Add sound enhancements such as equaliser or normalisation

Bug #1434832 reported by Christian on 2015-03-21
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Canonical System Image
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Ubuntu Music App
Wishlist
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pulseaudio (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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pulseaudio (Ubuntu RTM)
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Bug Description

Hi there! o/

After using this app since two days, i really like it. Some other bugs i had have already been mentioned.

At the moment, i am having problems listening to music through my headphones:

The volume is not loud enough for older tracks. I am talking about albums from the 70s/60s/80s, which were not effected by the "loudness war". Nowadays, the albums are mixed pretty loud, screw dynamic! :D

However, it would be nice to have a menu option to activate/deactivate the volume limits. Maybe it can be included into the equalizer, which might be inplented some day in the app?

Thank you in advance!

Cheers,
Kurisu

Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.

I agree, I would love to see us have a equaliser. Maybe we could also add a compressor which could then be used to 'normalise' the volume as well? We would probably need a "Sound enhancements" page somewhere within the app so this would require design and we would need support in media-hub for injecting elements into the pipeline or allow us to access equaliser/compressor settings.

Changed in music-app:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - Increase the volume level, create higher limit
+ Add sound enhancements such as equaliser or normalisation
Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) on 2015-04-12
Changed in music-app:
status: New → Triaged

I'm sure, you dev guys already found this, but just in case:

http://www.webupd8.org/2013/03/install-pulseaudio-with-built-in-system.html

According to this article, pulseaudio already has an inbuilt Equalizer. Theoretically you would only need to create a frontend to access it.

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → John McAleely (john.mcaleely)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → backlog
status: New → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: John McAleely (john.mcaleely) → nobody
tags: added: pulse-touch
Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu RTM):
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Adding an equalizer in-app probably doesn't necessitate that it be done at the pulseaudio level. So this is "invalid" for PulseAudio.

But also, it's done :) -> see bug 932834

Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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