More thumping bass? You came to the right place. Don't worry, you're not alone - not everyone are using bassy PC speakers / headphones. This instructables will teach you to add more bass without destroying the rest of the sound.
/**Updated on 23 Jul 2016**/
- Major revision in each steps.
Before we get started, let me tell you that I have tested dozens of "free" software on the market and even some paid ones with the sole purpose of adding bass to my speakers. This method may not be the easiest, but definitely is the better sounding among others.
What is bass?
Bass is low-frequency sound we associate with thumping (boom boom). Bass frequencies start at 20-200Hz, while human ears perceive frequencies from 20-20,000Hz. That is approximately just 1% in number, but we can 'hear' and distinguish lower frequencies (bass) easily such that it is very common we demand good thumping bass.
How to add more bass?
Well, perhaps the easiest way to add bass is to do the opposite: keep the bass at 0 and the reduce the others. That seems easy but trust me, not alot of software especially free ones are capable of doing that properly. Once you completed this instructables, you will hear the difference. The only drawback is that this instructables only work with music files on your computer.
Disclaimer: This instructables comes with a low risk of damaging your audio equipment such as blown speaker or amp. Do not attempt to change settings that are explicitly prohibited!
What you need:
- PC with Windows OS
- foobar2000 [See attachment] or Click here for my portable version with some plugins added.
- foobar2000 plugins [VST Adapter, SH-1 EQ & Voxengo SPAN]
- Working built-in / external sound device
- PC speakers preferably with a subwoofer (or headphones)
- Access to Tone Generator for initial testing