23rd April 2001, 02:24
I am wondering whether it would be possible for someone to release a better equalizer. There are definite problems with the default EQ. I imagine an equalizer that allows users to decide which frequency's amplitude will be modified. Also, a finite number of modifiable frequency groups is a limitation, and great care must be taken to prevent changes to anything other than the amplitude of the selected frequencies. For instance, I could decide to amplify frequencies between 61 and 100 Hz +6 decibels, and I could negate the 60 Hz hum of some electronic device(-24 decibels maybe). I don't know enough about the rest of it to be eloquent, but I think that the problems may lie in the way the data is processed. Is there a bottleneck in the old EQ which limits its ability to properly attenuate frequencies? I am interested in learning more, and I am even willing to help. Of course, I would need to learn some things, but I already write code, and I know a bit about audio engineering. Educate me!