Resolved System Wide Equalizer?

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  1. GuitarG20, Feb 19, 2012
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    GuitarG20

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    Does anyone know of system-wide equalizer programs to install? I'm willing to put down the cash for Boom if it's the only one, but I'd like to know of all the options I have beforehand...
     
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    GGJstudios

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    I haven't seen any others, but Boom has worked well for me.
     
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    Shrink

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    Another vote for Boom, with a caveat.

    I don't know if anyone else is having this problem, but while Boom does a great job amplifying the MBP speakers, it has totally screwed up my Sound Effects. For example, on Mac Mail, I don't get my incoming alert or the Send mail "whoosh". Other sound effects are wonky, too.

    An interesting phenomenon; when I am using Face Time, the Mail sound effects work fine. Boom is still activated. If I quit boom, and I turn up the volume on internal speakers, I can also hear sound effects.

    I've learned to live without the sound effects, but I do miss the incoming mail alert. As I said, I don't know if this is unique to me. I have contacted the devs on a couple of occasions, but nothing has been done, which leads me to believe it is not a widespread problem. I have tried everything, short of a clean re-install of Lion. (I'm running 10.7.3)

    Try Boom, you probably won't have my problem.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    Have you made this selection in System Preferences > Sound?
    ScreenCap 9.PNG
     
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    Shrink

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    Yup. I messed with every setting I could find.

    Thanks for the try.:D
     
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    GGJstudios

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    That's strange. Everything works fine for me. I wonder if there's some incompatibility with Lion at work here.
     
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    Shrink

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    For another reason, I just re-installed Lion (not clean re-intall.)

    I did post this issue once before and one other person reported the same problem. I don't know what all that means. Since Boom is not, to my knowledge, a top tier app, maybe it's happening to others but just not getting a lot of reports about it. Or, perhaps, it is just one of the many life problems I experience. :( :D

    It's a bafflement!:confused:
     
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    GuitarG20

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    I am changing this thread to resolved... finally put down the money for boom. I am loving having an equalized computer... even if it doesn't actually tell me frequencies, I can get it generally how I like it ^^
     
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    anyone know if boom has preset options for , rock, pop, Jazz, funk, classical, voice etc like itunes and other good apps.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    No, not those, but it does have presets:
    ScreenCap 2012-12-05 at Wed, Dec 5,10.46.54 AM .PNG
     
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    Boom seems to be the best app i have found in regards to system wide eq.

    is there any other options available.
    would love to know.
     
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    Boom has just been updated with some extra presets

    Version 1.7 :
    6 new presets: Jazz, Rock, Pop, Acoustic, Classical, and Electronic
    Some defect fixes
     
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    I think this question has been solved, with boom eq.
     
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