[SOLVED]How to add presets in PulseEffects?

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[SOLVED]How to add presets in PulseEffects?

Post by loveLM » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:00 am

Hi there,

I would like to enable the equalizer in Spotify's Linux app and it seems the only way is to install PulseEffects. I found it in the Software Manager.However, there is no presets there, and I don't know how to adjust it myself. So I searched online and followed the instruction here:
https://github.com/rsommerard/pulse-presets

But when I clicked on the "presets" and the "add" button, nothing loads. I expected a window loads so I could select the preset file I put there.

Where did I do wrong? How can I fix it?

Linuxmint 18.3 Cinnamon 64bit
kernel 4.10.0 -42 generic
PulseEffects 3.1.2

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UPDATE:
If you use Linuxmint 18.3 + PulseEffects 3.1.2
The best way is to set up your own preset (can take hours if you're a newbie), name it, click "+" and it will be saved and load next time. You can save multiple presets and use from the drop down menu. However so far I still didn't find WHERE it was saved so I can export it. If anyone knows, kindly let me know!
Additional reading: https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-thea ... plainer/4/

If you use Linuxmint18.3 + PulseEffects 1.3.1
Download the PulseEffects for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (64-bit) from
http://sourcedigit.com/22385-pulseaudio ... lications/
There are several presets already built-in there so you can choose from equalizer menu (such as ballad, classic, rock, techno, pop etc), or feel free to make your own too. However, I can't load any other presets here, and I don't know why. If anyone knows, kindly let me know!

If you use Ubuntu 17.10 + PulseEffects 3.1.2
Try create two presets file here:
1. Copy those code into a text editor and name it PerfectEQ.preset

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[apps_limiter]
enabled = false
input gain = 0.0
limit = 0.0
release time = 0.5

[apps_autovolume]
enabled = false
window = 1.0
target = -12
tolerance = 1
threshold = -50

[apps_panorama]
enabled = false
position = 0.0

[apps_compressor]
enabled = false
use_peak = false
attack = 101.09999999999999
release = 401.0
threshold = 0.0
ratio = 1.0
knee = 3.25
makeup = 0.0

[apps_reverb]
enabled = false
room size = 0.5
damping = 0.20000000000000001
width = 1.0
level = 0.5

[apps_highpass]
enabled = false
cutoff = 20
poles = 4

[apps_lowpass]
enabled = false
cutoff = 20000
poles = 4

[apps_equalizer]
enabled = true
input_gain = 0.0
output_gain = 0.0
band0 = 4.0
band1 = 2.0
band2 = 2.0
band3 = 1.0
band4 = 0.0
band5 = -1.0
band6 = -2.0
band7 = -2.0
band8 = 0.0
band9 = 1.0
band10 = 3.0
band11 = 3.0
band12 = 3.0
band13 = 0.0
band14 = 0.0
band15 = 0.0
band16 = 0.0
band17 = 0.0
band18 = 0.0
band19 = 0.0
band20 = 0.0
band21 = 0.0
band22 = 0.0
band23 = 0.0
band24 = 0.0
band25 = 0.0
band26 = 0.0
band27 = 0.0
band28 = 0.0
band29 = 0.0
band0_freq = 32.0
band1_freq = 64.0
band2_freq = 100.0
band3_freq = 125.0
band4_freq = 250.0
band5_freq = 500.0
band6_freq = 750.0
band7_freq = 1000.0
band8_freq = 2000.0
band9_freq = 4000.0
band10_freq = 8000.0
band11_freq = 16000.0
band12_freq = 20000.0
band13_freq = 450.72000000000003
band14_freq = 567.41999999999996
band15_freq = 714.34000000000003
band16_freq = 899.28999999999996
band17_freq = 1132.1500000000001
band18_freq = 1425.29
band19_freq = 1794.3299999999999
band20_freq = 2258.9299999999998
band21_freq = 2843.8200000000002
band22_freq = 3580.1599999999999
band23_freq = 4507.1499999999996
band24_freq = 5674.1599999999999
band25_freq = 7143.3500000000004
band26_freq = 8992.9400000000005
band27_freq = 11321.450000000001
band28_freq = 14252.860000000001
band29_freq = 17943.279999999999
band0_qfactor = 2.21
band1_qfactor = 2.21
band2_qfactor = 2.21
band3_qfactor = 2.21
band4_qfactor = 2.21
band5_qfactor = 2.21
band6_qfactor = 2.21
band7_qfactor = 2.21
band8_qfactor = 2.21
band9_qfactor = 2.21
band10_qfactor = 2.21
band11_qfactor = 2.21
band12_qfactor = 2.21
band13_qfactor = 2.21
band14_qfactor = 2.21
band15_qfactor = 2.21
band16_qfactor = 2.21
band17_qfactor = 2.21
band18_qfactor = 2.21
band19_qfactor = 2.21
band20_qfactor = 2.21
band21_qfactor = 2.21
band22_qfactor = 2.21
band23_qfactor = 2.21
band24_qfactor = 2.21
band25_qfactor = 2.21
band26_qfactor = 2.21
band27_qfactor = 2.21
band28_qfactor = 2.21
band29_qfactor = 2.21
band0_type = 0
band1_type = 0
band2_type = 0
band3_type = 0
band4_type = 0
band5_type = 0
band6_type = 0
band7_type = 0
band8_type = 0
band9_type = 0
band10_type = 0
band11_type = 0
band12_type = 0
band13_type = 0
band14_type = 0
band15_type = 0
band16_type = 0
band17_type = 0
band18_type = 0
band19_type = 0
band20_type = 0
band21_type = 0
band22_type = 0
band23_type = 0
band24_type = 0
band25_type = 0
band26_type = 0
band27_type = 0
band28_type = 0
band29_type = 0

[apps_exciter]
enabled = false
input_gain = 0.0
output_gain = 0.0
amount = 1.0
harmonics = 8.5
scope = 7500.0
floor = 16000.0
blend = 0.0

[apps_bass_enhancer]
enabled = false
input_gain = 0.0
output_gain = 0.0
amount = 1.0
harmonics = 8.5
scope = 100.0
floor = 20.0
blend = 0.0

[apps_output_limiter]
enabled = false
input gain = 0.0
limit = 0.0
release time = 2.0

[mic_limiter]
enabled = false
input gain = 0.0
limit = 0.0
release time = 0.5

[mic_autovolume]
enabled = false
window = 1.0
target = -12
tolerance = 1
threshold = -50

[mic_compressor]
enabled = false
use_peak = false
attack = 101.09999999999999
release = 401.0
threshold = 0.0
ratio = 1.0
knee = 3.25
makeup = 0.0

[mic_reverb]
enabled = false
room size = 0.5
damping = 0.20000000000000001
width = 1.0
level = 0.5

[mic_highpass]
enabled = false
cutoff = 20
poles = 4

[mic_lowpass]
enabled = false
cutoff = 20000
poles = 4

[mic_equalizer]
enabled = false
input_gain = 0.0
output_gain = 0.0
band0 = 0.0
band1 = 0.0
band2 = 0.0
band3 = 0.0
band4 = 0.0
band5 = 0.0
band6 = 0.0
band7 = 0.0
band8 = 0.0
band9 = 0.0
band10 = 0.0
band11 = 0.0
band12 = 0.0
band13 = 0.0
band14 = 0.0
band15 = 0.0
band16 = 0.0
band17 = 0.0
band18 = 0.0
band19 = 0.0
band20 = 0.0
band21 = 0.0
band22 = 0.0
band23 = 0.0
band24 = 0.0
band25 = 0.0
band26 = 0.0
band27 = 0.0
band28 = 0.0
band29 = 0.0
band0_freq = 22.59
band1_freq = 28.440000000000001
band2_freq = 35.799999999999997
band3_freq = 45.07
band4_freq = 56.740000000000002
band5_freq = 71.430000000000007
band6_freq = 89.930000000000007
band7_freq = 113.20999999999999
band8_freq = 142.53
band9_freq = 179.43000000000001
band10_freq = 225.88999999999999
band11_freq = 284.38
band12_freq = 358.01999999999998
band13_freq = 450.72000000000003
band14_freq = 567.41999999999996
band15_freq = 714.34000000000003
band16_freq = 899.28999999999996
band17_freq = 1132.1500000000001
band18_freq = 1425.29
band19_freq = 1794.3299999999999
band20_freq = 2258.9299999999998
band21_freq = 2843.8200000000002
band22_freq = 3580.1599999999999
band23_freq = 4507.1499999999996
band24_freq = 5674.1599999999999
band25_freq = 7143.3500000000004
band26_freq = 8992.9400000000005
band27_freq = 11321.450000000001
band28_freq = 14252.860000000001
band29_freq = 17943.279999999999
band0_qfactor = 2.21
band1_qfactor = 2.21
band2_qfactor = 2.21
band3_qfactor = 2.21
band4_qfactor = 2.21
band5_qfactor = 2.21
band6_qfactor = 2.21
band7_qfactor = 2.21
band8_qfactor = 2.21
band9_qfactor = 2.21
band10_qfactor = 2.21
band11_qfactor = 2.21
band12_qfactor = 2.21
band13_qfactor = 2.21
band14_qfactor = 2.21
band15_qfactor = 2.21
band16_qfactor = 2.21
band17_qfactor = 2.21
band18_qfactor = 2.21
band19_qfactor = 2.21
band20_qfactor = 2.21
band21_qfactor = 2.21
band22_qfactor = 2.21
band23_qfactor = 2.21
band24_qfactor = 2.21
band25_qfactor = 2.21
band26_qfactor = 2.21
band27_qfactor = 2.21
band28_qfactor = 2.21
band29_qfactor = 2.21
band0_type = 0
band1_type = 0
band2_type = 0
band3_type = 0
band4_type = 0
band5_type = 0
band6_type = 0
band7_type = 0
band8_type = 0
band9_type = 0
band10_type = 0
band11_type = 0
band12_type = 0
band13_type = 0
band14_type = 0
band15_type = 0
band16_type = 0
band17_type = 0
band18_type = 0
band19_type = 0
band20_type = 0
band21_type = 0
band22_type = 0
band23_type = 0
band24_type = 0
band25_type = 0
band26_type = 0
band27_type = 0
band28_type = 0
band29_type = 0
2. Copy those code into a text editor and name it Boosted.preset

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[apps_limiter]
enabled = false
input gain = 0.0
limit = 0.0
release time = 0.5

[apps_autovolume]
enabled = false
window = 1.0
target = -12
tolerance = 1
threshold = -50

[apps_panorama]
enabled = false
position = 0.0

[apps_compressor]
enabled = false
use_peak = false
attack = 101.09999999999999
release = 401.0
threshold = 0.0
ratio = 1.0
knee = 3.25
makeup = 0.0

[apps_reverb]
enabled = false
room size = 0.5
damping = 0.20000000000000001
width = 1.0
level = 0.5

[apps_highpass]
enabled = false
cutoff = 20
poles = 4

[apps_lowpass]
enabled = false
cutoff = 20000
poles = 4

[apps_equalizer]
enabled = true
input_gain = 0.0
output_gain = 0.0
band0 = 5.0
band1 = 5.0
band2 = 4.0
band3 = 4.0
band4 = 0.0
band5 = 1.0
band6 = 1.0
band7 = 1.0
band8 = 2.0
band9 = 4.0
band10 = 3.0
band11 = 2.0
band12 = 2.0
band13 = 0.0
band14 = 0.0
band15 = 0.0
band16 = 0.0
band17 = 0.0
band18 = 0.0
band19 = 0.0
band20 = 0.0
band21 = 0.0
band22 = 0.0
band23 = 0.0
band24 = 0.0
band25 = 0.0
band26 = 0.0
band27 = 0.0
band28 = 0.0
band29 = 0.0
band0_freq = 32.0
band1_freq = 64.0
band2_freq = 100.0
band3_freq = 125.0
band4_freq = 250.0
band5_freq = 500.0
band6_freq = 750.0
band7_freq = 1000.0
band8_freq = 2000.0
band9_freq = 4000.0
band10_freq = 8000.0
band11_freq = 16000.0
band12_freq = 20000.0
band13_freq = 450.72000000000003
band14_freq = 567.41999999999996
band15_freq = 714.34000000000003
band16_freq = 899.28999999999996
band17_freq = 1132.1500000000001
band18_freq = 1425.29
band19_freq = 1794.3299999999999
band20_freq = 2258.9299999999998
band21_freq = 2843.8200000000002
band22_freq = 3580.1599999999999
band23_freq = 4507.1499999999996
band24_freq = 5674.1599999999999
band25_freq = 7143.3500000000004
band26_freq = 8992.9400000000005
band27_freq = 11321.450000000001
band28_freq = 14252.860000000001
band29_freq = 17943.279999999999
band0_qfactor = 2.21
band1_qfactor = 2.21
band2_qfactor = 2.21
band3_qfactor = 2.21
band4_qfactor = 2.21
band5_qfactor = 2.21
band6_qfactor = 2.21
band7_qfactor = 2.21
band8_qfactor = 2.21
band9_qfactor = 2.21
band10_qfactor = 2.21
band11_qfactor = 2.21
band12_qfactor = 2.21
band13_qfactor = 2.21
band14_qfactor = 2.21
band15_qfactor = 2.21
band16_qfactor = 2.21
band17_qfactor = 2.21
band18_qfactor = 2.21
band19_qfactor = 2.21
band20_qfactor = 2.21
band21_qfactor = 2.21
band22_qfactor = 2.21
band23_qfactor = 2.21
band24_qfactor = 2.21
band25_qfactor = 2.21
band26_qfactor = 2.21
band27_qfactor = 2.21
band28_qfactor = 2.21
band29_qfactor = 2.21
band0_type = 0
band1_type = 0
band2_type = 0
band3_type = 0
band4_type = 0
band5_type = 0
band6_type = 0
band7_type = 0
band8_type = 0
band9_type = 0
band10_type = 0
band11_type = 0
band12_type = 0
band13_type = 0
band14_type = 0
band15_type = 0
band16_type = 0
band17_type = 0
band18_type = 0
band19_type = 0
band20_type = 0
band21_type = 0
band22_type = 0
band23_type = 0
band24_type = 0
band25_type = 0
band26_type = 0
band27_type = 0
band28_type = 0
band29_type = 0

[apps_exciter]
enabled = false
input_gain = 0.0
output_gain = 0.0
amount = 1.0
harmonics = 8.5
scope = 7500.0
floor = 16000.0
blend = 0.0

[apps_bass_enhancer]
enabled = false
input_gain = 0.0
output_gain = 0.0
amount = 1.0
harmonics = 8.5
scope = 100.0
floor = 20.0
blend = 0.0

[apps_output_limiter]
enabled = false
input gain = 0.0
limit = 0.0
release time = 2.0

[mic_limiter]
enabled = false
input gain = 0.0
limit = 0.0
release time = 0.5

[mic_autovolume]
enabled = false
window = 1.0
target = -12
tolerance = 1
threshold = -50

[mic_compressor]
enabled = false
use_peak = false
attack = 101.09999999999999
release = 401.0
threshold = 0.0
ratio = 1.0
knee = 3.25
makeup = 0.0

[mic_reverb]
enabled = false
room size = 0.5
damping = 0.20000000000000001
width = 1.0
level = 0.5

[mic_highpass]
enabled = false
cutoff = 20
poles = 4

[mic_lowpass]
enabled = false
cutoff = 20000
poles = 4

[mic_equalizer]
enabled = false
input_gain = 0.0
output_gain = 0.0
band0 = 0.0
band1 = 0.0
band2 = 0.0
band3 = 0.0
band4 = 0.0
band5 = 0.0
band6 = 0.0
band7 = 0.0
band8 = 0.0
band9 = 0.0
band10 = 0.0
band11 = 0.0
band12 = 0.0
band13 = 0.0
band14 = 0.0
band15 = 0.0
band16 = 0.0
band17 = 0.0
band18 = 0.0
band19 = 0.0
band20 = 0.0
band21 = 0.0
band22 = 0.0
band23 = 0.0
band24 = 0.0
band25 = 0.0
band26 = 0.0
band27 = 0.0
band28 = 0.0
band29 = 0.0
band0_freq = 22.59
band1_freq = 28.440000000000001
band2_freq = 35.799999999999997
band3_freq = 45.07
band4_freq = 56.740000000000002
band5_freq = 71.430000000000007
band6_freq = 89.930000000000007
band7_freq = 113.20999999999999
band8_freq = 142.53
band9_freq = 179.43000000000001
band10_freq = 225.88999999999999
band11_freq = 284.38
band12_freq = 358.01999999999998
band13_freq = 450.72000000000003
band14_freq = 567.41999999999996
band15_freq = 714.34000000000003
band16_freq = 899.28999999999996
band17_freq = 1132.1500000000001
band18_freq = 1425.29
band19_freq = 1794.3299999999999
band20_freq = 2258.9299999999998
band21_freq = 2843.8200000000002
band22_freq = 3580.1599999999999
band23_freq = 4507.1499999999996
band24_freq = 5674.1599999999999
band25_freq = 7143.3500000000004
band26_freq = 8992.9400000000005
band27_freq = 11321.450000000001
band28_freq = 14252.860000000001
band29_freq = 17943.279999999999
band0_qfactor = 2.21
band1_qfactor = 2.21
band2_qfactor = 2.21
band3_qfactor = 2.21
band4_qfactor = 2.21
band5_qfactor = 2.21
band6_qfactor = 2.21
band7_qfactor = 2.21
band8_qfactor = 2.21
band9_qfactor = 2.21
band10_qfactor = 2.21
band11_qfactor = 2.21
band12_qfactor = 2.21
band13_qfactor = 2.21
band14_qfactor = 2.21
band15_qfactor = 2.21
band16_qfactor = 2.21
band17_qfactor = 2.21
band18_qfactor = 2.21
band19_qfactor = 2.21
band20_qfactor = 2.21
band21_qfactor = 2.21
band22_qfactor = 2.21
band23_qfactor = 2.21
band24_qfactor = 2.21
band25_qfactor = 2.21
band26_qfactor = 2.21
band27_qfactor = 2.21
band28_qfactor = 2.21
band29_qfactor = 2.21
band0_type = 0
band1_type = 0
band2_type = 0
band3_type = 0
band4_type = 0
band5_type = 0
band6_type = 0
band7_type = 0
band8_type = 0
band9_type = 0 
band10_type = 0
band11_type = 0
band12_type = 0
band13_type = 0
band14_type = 0
band15_type = 0
band16_type = 0
band17_type = 0
band18_type = 0
band19_type = 0
band20_type = 0
band21_type = 0
band22_type = 0
band23_type = 0
band24_type = 0
band25_type = 0
band26_type = 0
band27_type = 0
band28_type = 0
band29_type = 0

3. Add those files into your ~/.config/PulseEffects or ~/.config/pulse/presets. Sorry I don't know what it would be like under ubuntu since I never use it, but it is likely in either one of them.
4. Try to load the presets and see if that works. Since I don't have ubuntu I can't test it properly. If anyone is successful, let me know. My friend said this works on his ubuntu desktop.
Last edited by loveLM on Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:35 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: How to add presets in PulseEffects?

Post by loveLM » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:56 pm

I happened to download an older version from here
http://sourcedigit.com/22385-pulseaudio ... lications/

Download PulseEffects Package
PulseEffects for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (64-bit)


This one has some presets built in and it worked. However, I couldn't load any other presets. The window opens, but then when I select a file, the "open" or "cancel" button just don't work.

I still would like to know why presents won't load in both.

I also found the new version 3.1.2 a bit annoying without any presets.

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Re: How to add presets in PulseEffects?

Post by loveLM » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:31 am

Just to update on playing with PulseEffects 3.1.2
I read this article
https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-thea ... plainer/4/
and made a customized preset for myself. And I named it then clicked on the "+" button, it was added. Then I clicked on "Save the current setting to preset". It was saved and when I restarted it I could use my own preset. However, I couldn't find where it was saved, so I can't really export it somewhere.

At least I could finally use it to my own liking. I still want to know if it's possible to add a preset or export my own preset. I hope those I've tried could help some newbie users to set up their own preset.

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Re: How to add presets in PulseEffects?

Post by greerd » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:07 am

Hi LoveLM,

I don't have pulse audio equalizer installed any more but I used to use it and store my own presets. I think the presets are stored in your home directory ~/.config/pulse/presets and can be backed up or copied directly from that directory. Presets can be deleted but not edited via the equalizer so new similar presets need a unique name (rock1, rock2, etc.).

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Re: How to add presets in PulseEffects?

Post by loveLM » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:19 am

@greerd

Hi there,
there is no such a folder there, I checked from the very beginning. I created a folder in order to use the presets from github but it won't even load. I ended up deleting it.

Now since I'm able to create my own preset I wonder where it was really stored! Again I checked, there is no presets folder in ~/.config/pulse/. There is some tdb files, something bla bla source, and cookie.

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Re: How to add presets in PulseEffects?

Post by loveLM » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:30 am

A friend used PulseEffects on Ubuntu 17.10 and all the presets load fine.

Now I started to think perhaps all the problems are due to the fact it might be written for newer version of ubuntu but Linuxmint is older.

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