Breakaway is specifically designed to interpose between the soundcard and all the sound generating applications. Basically, it catches the sound produced by an application on the computer, processes it and then sends the improved audio to the output device.
Immediately after installation the program pops up a guide that takes you through the a brief configuration process that sets Breakaway up in order to work properly and makes it the default playback device.
This initial step should not worry less experienced users because the developer included a wizard-driven interface specifically for making the proper initial settings in the application.
The wizard guides you through all the details (selecting the soundcard, setting a buffer size) and provides the possibility to test the settings before applying them.
Main application window
The main interface also features some sound options of its own, allowing you to view the sound frequencies as well as change to a different mode, more appropriate either to the audio content.
All sound presets available in the application can be altered in terms of compression range, ratio and speed as well as the level of bass boost and the frequency range of the level adjustment.
If you want to check the improvements of the Breakaway processing there is the possibility to stop the active audio enhancement and listen to the sound untouched. Furthermore, two oscilloscopes show both the original and the processed sound, for comparison purposes.
Brakaway does not require any knowledge about sound and how it is processed as the modifications can be noticed clearly. It is not complicated and there are sufficient audio presets available to cover the needs of most users.
Reviewed by Ionut Ilascu on March 13th, 2014
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- Fully compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista (as well as Win2k and XP).
Application descriptionBreakaway improves the quality of the listening experience by digitally remastering audio in real-time with the same t...