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Equalize Your Mac's Sound

Want to boost the bass in music played from your Mac, or tweak the sound so podcasts are more intelligible? Boom offers a 10-channel equalizer that enables you to increase or decrease the sound levels throughout the spectrum. Boom includes a number of common presets, and you can create your own as well.

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How to Revive The Levelator in El Capitan

If you’ve been using The Levelator to normalize volume in recorded audio, the bad news is that the orphaned app doesn’t work in El Capitan. The good news is that the fix is simple.

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