EQ XML to TXT Converter

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Use the EQ XML to TXT Converter tool to convert an XML file of exported EQ (equalization) presets made from The Equalization effect in older versions of Audacity to the TXT text file required by Graphic EQ and Filter Curve EQ.
  • XML files of EQ presets obtained on the Internet are also suitable for this conversion and them import into either of the EQ effects.
This Tool is not enabled by default. To enable it, use Tools > Plugin Manager  to open the Plugin Manager dialog.
Accessed by: Tools > EQ XML to TXT Converter
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Select target EQ effect

Curves to be imported can be either for Filter Curve EQ effect or Graphic EQ effect but not both. This enables you to select which EQ effect you wish to use the importable TXT file for.

Equalization XML file

Specifies the XML file that you wish to convert. You can either type it (full path) in directly or search for it with the Select a file button.

If output text file exists

The resultant file will be output to a file with the same name and same path location as your target XML file but will be given a .txt extension

Here you can tell Audacity what to do if a TXT file of that name already exists.

The choices are:

  • Append number (default)
  • Overwrite
  • Error

Importing the resulting TXT text file

Once you have your TXT file created by this Tool you can then go to Filter Curve EQ or Graphic EQ (whichever you targetted the Tool at) and use the Manage button and select Import.


Clicking on the command buttons give the following results:

  • Manage gives a dropdown menu enabling you to manage presets for the tool and to see some detail about the tool. For details see Manage Presets
  • OK applies the tool creating the required output TXT file
  • Cancel aborts the tool, closing the dialog
  • Help Button Button brings you to the appropriate page in the Manual, this page

Some useful links

Please see this page on the Muse website: