August 14, 2020

What's New with FxSound

A lot has changed with the new FxSound. And we're just getting started.

Better Sound Quality


The first thing we recommend when you first use FxSound is to turn it on and off. Turn on some of your favorite music, stream a video or TV show, fire up a video game, or listen back to a recording. Then turn FxSound on and off to hear the difference for yourself. 

To turn FxSound on and off, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Y. Or bring FxSound to the front by pressing Ctrl + Shift + U and click the power button to turn it on and off manually.

New Parametric EQ

Now you can adjust the center frequencies of the equalizer bands. This gives you more freedom to control your sound. You can now adjust the values by hovering and scrolling the mouse wheel.

New and Redesigned Presets


To quickly switch presets, press Ctrl + Shift + Down Arrow. You can use this keyboard shortcut to cycle down through the preset list, or press Ctrl + Shift + Up Arrow to cycle back up. 

You can also switch by right clicking the FxSound taskbar icon and navigating through the preset list. Finally, you can click the drop-down menu with FxSound open to change to your favorite presets.

Keyboard Shortcuts


You can see the full list of shortcuts by opening FxSound (Ctrl + Shift + U) and pressing the settings button. In the general tab, you’ll be able to see the full list.

And if you want to turn the keyboard shortcuts off, just click Disable Hotkeys.

Playback Device Quick Select

To get started, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the right playback device selected. With FxSound, we’ve added keyboard shortcuts to make it faster than ever to switch playback devices.


Press Ctrl + Shift + Right Arrow to switch to the next playback device in your list. If you want to go back, press Ctrl + Shift + Left Arrow, or continue pressing Ctrl + Shift + Right Arrow to cycle through the entire list and start back at the top.


New Freemium Offering

FxSound now has no time restrictions on usage. Check out our Plans page for more info.

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