Using the iTunes and Music App Equalizers

In iTunes on your Mac you have a powerful equalizer that you can customize for music playback. You can choose from presets or create your own and save them. You can also set the equalizer for specific songs or groups of songs. You can use pre-defined equalizer presets on your iPhone or iPad.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Using the iTunes and Music App Equalizers”

    Joel
    2 years ago

    Thanks, Gary, for teaching this old dog another new trick. You mentioned that the eq settings will follow from macOS to iOS if you are syncing the two devices. What if you use iCloud to sync? Do they follow in that case?

    2 years ago

    Joel: I would assume so. Try it!

    Joel
    2 years ago

    I changed the eq settings in iTunes for a group of songs, the way you demonstrated in your tutorial. Then I waited a couple hours, in case it needed time to sync. But then playing one of the changed songs on my iPhone did not bring over the eq settings automatically, at least as shown in Settings while that song was playing. I also tried downloading the song, rather than streaming from the cloud, but the behavior did not change.

    Larry
    2 years ago

    Very useful. I’m wondering if there is a similar EQ setting for Mac or IOS on a global level, instead of just in iTunes? For example, can I change the EQ of the output when listening to YouTube or another internet source?

    2 years ago

    Larry: You can, but it will take a lot of effort. It requires using both Soundflower and AU Lab and lots of steps. You can Google that if you really want to put the work in.

    Walter Kemble
    2 years ago

    Regarding the iTunes eq. Does anyone know why it doesn’t work when viewing movies in iTunes? Often the audio in videos would be best served by an equalizer. Thanks to anyone with an answer. xoxo :)

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