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Windows 7: Using a Graphic Equaliser With Realtek Audio?

10 Feb 2014   #1
Chris Nicola

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit SP1
 
 
Using a Graphic Equaliser With Realtek Audio?

I am playing an analog device through my sound card with 2 channel stereo and am wondering if Realtek have a built in graphic equalizer somewhere as I can't find one. If Realtek don't have an equalizer is there a third party software that can do the job? Your advice would be appreciated.

Kind Regards

Chris

PS The Realtek audio driver shows up as 6.0.1.7083.


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11 Feb 2014   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Chris Nicola, I wouldn't bother setting Realtek, just set the app you use to play music. I use Winamp.

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11 Feb 2014   #3
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

Realtek (all that I've seen) contains EQ for various settings.

Go to Control Panel/Hardware and Sound. Access the RealTek HD Audio Manager. Using the RealTek it will be applicable to any audio, not just within a media player.

See screen shot:


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11 Feb 2014   #4
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chris Nicola View Post
PS The Realtek audio driver shows up as 6.0.1.7083.
This is the latest Realtek driver, but out of curiosity what is the chip on your motherboard?

You should have the "Realtek HD Audio Manager" icon in your system tray. Right-click on it and select "sound manager" to open it. Then click on the "i" (info) button to display details of your Realtek chip.



To get to the Realtek EQ (assuming your chip supports it), select the "Sound Effects" tab from the menu at the top of the opening presentation when you get into "Realtek HD Audio Manager". Then down about 2/3 of the way on the left side of the window there is a "change to graphic EQ" button. Click on it, and you'll now have a 10-band EQ that you can adjust. The adjustments will have a real-time effect on sound, so if you're playing something while adjusting that's a good way to come up with the slider settings you like... at least for that particular sound/music that you're playing.

When you're satisifed with that particular EQ setup, push the "save" (floppy disk icon) button to the upper-right of the EQ itself. Pick a name to save the EQ as, and it's now in effect indefinitely until you change it or select some other preset or one of your own other custom-saved EQ settings.



Note that Realtek's GUI is now potentially different (i.e. a different skin) depending on manufacturer and motherboard. My screenshots above are from an ASUS board, but whether your "skin" is the same or not the HD Audio Manager and "sound effects" tab is still the place to set up your collection of custom-saved EQ's, both to save them and then to select them.
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11 Feb 2014   #5
Chris Nicola

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit SP1
 
 

Thank you all for your replies. I finally found it in the control panel under Hardware and sound / Realtek audio manager. I also found it in the system tray. It was so simple and I missed it for so long. The graphic equalizer and the presets are all there as seen in the screenshot from Fireberd. I was previously looking under the sound icon in control panel instead of Realtek HD audio manager. Thank you all for your help.


Kind Regards

Chris
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21 Oct 2014   #6
jargraj

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
No Sound Effects Tab or Graphic EQ

I know exactly what I want because it looked a bit like in dsperber's post on my old Acer.

I have just reinstalled the most recent Realtek driver, codec and software package direct from their site, and I can't get a graphic EQ up using HD audio manager. I can only see Default Format and Speaker Configuration tabs.

win 7 64 bit. aspire 5750g.

I appreciate this thread has been inactive a long time but my problem is almost directly related.

P.S. I tried clicking most of the exe.s in the realtek install folder and nothing happened. rthdcpl.exe vncutil64 etc.
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21 Oct 2014   #7
Chris Nicola

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit SP1
 
 

Do you mean you can see Realtec HD audio manager in Control panel but when you launch it you cannot find the equalizer? Check the settings in this screenshot.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z0n8o4ohaq...liser.JPG?dl=0

Kind Regards
Chris
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24 Oct 2014   #8
jargraj

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Aye I can see the audio manager, but in it I can't see a sound effects tab or a digital output tab.
The speakers tab has "speaker configuration" and "default format" tabs and the microphone tab has "microphone effects" and "default format" tabs, and that's all i can see. no EQ.
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24 Oct 2014   #9
jargraj

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Also, when I plug something into the headphone jack a new turquoise window pops up, but this too has no eq options, only Audio I/O and Power Management. The Audio I/O tab has microphone and speaker options and a demo sound window. that is all.
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24 Oct 2014   #10
Chris Nicola

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit SP1
 
 

Please can you send a screenshot of what you can actually see.

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Chris
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