CDMaster32 uses a third party plugin to provide Audio Enhancement
processing to CDMaster32. This plugin is not required for normal
operation of CDMaster32; it is only needed if the user wants to
recover or enhance the overall sound of compressed internet audio
MP3, OGG, MOD).
CDMaster32 uses PowerTechnology's
plugin for Sonique
to provide the audio restoration routines to CDMaster32 V188.8.131.52 or
To Download a free 14-day trial copy of the DFX plugin for Sonique;
here. Note: that you are not required to register
your email address with PowerTechnology to use their trial software;
just leave it blank and click the Register button. If you leave your
email address with PowerTechnology; Zittware's privacy
policy does not apply.
Once you have used their trial; you may register one of two packs
to get the registered version of DFX.
- DFX Master Pack for ALL Players for One Low Price
which provides plugins for all major MP3 players on the market:
Zittware highly recommends the Master Pack so that you can enjoy DFX audio enhancement inside CDMaster32 as well in your
normal MP3 Players.
- Winamp2 & Winamp3
- Windows Media 9 Series
- RealOne & RealPlayer
- MUSICMATCH Jukebox
- J.River Media Jukebox
- DFX Sound Enhancement for Sonique
which provides only the Sonique plugin needed for CDMaster32 (and
the Sonique audio player).
To make DFX function with CDMaster32,
- Close CDMaster32 if it is open.
- Due to recent changes with the DFX plugin; a pre-setup is
necessary to make DFX work with CDMaster32.
- Download the presetup files.
- Unzip the presetup files to a local temporary directory like
- Open a command line box.
- CD C:\preDFX
- run SetupDFX.bat from this command line box.
- Follow the onscreen prompts.
- Install DFX you downloaded from a link above.
- Continue with pre-setup prompts.
- upon Re-running CDMaster32 will automatically detect the sonique
plugin and provide it's capabilities on the Enhance tab (click
here for screenshot) on the Recording options screen.
Note: You do not need the Sonique
player installed to use this plugin with CDMaster32.
(details below are taken from the DFX plugin help file)
What is DFX? Why Do I need it?
"DFX enhances Internet oriented audio
listening experiences by correcting for the sonic limitations of all
the popular data compressed Internet audio formats. Data compressed
audio suffers from two major problems: loss of high frequency fidelity
and loss of stereo separation and depth.
DFX compensates for the loss of high
frequency fidelity by carefully regenerating the missing high
frequency harmonics in the audio. DFX then compensates for the reduced
stereo imaging and depth by carefully generating ambience and stereo
The DFX plugin for Sonique provides the following enhancements:
Controls the amount of high frequency harmonics that are
regenerated and placed in the audio. Using this control to add
Fidelity to the audio eliminates the "muffled" sound
that is an artifact of the data compression algorithms used in
Internet audio formats.
- Ambience: Controls the
amount of listening room ambience added to the audio, compensating
for closely located speakers, poor listening environments and
sonic losses due to the data compression methods used with
Internet audio formats.
- 3D Surround: Controls the
amount of enhanced 3D stereo depth which is added to the audio,
compensating for monitoring limitations and sonic losses due to
- Dynamic Boost: Controls
the amount of additional loudness to be added to the audio. Using
this control to make your final listening level adjustment will
allow much higher listening levels while minimizing distortion
levels, particularly when using Internet audio systems.
- HyperBass: Controls the
amount of additional low frequency compensation for multimedia
speaker systems to add deep, rich bass sound. Greatly improves the
bass performance of any sound system.
Note: DFX is not supported or sold by Zittware.
You must evaluate DFX and render the proper payment to
PowerTechnology to continue to use it after their trial period.