The Inguz Audio plugin for the Squeezebox server
implements sophisticated room
correction/EQ functions. Details and instructions for the original
software can be found at www.inguzaudio.com.
The original software was built for Windows, but runs on OSX just fine
with a few tweaks. This page contains a download and instructions for
the OSX installer.
Inguz Audio is a plugin, so before you do
anything else you need to get the latest Squeezebox Server software
configure it to your liking and make sure it
works. The installer has been tested with Squeezebox Server 7.4 and the
latest 7.5 nighly build (at the time of writing).
Squeezebox Server needs to be installed for all users
for the Inguz installer to work (this is the default choice). If you're
upgrading from a version installed to a specific user I'd recommend
removing it completely and starting again.
The Inguz code is written for the .NET framework and needs Mono
installed to run on a Mac. Just get the OSX installer from the Mono
download page and run it, accepting any default choices. (The
latest version at the time of writing was 2.6.1)
Install the plugin
With Squeezebox server and Mono installed, download the plugin installer
and run it. Go through the wizard and when it's finished you should
find that the Inguz EQ plugin is available.
Configure the plugin
Now Inguz is installed the configuration is the same as the windows
version, detailed on the official
site. In brief:
- Restart SlimServer to make it pick up the plugin
- Choose the EQ option on the Squeezebox menu, it will tell you
to restart the server a second time
- Do so, and set your filetypes for FLAC in the advanced options
of the Squeezebox Server to disable the native FLAC handling and route
it through Inguz instead:
- Measure your room impluses and drop them into the
"InguzEQ/Impulses" folder on your desktop (this is a shortcut to the
real folder which lives elsewhere on the system)
- The installer was based on an original document by forum contributor
"Muski" (available here
- Thanks to Hugh Pyle for making the Inguz plugin available and giving
me permission to
distribute this installer.