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How to Bass-Boost an iTunes Song

Many people wish to modify their music, to make a song more bassy or tone down its harsh treble. This article will explain to you step-by-step (with screenshots) how to bass-boost one of your songs on iTunes using iTunes’ built-in equalizer – and although the title of the article says “how to bass-boost“, you can use the iTunes equalizer to modify a song in many others ways. These include bass reduction, treble boost, treble reduction and vocal boost.


Step One: To Bass-Boost an iTunes song you first must turn on the equalizer – so open iTunes, click on the “View” menu and select “Show View Options”. Alternatively you could press “Command-J” to bring the view options up.

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Step Two: In the “View Options” window tick the “Equalizer” box.

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Step Three: Find the song that you want to bass-boost.

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Step Four: Click on the button under the “Equalizer” column next to the song that you want to bass-boost, and select the effect you want (treble boost, bass-boost, treble reducer etc)

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Step Five: The effect will now be listed next to the song, and whenever you play the song it will play altered according to what you picked. Note that you can change the effect on the fly, while the song is playing, in case you want to compare what different effects sound like.

How to bass boost itunes songs
How to bass boost itunes songs