Volume Logic
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    Plantronics Volume Logic Group
Volume Logic plug-in is the premier solution for audio shifting and volume control between tracks in Apple's iTunes 7. Audio files in iTunes are run through an the Volume Logic algorithm in real-time to enhance and amplify frequencies thousands of times per second. In addition to increasing the perceived loudness, Volume Logic eliminates background hiss and overdrive to deliver a clear, crisp sound. Volume Logic v1.3.2 is Universal Binary and now compatible with both PowerPC and Intel Macs. If you haven't experienced the Volume Logic Effect, try it for 30 days and hear for yourself.
What's New
Version 1.3.2L: Fix for Leopard compatibility.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, PowerPC or Intel platform, Apple's iTunes software.

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Furthur reviewed on 31 Oct 2011
wendylou's website is no longer working can someone post the directions that are working in lion please.
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cbp85 replied on 13 Dec 2011
Updated link:

http://galxygirl.com/news/blog-personal-musings/volume-logic-fix-or-replace.html
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cbp85 commented on 31 Aug 2011
With regards to all of those out of luck on 10.7 Lion:

I originally worked with one of the original founders of Octiv to patch and release the Snow Leopard Volume Logic 1.3.2L version plugin that was posted on the Plantronics website for a short time.

Since there seems to be no easy way at the moment to get VL working on Lion without enabling 32-bit iTunes mode or doing some hefty patching, I had developed a work-around knowing this day would come and tried my best to mimic the VL capabilities for best overall sound from the default stated purpose of the VL plugin, without using any plugins.

After a LONG time testing and tweaking, I think many of you will be pleased with the built-in iTunes solution I have come up with. I have posted a screenshot of the settings you'll need to adjust the EQ and Sound Enhancer (Preferences) in iTunes to in order mimic the VL plugin.

Please see the attached picture posted here: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=9k8h89&s=7

Hope you all will find this a worthwhile solution. Feel free to leave your comments.
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cbp85 replied on 31 Aug 2011
PS. -- Some of you with more powerful/sensitive speakers may want to down-adjust the EQ Pre-amp (no lower than 50% mid-level neutral) to reduce the possibility of audio distortion.
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Lindomarjf replied on 07 Nov 2011
Thank you for your hard work. I'm not sure if the sound is the same as with VL but it really increased a lot.
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davidas replied on 22 Jan 2012
Chris, too much! Thanks very much. I was playing around with EQ myself trying to mimic VL (been a user since Octiv days and vs. 1!) but like my dad always says, "Closeness only counts in horseshoes..." Your settings are right on. I checked against VL running on an old power PowerBook. I couldn't get more than an impression because the audio chip in the PB is shot, so I have to run audio through AirFoil, which rolls off the highs. Still the volume logic holds water! Kudos!

All the best
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cbp85 replied on 22 Jan 2012
No problem! It's pretty close, just without the extra little "oomph" that the VL digital processing provided. It's a good free compromise for now... but thanks for the feedback :) Cheers!

Chris
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Acuraice reviewed on 01 Aug 2011
wendylou's fix WORKED !!!
go to her link:
http://www.wendydunham.com/news/blog/volume-logic-fix-or-replace.html

follow instructions,the plist file she's talking about is in user/library which isn't visible in lion,download and use visible to make the finder show invisible items,when finished click to hide invisible items to go back to the way it was. also after you edit the value from false to true,choose get info and locked the playlist file you just edited,may have to enter password to unlock at bottom right then click the locked box! also go to applications folder and click once on iTunes app,choose get info and check the box next to open in 32 bit mode. launch iTunes,minimize iTunes big window and behind it will be the volume logic window as before grayed out a bit,but you can still use the mouse to adjust. works perfectly GOD BLESS HER!!!
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pkouame replied on 15 Aug 2011
Yes she IS a GOD SEND! It works on Lion too!

PLUS...I just tested the workaround under Lion with a pre-release of 10.5 developer beta and all my favorite audio plug-ins (including SRS iWoW by the way) work! Yes that's 10.4 AND the soon to be released iTunes 10.5....wow!

This saga has lasted for years...can't believe it.

Try it out! rock on!
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ferrob replied on 31 Oct 2011
Wendy's site doesn't work anymore, and I'm dying for a way to run VolumeLogic on Lion!!!!. Do you happen to remember what Wendy's suggestion was? I'd really appreciate!!
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Tedjm replied on 11 Dec 2011
Try
http://galxygirl.com/news/blog-personal-musings/volume-logic-fix-or-replace.html
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Monty reviewed on 23 May 2011
Volume Logic is no longer supported. From Plantronics: "Volume logic was discontinued around 4 years ago. It's no longer available." So for users having trouble with it and iTunes 10.2.2 there is no fix, no patch, no update.
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wendylou replied on 28 Jul 2011
UPDATE: Volume Logic is not broken in iTunes - it's just that the window doesn't display. There is a quick fix mentioned on my blog, which also includes two possible replacements for Volume Logic:

http://www.wendydunham.com/news/blog/volume-logic-fix-or-replace.html
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lamontDakota reviewed on 03 Mar 2011
The only problem with this excellent app is that Plantronics, after buying out the author, simply shut down development of it, for no apparent reason. WTF is the point of buying something that IN NO WAY IS IN COMPETITION WITH YOUR OWN PRODUCT and then discontinuing it?

Volume logic can be hacked to make it work with Snow Leopard, but the hack, IME, with keep VL alive for only thirty days. After that, it's dead again. Perhaps it can be re-hacked, but I haven't tried to do that, yet.

And GenAudio, after buying out AstoundStereo, apparently has the same plan for AstoundSound, which hasn't been updated in years. It still works, but only after you restart System Prefs, a sure sign of approaching death.
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lamontDakota reviewed on 11 Dec 2010
HOW TO USE!

Download iWOW (updated for Leopard) Demo and install
Quit iTunes or don't start iTunes....
Drag the iWOW plugin out of /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/HAL/ to the desktop
Ctrl Click iWOW plugin (show package contents)
Goto Contents/MacOS/ (you should see iTea.)
Ctrl Click VolumeLogic plugin (show package contents)
Goto Contents/MacOS/ (you should see iTea.)
Replace the iTea located in the Volume Logic plugin with the one from iWOW on the desktop.
Download the Latest eSR SDK
Mount the eSellerate Embedded SDK and look in the "eSellerate Libs" folder for "EWSMacCompress.tar.gz"
Go to /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/HAL/VolumeLogic.plugin
Ctrl click and choose "Show Package contents" and open the folder "Resources"
Replace the "EWSMacCompress.tar.gz" with the one from the eSR SDK dmg you just mounted

Forget eSellerate Libs! Use Find File - available here at MacUpdate - and find the most recent

EWSMacCompress.tar.gz

file, from ANY app whatsoever, and use that. If the suggestion above hasn't worked for you, it's probably because the file from eSellerate is probably too old. Volume Logic is great used alone, but it can also be combined with iWOW, Digital Power Station, Hear, or even used in conjunction with all of them at once!

iMac 7,0; OS X 10.6.5; iTunes 10; Sony MDR-V900HD's; Bose MusicMonitors.

OTOH, AstoundSound v3.0.2, supposedly SL-compatible, will not even load for me
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lamontDakota replied on 12 Dec 2010
Note that you will ALWAYS be in Demo mode, in my case, of a five-day extent. THIS DOES NOT MATTER! When your time runs out, simple restart it again in Demo mode and you're good to go, once again. Note also that it's possinle to send comments to VL's new owners, Plantronics, from within the app. I suggest that we all bombard them with mail asking them to open-source VL or to do SOME-motherfucking-THING with it! WTF?! Why just kill something that EVERYBODY wants? WTF?!!!
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Bi23500 replied on 15 Jan 2011
Too much trouble! Just use iWOW, as is!
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Elevatorium tipped on 26 Sep 2010
I have a beta of 10.6.5 installed, along with iTunes 10.0.1, and have come up with a very easy way to get VolumeLogic installed and running in no time!

Make sure iTunes is not running before proceeding!

• Download the latest version of VolumeLogic here: http://bit.ly/c76nni
• Unzip and move the plug-in to "Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL."
• Repair permissions with Disk Utility.

• Afterwards, download the latest eSellerate engine (v4.0 at the time of this writing) here:
http://shopper.esellerate.net/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=5620 (The Mac v. should be the very first one in the list.)

• After it's installed, launch iTunes. VolumeLogic will say there's a product activation error, do you want to ty activating again? Click on Activate (or OK) and boom! Instant registration! No serial number, Terminal hacks, or poking into package contents.

Hope someone finds this very helpful! I've been using VL on both Windows and Mac for years! Greatest audio plug-in ever!
[Version 1.3.2L]

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Stevej commented on 15 Oct 2010
Thanks. Works as described. Good to have it back.
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Rwily replied on 16 Nov 2010
Did not work for me - said that software had already been registered on another computer *:o(
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Everybodyhateschris replied on 02 Apr 2011
Sounds a great solution...only I don't seem to have a HAL plug-in at all and my Volume Logic icon is 'empty'...Can anyone help? Cheers.
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Everybodyhateschris replied on 02 Apr 2011
Btw I have 10.6.7 Macbook Pro. Cheers.
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Dinoferrari replied on 12 May 2011
Thanks very much: in 5 minutes volume logic 1.3.2L is active on my Computer iMac with OS 10.6.7! Very clear info, thanks again!!! Dino
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Stevej commented on 27 May 2010
Well, just gave up trying to get this wonderful plug-in to work under 10.6.3. Despite all the suggestions listed below in other comments. Just changed to piping my audio signal out to Audio Hijack Pro. Wonderful sound out of iTunes again.
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Pboyce commented on 30 Apr 2010
I paid for and used VL on a pc for years. I consider it an absolute must-have for itunes. I've now switched to a mac with snow leopard.

Question: after installing 1.3.2L, how do I SPECIFICALLY get the Demo mode to go away? It will not accept my serial number and seems to be counting the days down. After 28 days, I will not have VL anymore!!!

I read the post about how esellerate helped someone unlock the demo mode, but he never mentions exactly how this was done.

Nobody seems to be saying exactly what to do to get the DEMO mode to go away. Can someone please help with this? I'm sure a lot of VL users would like to know.
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Pmcarrion commented on 05 May 2010
You can use Volume Logic in Snow Leopard, just follow these instructions:

http://veerle.duoh.com/blog/comments/no_more_volume_logic_update/

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=830666
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Zx reviewed on 12 Mar 2010
We're PAID costumers.

Update already!!!
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Lesm had trouble on 16 Sep 2009
After upgrading to Snow Leopard, Volume Logic itself seems to be fully functional. However, there are errors in the console log that have something to do with 'iTea' VL apparently uses. I'm not a developer, but just looking at the console messages (search for iTea), it looks like a serious incompatibility to me.

I also noticed some visual artifacts on Volume Logic's level meters, but they don't seem to impair functionality though.
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thus.spake.z had trouble on 27 Jun 2009
As far as I can determine, Volume Logic is no longer available. When Plantronics absorbed the company that developed V.L., Volume Logic was dropped. Dunno why.
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Nedron had trouble on 26 Dec 2007
Found a working fix for 1.3.2 that allows VL to run under Leopard...

http://veerle.duoh.com/blog/comments/no_more_volume_logic_update/
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Joel Sanchez had trouble on 10 Apr 2004
Not working when I try to install. I get this error message:

Installation started on 2004-04-10 11:28:52 -0400
Volume Logic iTunes Plug-in Installer v1.0
Error installing "VolumeLogic.bundle" to "/Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins".
Error = Creating directory at "/Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins/VolumeLogic.bundle" failed.
Error installing "VolumeLogic.bundle" to "/Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins".
Error = Creating directory at "/Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins/VolumeLogic.bundle" failed.
Error installing "Volume Logic iTunes Plug-in Uninstaller v1.0.app" to "/Library/Logs".
Error = Creating directory at "/Library/Logs/Volume Logic iTunes Plug-in Uninstaller v1.0.app" failed.
An error occurred executing script "exitscript.sh". Error = 256
Installation finished on 2004-04-10 11:30:00 -0400

What gives???

Joel
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Anonymous commented on 26 Apr 2004
I'm not at all affiliated with Octiv, but i'd still like to say this - you idiot. Don't post a 1 star rating just becasue you can't get it to install, you ignorant fool. It's people like you who F* up forums and bulliten boards, seriously.

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Volume Logic plug-in is the premier solution for audio shifting and volume control between tracks in Apple's iTunes 7. Audio files in iTunes are run through an the Volume Logic algorithm in real-time to enhance and amplify frequencies thousands of times per second. In addition to increasing the perceived loudness, Volume Logic eliminates background hiss and overdrive to deliver a clear, crisp sound. Volume Logic v1.3.2 is Universal Binary and now compatible with both PowerPC and Intel Macs. If you haven't experienced the Volume Logic Effect, try it for 30 days and hear for yourself.


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