about hardware mixing.. only audigy and LIVE have hardware mixer, even my xonar doesnt have...
integrated sound codec cant hardware mix
PulseAudio is useless! nothing but it just wastes your CPU cycle.
you are useless, get lost troll
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only sound blasters have hardware mixer as far i know x-fi also have software mixer.