The use of an external PreAmp/DAC reduces the need for MusicBee and Windows Volume control. I am aware using WASAPI disables Windows Mixer but it also disallows multiple audio streams.
The main reason for this request is simplification. In a normal setup which includes a PreAmp/DAC there could be 2-4 volume controls present in the chain.
MusicBee* > Windows* > PreAmp/DAC* > AMP(*)
* Contains volume control
Possible options for implementation, activated by option under "Player" menu item:
1. Disable MusicBee volume control with all devices (including DirectSound), rely on Windows and PreAmp/DAC volume control.
2. Link MusicBee and Windows Mixer Volume at the application level (only being able to change the relative volume to other system sounds)
Love to hear your thoughts,