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Integrate an equalizer before the sound card without Soundflower

May 06 2013 | 9:32 am

Hi all,

I’m creating an equalizer that corrects the room acoustics problems. It works, but now I’d like to implement my standalone on my computer. I mean that I would like it to be integrated before the sound card, such as Windows’ sound improvement. I know that Soundflower or other kind of these apps could be my friend, but here I don’t want to use them (well in fact I can’t for multiple reasons). So if anybody has an idea ?
Another question : How to minimize to tray a standalone ?

I’m running Max 6 on Windows 7.

Thank’s in advance !

May 06 2013 | 10:16 am

what are you using in your workflow ? Only Max, or several audio applications ? And your eq is done wiht Max ?

May 06 2013 | 12:05 pm

I’m only using Max and all my EQ has been designed within Max/MSP with no externals objects.

May 06 2013 | 1:48 pm

The HISStools will soon release a plugin and standalone version of a convolver… I use it with JackAudio all the time to correct my room’s acoustic! Watch this space!


May 06 2013 | 2:03 pm

It looks pretty good. Will the standalone be "integrated" into Windows ? If yes how did you do ? (I repeat that I can’t use any kind of JackAudio…)


May 07 2013 | 8:31 am

if you’re staying in the Max realm, why not use the powerful features of that wonderful thing regarding audio routing ? I mean, you just have to change the dac~ in your patches by send~ , and the corresponding receives~ would feed the filter, and only the said filter would output audio. It would only introduce one vector of delay (eg 512 samples if your signal vector size is of 512, 64 samples if it’s at 64 etc) but it would be the simplest way imo.

May 07 2013 | 12:27 pm

Well, I don’t understand how this trick would allow me to route any signal that’s playing on my sound card into my EQ ? I mean that routing audio within my app won’t change the interactions with Windows isn’t it ? Or maybe I don’t understand your explanations (cause I’m french…:-)

Thank you

May 14 2013 | 1:00 pm

No more ideas ?

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