Add Balance Control To Windows Audio – Tekzilla Daily Tip

Add Balance Control To Windows Audio – Tekzilla Daily Tip


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Host Gator. Welcome to Tekzilla Daily. I’m Veronica Belmont. Windows provides an icon
in the system tray for your system’s volume. Clicking it will let you turn it up or down
and even mute a specific application’s audio. But it’s lacking one feature: the ability
to adjust the balance and move your audio from the left ear to the right. But now you can with Simple Sound Vol, available
at winarrow.com. Once downloaded, you’ll see a new icon in your system tray that looks
a lot like the built-in speaker icon. But when you click it, not only can you adjust
the volume up and down, you can shift the balance as well. And you can still click “mixer”
to get the application specific volume controls. Opening the settings tab lets you toggle the
ability to use the scroll wheel as a volume control while hovering over the icon. And
you can also choose different styles of icons. So if you want more control over your computer’s
audio, check out Simple Sound Vol today! Now if you have a tip you you’d like to share
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24 thoughts to “Add Balance Control To Windows Audio – Tekzilla Daily Tip”

  1. Boooooooobs, also this is kinda useless, furthermore video ends at 1:11 did I cover all the things you wanted to say?

  2. you can do this on windows 7 without installing any extra crap.Just click on the volume icon near the the clock , click on "mixer" , then your device icon to bring up the sound device properties window , then click on the "levels" tab , then click on the balance button.There you go lol.

  3. Most people don't need a balance control, but, as a musician, I need it often. I have many files where the soloist is on one channel, and instruments on the other. When I need to hear one without the other, I use the balance control.
    .
    The Win7 method needs too many clicks and is too slow. The older WMPlayer had a balance control that worked while you are listening (in real time), which is just what I need.

    continued…

  4. Unfortunately for people like me, simplifying controls has been going on for a long time, as manufacturers geared their products toward the general consumer. Bass and treble controls are another good example. They are often replaced by a one button touch that gives you preset shapes for Rock, Jazz, Classical, etc, which are totally inadequate for fine tuning bass, mid range, and treble frequencies.
    .
    As the old saying goes, "They don't make 'em like they used to!"

  5. Actually, you can't. You can adjust the volume levels of the speakers separately that way, but it's just that: volume levels. It is very different from balance.

    Balance moves the sound from one side to the other. E.g. if a song is mixed so that some instruments play on one channel and the rest on the other, by moving the balance all the way to one side you get all the instruments on that side (and none on the other, as that will be silent).

    Microsoft has messed this up totally, mixing the two.

  6. Useless program is useless. This DOES NOT shift the audio from one ear to the other, it merely uses the already poorly designed audio balance in windows to mute one of the two speakers. This program does literally nothing more then what windows already has built in, just in a different package.

  7. I don't know what is your problem, guys. It works fine for me. The only problem with my headphones was that the makers switched the R and L letters by mistake, so R fits into left ear and vice versa.

  8. One of my speakers in my front audio jack is extremely low compared to the other one. Can I turn up the volume of only one speker with this software in order to make them balanced?

  9. THANK YOU!!!!! Perfect for someone with multiple headphones that are unequal on the left and right channels. Exactly what i needed.

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