[linux-audio-user] EQ settings for enhanced presence

Tim Howard tdhoward at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 11:28:12 EST 2006

On 12/11/06, Ismael Valladolid Torres <ivalladolidt at terra.es> wrote:
> I'd like to use a song as the ringtone for my mobile. The song is
> "Moonriver" by Henry Mancini as sang by Audrey Hepburn herself in one
> of the sequences of that lovely "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
> But it's not certainly a noisy song so to make sure I can hear
> somebody calling in more or less noisy environments, I am trying to
> use Audacity in order to equalize the sound so it has enhanced
> presence.
> Usually preset sounds in mobile phones are heavily equalized so they
> stand out in a noisy environment when the phone rings.
> I've enhanced a bit the 200-400 Hz band supposing there's the "body"
> of the vocal sound. Then I've enhanced 3 KHz to give a bit more
> clarity and 8 KHz so voice sounds a bit "hotter". Result is more or
> less ok, but I wonder...
> What EQ settings would you use to enhance presence of music/voices in
> order to use a sound as a ringtone?

Boosting 3-5KHz is typical for vocal presence...  Not sure how that
translates onto a phone, though.


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