Hello, well, I joined this site as I have a pesky problem for which the googles and app stores out there did not offer me much help. Lets see if the experts at macrumors have the skills I have heard so much about... Ok- I am somewhat of a gaming addict, as I imagine many of us here are or have been at times. To make my time playing games feel less pointless, I like to listen to podcasts or other apps with intelligent content while I game on the iPad. Usually, no prob. Lately, I discovered that a Civilization game app had been made for iPad (Civilization Revolutions). Whoa, watch out... One of my all time favorite games. Also a huge time suck, so I need to multitask more than ever when playing this game. Civilization revolution unfortunately comes with an extra obnoxious 'skin' to its game; one aspect of which is some pretty lame and *loud* sound effects. Of course, they included no option to turn off or reduce the sound of these noises within the game. There is a slider, but it just controls the ipad overall volume, so it turns down what I'm trying to listen to with the lame effects, missing the point of wanting to diminish at least their -relative- volume. Ok,so bad app design. But its making me realize that this is a flaw in ios. Back in the day a simple mac and many pc's today would have lots of volume sliders to control different sources of sound. The ipad has only one very limited sound slider in settings. It feels weak! Also, it seems no one has tried to address controlling apps sound separately with an app - searches turned up nothing. So, am I the first to discover this multitasking while gaming concept (try it, its awesome!) ... I doubt that .... Or is there a way to solve this? Or is the ipad hopelessly oversimplified to the point where i can't control it to the same level that i could control the old school simple 1980's macs?