SoundCloud is one of the best service for music discovery. But official SoundCloud app missing very useful feature - equalizer. There are some music applications like TuneShell that can be used as an alternative of SoundCloud music playback app. But all these applications have limited equalizer options.
We have better solution - Soundy. Soundy is full-featured SoundCloud audio player that has iTunes style 10-band equalizer with many popular presets like Electronic, Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, Rock, Bass Booster, Bass Reducer. Furthermore, the app features all the other stuff you would like to see in a music app: easy playlist control, shuffle, repeat, audio bookmarks, favorites, sleep timer and playback speed control.
But the main selling point for this app is definitely the REAL 10-band equalizer. For those of you who are not aware, an equalizer can be used to boost/attenuate bass, mids or treble response to your liking. With a 10-band equalizer you can do both very general editing like a broad bass boost or more advanced precise editing on a narrow frequency range.
Back to Soundy. So what do I mean by a REAL 10-band equalizer? Other apps claim to feature an equalizer, but often they are pseudo-parametric meaning they cannot be used for reliable equalization. This is where Soundy has got it right: you can easily select the sound volume and frequency by dragging the control knobs.
With Soundy 10-band equalizer, you can fine-tune specific frequencies of the sound spectrum. You can customize the sound for different genres, rooms in your home, or specific speakers. You can choose from more than 20 presets of the most commonly used equalizer settings, or adjust the settings manually.
* Use the Soundy 10-band equalizer:
Choose Player Screen > Equalizer.
Do one of the following:
- Choose a preset option from the pop-up menu.
- Drag the frequency sliders up or down to increase or decrease the volume of a frequency (in decibels).
(The equalizer’s settings apply to all songs until you change the settings).
- Click the On checkbox to turn on the equalizer, choose an equalizer preset from the pop-up menu, adjust the overall volume of frequencies with the pre-amp, move the sliders to adjust the sound level of different frequency ranges
* Create your own equalizer presets:
Choose Player Screen > Equalizer.
Drag the sliders to adjust the frequency settings the way you want.
The equalizer preset you chose applies to the song whenever you play it.
Well then, how does Soundy sound? Rarely we come across an equalizer apps, including desktop, that sounds this good. Soundy employs a proprietary auto-normalizer that prevents any clipping and compression of dynamics. The result? Soundy makes listening to SoundCloud tracks more enjoyable than it has ever been.
But equalizer is not only great feature for SoundCloud users. Soundy also have playback speed control. So you can easily listen to your audio books and change playback speed. You can also create audio bookmarks and save last played position.
Another great feature is sleep timer. Sleep timer lets you fall asleep to your favorite music. You simply start your music, and then set the countdown timer. At the end of the countdown, sleep timer softly fades your music out and stops it. Allowing you to get your precious sleep and stops your battery from draining.
Of course this post does not cover all of the features this app has to offer, so we leave it to you to discover the rest. All in all, Soundy is a really cool looking app that is easy to use, has great sound quality and allows you to equalize songs on SoundCloud.