Thank you JonnyMac, I couldn't have explained it better
The preset is suppose to boost the bass in a nice and pleasant way. I really cannot get the same sound using winamp's equalizer. There are some very nice graphic EQs, and these work better, but still, they cannot automatically set the gain, and as I have noticed, my preset has a subtle tendency to "warm" the sound, and even smooth some of the bass distortions that are present in some tracks. All this despite a very very simple code, and me having no experience with dsp
Some of you might not like the fact that the overall loudness of most tracks will be somewhat lowered, but this is because virtually all modern music is mastered so that bass is at the very maximum limit of the format. Therefore, as a person that loves music and has good ears, I am telling you that you cannot boost the bass because that would result in distortions. Instead, the bass must be brought to the maximum limit (0db) and the rest of the spectrum attenuated, to get the same effect. There simply is no other way. And despite playing with the different parameters for almost 6 months, I still cannot say it is perfect, there are some very rare instances when it will distort, but only for a split second, so the auto gain can catch up.
At the default settings (the slider in the middle), the effect is pretty subtle, making it suitable for good equipment. I have a good soundcard, coupled with an discrete amplifier, and Sennheiser HD215 headphones, and that is the setting at which I always listen to my music (I'm a little bit of a basshead :P ). Actually, I am so used to it that going back to no DSP, or a different one, makes me enjoy the music much less. But... there are all kinds of people out there, with all kinds of audio equipment, therefore I am very aware that my preset might be a big zero for some
. That's why I asked for your opinions.