The productivity blog 43 Folders, which is run by a dude who was in a band that opened for the Wrens in 2005, has posted what it claims is the “perfect” graphic-equalizer setting for iTunes. Since we’re on a bit of a perfect-things kick today, here’s the magic formula:
Open the equalizer, and from the pop-up menu, select “Make Preset.” Call it “Perfect,” because it is, and set the following levels, from left to right (skip the Preamp section): db +3, +6, +9, +7, +6, +5, +7, +9, +11, +8 db
My hard drive died about 10 days ago (cards and flowers can be sent to the usual address) and I’ve been simultaneously recalibrating my computer and blogging since I got a new one; if nothing else, the 43Folders post made me realize that I’d been listening to all my normal songs in non-EQ’d fashion ever since I got my computer back, so I tried my best to replicate the settings above. I have to say, the MP3 of Unrest’s “Make Out Club” does have, as the designer of these settings claimed, a bit more “pop,” but surely one of our also-committed-to-their-computers readers will have an opinion on whether or not I should re-recalibrate these settings–especially in the moments when I want to listen to something that isn’t guitar-based.