Is there any way to get multiple applications to play sounds at the same time? EG. Playing MP3s with XMMS and having my TiK buddy list chime when people log on. I've found esd which allows this but I haven't had good experiences with it (slow, skips frequently, must build in esd support to applications)... I've got a SBLive! card, btw. Is this a function of the driver or is there some kind of software layer (esd style) that must sit on top of the driver? Are there any software solutions that are transparent (programs work as usual, but software intercepts sound playing)?