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Windows 7: can we get generic Old fashioned equalizer like we had in XP back

27 Mar 2012   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
can we get generic Old fashioned equalizer like we had in XP back

Hi there
We used to have for most Audio drivers back in XP days a decent equalizer.

Now all we have it seems is a basic Volume control.
I just want the OPEN MIXER on the bottom task bar to have some basic equalisation like it did with XP.

Any decent FREE generic equalizer -- I KNOW if I'm using VLC or Winamp they have their own equalizers and they work so my Audio (connexant HD) must have the facility available somewhere.

I have some applications that just deliver "Bog standard Sound" to the on board sound card -- I'd like to be able to adjust the sound with a decent equalizer - seems we've GONE BACKWARDS here from XP -- the rest of W7 is fine.

Anybody replying who says use Windows Media player or another music playing app ==> PLEASE RE READ THE POST.

Thanks

Cheers
jimbo


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27 Mar 2012   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

jimbo45,
This likely doesn't help but I've been nothing but impressed ever since loading and then upgrading to lifetime gold for MediaMonkey, it has a wicked equalizer function among many superior features. It's available as a free download but this may not be the solution you're looking for. Did you check the freeware section of the Software forum?
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27 Mar 2012   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I'm confused. Your post states Connexant HD, whereas your specs list Realtek HD. The Realtek driver includes an equalizer. Which is it?
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27 Mar 2012   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I'm confused. Your post states Connexant HD, whereas your specs list Realtek HD. The Realtek driver includes an equalizer. Which is it?
And then to confuse things even further the specs for the motherboard listed,

ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P5QL-CM

show that it has Via onboard audio.

Quote:
Audio

VT1708B, 8-Channel High-Definition Audio CODEC
Support Jack Detection and Multi-streaming
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