Looking for a Free Equalizer solution for Spotify on Windows 10 PC? Here’s what I am using.
This is a quick guide on how to set up VoiceMeeter Banana with Spotify and a proof that this is actually possible, that there is a free solution, showing you my set up, settings, if you use my or similar settings, you are ready to go! (don’t mind the Hz set up, for some reason it shows the wrong numbers)
Download and install VoiceMeeter Banana, restart your PC. You need to restart your PC! Download
Open/start VoiceMeeter Banana. Make sure Spotify is open and running too. Before we start setting up VB, open your Windows Sound Settings:
In Advanced Sound Option select App volume and device preferences:
Find Spotify app in the list and change the Default Output to VoiceMeeter Input (VB-Audio VoiceMeeter VAIO)
Open VB Banana, in top right part in HARDWARE OUT left-click on A1 and select your output, in my case I selected MME: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio), but you can also select WDM: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
In the VoiceMeeter VAIO panel make sure to activate A1, so it is routed to the A1 output on the right side. You can use the three knobs as an EQ if you want and you are basically done, but if you want a more precise EQ, activate EQ in the MASTER SECTION (A1 output) by left-clicking on it:
Right-click on the EQ button to access EQ settings. You can activate and adjust all the different knobs to get the desired EQ setting
If you want VB (VoiceMeeter Banana) to start automatically on startup, go to settings and select System Tray (Run At Startup). Here you can also Save or Load Settings so you have a backup.
Voicemeeter Banana is technically not an EQ, it’s a virtual mixer, but it has 3 built-in EQs. The trick is to route Spotify through Voicemeeter first, apply inbuilt EQ and then output it to speakers (headphones). Just install, restart PC, and set it up the same way I did or play around and maybe you get even better results. I am not a pro at this. You can find more videos about Voicemeeter on Youtube, mostly from Twitch Streamers.
This solution works for both, the Spotify Windows Store app and the traditional desktop app. You need to have up to date Windows 10 (Post Spring Update). It only affects Spotify and runs on startup + it’s free! I hope this quick guide helps!
Free Equalizer solution for Spotify on Windows 10 PC!