View Full Version : Fine Volume Control of iTunes

Mar 27, 2013, 03:13 PM
I have an Airport hooked up to some very powerful active speakers which don't have their own volume control.
This means that the iTunes volume rocker is all the volume adjustment I have available.
The problem is that it only has about 10 'steps', which is just way too coarse.

Ideally I would like to have something like 30 steps. That would give me 10-15 steps in the volume-region in which I am listening at most of the time.

Does such an app, terminal command, or plugin exist?

Mar 27, 2013, 05:51 PM
On my version of Mountain Lion (10.8.3), holding down the shift and option key, while tapping the volume key produces volume steps 1/4 the usual size. That'll give you 40 total volume steps.

Apparently this doesn't work with some versions of the OS:
10.7: Fine volume control (http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110730172909171) (with AppleScript workaround).

Mar 27, 2013, 06:09 PM
**** me. You nearly gave me a heart attack... It turns out Shift+Cmd+Up turns the volume ALL THE WAY UP in iTunes

Mar 27, 2013, 06:47 PM
Found a solution. This app: iMote


It controls iTunes volume from anywhere and only in steps of 1/20s

Mar 28, 2013, 12:43 PM
turns the volume ALL THE WAY UP in iTunesSorry, not on my Mac. Must be some diff between keyboard mappings.