September 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm #64049andyhigginsParticipant
Hi Guys… Can I suggest a couple of features that would enhance my life immeasurably?!!
1. Okay maybe it’s not that revolutionary, but it would be really useful to be able to save profile+EQ combinations for those of us who switch headphones/speakers
2. Include the EQ spectrum graphic on the desktop client so we can visualise what we’re doing with frequency, Q and Gain.
3. I don’t know how many variables are involved in creating a profile, but could you expand the EQ feature with other parameters for fine tuning?September 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm #64095
Thanks for the suggestions!
Regarding #1, DPS currently stores the EQ settings separately for Built-In, Desktop and Headphones settings. You would like this feature to be expanded to the profile selections as well?
I agree with #2. We are re-designing the UI for all platforms now and will be involving you guys in the process.
For #3, it is certainly possible to add finer grain controls for each profile (the profiles contain settings for about 110 parameters) but we don’t want to loose sight of the simplicity of the app. Maybe a config file for advanced users? I’m open to suggestions.September 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm #64094andyhigginsParticipant
#1: I generally use two sets of earphones – Apple standard for Skype/Lync, or Shure SE535 for listening to music/movies. Likewise for plug-in desktop speakers – Minirig or into Audiolab pre/power-amps. For each of these I have a preferred profile+EQ settings so I’d like to be able to save my settings and switch between them quickly without having to remember which profile and adjust the EQ each time. It could be that you want to use the same profile more than one, but with different EQ settings.
#2: Fantastic! iOS as well to make it look more native?
#3: Maybe a ‘guru’ button on the EQ screen that allows you to tweak the most important parameters? A config file would please me, but it might limit the number of people prepared to mess around.
All the best 🙂September 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm #64093
Great suggestions as usual!
Here is a quick “hack” tip that might serve you in the short term:
The DPS profiles are located in Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Bongiovi Acoustics. They appear in the Built-In/Desktop/Headphones menus according to their file name suffix.
_1.bgv2 appear in Built-In, _2.bgv2 appear in Desktop and _3.bgv2 appear in headphones.
So by rearranging where the profiles appear, you can take advantage of the three automatic EQ settings. Perhaps set your Audiolab speakers to _1 so they appear under Built-In, Your Apple standard earbuds to _2 then your Shure SE535s to _3. Then the EQ will be saved for each of those whenever you switch to their “Listening to:” category.
Just a thought 🙂September 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm #64092rnadeau6299Participant
I agree with andyhiggins. The suggestion to add a visual representation of the frequency and range of the Q adjustment visually would really help with understanding how these adjustments affect the output. A horizontal or vertical bar with visual representation of the adjustments with frequency and Q adjustment numbers next to it would be ideal.
As discussed in another thread, the fine tuning of the frequency and Q is something that is difficult for most people using this software to enhance their listening pleasure to understand unless you are proficient in this area which you guys are, but most aren’t. I had to do extensive research on the internet to understand how these adjustments affect the output. Your feedback to that thread helped even more. As a matter of fact I think you should make it a “sticky” thread if possible. These adjustments are so fine that it is difficult to hear any difference while listening to movies or music. If someone had a digital sound analyzer scope you could see the difference and I know you are using one while developing this program. It is hard to discern by the sound what difference these adjustments make because the sound is constantly changing. I have tried making adjustments while listening to music and can’t hear any difference because of the fluidity of the music. I understand this is the reason andyhiggins requested this feature.
I have also requested a midrange adjustment under the advanced settings and I realize this would probably complicate things further and you are trying to make a software that is easy to use but there are some of us that LIKE it complicated because it allows us to further tweak the settings to our liking.September 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm #64091
Thank you for this very elaborate and helpful response. These are definitely things we will consider while we are working on DPS 2.0. The general user finds a profile that they like and just use it for everything…usually not even using the EQ. I see my wife and friends use the plugin this way. However, making things understandable is important and these suggestions need to be addressed. Thanks guys!September 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm #64090
I made the Advanced EQ adjustment thread sticky in the “DPS Software for computers” forum. Also, I have a neat idea for visualizing the EQ adjustments. I’m going to make a new forum called “DPS 2.0 Development” and post it there.
Here is the link to the DPS 2.0 forum topic: https://www.bongiovidps.com/forums/topic/dps-2-0-redesign-mission-statement/October 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm #64089
I would love to purchase a license, but the icon on the top bar is stopping me, looks pretty bad 🙁October 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm #64088
Thanks for the feedback! This fits in with our DPS 2.0 re-design mission. Are you pleased with the sound?October 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm #64087
Yes! The sound is pretty interesting. If you need help on the DPS 2.0 re-design let me know. I’m a designer myself.
Cheers,October 4, 2013 at 8:02 am #64086
Thanks ignaciogiri! Check out this thread https://www.bongiovidps.com/forums/forum/dps-2-0-development/October 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm #64085
I agree with the menu bar assesment, ignaciogiri! The new icon will be based on our official logo:October 5, 2013 at 12:07 am #64084
Much better! Just purchased a license. Well done. Looking forward the update!October 10, 2013 at 8:18 am #64083bubsdaddyMember
Is there currently or in the future release a way to delete profiles that are not wanted?October 10, 2013 at 9:46 pm #64082wxman123Participant
Two quick feature requests. 1. make all profiles available all the time. This way if you’re off line you can access them. Going online should only be required to add new profiles. 2. I second the request for a full EQ .
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