Reference 4.3.2 release notes

Date of release: 25/06/2019


  • Fixed the issue of clicks and pops on Windows.
  • OSX: fixed a bug that only played audio to the first channel pair for multichannel devices.
  • Windows: fixed the issue of installation files missing.
  • OSX: fixed the issue of System sample rate not synchronizing with Systemwide sample rate, causing deadlocks and loss of audio when changing settings in Audio MIDI Settings or when opening DAWs with different sample rates.
  • Fixed the issue of Systemwide freezing when trying to close the app.
  • Fixed a bug in “Test output” button which froze the Settings view.
  • Sliders improved – Dry/Wet slider, Gain slider and Bass Tilt/Boost sliders can be set to a precise value by dragging them, clicking on them or scrolling with the mouse wheel.
  • Implemented a simple survey for new users.
  • New and improved alerts when attaching new devices and other warnings. OSX: users informed about Microphone Access before the system asks for the permission.
  • Small improvements in new user onboarding process.
  • Shortcuts implemented:
    • Alt+Left click on Systemwide icon in Menu Bar / Tray Menu turns calibration on/off
    • Spacebar turns calibration on/off when Systemwide UI is open
    • Ctrl+, (Win) or Command+, (OSX) opens Settings when Systemwide UI is open
    • Escape closes Settings or License information views
  • Notifications and tray icon context menu supports Unicode characters
  • Other minor improvements in design and functionality


  • Fixed a bug that crashed DAWs when Reference Plugin is in a project and the internet connection is lost.
  • When launching Systemwide from Plugin, Systemwide will appear in front

Reference 4.3 release notes

Date of release: 11/06/2019


  • A new onboarding experience helping users to set up Systemwide properly.
  • On-demand headphone profile download speeds up set-up significantly and ensures that only necessary files are saved on users’ systems.
  • Users can now download profiles for their individually measured headphones directly in the app.
  • Menubar / tray menu that is both simplified and offers quicker access to essential features like changing Systemwide’s output device.
  • Dark theme for making the UI easier on the eyes for those of you working in the dark.
  • Improved virtual sound device performance and behavior.
  • Several minor improvements to make the UI more easily usable and informative.

Systemwide and Plugin

  • Mixed filter mode. An improved version of our previous ‘Optimum’ filter mode providing low latency with low phase distortion and much less noticeable pre-ringing artifacts. A great middle ground between the zero latency and linear phase modes!
  • Room measurement can now be launched directly from Systemwide as well as the DAW plugin.


  • The DAW plugin can now launch Reference Systemwide in cases where new headphone profiles must be downloaded to the system.

Reference 4.2 release notes

Date of release: 10/04/2019


  • Fix for a bug that did not allow to resume downloading after a connection error. (Windows)
  • Fix for a scenario when user or third party software removes the cached MSI files from “C:\Windows\Installer” folder and prevents uninstall or updates. (Windows)


  • Fix for a bug that prevented control of system volume when using certain output devices.
  • Drag and drop functionality added for a quick correction profile selection.
  • Fix for a bug that launched main UI to show after every reboot. (Windows)


  • Some ASIO drivers that were causing a crash in I/O selection step have been blacklisted. (Windows)
  • Fix for a bug that sometimes caused a Debug Mode crash or prevented the creation of log files. (Windows)
  • Fix for a bug that did not allow to select output channels other than the first pair (1-2) for some devices. (OSX)


  • Render Bypass notification design upgrade (text and option to turn off from the notification).
  • Added Render Bypass notification support for Ableton Live 10 Standard. (Windows)
  • Drag and drop functionality added for a quick correction profile selection.

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