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iTuning Your Music Experience > The iTunes Equalizer - Pg. 34

iTunes: Burning Down the House 34 · Change the order of the columns. You can change the order in which the columns appear by dragging the columns by their headings. You can move the columns so they appear in any order you'd like. · Change the width of the columns. To change the width of a column, point to the right edge of its column heading. The pointer will become a vertical line with an arrow coming out of each side. When you see this, drag to the right to make the column narrower or to the right to make it wider. · Set the columns that appear in the window. If you choose Edit, View Options (or press +J), you can choose the columns that you want to be displayed by checking or unchecking their checkboxes in the View Options dialog. Each source type has its own set of view options (for example, you can select a different set of columns when you select an audio CD than are avail- able when you select a playlist). If you add columns, you can resize the columns to show more of them in the iTunes window. NOTE Changes you make to the Content pane apply only for the selected source. You can have a different set of viewing options for each source (for example, you can have a custom set of view options for each playlist). In several modes, such as when you are working with the Library, a CD, or a playlist, you will see a checkbox next to each song in the source. By default, this checkbox is checked. If you uncheck a song's checkbox, it will be skipped when that source is played. When you check the box again, the song will be played. The iTunes Equalizer iTunes includes a graphic equalizer that you can use to fine-tune the music to which you listen. Like hardware graphic equalizers, you can adjust the relative volume levels of various audio frequencies to suit your preferences. Unlike hardware graphic equalizers, you can select different preset con- figurations, and you can create your own configurations. You can apply an equalizer configuration to your music even down to individual songs so that each tune can have its own equalization. To see the iTunes equalizer, click the Equalizer button, choose Window, Equalizer, or press +2. The Equalizer window will appear (see Figure 2.6). Figure 2.6. With the Jazz equalizer configuration, both bass and treble fre quencies are emphasized. Because the Equalizer doesn't really impact your digital lifestyle projects, you won't learn everything about it in this chapter. However, the following list will get you started with it: · To activate the Equalizer, open its window, check the On checkbox, and choose the Equalizer preset configuration you want from the pop-up menu. All iTunes music that you play will be adjusted according to the preset that you selected. · Use the Preamp slider to change the relative volume level for every song. This is useful when a piece of music is recorded at a particularly high or low volume level.