So, a bit off topic, but wanted to mention since I've seen lots of mention of using DSP with BOSS platforms which makes so much sense......having the ability to shape the ULF response of your system is a powerful thing.
Wanted to mention another option I've been using.....BEQ remux. This approach probably isn't for everyone, very few I would guess, but I've listed a couple positives and negatives with this approach if interested.
Positives for BEQ remux
1. User friendly living room or theater....anyone who uses your living room or theater, can experience BEQ that's fine tuned for the room and equipment and they don't need to be a techy to do so. This is especially good if you travel a lot like me but your family still likes to use the theater or living room to it's fullest capability while you're away.
2. Can shape the ULF and TR exactly for your listening environment and system capability. If you know your systems strengths and weaknesses already, that can be used when designing your own BEQ's.
3. Can be used to tweak music exactly how you want it to sound....if you want great kick drums on a certain album, BEQ accordingly. If some albums make great use of atmospheric synthesizers that reach way down low, BEQ accordingly to bring out that ULF....some examples that comes to mind are studio albums from the rock bands "Muse" and "Porcupine Tree" and music concerts such as "Metallica"
4. Don't need to invest in a mini-DSP or other methods of applying DSP
5. BEQ remux allows more fine-tuning than using mini-DSP (more filters can be applied)
6. BEQ can be applied to any channel in the mix....if your favorite movie is lacking in surround effects to your liking, just add a gain to those channels using BEQ remux.
Negatives for BEQ remux
1. Only 5.1 or 7.1 bed channels....overhead sound will have to be upmixed which I've found is pretty effective with today's upmixers...especially Auro-Matic.
2. Somewhat steep learning curve to become fluent with the BEQ designer application....as is the case with most design tools that offer so much power and flexibility
3. Takes about 20-30 minutes for each movie or music album to be remuxed and placed onto your local movie/music server
4. Possibility of clipping the signal chain if the BEQ remux isn't done correctly....this has to do with applying filters before bass management in your processor but is easily avoided once learning BEQ remux
5. Can sometimes be an iterative process....if the BEQ was too aggressive for your system or not enough, then another BEQ remux will be needed.
If the above hasn't scared you away yet and you want to learn more about BEQ remux, below is a link to the awesome user's guide that
wrote to accompany his super powerful BEQ designer app.