Author Topic: Equalizer distorted sound  (Read 1952 times)

stardepp

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For two days, MusicBee's equaliser has generated a distorted sound. When I turn off the equalizer, the sound sounds clean.

How can I "clean" the Equalizer?

I use the latest version of MusicBee 3.3.

sveakul

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Are you sure it isn't your EQ settings themselves causing clipping/distortion?  Instead of disabling the EQ, just zero-out all the sliders--still sound distorted? Disable pre-amp also, if in use, for comparison.  Is it EVERY song, or just certain songs?  Install or change any DSP plugins recently?  Does it persist across all audio output choices?  I feel sure it's not the EQ itself,  I use the latest 3.3 update and the same settings I've always had perform flawlessly here.

stardepp

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Ok, thank you. I looked closely again ... my equaliser was set to maximum. I put it on the "Rock " template now and the sound is optimal again.

But I didn't install DSP and I don't know what that is.

frankz

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DSP is Digital Signal Processing - plugins for things like exciters, compressors, limiters, EQ, etc.

The EQ is considered DSP even though it's built in.

EQ is destructive for mainstream, professionally mastered music.  I wish people wouldn't use it.  At the very least, it should be used only to cut volume in specific frequencies, not to boost them.
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stardepp

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Here in the MusicBee Forum you will find something new again and again. That is very gratifying.

I hear little mainstream.

My music is very varied. I listen to music by 1559 artists.

And the sound is again very good, intense and balanced.