Install Easy Effects on Nintendo Switch

Easy Effects

Useful audio effects that are applied to all system sounds
Is that one video too quiet and you need the volume boosted? Or do you want to add some echo to your favorite music, or are your speakers set up backwards and you need to swap the left and right outputs?
With EasyEffects you can do that.

I (Botspot) have been using this for several months now and find it quite useful.
With a big sound system, the room would shake whenever a YouTube video had some low wind noise, and EasyEffects fixed that with the "Equalizer" plugin where low frequency sounds could be limited.
Also check out the "Autogain" plugin. It turns down the volume during loud portions and raises it when someone is talking quietly. Perfect for class recordings where the teacher always talks very quietly, but occasionally shouts or pounds on the desk, and you don't want to wake up the neighborhood.
There are 24 effects in total, each with many presets and parameters to fiddle with. Also, effects can be applied to system input sounds (microphones), so you could improve how your voice sounds for audio recordings and voice calls.

To run: Menu -> Sound & Video -> Easy Effects
To run in a terminal: easyeffects

Fortunately, Easy Effects is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Easy Effects.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Noble, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Noble.
Easy Effects will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Easy Effects

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Easy Effects.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Multimedia category.

Now scroll down to find Easy Effects in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Easy Effects for you!

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