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Windows 7: Software to increase system-wide audio volume in Windows 7?


02 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Software to increase system-wide audio volume in Windows 7?

Hi all,

I currently have a VirtualBox VM (virtual machine) of Windows 7 Professional running on a host Windows 7 Ultimate, both 64-bit. I am in a situation where I am finding the audio output from my VM is simply too low in volume even with the VM Windows's volume set to maximum at 100%. While a simple answer would be to increase my host Windows's volume further (it's at 70%) and/or just crank up the volume on my speakers, this skews with the host system's volume where I have set everything perfectly where I want it.

So I am looking for a software-based alternative that can boost the volume of Windows's audio in the OS itself (inside the VM). Googling has only brought up the "answer" of turning on Loudness Equalization, which is inadequate for my needs as it introduces audio distortion and is not the exact answer to my problem at any rate.

While I will have to resort to the Loudness Equalisation thing if all else fails, I'm looking for something with a more refined approach. Does anyone know of a piece of software/driver that can, for example, serve as an equalizer or in-between filter that sits directly in Windows 7's audio subsystem, not unlike Realtek's equalizer on their HD Audio drivers?

For reference, the VirtualBox VM is emulating an Intel HD Audio sound card/chip. This can be changed to AC'97 or Soundblaster if required. This is also a virtualized environment if it wasn't clear already, so any concerns of blown speakers and hardware are not applicable short of something completely ridiculous.

Thanks to everyone for reading, and hopefully someone can enlighten me.


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05 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I guess, judging from the lack of responses, what I'd inquired about is unfeasible at this time. Oh well, was worth a shot! :)
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05 Apr 2013   #3

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Just a thought here, this post below helped a bunch of us with low audio a while back, it could be worth a shot.

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05 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, the Loudness Equalization trick came up a lot during my Googling as I'd explained in the OP and I've been using that thus far. While it's an "adequate" solution, I was hoping there'd be a more refined way of increasing the volume, like through an equalizer or some other audio filter in 7's audio subsystem itself, rather than relying on a side-effect of volume normalization.

Thanks anyway though! Any constructive response is greatly appreciated.
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06 Apr 2013   #5

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

No Problem, hope you find a fix for it.
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