I was wondering if there either an upgrade to the basic windows utilities (ideally a gadget) or some other program to quickly and easily manipulate audio settings/output.
I'll give some examples of the kind of things I'd like to do for the entire system, I don't expect to be able to do all of them:
Example 1)Let's say I am listening to videos and someone accidentally set their mic to single channel and it only blasts on one of my channels. I want to be able to set output to play on both channels (mono).
Example 2)I am listening to a something that plays on dual channels, and I wanted to merge both channels to play mono, or I wanted to invert one channel and merge to mono so I eliminate the audio shared on each channel.
Example 3) Control gains at various frequency ranges
Example 4) Set audio output source per monitor (front/back ports), or for certain applications.
Example 5) Raise/lower pitch
Being able to set presets would be nice too, or a restore settings.