Pump up the volume
iOS App of the Week There are dozens of equalisers, visualisers and similar audio apps available for iOS devices, but I have to tip my hat to Reg reader Danny Mann for bringing EQu to my attention, as it’s one of the best audio apps I’ve seen of late.
EQu: tap and drag to change the equalisation curve
EQu is a fairly straightforward equaliser, yet it’s easy to use and produces real improvements in sound quality – even when listening to music on the tinny little internal speakers that are built into the iPhone and iPad.
The app allows you to browse your music by album, artist or playlist, and then presents you with a detailed equaliser display that provides precise control over individual frequency bands.
Or apply a preset
Initially, the app plays unmodified sound using its ‘Flat’ preset, which displays a simple flat line running across the equaliser display. Tapping on this line turns it into a curve that you can manipulate in order to modify the sound output.
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Re: No DRM-Protected Music
iTunes hasn't sold DRM-protected music for years, Scott
coming to the uk in q1 2012
here in the states on the eve of the 'icloud' mania we can already download any music purchases made in itunes an unlimited number of times on any devices. i also had some drm crippled tracks, but i've now replaced them with the more modern slightly less crippled (i.e. no drm, but still not mp3) itunes tracks.
a method to update all your DRM'd tracks to higher-quality open ones. I've no idea if that's still running, but check in iTunes, Store, iTunes Plus on the far right.
All of my iTunes-purchased music is in "protected" files that this won't play. Maybe that's because I purchased most of it years ago, but it is a large portion of my library and it remains unusuable with EQu.
Mic-less spectrum display
One other thing that particularly impressed me about this app is that unlike most other equalizer apps the spectrum display does not rely on a microphone - as far as I know this is unique to Equ.