How to Boost Your Sound on Ubuntu 11 with Pulse Audio Equalizer
If you are looking for a way to enhance your audio experience on Ubuntu 11, you may want to try Pulse Audio Equalizer, a utility that allows you to adjust the sound levels of different frequencies and apply presets. Pulse Audio Equalizer is not included in the default Ubuntu repositories, but you can install it from a third-party PPA. Here is how:
Open a terminal and enter the following commands to add the PPA and install Pulse Audio Equalizer:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-equalizer
Launch Pulse Audio Equalizer from the Applications menu or by typing pulseaudio-equalizer-gtk in the terminal.
You will see a window with 15 sliders that correspond to different frequency bands. You can drag them up or down to boost or reduce the sound level of that frequency. You can also choose a preset from the list on the right, such as Bass Boost, Laptop, Rock, etc.
When you are happy with your settings, tick the box that says \"EQ Enabled\" to activate the equalizer. You can also tick the box that says \"Keep Settings\" to make them persistent across sessions.
Enjoy your improved sound quality on Ubuntu 11!
Pulse Audio Equalizer works with any application that uses Pulse Audio as its sound server, which is most of them on Ubuntu. You can also use it to control the volume levels of different sources and devices, as well as recording options. For more details, check out this tutorial[^2^].
Pulse Audio Equalizer is not the only sound amplifier software available for Ubuntu 11. There are other options that you can try, depending on your needs and preferences. Here are some of them:
Sound Booster: This is a Windows application that can boost the sound of any application that is being played in the system. It can increase the volume up to 500% of the original level. You can use it on Ubuntu 11 by installing it with Wine, a compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows programs on Linux. You can download Sound Booster from its official website[^3^] and install it with Wine by following these instructions.
JACK: This is a low latency audio and MIDI server that is designed for pro audio use. It enables all JACK capable applications to connect to each other and to external audio devices. You can use it to create complex audio setups, such as routing multiple inputs and outputs, applying effects, recording, mixing, etc. You can install JACK from the Ubuntu Software Center or by typing sudo apt-get install jackd in the terminal. You can also use QjackCtl, a graphical interface for controlling JACK, which you can install by typing sudo apt-get install qjackctl. For more information on how to use JACK, check out this guide[^2^].
Ardour: This is a digital audio workstation that allows you to record, edit, mix and master audio and MIDI projects. It supports unlimited tracks, plugins, automation, and more. You can use it to create professional quality music or podcasts on Ubuntu 11. You can install Ardour from the Ubuntu Software Center or by typing sudo apt-get install ardour in the terminal. You can also download the latest version from its official website. For more information on how to use Ardour, check out this tutorial[^2^].
These are some of the sound amplifier software that you can use on Ubuntu 11. There are many more options that you can explore, such as Audacity, LMMS, Hydrogen, etc. You can find them in the Ubuntu Software Center or by searching online. With these tools, you can enhance your audio experience on Ubuntu 11 and enjoy your favorite sounds. aa16f39245
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