Qpaeq not working

I’m trying to use qpaeq and it doesn’t seem to work. The GUI loads but it just gives this as it’s sink

 noechosink.equalizer

There is only one option for it and only one channel optiokn too being 1

This is the output of

pacmd list-sinks

3 sink(s) available.
    index: 0
        name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo>
        driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
        flags: HARDWARE HW_MUTE_CTRL HW_VOLUME_CTRL DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY
        state: SUSPENDED
        suspend cause: IDLE
        priority: 9039
        volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
                balance 0.00
        base volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
        volume steps: 65537
        muted: no
        current latency: 0.00 ms
        max request: 0 KiB
        max rewind: 0 KiB
        monitor source: 0
        sample spec: s16le 2ch 48000Hz
        channel map: front-left,front-right
                     Stereo
        used by: 0
        linked by: 1
        configured latency: 0.00 ms; range is 0.50 .. 1837.50 ms
        card: 0 <alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1f.3>
        module: 6
        properties:
                alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
                device.api = "alsa"
                device.class = "sound"
                alsa.class = "generic"
                alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
                alsa.name = "ALC295 Analog"
                alsa.id = "ALC295 Analog"
                alsa.subdevice = "0"
                alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
                alsa.device = "0"
                alsa.card = "0"
                alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel PCH"
                alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel PCH at 0xb1228000 irq 141"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1f.3"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0"
                device.bus = "pci"
                device.vendor.id = "8086"
                device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
                device.product.id = "9d71"
                device.product.name = "Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio"
                device.form_factor = "internal"
                device.string = "front:0"
                device.buffering.buffer_size = "352800"
                device.buffering.fragment_size = "176400"
                device.access_mode = "mmap+timer"
                device.profile.name = "analog-stereo"
                device.profile.description = "Analog Stereo"
                device.description = "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo"
                alsa.mixer_name = "Realtek ALC295"
                alsa.components = "HDA:10ec0295,103c83c4,00100002 HDA:8086280b,80860101,00100000"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
        ports:
                analog-output-speaker: Speakers (priority 10000, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
                analog-output-headphones: Headphones (priority 9900, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
        active port: <analog-output-speaker>
    index: 1
        name: <noechosink>
        driver: <module-echo-cancel.c>
        flags: HW_MUTE_CTRL LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY
        state: SUSPENDED
        suspend cause: IDLE
        priority: 1000
        volume: mono: 65536 / 100%
                balance 0.00
        base volume: 65536 / 100%
        volume steps: 65537
        muted: no
        current latency: 0.00 ms
        max request: 0 KiB
        max rewind: 0 KiB
        monitor source: 3
        sample spec: float32le 1ch 32000Hz
        channel map: mono
                     Mono
        used by: 0
        linked by: 1
        configured latency: 0.00 ms; range is 0.50 .. 1837.50 ms
        module: 25
        properties:
                device.master_device = "alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo"
                device.class = "filter"
                device.intended_roles = "phone"
                device.description = "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo (echo cancelled with Built-in Audio Analog Stereo)"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card"
  * index: 2
        name: <noechosink.equalizer>
        driver: <module-equalizer-sink.c>
        flags: HW_MUTE_CTRL LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY
        state: SUSPENDED
        suspend cause: IDLE
        priority: 1000
        volume: mono: 65536 / 100%
                balance 0.00
        base volume: 65536 / 100%
        volume steps: 65537
        muted: no
        current latency: 0.00 ms
        max request: 0 KiB
        max rewind: 0 KiB
        monitor source: 4
        sample spec: float32le 1ch 32000Hz
        channel map: mono
                     Mono
        used by: 0
        linked by: 0
        configured latency: 0.00 ms; range is 0.50 .. 1837.50 ms
        module: 29
        properties:
                device.master_device = "noechosink"
                device.class = "filter"
                device.description = "FFT based equalizer on Built-in Audio Analog Stereo (echo cancelled with Built-in Audio Analog Stereo)"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card"

Forget qpaeq. It stopped working long ago for me. I read somewhere it isn’t recommended anymore (and there’s some discussion about it not being fully accepted since the beginning).

I currently use pulseaudio-equalizer-ladspa (you need to disable pulseaudio-equalizer). Works perfectly, though it isn’t as scalable as pulseaudio-equalizer.

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works like a charm

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