Audio Mixer Reference

[The feature associated with this page, Audio Mixers, is a legacy feature. It has been superseded by Volume Controls. Volume Controls has been optimized for Windows 10 and Windows 11. Microsoft strongly recommends that new code use Volume Controls instead of Audio Mixers, when possible. Microsoft suggests that existing code that uses the legacy APIs be rewritten to use the new APIs if possible.]

This section describes the functions, structures, and messages associated with audio mixers. These elements are grouped as follows.

Querying Devices

Opening and Closing

Retrieving Mixer Identifiers

Retrieving Line Controls

Changing Control Attributes

Retrieving Line Information

Sending User-Defined Messages

Audio Mixer Reference