VLC volume, PulseAudio volume and ext soundcard volume are moving in parallel to each other

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frogman_mm
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VLC volume, PulseAudio volume and ext soundcard volume are moving in parallel to each other

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OS: LMDE 4 Debbie edition x64
DE: Cinnamon (so pulseaudio)
Audio card: AT2020+ USB (well its a mic but it has a 3,5jack output and i use that instead of connecting my headphones directly)

Hello! My problem is that the sound disappears if the master sound is under a certain percent of volume (25-30, it sometimes changes). At first i didnt know what caused it, but then i went to alsamixer and saw that the output volume of pulseaudio and the output volume of my audio card are dissynchronised, so when the PA vol is 26%, the soundcard volume is 1%, so when PA goes below 26%, the sound disappears completely because the soundcard vol goes to 0%. Ive tried turning them both, up to 100% and down to 0% but that didnt help to sync them. Then i thought - are they even supposed to sync? I think the volumes shouldnt move in parallel with each other at all, and the master volume should stay static and the external soundcard volume should be the one that i need to change with the cinnamon built in pulseaudio toggle on the bottom panel. The same unecessary sync is also in VLC, the system sound changes with the VLC sound. Ive turned off flat-volumes in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf, but this problem still remains.
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