So I'm trying to configure my laptop's PulseAudio so that I can record my microphone and from my sound card at the same time. Every tutorial says that I need to make edits to the .asoundrc file.

After some searching I found that the .asoundrc should be located in my home directory. Searching my home directory I do not find the file at all.

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and it was a fresh install, not an upgrade from a previous version. Does 14.04 actually use this file? Why is it not here? Can I create the file manually?

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.asoundrc is not created by default. This file is only used to add user-specific parameters as you want to do now. So yes, you can create it manually. You can find more info in the ALSA project wiki.

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