Great software based equalizer: BlueParamEQ
Apr 5, 2003 at 5:58 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7


Headphoneus Supremus
Jun 22, 2001
Someone on this very board pointed me at this gem, but I forgot who, and I can't find the thread. Whoever it was, thanks!

BlueParamEQ is a very capable and useful parametric equalizer that works through the AdaptX plugin for Winamp. Give it a shot.

Get Winamp 2.9 from this site:

On that same site you can get the AdaptX plugin (under plug-ins, DSP/effect).

You also need the equalizer from this site:

Go to manufacturers, then scroll down to Digilogue. You can get the whole blueline plugin pack, or just the EQ.

The AdaptX plugin creates it's own manager window, and you load the directx plugins there. The trick is that you can load a module, mess with settings, and nothing will happen. You have to select the little box to the left of the name of the module to make it active.

Also notice the little tabs at the bottom that let you select the graphic view which lets you see and adjust the equalization curve. Very useful! Also the meters are great, with a running estimate of headroom (adjust with the preamp control, and hit the R button to restart the headroom number).

That should be enough info to get you in trouble for now. I will get around to posting some suggested starting points for different phones one of these days.

Have fun, and if you find any other useful directX plugins let us know!

Apr 6, 2003 at 6:14 PM Post #2 of 7
also looks like there are lots of other EQ's in there!
the BlueParamEQ has just 4 band and ain't flexible enough after you play with it a while, also it's divided to two operation windows and it's a bit uncomfortable.
i'll check out the others..Renaissance Equalizer looks simple and effective..
ok to the research!
Apr 7, 2003 at 7:44 PM Post #3 of 7
Let me know what you find with the others.

I didn't think that the 4 band parametric would be very good, but I can get pretty close to the curves that I want on most of my cans. I haven't bothered with localized issues, because they are pretty minor in comparison to the overall voicing of the headphones. otoh a full graphic eq has more flexibility, but takes longer to set up.

btw you can adjust everything in either of the windows. The little squares in the graphic window are active. Lots of fun.


Apr 7, 2003 at 10:07 PM Post #4 of 7
I still prefer Shibatch's super EQ for its superior quality although there are bugs and the author seemed to have abandoned the project.
Apr 17, 2003 at 5:12 AM Post #5 of 7
the Waves Q10 (on the directxfiles page) is a total killer.
Apr 23, 2003 at 12:08 PM Post #6 of 7

Originally posted by J.Y.
I still prefer Shibatch's super EQ for its superior quality although there are bugs and the author seemed to have abandoned the project.

No it's not abandoned.
Define "bugs" please, possibly e-mail me - I don't check thi place out all that often
Apr 23, 2003 at 2:11 PM Post #7 of 7
Well, for Shibata's EQ, wasn't there this issue of it using too many taps--while this can give you sharp steps in the EQ curve, this can cause ringing problems?

Be great if there's an option for changing the number of taps, customizing the Q value between the sliders, (or does that make any sense
) or even adding a parametric EQ--maybe show a graph of the EQ curve and let the user tweak it any way they want. The EQ sure has enough taps for that
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