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post #631 of 745
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Originally Posted by BronyMusician View Post

Hello. Thank you so much for doing this. I have been using your configuration since 2 months already. Its so GOOD. THANK YOU!

Question: I thought about using the config for classical for improving my piano improvisations (i use samples with a keyboard, not recording of a real piano) but it seems its too "excesive". Is there a config that would work with anything tought it doest improve that much the audio? It literaly blows me my headphones. I changed some things on the EQ and got better results but since you are a pro i ask for your advice.

 

 

Here is a sample: http://www.goear.com/listen/6aef2dc/h-gg

 

I don't even recommend using the other presets, those are just a "bonus" and not necessarily up-to-date. The only two configs I can recommend is the "Default" ones, forward and laid-back. The other just has "genre" specific FR adjustments like with classical I assiociate V-shape (important for highs to have presence for the airiness) and slight bass boost to give more "drama" for the drums and having slight pushed back midrange creates an illusion of larger soundstage as it's not so in-your-face. Additionally reverb was set one step higher for it (reverb adds to creating large soundstage). That preset should be only tested with fullblown orchestra music, for invidual instruments it doesn't fit. I personally only use the forward and laid-back configs no matter what music I listen to as those are made to be balanced and therefore to me it sounds best but I added specific genre presets for fun exaggerating slightly the parts of the music that is important.

 

For you it's not really what you want for piano. The  "Default: Balanced (forward) config is what you want to use.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 3/20/13 at 11:43pm
post #632 of 745

That WAS FAST!

 

Thank You!

 

I shall use forward config and do some corrections by ear later on my Daw. Will do an small post with the final result when finish.

post #633 of 745

Hi,

If I use a resampler, should I put it first or last in DSP order???

post #634 of 745

I decided to use the foobar2000 to make the reverb instead of altering the original sound. Feedback is apreciated. Sorry if this doesnt belong in this thread.

 

 

Dedicated to RPGWiZaRD.

post #635 of 745

I just wanted to bump this up top again and say THANK YOU for this absolutely amazing mod!

 

My Anedio D1 and HD800 combination with this mod is the single best headphone setup I've ever heard at home or anywhere else.

 

For the past 6 months I've completely lost all interest in any kind of upgrades and I'm just enjoying the music!

 

A thousand thumps up and thank you!
 

post #636 of 745
Is there a preconfigured version available for download? I've tried to get going with foobar a couple times and just can't seem to get the hang of it. I'd love to try it at optimum before settling on Jriver Media center.
post #637 of 745
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Originally Posted by BigCabDaddy View Post

Is there a preconfigured version available for download? I've tried to get going with foobar a couple times and just can't seem to get the hang of it. I'd love to try it at optimum before settling on Jriver Media center.

 

Just check the first page closer, first is offered preconfigured packages...

post #638 of 745

Any suggestions on how I could blend your "Forward" EQ preset with another, headphone equalizing preset?

post #639 of 745
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Any suggestions on how I could blend your "Forward" EQ preset with another, headphone equalizing preset?

 

Use 2 EQs? :) That's what I do, I never touch the one in foobar2000 and use soundcard's EQ if I need to EQ the headphones themselves. If I didn't have a soundcard I'd just add another Electri-Q in the list of active DSPs.

post #640 of 745
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Use 2 EQs? :) That's what I do, I never touch the one in foobar2000 and use soundcard's EQ if I need to EQ the headphones themselves. If I didn't have a soundcard I'd just add another Electri-Q in the list of active DSPs.


You should be able to sum the two electri Q settings and use only 1 instance. Or perhaps run convolution software instead of the phone eq

post #641 of 745
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You should be able to sum the two electri Q settings and use only 1 instance. Or perhaps run convolution software instead of the phone eq

 

Of course you can but I personally don't want to, think it's better with 2 separate and besides if I EQ headphones I want a system-wide solution so that everything sounds the same or else I get bothered by it not sounding the same when gaming etc.

post #642 of 745

Actually, this is what I did, it just didn't seem right to me, lol. Do you think the priorities matter, as in which preset should be higher in the DSP list?

post #643 of 745
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Originally Posted by InCreD1Ble View Post

Actually, this is what I did, it just didn't seem right to me, lol. Do you think the priorities matter, as in which preset should be higher in the DSP list?

 

Nah should be the same end result.

post #644 of 745
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 

Nah should be the same end result.

Ok, thank you for your input. I'm really happy with the results I'm getting with this config, my HE-400's couldn't sound more live now k701smile.gif

post #645 of 745
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 

Use 2 EQs? :) That's what I do, I never touch the one in foobar2000 and use soundcard's EQ if I need to EQ the headphones themselves. If I didn't have a soundcard I'd just add another Electri-Q in the list of active DSPs.

in what order?

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