System EQ for Mac that works with REW?

aviavi

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Hi. For Windows, Equalizer APO can read REW-exported text eq correction curves. Does anyone know of anything equivalent for Mac, that can provide system-wide EQ and read REW-derived curves? Or even a system wide Mac equalizer that allows for frequency, gain and Q settings?
T hanks.
 

ddude003

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium TubePre (2 channel+sub)
Main Amp
McIntosh MC152 SS Amp (2 channel)
Additional Amp
Yamaha RX-A850 Pro (the other 5 channels lol)
Other Amp
LuminU1 Mini Streamer/Transport & ChordQutest DAC
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
LG Blue-Ray
Front Speakers
Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL
Center Channel Speaker
Martin Logan Motion C2
Surround Speakers
Martin Logan Motion 4
Surround Back Speakers
Martin Logan Motion 4 (yes, another set of these)
Subwoofers
Martin Logan Dynamo 700
Other Speakers or Equipment
Cifte 12AU7 NOS & Genalex Gold Lion Tubes in Pre
Video Display Device
Sony TV KDL50W700B
Remote Control
Roon, Audirvana+, QoBuzStudioP & Lumin iApp...
Streaming Subscriptions
ThrowRug, SaddleBlankets, WideBand & BaseTraps...
You might have a look at Apple’s free digital audio mixing application, AU Lab, can be used as a host application for Audio Unit effects, including the AURoundTripAAC plugin, one of the Apple Digital Mastering tools. If you don’t already have Logic or another Audio Unit host application, download AU Lab to get started with auditioning your audio, detecting peaks and clipping, and performing double-blind listening tests...

Look for it here: https://www.apple.com/itunes/mastered-for-itunes/

And there are a lot of AU Plugins that include various types of EQ to choose from... Google is your frenemy...
 

aviavi

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Thanks so much. I think I found a great solution for Mac. Perhaps others are interested:
1. After establishing your target EQ filter in REW, go to File>Export filters impulse response as WAV. Name and save to a location of your choice.
2. Download the Lernvall Audio LAConvolver plugin and install in your Components plugin folder
3. Download the menuBus applet, which allows you to insert an Audio Unit plugin in the system audio output chain. Make sure in Audio Midi Setup that menuBus is selected as the output.
4. From the MenuBus applet at the top of your Mac menu bar, load up LAConvolver and for both channels load the exported filter impulse WAV. You can also mix in the unfiltered dry signal. For me, I find this is good because correction can be too much. I have my dry set -12 dB below the "wet" correction filter signal.

You can easily toggle correction on/off. For my main "mix" position, it sounds super good corrected.

I'm doing this in Catalina, and am having no issues with menuBus version 2.4.04
 

ddude003

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Location
Somewhere Northeast of Kansas City Missouri
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium TubePre (2 channel+sub)
Main Amp
McIntosh MC152 SS Amp (2 channel)
Additional Amp
Yamaha RX-A850 Pro (the other 5 channels lol)
Other Amp
LuminU1 Mini Streamer/Transport & ChordQutest DAC
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
LG Blue-Ray
Front Speakers
Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL
Center Channel Speaker
Martin Logan Motion C2
Surround Speakers
Martin Logan Motion 4
Surround Back Speakers
Martin Logan Motion 4 (yes, another set of these)
Subwoofers
Martin Logan Dynamo 700
Other Speakers or Equipment
Cifte 12AU7 NOS & Genalex Gold Lion Tubes in Pre
Video Display Device
Sony TV KDL50W700B
Remote Control
Roon, Audirvana+, QoBuzStudioP & Lumin iApp...
Streaming Subscriptions
ThrowRug, SaddleBlankets, WideBand & BaseTraps...
Nice to see you found something that works for you... I use Liquid Sonics Reverberate to do Convolution EQ...
 
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