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Just to add another option
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TC, on one thing we agree. It looks like a program. However, only drivers are installed, nothing else. I do believe I would notice "something else".



Thanks anyway. I'll keep looking.

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@DrGroove Thank you so much. I will look into Viper for Windows and let you know. Much appreciate the suggestion. thumb.gif
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Install everything there. Then, look in your control panel. I don't know. But, damn: that's a hell of a lot of stuff for just a driver. This is PEBKAC. Sorry.

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Eventually, I might have to learn how to do Remote Desktop or LogMeIn so that I can look at your computer and show you.

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TC, you are beginning to annoy me. Stop speaking to me in open forum as if I just fell off a load of hay.

And I think you also know that I would never allow anyone to remote into my computer. rolleyes.gif

Here is a snippet of my Control Panel just fyi. And, yes, this is PEBKAK, whatever the heck that means.
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TC, you are beginning to annoy me. Stop speaking to me in open forum as if I just fell off a load of hay.

And I think you also know that I would never allow anyone to remote into my computer. rolleyes.gif

Here is a snippet of my Control Panel just fyi. And, yes, this is PEBKAK, whatever the heck that means.

 

What bugs me though is you're being insistent as though it's a fact that software doesn't exist for this sound card (made by HT|OMEGA) such as some kind of a Graphic Equalizer, that I'm just full of crap, that I don't know what I'm talking about. I mean, think about it: you paid roughly $200 for this sound card, right? It's significantly newer and significantly better than the crappy one that I bought several years ago (Claro Plus+ or something like that). The CD that mine came with gave me software that had the driver and also some software that included a Graphic Equalizer and a few other goodies. So how the hell do you pay $200 for an audiophile-grade sound card and just end up with a driver?

 

Did you install everything that is on the CD? Maybe that's where it is. Or, browse through the Programs menu in the Start Menu. Or, C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86). Maybe it's installed already.

 

I just find it extremely difficult to believe that a sound card of this caliber would only come with a driver and no software that controls that driver. Hell, you even get software for onboard audio. So, you must not have installed everything or else you would have the software that controls the driver and you'd be seeing a Graphic Equalizer somewhere in that software, just like how Creative provides the Console Launcher and all the other bloat and the Creative Console Launcher is where the Graphic Equalizer is.

 

I sincerely apologize for losing control here, but I get extremely irritated when I'm telling someone something and it just gets repeatedly rejected. I know what I'm talking about here, so please just listen.

 

Edit: I recommend uninstalling the Realtek audio driver and software and I also recommend disabling the Realtek onboard audio.

 

Also, don't use Category View in the control panel. It limits what you can see to an extent. Use the Icon view.


Edited by TwoCables - 3/29/14 at 11:54am
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post #17 of 24
EqualizerAPO, mentioned earlier, is a parametric equalizer.

I think Viper's Audio just has a convolver functionality, which you could use to get an EQ by generating an impulse response processed in something else with a graphic EQ and having Viper convolve audio with that impulse response.

If you're willing to set up VST plugins, there are plenty more options.


edit: TwoCables, if it wasn't the same exact card and OS I wouldn't count on it being the same. You never know with these companies.

edit2: now that I think about it, incurablegeek, what's the motivation behind wanting a graphical EQ? If you want to be able to adjust things simply in real time, yeah, I agree that a graphical EQ is definitely easier to use and set up. If you want a specific EQ set up or possibly some profiles, the other solutions mentioned above should work fine with a little bit more effort.
Edited by mikeaj - 3/29/14 at 12:01pm
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EqualizerAPO, mentioned earlier, is a parametric equalizer.

I think Viper's Audio just has a convolver functionality, which you could use to get an EQ by generating an impulse response processed in something else with a graphic EQ and having Viper convolve audio with that impulse response.

If you're willing to set up VST plugins, there are plenty more options.


edit: TwoCables, if it wasn't the same exact card and OS I wouldn't count on it being the same. You never know with these companies.

 

But dude, it's a $200 card marketed to audiophiles (it even has 4 swappable OP amps). Are there any sound cards out there that cost that much that only come with a driver and no software? Hell, even the $30 Xonar DG comes with software and that includes a Graphic Equalizer.

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post #19 of 24
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@TC All I know, whether it be fair or not, is what I have from the download is drivers and drivers only.
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Did you install everything that is on the CD? Maybe that's where it is. Or, browse through the Programs menu in the Start Menu. Or, C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86). Maybe it's installed already.
I installed the download from the site which you yourself pointed to and said contained the EQ. It does not. Attached pics to show that it does not.

Also you are right about the RealTek, which from my brief reading can be problematic. Will disable. Thanks.

@mikeaj
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If you want to be able to adjust things simply in real time, yeah, I agree that a graphical EQ is definitely easier to use and set up.
yes sir, that is exactly what I am looking for.

A bit of a rant, so please excuse: Way behind in my Cisco Cert classes and also buried in my business, so I didn't realize that finding something so simple could prove so difficult. Also am not a visual or sound person - just love quality audio and jazz and had hoped to have a more sculpted sound, not just the one size fits all that belches out of the amp.

At any rate, thanks to all. Life is, after all, an adventure, isn't it? And technology has sure made things both more convenient but also more complicated.
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Then install everything that is on the CD that I am assuming came with the sound card. That's where the software would be. Optional: update back to that newer driver afterward.


Edited by TwoCables - 3/29/14 at 12:57pm
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