No, I haven't touched the bios yet because it is a shared computer, though I have my audio build on a separate SSD. Processor power plan is at 100% maximum CPU frequency and High Performance. I have also assigned my DAW to use cores 1 to 7 via processor affinity settings because the ACPI spikes tend to be on core 0.You could try to disable C6 sleep, but it will impact battery life. Have you tried if changing to the High Performance Power Plans changes anything?
Hmmm, from my understanding of ERBs, they discuss the ear's ability to perceive differences in frequencies: the higher one goes, the greater the difference between two frequencies before a difference is heard - hence why small filters at high frequencies aren't very useful.
No, they are a measure of the actual filter bandwidth in the cochlea, much like the bands you refer to. It's not surprising that they manifest as equal content for location determination, as each ERB contributes about the same amount of information to the auditory nerve via partial loudnesses as a function of time.
To me they're different aspects of the same thing. In any case, ERB's are not very strongly related to actual pitch perception, which is much more complex and involves harmonic structures, etc, as well as basic cochlear excitation, signal envelopes, and the like.
Realtek onboard (Equalizer APO not installed). Screwed up response with or without EAE. I don't have any Realtek app which I could launch and modify its settings, but I will try digging further.
I'm not seeing that on my Win 10 PC with Realtek onboard.
Toggling this doesn't seem to have an effect on my equalization, either. I believe EQ APO and/or PEACE disabled and hid these settings when I installed them.
Because it's hidden by the installation, likely to prevent conflicts.In any way, the driver does not seem to produce anything audible. I guess the installation is not completely OK, and i cannot see Realtek Control panel where are options how to enable certain effects - such as equalizer.
The Blauert bands discuss how specific bands of frequencies are at least partially responsible for localisaish: see this post for a rather confusing description of the bands; or this image for a clearer graph. Note, that @Amir has discovered a rather similar phenomenon with headphones: boosting the 2.7 kHz to 5.5 kHz region increases the stereo effect.
A more present perception can be attained by boosting the 270...550Hz range and the 2.7...5.5KHz range (note the difference of a whole decade and identical bandwidth of these two bands), or indeed, reducing the level in those bands can reduce the "presence". [...] In the upper midrange I choose to put a fairly deep (-3db) notch around 2.5KHz, which I felt left a good vocal intelligibility while making the sound much less "in yer face".
I've independently also found, that increasing the region close to 8 kHz has a similar effect, which professor Blauert describes as height. I believe, that Dr. Toole has come to the same conclusion.
This is in fact contrary to what the Blauert bands predict
Do you have a source for Toole's findings there?
contradictory to your testimony
front v [vorn] = present in the sound , close, direct
I suspect it's mostly a vain attempt to "improve" the sound of onboard speakers.Interesting to see how much bloatware is out there ruining the sound.
I put EAE back on and played around with this maxx audio pro, it’s just an effects adder and gets tiring fast. Who would really use this crap? Why is this crap even on OEM PCs/Laptops. If people want this shit they should go looking for it after they buy their computer.