Han anybody managed to install a half decent equalizer?

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Han anybody managed to install a half decent equalizer?

Post by Ottavio » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:02 pm

I usually VLC to watch movies and listen to audio and it comes with a built-in very good equalizer. However, I also need an equalizer for other applications.

I managed to install and run pulseaudio-equalizer, but it doesn't really seem to do anything. I can bring "qpaeq" up (the GUI interface) but, moving the cursors up and down don't change the sound.

Can anybody suggest an alternative?


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Re: Han anybody managed to install a half decent equalizer?

Post by phd21 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:28 pm

Hi Ottavio,

There are at least 3 different "system-wide" Linux equalizers available and all have worked for me. And, a lot of applications have their own equalizers built-in as well.

You might consider removing the user configuration for pulse audio which is safe to do and will be recreated after rebooting your computer or run "pulseaudio -k" after deleting this folder. Note: If you have customized pulse audio, then you would not want to delete this folder or be prepared to redo the customization.

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sudo rm -r ~/.config/pulse/

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pulseaudio -k
1.) Pulse Audio Equalizer - usually in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)

can't run Pulseaudio equalizer - Linux Mint Forums

*** Run pulseaudio-equalizer with applet - Linux Mint Forums

kernelOfTruth/pulseaudio-equalizer: Getting serious about sound output and pulseaudio (fetched stuff from launchpad)

2.) Equalizer for PulseAudio in Ubuntu 18.04 - qpaeq
https://tqdev.com/2018-equalizer-for-pu ... untu-18-04

3.) PulseEffects: A Nice System-Wide PulseAudio Equalizer / Audio Effects App - Linux Uprising Blog
https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/05/p ... -wide.html

FYI: Other stuff
EQ10Q for System Wide Parametric EQ on Linux
http://jamesudiljak.com/blog/jekyll/upd ... eq10q.html


Linux system wide EQ : headphones
https://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/com ... m_wide_eq/

Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 18.3 & 19, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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