How To Change Equalizer Settings On A Per Song Basis In iTunes 11 [OS X Tips]

equalizer window

If you’ve used iTunes for a while now, you know how to set the Equalizer to a variety of pre-set and custom settings to make your music sound the way you want it, right? You simply head up to the Window menu, and choose Equalizer, or hit Option-Command-Two. The Equalizer window will show up, and you can click on the pop up menu at the top there to pick a setting you’re happy with.

But what if you want to set your Equalizer differently for different tracks? It’s pretty easy to do, but you’ll probably have to hop into the View options in the list view to make this work.

iTunes Equalizer by Track

Launch iTunes and head up to the View menu; choose View Options from that menu to get the Inspector-style window that you control the various columns with. In addition, make sure you’re viewing your tracks in song list view by clicking on the Songs button at the top of the iTunes main window.

Now, using the inspector, click on the Equalizer checkbox under the Music section. A new column will show up in your main iTunes window. You may need to scroll over to the right to see it.

Notice that each of the tracks now has a little drop down menu available. Click on any one of them to choose the Equalizer settings you want for that specific track. This new, song-specific setting should override your general Equalizer settings, as well.

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