iTunes Equalizer

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by G5orbust, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. G5orbust macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002
    (Note: I did a search and couldnt find anything, so thus I must ask.)

    Does anyone here know how to actually use the iTunes equalizer? If so, can you say what each slider means and how it is used correctly?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    yep, it's always turned on... i'm giving a non-audiophile description here, but it's an equalizer, which means that the sliders are for different bands... think of it as treble on one end, bass on the other, and a spectrum in between. vocal tracks and different instrumental tracks lie on different bands, so you can emphasize the music for your tastes and speakers. you can bring out the vocals in your showtunes and bring out the bass in your jazz... customized for say, bass-heavy speakers. very handy.

    use one of the presets if you want to try it out. switch between a few, listening to relatively even music. you can hear differences. find one you like, play around :)

  3. G5orbust thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002
    Thanks for that. :)

    But, I actually know what it is, Im just trying to get help on how to actually do the fine manual tuning with a purpose. I know just slide the sliders until it sounds OK, but Id like to learn how to truly use it well.
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Actually, I'd say that you should keep playing until you get certain settings you like and save them. You can apply them individually to tracks within iTunes in get info.

    If you have analog music tracks, they'll require more work since there was volume limiting and consumer tape machines were quite limited in frequency response going either way from 1000 Hz. (440 Hz is the A above middle C)
  5. G5orbust thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002
    I have all digitally ripped CD tracks, so some of that doesnt apply.
    Does anyone know how to use the sliders (like why 1K is better or worse than 32, for example)


    PS: Hey bousozoku, nice to see you again, bud.

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