Frequently Asked Questions
FireWav employs a highly specialized, patented process called FiDef to create, in real time, a custom noise profile that is tightly correlated to the source audio. The noise layer is sub-audible, but FiDef makes use of a phenomena that exploits the brain’s ability to make use of sub-audible noise to enhance the interpretation of sound. Learn more about this amazing discovery by clicking – FiDef
FireWav is a lightweight low latency app that captures the game audio and processes it in real time using these three steps:
1. Capture audio from any sound card or audio driver
2. Real time processing by patented FiDef algorithm
3. FireWav audio out to any headphone or speaker
There are three ways to purchase FireWav. But, there is an introductory promotion currently under way. For a limited time, buy the Annual License at the special price of $19.95 and get a free upgrade to a Lifetime License. Click here for more details. Purchase FireWave
FireWav works with any Window 10 PC. Future versions will be modified for use on other operating systems and mobile devices.
After registration, or purchase, a download button will appear at the bottom of the page. Clicking the button will automatically start downloading the FireWav installer. During installation, FireWav will install all of the app components and then adjust the computer audio settings. Every version has a 10-day Free Trial period, during which an ‘authentication code” needs to be installed. Any updates or upgrades that launch during the subscription period will be available by download.
The first thing most gamers hear is a “decongestion” of the overall audio – that is, more detail. Each element in your audio will seem to sit better alongside other elements, bringing the entire audio into a more musical, balanced focus. Game dialog and teammates conversation are crisp, clear and intelligible. And, the best part is that there is reduced listening fatigue – you can play longer – and the goosebumps and tingles are back.
We’ve all heard of subliminal advertising. A picture of popcorn or a message that says “eat popcorn” is put into one frame of a movie film. Nobody in the audience can see the message that appears for only 1/24th of a second on the screen, but their brains pick up on it easily. Popcorn sales suddenly increase at the concession stand. Sub-audible signals work in a similar way. The listener cannot consciously hear the sub-audible signal, but the brain picks up on it clearly.
Yes, FireWav works with any audio configuration your PC supports.
Yes, FireWav sounds AMAZING with music. Popular streaming services and personal music libraries retain the sonic characteristics of the full resolution source and movie soundtracks just sound better.
No. It is a processing algorithm that works with all files at any resolution. It does not change the file type, file size, or resolution. And, FireWav uses minimal system resources and does not cause any audio latency issues.
Yes. Change all you want, FireWav runs in the background without any adjustments needed.
Yes! Fortnite is notorious for its less than perfect audio. Using FireWav and adjusting the Fortnite audio settings can result in a superior experience. Hear all the footsteps and audio nuances you need to have a terrific game.
Click on the following video to see how to improve your Fortnite audio.
An equalizer is a processor that allows a listener to boost or decrease certain frequency ranges to modify or enhance sound quality through different output devices. It typically works in a frequency range between 20 Hz up to 20,000 Hz, which are the frequencies most humans can hear – although the actual range can vary based on the equipment being used, and be decreased by age, damage from exposure to loud sounds, and other factors.
An equalizer will alter the color of an audio signal. It could make vocals more articulate by boosting the treble frequency range. It could make a song sound “heavier” by boosting bass frequencies. Sometimes, it can be used to remove certain sounds from a recording, like the high-pitched buzz of a fluorescent lighting fixture.
An EQ is designed to help flatten out variations in speakers, to bring back the sound as it was originally intended and recorded. No speaker is inherently flat in frequency production, nor is every person’s ear able to hear the same variation in production. If that were the case, then one EQ setting would fix all speakers for all ears.
The FireWav equalizer is a Graphic Equalizer or graphic EQ. In a graphic EQ, the audio spectrum is divided into bands with each band assigned a specific fader or knob. Each fader/knob will boost the frequency range, lower it, or leave it alone. The FireWav EQ has five bands arranged horizontally and a vertical scale measuring plus and minus dB (decibels) to aid consistent positioning of the faders.
The FireWav EQ frequency bands were studied and carefully chosen in concert with and based on the frequency parameters inherent in the FireWav core audio profiles.
The Five FireWav EQ bands are: