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Bass Boost section

The bass boost filter deforms the bass sounds to make them sound louder, without causing very big volume spikes as a normal equalizer would do.

If you have enough bass on newer music but not on older music, you should look at Power Bass instead.

Bass & Highs panel


General panel

General Bass Boost settings

  • Bass Boost
    Enables the Bass Boost filter.

  • Hear

  • Location

Strength panel

Controls the amount of bass boost.

  • Drive (higher -> lower output)

  • Strength
    Determines the amount of bass boost that takes place.

    0% is no change, 100% is maximum boost.

Frequencies panel

Determines the frequencies at which Bass Boost works, and how it sounds.

  • Maximum boost from 0 up to
    Determines the frequency upto which the maximum amount of bass boost takes place.

    Set this slider higher to have more bass boost - but the bass will sound distorted if it is set too high.

  • Then dropping to no boost at
    Determines the frequency above which no bass boost occurs anymore.

    Frequencies above this frequency are completely ignored in the bass boost filter.

    Set this slider higher to have more bass boost - but the bass will sound distorted if it is set too high.

  • Allow harmonics from 0 up to
    Bass boost artifacts below this frequency are not cleaned up at all.

    Set this slider higher to have more bass boost - but the bass will sound distorted if it is set too high.

  • Then drop to no harmonics at
    Bass boost artifacts above this frequency are completely removed.

    Set this slider higher to have more bass boost - but the bass will sound distorted if it is set too high.

Behavior panel

Some other settings that control Bass Boost's behavior.

  • Relative to automatically detected peak level
    Scales Maximum bass peak level according to the predicted bass level coming out of the AGC and Multiband filters.

    If this is disabled, the maximum bass peak level does not change if any other settings are changed. If it is enabled, the filter will make a prediction of the maximum bass level coming out of the AGC and Multiband filters, and assume that 100% is this maximum level (short bass spikes in Multiband are ignored in this calculation).

  • Maximum bass peak level
    Determines the maximum bass output level.

  • Preserve louder peaks if needed to preserve bass volume
    Stops the bass level from being reduced if the input bass level is louder than the configured Maximum bass peak level.

    If the bass that comes in is louder than the level set in Maximum bass peak level, the louder peaks are preserved if this is enabled.