Soundid Reference → Artist Quotes

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“I know for a fact that I would have liked to have had it when I was mixing the last Coldplay album.”
— Rik Simpson
Multi Grammy Award-winning British record producer, sound engineer, musician, and songwriter. Coldplay, Jay-Z, Portishead, Kasabian, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, PJ Harvey, Natalie Imbruglia, Chris Martin, The Darktones, and more
“SoundID Reference is simple to set up and incredibly powerful. Precise and surgical when I need drastic room correction, or I can dial the mix knob back for a more broad, subtle approach. Plus, I can take my software and measurement mic with me anywhere in the world and be up and running in no time.For many years I just carved it out through trial and error, then I got the [Sonarworks] software and measured the room many times and you can see it clear as day—what I’ve always heard by ear. So it’s been really great not having to mix around the problem.”
— Dana Nielsen
Musician, singer, engineer, mixer and producer. Adele, Rihanna, Smashing Pumpkins, The Avett Brothers, Kanye West, Neil Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, Justin Timberlake, Santana, System of a Down, Neil Diamond
“Speaker calibration made easy for anyone”
— Maria Elisa Ayerbe
Grammy Award-Winning Audio engineer and producer. Mary J Blige, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, JLo, and CEO of South Mountain Music
"A much needed new standard on headphone calibration and compatibility"
— Rafa Sardina
18-Time Grammy® & Latin Grammy® Winner Producer/Mixer/Engineer. Celine Dion, Madonna, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dr. Dre, David Foster, Alejandro Sanz, Luis Miguel, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and many more
“If you’re looking for a very inexpensive way to improve your monitoring capabilities in your studio, look no further!”
— Jeff Ellis
Mixing engineer, 1 Grammy Award, 2 nominations. Frank Ocean, Skylar Grey, Nick Jonas, Kate Nash
"I've been using Sonarworks on my home system because in my house I don't have a room that's treated like the studio I work in. Once I've done the setup and calibration it's great to be able to forget about it and I really like that it runs system-wide in the background so that even my iTunes or Tidal listening experience is adjusted for the room I'm in and so that I don't have to worry about plugins on sessions."
— Marc Urselli
5-time nominated 3-time Grammy Award–winning audio engineer, live sound engineer, music producer, mixing engineer, remixer, sound designer, composer, musician. Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Mike Patton, U2, Elton John, Kesha, Les Paul, John Patitucci, Laurie Anderson, and more
“I thouhgt I had a perfect room. Since Sonarworks doesn't cost much I thought I'd give it a go. It really, really sorted a few things out.”
— Jonas Westling
Mixing Engineer. Lady Gaga, Newton Faulkner, Paul McCartney
“SoundID Reference has completely modernized my workflow. I no longer worry about mixes not translating because I’m in an unfamiliar studio space. For myself and my clients, this is a vital piece of the puzzle.”
— Franco Socorro
Grammy-Nominated Mixing Engineer and Producer. Mary J Blige, Nas, Cee-Lo
“What an awesome tool for managing my playback options for monitoring! I am loving this.”
— Mark Needham
Multi-Platinum Mixer, producer and engineer, 12 Grammy® nominations. Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Chris Isaak, John Hiatt, Michelle Branch, P!nk, O.A.R., Neon Trees, Shakira, Pete Yorn, Bloc Party, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Starbenders, and many more
The best thing about the Sonarworks system is that it told me more about my room than my ears ever could have.
— Billy Decker
Grammy-Award Nominated Mixing and Mastering Engineer, Has mixed 14 No 1 Billboard hits. Chris Young, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Jaime Lynne Spears, and Sam Hunt
“Sure, $10,000 monitors sound great, but are they still necessary? I can get the same mix out of $3000 monitors and correction from Sonarworks.”
— Brian Chirlo
Grammy award winning mixing engineer. Snoop Dogg, Amy Winehouse, Tony Bennett, Freddie Cole
“Reference is an essential tool in crafting translatable mixes instantly. When you calibrate the speakers to have that flat response, it’s incredible how much more detail you can hear.”
— Koen Heldens
multi-platinum, American Music Award, and Billboard Music Award winning mixing engineer. XXXTentacion, Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Joe Budden, Missy Elliott, Fat Joe, Rihanna, J-Lo, Run DMC", Dr. Dre, Dreezy, En Vogue, Kid Ink, Lecrae, Sizzla, Timbaland, TLC’s T-Boz, and more
Bill Gould and I mixed “Sol Invictus” with Sonarworks and are thrilled with the results.” It's the first time in our 20 year history of working together that we're able to hear music so accurately.
— Matt Wallace
Audio engineer. Faith No More, Maroon 5, Train, Deftones
“I’ve got Sonarworks installed on my home rig as well as the rig at [Riott House], and it’s been a great help. Even with treatment in place, there are issues with the room, and for me it’s very reassuring and helpful to be able to have Sonarworks to help tame those issues.”
— Josh Newell
Producer, Engineer, Mixer Linkin Park, Intronaut, Nas, Avril Lavigne, Puff Daddy, Celine Dion and P.O.D
“Every single record until the Harry Potter record I was just using the sound of my studio,” she notes. “There was a big bump in the low end, so you think the bass is louder than it really is. So when it goes off for mastering, it’s like, Where’s the bass? We fixed that by working with a company called Sonarworks, which has a plugin where, with a mic, you sweep the studio and it calibrates according to the room and compensates for the curves. The difference is immense.”
— Imogen Heap
Artist, producer, Grammy award-winning engineer, composer
“I wish I had discovered Sonarworks a long time ago. The plugin is a game changer. My monitor environment has never been more accurate. “
— Glen Robinson
Award winning producer/engineer/mixer. Dave Grohl "Probot", Ringo Starr, Sir George Martin, AC/DC
"SoundID Reference for Multichannel is a game changer! It gives me added confidence in knowing that what I’m hearing out of my monitors is correct, which allows me to spend more time on the creative process and finishing my mixes faster."
— Aaron Mattes
Grammy Nominated and RIAA Platinum certified mixing engineer. NLE Choppa, 50 Cent, Young Thug, Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Polo G
“Sonarwokrs not only makes Sol Seven Mix & Audio Post's system perform better, it makes the films & music mixed at Sol7Post.com sound better. Our mixes translate perfectly to major theaters, Blu-Ray and HDTV as well.”
— Michael Lehmann Boddicker
Grammy Awarded composer, producer, keyboardist. Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, Chicago
“Sonarworks software provided the missing puzzle piece I was searching for: How to rein in my entire ATMOS speaker set and make them sound cohesive and uniform. The combination of measurements and target curves provided focus and clarity and really tied the room together. Translation is excellent. Bravo.”
— Richard Furch
6 Grammy Winning Albums out of 23 Nominations Diamond/Multi-Platinum Selling. Prince, Jam and Lewis, Tyrese, Frank Ocean, Usher, India.Arie, OutKast, 林俊傑 JJ Lin 鄧紫棋 G.E.M. 蔡健雅 Tanya Chua 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai and many more
“Truly accurate monitoring allowing you to be fully confident in your mixes; an absolute must have for the studio.”
— Smith Carlson
Audio engineer. Taylor Swift, Beyonce, One Republic, Maroon 5
“I believe it’s important to trust what you’re hearing, no matter where you might be working from. Sonarworks gives me the confidence to know that I have a sound I can trust, whether I am in my studio, another studio or on a mobile rig.”
— Aamir Yaqub
Grammy Award-winning Mixing Engineer and Producer. David Guetta, Rihanna, Sia, J Cole, Ne-Yo
“It’s a key part of my setup.”
— Ariel Borujow
Grammy winning Mix Engineer. Mac Miller, Puff Daddy, Madonna, MoonBoots, CID
“SoundID Reference gives you the ability to trust what you hear.”
— Warren Huart
Multi-Platinum Producer, Songwriter, and Mixer. Korn, Better Than Ezra, James Blunt, Matisyahu, Ace Frehley, Aerosmith and Howie Day. His film & TV credits include The Inglorious Bastards, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, MTV’s The Hills, Lost, Scrubs, and Grey’s Anatomy.
“SoundID Reference=trust. It delivers consistency between different listening systems”
— Loïc Maestracci
Music Expo Founder
"Sonarworks has literally changed my mixing life! Reference is the most useful tool I have, analog or digital."
— Chris Hesse
Hoobastank drummer and mixing engineer
“Sonarworks is the first thing I recommend to every producer who asks me for that “magic” plugin or one I couldn't live without. I mean, how can any other plug-in even be used effectively if the sound in your room (or headphones) is misleading you in the first place?”
— Enamour
Music Producer & DJ
“It gives me a clearer picture from my monitors and headphones. It benefits me on my travels letting me hear exactly what I was hearing from home or in the studio wherever I go.”
— Eryck Bry
Music producer and mixing engineer
“I can't believe I have been sleeping on Reference 4. I absolutely love it! It actually saved my ass!”
— Misha Mansoor
Periphery
“Reference is LIFE-CHANGING and INDISPENSABLE - Bypassing it and then engaging it, the difference in my currently less-than-ideal home studio is HUGE! The sound is clear, punchy, and my mixes translate to other studios and to cars, headphones, and phone speakers. That is the biggest benefit - I can rely on what I am hearing, and therefore make musical arrangement and mixing decisions based on what is actually in the track, and not be misled by my room coloring the sound. I couldn’t work without it and I am constantly highly recommending it to others who work on speakers and or headphones.
— Jason Soudah
Composer, Songwriter, Vocalist, Mixer, Producer
“SoundID Reference Reference allows me to immerse myself in my headphones in a hotel room halfway across the world, knowing that my mixes will be just as accurate as they would be coming out of my studio.“
— Justin Grey
Record Producer & Songwriter
“I require 100% of my mastering students to use Sonarworks, and if you are serious about your work, I recommend you do the same.”
— Blake La Grange
Founder at Mastering.com
“I like to work in-the-box on my laptop and this tool gives me more confidence and accuracy.”
— Alexandre Siqueira
3 Latin Grammy Awards, the music director of Olympics Closing Ceremony Rio 2016
“I had just heard good things about Sonarworks so I thought I would give it a try. And I fell in love with it straight away.”
— Ryan Carline
Mixing engineer Miley Cyrus, Gary Barlow, Take That
“SoundID Reference has become a crucial part of my workflow in the studio since I first got it. I use it every day to hear the true sound of my mixes and it helps me ensure that anything I do will translate perfectly outside of the studio. Even with a treated room it really helps fine tune the sound of my monitors. SoundID Reference is one of those tools that once you experience what it does, you wish you had got it a long time ago!”
— Romesh Dodangoda
Producer / Mixer. Motorhead, Bring Me The Horizon, Funeral For A Friend
“With the Sonarworks headphone correction system, I can take my sessions on the road, and pick up right where I left off in the studio. The transition from monitors to headphones has never been smoother.”
— Christopher Tin
Composer, 2 Grammy Awards
“It’s a real lifesaver for me!”
— Emre Ramazanoglu
Producer and Mixing Engineer
“Sonarworks Reference has totally transformed the monitoring in my studio. I’d never work without it.”
— Christopher Wray
Composer and Founder of In House Music + Sound
“I travel a lot, SoundID Reference gives me the confidence to work using headphones wherever I am and be certain that my mixes will sound exactly how I wanted them to sound outside of my studio.”
— Daniel "Vago" Galindo
Grammy Award-winning music producer and sound engineer
“SoundID Reference along with the measurement microphone has taken my mixes to another level. The clarity in my room, which is well treated, got even better after following their fantastic setup guide. Oh... and I can happily say that the car test is now a thing of the past. 10/10 recommend!”
— Nick 'Squids' Squillante
Grammy-nominated mixing & mastering engineer
“Honestly, I didn't expect much. I just wanted to use the calibrated headphones and software for binaural audio. Since I work fulltime for immersive audio and VR-productions, I have personalized SOFA files and all different kinds of tools and renderings.Now, reference can give me a confident feeling about the different timbres, no matter what headphones and HRTF I use. Additionally, I gave the measurement a spin and had a wow-effect when calibrating as the software knew exactly if I placed the mic at the right spot. The whole process was convenient and the result surprisingly good. I already can't work without it!”
— Martin Rieger
Sound Designer, Immersive 3D Spatial Audio Expert, VRTONUNG
“I have been using Sonarworks's sodtware since 2019 and it has been a fantastic tool for my production and mixing process. Before implementing SoundID Reference, I spent many frustrating sessions bouncing mixes and running back and forth between my car, studio, and different sets of headphones to A/B mixes. SoundID Reference cuts down on that back and forth and gives me a more reliable workflow, as I know I'm getting a more accurate picture of what my mixes will sound like out in the real world.”
— Andrew Fitzpatrick (aka 80Fitz)
Producer/songwriter
“Sonarworks is an absolute game changer when having to mix on headphones”
— Adam Schmidt
Film score mixer and recording engineer
"The SoundID Reference for Multichannel was the missing piece in upgrading my studio to Dolby Atmos. The calibration and time alignment is SO PRECISE. Mixing in immersive audio never felt this good."
— Alex Solano
Professional music producer and Atmos mixer that has produced tracks for international hit artists all over the world for genres such as Latin Urban, Reggae/Dancehall, Electronic, Pop, Indian Music, Afrobeat, Rap, and more.
"SoundID Reference is a great tool for the producer or engineer who doesn’t have the luxury of a well treated room. It allows you to monitor a flatter response, regardless of your gear or environment, thus enabling you to produce work that can translate more accurately across platforms, speakers, etc. It’s so cool to be able to see the waterfall report of your nodes and hear the correction. Game changing. I wish I had this in college!"
— Simone Torres
Grammy Nominated Vocal Producer & Engineer
"Got the multi channel 7.1.4 happening & uploaded to the speakers. Wow!!!!!!!!!! Best thing I have ever heard & experienced. I’m in audio heaven. Such beautiful coherence in the speakers too"
— Wayne Jones
Professional bass-player, co-founder of Wayne Jones Audio
“It makes such a difference to creating and mixing process. The clarity of sound is stunning.”
— Haiku Hands
Haiku hands has been touted by NME as “Australia’s most electrifying pop prospect” and “a thrilling pop hybrid” who combine the pure pop attitude of Charli XCX with the energy and swagger of The Beastie Boys.
"SoundID Reference has become an essential studio tool that I cannot live without. I recommend it to everyone and anyone, professional studio or bedroom studio. It literally transforms the sound of my monitors in my room. The results are night and day. It's particularly helpful for me as I keep moving every three months and the speaker calibration gives me consistent, accurate results that I can trust in every space I work in. The headphone calibrations are equally game-changing. 10/10."
— Tom Marshall
House and progressive producer
“The technology of Reference is definitely innovative especially for home studio settings. Finally a solution to calibrate your speakers and hear properly.”
— Justine Blazer
Producer, Singer, Songwriter

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