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Old 30th September 2011, 11:04 AM   #1
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Default A 31 channel EQ file processor for FLAC?

Some albums seem to need a bit of EQ adjustment. Using foobar2000 and its 31-channel graphic equalizer add-on is good, but you have to set it up for each album, each time you play that album. Does anyone know of software which will take these EQ settings and apply them to the data file? This would mean that having done the adjustment once, you would never have to do it again.
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Old 30th September 2011, 11:11 AM   #2
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Haven't tried it myself

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Old 30th September 2011, 12:22 PM   #3
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Winamp.
From the FAQ:

Q: What are auto presets? What does the 'Auto' button do?
A: Auto presets can be set for specific media files and automatically load for each media file.
1. set the EQ to the way you like for a currently playing song or current file in main/player window.
2. press Presets button
3. select Save
4. select Auto-load preset...
5. press the Save button
When the Equalizer and Auto buttons are on the EQ will change automatically for each media file that has an auto preset.

But I don't think these are added to the tag.
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Old 30th September 2011, 04:10 PM   #4
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I believe Winamp will not play FLAC files gaplessly, making it no good for opera.

I can't see a 31-channel EQ on SoX.
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Old 30th September 2011, 07:28 PM   #5
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^ Works FLAC-gapless for me.
No good for opera would be a bonus
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You very rarely need a 31 band eq for playback. I'd look for a good three or four band parametric plugin.
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SoX have biquad, so i think it's possible to model you eq as you want
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Old 1st October 2011, 09:15 AM   #8
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Winamp's wikipedia page says "supports gapless playback for MP3 and AAC files (since version 5.3)". Nothing about FLAC. A quick internet search suggests some people get away with it, while one person reports it suddenly becoming non-gapless for no apparent reason. I'll steer clear.

Don't be disparaging about opera. Rock music has almost become an anachronism too.

Parametric equalizers seem to be preferred over graphic equalizers by my contact in the recording industry, so I'll try giving that a go and then using SoX. Thanks. It also overcomes the problem of graphic EQ algorithms being different to each other.
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All I can tell you is I made a gapless pair of FLACs and played them sequentially, multiple times.
You're free to choose whichever you'd like...
...and disparage whatever you don't like.
If I wanted a selection to be a single track for playback, I'd simply make it a single track.
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No need for that. Many players can do gapless FLAC. Even crossfades.

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You very rarely need a 31 band eq for playback. I'd look for a good three or four band parametric plugin.
Good point. I have a 31 band (digital) inline but usually make broad curves anyway.

John, what kind of tweaks do you generally go with EQ? Having them follow a song or album would be handy, for sure.
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