Reference 4.1.7 adds 32-bit support and headphone models by Audio Technica, Pioneer, Sennheiser and more.

October 31, 2018 — To finish off October on a strong note, we are releasing the newest version to our Reference software – 4.1.7. Key updates in in the 4.1.7 version include a 32-bit plugin in addition to the existing 64-bit one, enabling users with older DAW platforms to take advantage of Reference’s robust measurement and calibration capabilities. Additionally, users are now able to download the latest headphone profiles directly from the software itself, either through the DAW plug-in or in systemwide mode. Newly supported headphone models include offerings from AKG, Audio Technica, Beats, Behringer, Focal, Fostex, Meze, Pioneer, Sennheiser, and many more.

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“We are on a constant mission to refine Reference and make it as easy to use as possible. A big part of this has been cultivating an active relationship with our user base and utilizing their feedback to improve Reference with each update. We want to say thank you to everyone who contributes,” Martins Popelis, Vice President and Co-Founder of Sonarworks.

In addition to standard feature upgrades, version 4.1.7 also fixes routine bugs including systemwide over-power consumption, installer malfunctions and other miscellaneous functionality refinements.

Now, more than ever, you can enjoy our award-winning Reference software while recording, mixing, and mastering.

“We are on a constant mission to refine Reference and make it as easy to use as possible.”

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