How to Use Foobar Graphic Equalizer Presets to Enhance Your Music Experience
If you are a music lover who uses foobar2000 as your audio player, you might be interested in using graphic equalizer presets to customize the sound of your music. Graphic equalizer presets are files that contain settings for different frequency bands that can boost or cut the volume of certain sounds. By applying different presets, you can change the tone, balance, and dynamics of your music according to your preferences and listening environment.
In this article, we will show you how to use foobar graphic equalizer presets to enhance your music experience. We will also provide some examples of presets that you can download and try for yourself.
What is foobar2000 and why use graphic equalizer presets
Foobar2000 is a free and versatile audio player that supports a wide range of formats, features, and plugins. It is known for its minimalist interface, high performance, and customization options. One of the plugins that you can use with foobar2000 is the graphic equalizer component[^1^], which allows you to adjust the sound of your music using a graphical interface.
Graphic equalizer presets are files that contain settings for the graphic equalizer component. They can be imported and exported using the component's menu. There are different types of presets available, such as 10-band, 20-band, or 31-band presets, which correspond to the number of frequency bands that can be adjusted. Each band has a boost/cut range of +-12 dB in .1 dB steps, and a master gain control. The component also uses minimum phase filters to eliminate pre-echo and smooth frequency response[^1^].
Using graphic equalizer presets can help you enhance your music experience by allowing you to fine-tune the sound of your music according to your taste, mood, genre, or speaker system. For example, you can use a preset that boosts the bass and treble for a more punchy and bright sound, or a preset that cuts the midrange for a more spacious and clear sound. You can also use presets that are designed for specific genres or styles of music, such as rock, jazz, classical, dance, etc.
How to use foobar graphic equalizer presets
To use foobar graphic equalizer presets, you need to have foobar2000 installed on your computer and the graphic equalizer component enabled. You can download foobar2000 from its official website[^3^] and the graphic equalizer component from its components repository[^1^]. To enable the component, go to Preferences > Components and make sure that Graphic Equalizer (foo_dsp_xgeq) is checked.
Once you have the component enabled, you can access it by right-clicking on the playback controls and selecting DSP Manager > Graphic Equalizer. You will see a window with sliders for each frequency band and a master gain control. You can drag the sliders up or down to boost or cut the volume of each band. You can also type in the values manually in the boxes below the sliders.
To import or export presets, click on the menu button on the top left corner of the window and select Import Preset or Export Preset. You will be prompted to choose a file name and location for your preset. The preset files have a .feq extension and can be stored anywhere on your computer.
To apply a preset, click on the menu button again and select Load Preset. You will see a list of presets that are available in your foobar2000 profile folder (usually located at C:\\Users\\YourName\\AppData\\Roaming\\foobar2000). You can also browse for other preset files on your computer by clicking on Browse.... Once you select a preset file, it will be applied to your music immediately.
Where to find foobar graphic equalizer presets
There are many sources where you can find foobar graphic equalizer presets online. Some of them are:
The official foobar2000 forum, where users share their presets and discuss their settings.
The GitHub repository EQ-Presets[^2^], where you can find over 60 presets for different genres and styles of music.
The SuperEQ website[^3^], where you can find some 248dff8e21