Equalizer mac

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Re: Equalizer mac

bruman
Gig Goer

I can't believe it ! There are lots of other references and links on this thread, and I guess everywhere on this forum !

Ok, I leave the hypocrites amongst themselves. I have nothing more to do around here.

Ciao !

Re: Equalizer mac

neekomax
Casual Listener

Here's my two cents, as I am interested in having quality EQ in my rig, and I thought, 'why not try digital first?' So, I just checked out out Hear, Boom, and DPS. They are all junk, in my opinion.

 

I am streaming Spotify using OS X Mountain Lion AIrplay (which sounds better than Airfoil, which I was using before, by the way) to an Apple TV, which I have connected via Toslink cable to a high quality DAC/ tube preamp, which feeds a good solid state power amp, which in turn powers very high quality (I hate the term 'audiophile') speakers that produce excellent frequency response from 30 Hz - 20 kHz. All this to say that I hear every little change in the signal, and the quality of the signal using no eq plugin is pretty good. Could be better I'm sure, but hey.

 

Point is, with these EQ plugins, the signal is audibly degraded even with no EQ applied, simply with the plugins active. (Boom and the AU/Soundflower trick don't apply here in my case, as neither seem to work with Airplay).

 

The iTunes EQ is pretty decent. 

Re: Equalizer mac

vinyl-richie
Newbie

This is awesome - thank you!!

Re: Equalizer mac

dhorn92
Casual Listener

I did this myself tonight, and thought there should be an easy to follow tutorial video for this sort of thing... but I didn't find one.  So I made one.  Hopefully this helps some people out (best viewed in 1080p at full screen size):

 

http://youtu.be/WLuYLPhGTIo

 

Re: Equalizer mac

neekomax
Casual Listener

Most righteous, my man! Giving this a go.

 

Also posting it to Audiocircle, might be handy for that crowd. 

 

Is that your computer fan that can heard in the video?

Re: Equalizer mac

dhorn92
Casual Listener

Cool, thanks for sharing it glad I could help.

 

And no, that's actually my A/C coming on.  It's really not THAT loud, but for some reason the built in mic on my retina was picking it up pretty loud.

 

I used to have a headset that made better quality recordings but my dog chewed it up and I haven't picked up another one yet. Ha!

Re: Equalizer mac

burrchi
Newbie

Thanks monking for the hint.  Audio Hijack has been a great solution for me.  I use the graphic EQ and/or the parametric equaliser (at around ~5KHz to remove some annoying sibilance I get on my system) depending on the recording.  While it is true that it just gives access to the Apple built-in Audio Units, it is low hassle and has capacity for other/multiple plug-ins like VST and 4FX and many other things besides. But is does cost money...

Re: Equalizer mac

Jon_Emil
Newbie

I tried this one and it's an accurate equalizer.

Here's a link to show you how to do it:

http://www.dctrwatson.com/2011/06/os-x-system-equalizer/

 

Re: Equalizer mac

skennedy789
Music Fan

So, if they are putting an EQ on the mobile apps, does this mean one is coming for Mac????

 

:D

 

long overdue but appreciated

Re: Equalizer mac

rahnolds
Newbie

I remain hopeful that Spotify will bring this no-brainer feature online for desktop users. 

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