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Windows 7: Loudness Equalization

08 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Loudness Equalization

Is there any way to change the Realtek HD Audio "Loudness Equalization" setting to add heavier compression to the audio signal in the registry or otherwise.

Loudness Equalization-capturea.jpg

My digital channels seem very low in volume compared to commercials.
The Realtek Loudness Equalization increases the volume, but doesn't compress the signal too much.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Is there any way to change the Realtek HD Audio "Loudness Equalization" setting to add heavier compression to the audio signal in the registry or otherwise.
So far, there's no user controls for Loudness Equalization, you would need a minimum of "threshold" and "compression ratio" adjustments.

It looks like the actual compression comes from the "Waves MaxAudio/MaxVolume" software DSP that microsoft has licensed, the Realtek driver taps into that, if adjustments were ever made available it would have to come from MS.

By digital channels, do you mean the Digital Output?

It looks like you have Speakers set as the default output device.
You also have auditorium effects, what happens if you set effects to none?
Is the output more balanced.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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