Hmm, AFAIK ALSA 1.0.9rc2 uses dmix as default for cards which do not
support hw mixing.
Cards which support hw mixing do not use dmix. This is done in card
config files (compare CMI8338.conf and Audigy2.conf).
Yes, I'll improve ainit or other sound tools for easy
dmix, because people with good sound card realy don't need it.
Vsetko o SuperStar