Old 8th March 2004, 15:23   #1
equaliserdummy
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How to activate Plug-in?

Hi,
I just downloaded the audiostocker plug-in for my winamp5. Although it is in my plug-in folder, i do not seem to be able to select it when i get into my preference list on my player. By the way, i know this sounds kinda stupid, but how does it work? And what does the row of knobs on the equaliser represent? What plug-in should i download to enhance the sound of rock and trance music? I would appreciate ANY help! THANKS in advance!
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Old 8th March 2004, 15:51   #2
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Hmm, audiostocker is more of a compressor/limiter/normalizer plugin.

For enhancing the sound, try something like Enhancer, Wow Thing (requires free registration), Dee3, DFX, etc...

Where did you download AudioStocker from?
Was it a .ZIP file or a self-installing .EXE file?
Is the correct corresponding dsp_*.dll file in the Winamp\Plugins dir?
If so, restart Winamp, then go to:
Prefs > Plugins > DSP/Effects
and select "AudioStocker" here to enable it.

I've never used this particular 3rd-party plugin, so I can't help you with the config/setup.

I've tried both Enhancer and WowThing though,
and the sound improvement is definitely noticeable,
though with my system/soundcard/speaker setup, I honestly don't require any dsp/fx plugins. I just use the EQ, and nothing else.

For the EQ, the sliders on the left control the bass end, and the ones on the right control the treble.
Try one of the presets, eg. "Techno" is a pretty good all-round preset.
(Presets button > Load > Preset)
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Old 9th March 2004, 03:50   #3
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Hi
.....I downloaded audiostocker in its zip form, i guess that's why it refuses to install itself and chooses instead to stare back at me on the comp screen. So how do i install it then? I am using the audiostocker to normalise the different volumes of my MP3 files...but i was wondering also if there are alternatives to using plug-ins. What does difference in treble affect then? And what do the different numbers represent? I hope my endless questions are NOT too buggy Thanks.
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Old 9th March 2004, 17:58   #4
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You need to unzip the zip dude!
ie. extract the DLL from the zip
and place the DLL in the Winamp\Plugins folder.
The plugin will then be listed under: Prefs > Plugins >DSP/Effects
next time you open Winamp.

As for alternatives...
The other normalizing/limiter/replaygain plugins are listed here

Most people tend to use RockSteady

Then there's external programs (ie. not Winamp plugins), eg. MP3Gain...
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