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    Hello,

    I use OpenSUSE 11 / gnome and the bass in my 5.1 system is way too loud by default, so my question is

    is there any universal equalizer which controls all sound applications?

    There is an equalizer in xmms and some other music players but I'm not satisfied with their other features (or lack of features).

    I use songbird mainly at the moment which doesn't have equalizer. With equalizer my world is heaven. Any hints?
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    Default Re: Equalizer

    YaST -> Hardware -> Sound -> Other -> Volume

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    Going to YaST whenever you want to set the volume is quite a bit of an overkill...

    Google for Gnome-mixer-applications, that should do the trick.

    One more hint: many Audio-Players (like amarok or xmms) use their own equalizers, but they often have a ridiculous preamp-setting by default, you should pipe them down a little (I have set them to '0') to get a decent sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedguy View Post
    YaST -> Hardware -> Sound -> Other -> Volume
    Yes I know, and I get the same volume control from taskbar's pulseaudio volume control, but it's no use because it doesn't particulary have hz-like controls where I can set the bass and treble frequencies etc... it seems none of those settings in normal volume control affect just in bass. PCM and LFE a bit but the other frequencies change too.

    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle
    Going to YaST whenever you want to set the volume is quite a bit of an overkill...
    Indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle
    One more hint: many Audio-Players (like amarok or xmms) use their own equalizers, but they often have a ridiculous preamp-setting by default, you should pipe them down a little (I have set them to '0') to get a decent sound.
    Yeh, already realized that. Xmms is good but like I said I don't like its lack of features (for example I need good idtag-implementation so I can edit many tags at once, and plus it doesn't show genres right in titles, for some reason it drops first letter -.> and many other features I miss, like lyrics support). Amarok is not so good on gnome, it seems crashing all the time and I don't want my music to be in mysql-db, and more...

    I tried to google mixers but it should be like this: http://www.goldwave.com/images/equalizer.png (where is Hz:s), not like this soundmixer.png (image) . Or could you explain me where to lower my bass?
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    I checked my alsamixer again, and I noticed that LFE was locked, so I unlocked it and lower it to 80% and now the bass seems ok. But what LFE stands for? It seems to control my subwoofers sound volume. The Hz-equalizer would still be better...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollex2 View Post
    I checked my alsamixer again, and I noticed that LFE was locked, so I unlocked it and lower it to 80% and now the bass seems ok. But what LFE stands for? It seems to control my subwoofers sound volume. The Hz-equalizer would still be better...
    LFE is for the bass control (I think) and my "guess" is that it stands for "Low Frequency Enhancement" . But thats a guess.

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    Very nicely guessed, oldcpu... → Low-frequency effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    The best Equalizer I've found for Linux is in the VideoLan (VLC) player.

    You have to enable it, but when you use the equalizer and the spatializer watch out! I have onboard nVidia SoundMax chips. Normally the sound is a lot worse than when I boot to XP -- however, when I use the latest VideoLAN with the Equalizer it's richer, louder and better than anything!

    I have asked in the VideoLan forum if they could detach it and make it a universal equalizer and they said not likely. However, I am wondering if I could configure VideoLan to be my "everything" player for all audio. Then I would be running my sound through its equalizer and get all the benefits.

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    The best Equalizer I've found for Linux is in the VideoLan (VLC)
    player.

    You have to enable it, but when you use the equalizer and the
    spatializer watch out! I have onboard nVidia SoundMax chips.
    Normally the sound is a lot worse than when I boot to XP -- however,
    when I use the latest VideoLAN with the Equalizer it's richer, louder
    and better than anything!

    I have asked in the VideoLan forum if they could detach it and make it
    a universal equalizer and they said not likely. However, I am
    wondering if I could configure VideoLan to be my "everything" player for
    all audio. Then I would be running my sound through its equalizer and
    get all the benefits.


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    i liked amarok 2 very much ,is there any way i can set equalizer
    preset as rock in it
    i am currently using vlc just because of preset rock
    i am using opensuse 11.1 and i am a novice in linux
    so plz don't tell me all that cli stuff
    just tell me any plugin or something

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