Since I switched to xmonad I seem to always have to manually raise the master, headphone, PCM and speaker in alsamixer manually after rebooting my computer. I tried saving the settings with

sudo alsactl store 0
but that only gave me the output:

"Home directory /home/myNick not ours."

Can I make a script that sets the volume to my desired levels, is there a configuration file somewhere I can simply edit or just tweak the code above?

I'm thankful for any help. ^^