Add sound enhancements such as equaliser or normalisation

Bug #1434832 reported by Christian on 2015-03-21
This bug affects 18 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Ubuntu Music App
pulseaudio (Ubuntu)
pulseaudio (Ubuntu RTM)

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!


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:

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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