I’m loving AWN dock. My only gripe is that the volume control applet is broken, at least it is for me. For some reason my master volume has no effect on the actual volume. The slider moves up and down quite freely, but the volume remains unchanged. PCM volume works fine, so I thought I’d use that instead, however the volume applet only lists master. Bugger.
Turns out this is a bug – https://bugs.launchpad.net/awn-extras/+bug/497002
sudo gedit /usr/share/avant-window-navigator/applets/volume-control/volume-control.py
Skip down to line 65 and remove pulseaudio. You should be left with
mixer_names = ("oss4mixer", "alsamixer")
Save. Close. Relaunch AWN (restart, kill it, whatever). You can now select other mixers on the volume control applet preferences.