Tie EQ to Genre

My iTunes audio player on my iBook has a nifty graphic equalizer that lets me adjust the tone of the music it plays. I can do this manually, or I can select from a list of presets like “Latin” and “Pop”.

It’s surprising to me (an audio amateur, if that) how much better I can make music sound if I adjust the EQ to the genre. For example, right now I’m listening to Radio Free Tiny Pineapple playing Bachelor No. 2 by Aimee Mann. If I set the EQ to “Rock” the song sounds rich and full-bodied whereas if I set the EQ to “Acoustic” it sounds more reserved and barren.

What I’m wondering is this: is anyone working on hooking up the meta-data stored in MP3 files to the EQ settings in an audio player, so that I can say, for example “if genre equals bluegrass the set EQ to lots of treble.” Or whatever?


Oliver's picture
Oliver on May 8, 2002 - 04:22 Permalink

Any idea what the different genre settings are doing to the EQ and how they differ? I’ve never heard of genre-specific EQ.

Isaac's picture
Isaac on May 9, 2002 - 14:16 Permalink

Winamp will save your EQ settings for each song and load them when the song plays. Mind you, you need to do all the EQ settings yourself, and I don’t believe they transfer with the file, but its still can be a somewhat useful feature.

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Olivia Rukavina on May 7, 2022 - 10:04 Permalink

20 years!