminals (e.g. speakers), and a number of units in between (e.g. volume control). The following types of units are handled by the uaudio driver and are accessible via the mixer (see audio(4)) interface: mixer A mixer has a number of inputs and one output. Each input has a control that determines its volume in the output. The name of the control is mixN-S, where N is a number that iden- tifies which mixer it is and S which input. selector A selector unit selects one of multiple audio sources such as mic-in and line-in. The name of the control is selN-S1S2S3..., where N is a number that identifies which selector unit it is and the sequence of Sn indicates candi- date units for the audio source. feature A feature unit changes the sound in some way, like bass, tre- ble, mute, or volume. The name of the control is determined in a heuristic way. If the unit changes the sound to a speaker output terminal, the names of the controls may be outputs.speaker.bass, outputs.speaker.treble, outputs.speaker.mute, outputs.speaker, or likewise. processing A processing unit does one of a number of audio processing functions (e.g., channel up-down mixing, Dolby ProLogic, or chorus effects). The name of the on-off control is proN.M-enable, where N is a number that identifies which pro- cessing unit it is and M which kind. Depending on the type of processing unit there may be other controls as well. extension An extension unit performs some unspecified audio processing The name of the on-off control is extN-enable, where N is a number that identifies which processing unit it is. For more information the USB Audio class specification is indispensable reading.
audio(4), usb(4) USB Approved Class Specification Documents,
The uaudio driver appeared in NetBSD 1.5. Support for USB Audio Class 2.0 devices appeared in NetBSD 11.0.
There is no support for multiple-endpoints audio stream, adaptive record- ing, async playback, and TYPE-II/III formats. There is the possibility that a device has multiple mixer items which have the same name. NetBSD 10.99 May 21, 2024 NetBSD 10.99
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