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Title: Storing/restoring EQ settings on a song-per-song basis
Post by: wcs13 on 2022-04-26 18:39:04
Hi all,

There are many equalizers available. Some are system-wide (Equalizer APO), some are VST plugins, some are fb2k components.
fb2k remains my player regardless of the used EQ.
Here's how I like to do:

I wish there was a way to solve this problem. Maybe we could store those EQ settings in custom tags, so that the EQ software could read those tags (which would require it to be a fb2k component) and "EQ itself" for those particular songs. That would be great.

Does this make sense? Can we hope for this to become real someday?

Thanks for you insights. :)
Title: Re: Storing/restoring EQ settings on a song-per-song basis
Post by: Porcus on 2022-04-26 21:24:15
First search hit: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=114785.0
May or may not be helpful.
Title: Re: Storing/restoring EQ settings on a song-per-song basis
Post by: wcs13 on 2022-04-26 22:36:52
Thanks. Hadn't thought of Dynamic DSP, I've been using it for other tasks. Thanks again for suggesting it.

I've given it some thought, and quite honestly, it doesn't seem very suitable for what I'm trying to achieve.
Unless I'm wrong, imagine you have 1000 'particular songs' that require EQing. Each one with its own custom EQ parameters.
That would make 1000 different EQ presets for Dynamic DSP. It would quickly become unmanageable.

In my mind, EQ values would rather be stored directly in custom tags.
For example, for the 18-band Equalizer DSP, we would have some %equalizer% multivalue tag.
That tag would have 18 values. For example: 3; 3; 3; 0; 0; 0; 0; 0; -1; -2; -1; 0; 0; 0; 0; 0; 0; 0
Then the Equalizer DSP could theoretically read those values and apply the relevant EQ for the track. :)

It could be a very simple option, like a checkbox somewhere with "write EQ values to tags" (yes/no).
EQ values would be written and read automatically by the relevant DSP.

Maybe there would be a way of suggesting that to one of the developers. Anybody knows who I should contact, please?
Title: Re: Storing/restoring EQ settings on a song-per-song basis
Post by: wcs13 on 2022-05-08 00:10:16
I think I should bump this. :) Hello ? Anybody ?...
Title: Re: Storing/restoring EQ settings on a song-per-song basis
Post by: wcs13 on 2022-05-12 16:21:15
Somebody please ?  :-[