Here is something that linux doesn't have and if you port it to linux you'll become very popular : DirectX.
You can choose whatever you want to make windows games veeery easy to port to linux!
sorry for "fluent" english
Android market is growing so fast, so there should be some nice emulator.
such Android emulator in plasma applet could be nice
It isn't really the mixer part that is needed, though that helps. Rather the ability to select default/active playback and input devices.
If these tools are so ubiquitous, perhaps you could provide some links. Preferably something I don't need to compile myself.
Did you even read my original post?
PulseAudio produces corrupted sound. <---That is a period. All of the convenience it provides is meaningless since it can't actually produce clean sound.
Odd, I remember this being possible several years ago...If you're using plain ALSA, you can't expect any tools that do what you ask for, since ALSA does not provide any API for this to begin with.
Either way, that is exactly the reason the problem needs addressing.