Will iPod nano import custom EQ settings from iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by music251, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. music251 macrumors newbie

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    Hi.

    Well, the title pretty much says it all.
    I bought the iPod Shuffle a couple of months ago, but I just got some new canalphones. Unfortunately these need some serious EQ'ing to sound great.
    I've read that the iPods doesn't have a customisable EQ internally, but can the iPod nano import your custom EQ settings saved in iTunes? I basically need one custom EQ setting for all my music (when using the nano). Is this possible?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks! :)
     
  2. music251 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone? :)
    I know this isn't a standard feature, but I read something about a way around to get your custom eq setting into the ipod. Maybe I misunderstood something, possibly someone here could shed a light on this? It would be appreciated. If this isn't possible, then I'll just hold out for the next generation of iPods, hoping they will have a real EQ.
    thanks.
     
  3. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    I'm not 100% sure on this, but I think your best bet is selecting the songs you want to EQ, then picking a EQ preset in Options.

    I'm pretty sure that will encode into the ID3 tag, which will carry over to your iPod.
     
  4. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    yes, everything in the tag carries over (embedded album art, volume levels, tags, and custom set EQ's) you cannot however customize the EQ for all songs...hence u would need to customize it on every song, tedious and long winded. If you depend on a full featured EQ in the iPod it will surely dissapoint, it is very basic.
     
  5. music251 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, that's great! Basically I just need one custom EQ (the same setting) setting for all my tracks to make up for certain frequency boosts in my canalphones.
    So all I have to do is mark all my songs in iTunes, then press @+I and select my own made EQ setting. Then this will be transferred into my iPod Nano, keeping my custom EQ setting intact?
    Just clarifying... It would be a bum to actually buy the iPod Nano, when I just got the shuffle a few months ago, and then find out the EQ thing didn't work..

    Thanks! :)
     
  6. dr.shrunkel macrumors newbie

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    Wait a second!

    It's quite possible choose a built-in EQ-preset in iTunes and make your iPod play songs using the same preset. But as far as I know, it's NOT possible to transfer a custom EQ-setting to an iPod using only Apples software. By "custom" I mean a preset you have defined yourself by manually adjusting the frequency-band sliders. And that seems to be exactly what music251 is looking for (if you don't happen to be really lucky, and one of the pre-defined presets provides exactly the "serious EQ'ing" needed for those headphones).

    From the article "iPod: About the Equalizer" on Apples website:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61567

    I came across one piece of software which could help you out, an open-source project called Rockbox. http://www.rockbox.org/
    But it involves changing the firmware of your iPod. (I haven't tried it myself.)

    Comparison of features, Rockbox/Apple firmware:
    http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/FeatureComparison#Apple

    Screenshots:
    http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/ScreenShots16bpp
     

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