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SoundID Reference in Education

Educational pricing

Students and teachers can save up to 50% on selected SoundID Reference products. Submit an application to claim your discount.

SoundID Reference
For Speakers & Headphones
Download only

Regular price: € 249

Educational price: € 139

SoundID Reference
For Headphones
Download only

Regular price: € 99

Educational price: € 49

SoundID Reference
For Speakers & Headphones
with Measurement Microphone

Regular price: € 299

Educational price: € 179

Upgrade to SoundID Reference from Reference 4
For Speakers & Headphones
Download only

Regular price: € 89

Educational price: € 49

Upgrade to SoundID Reference from Reference 4
For Headphones
Download only

Regular price: € 39

Educational price: € 19

Upgrade from SoundID Reference for Headphones
to SoundID Reference For Speakers & Headphones
Download only

Regular price: € 169

Educational price: € 99

Endorsers

Used and taught by world’s leading audio educators

Sonarworks as a teaching tool in the classroom for demonstrating the critical importance of frequency response and room interference.

Students in our program love using Sonarworks because it improves the performance of their speakers and headphones in the classroom and in their untreated dorm rooms.


— Gabe Herman
Assistant Professor of Music Industry at University of Hartford

Not all of us have access to studio-quality headphones or loudspeakers. If you can’t hear it, how can you assess it? Reference 4 from Sonarworks is an invaluable tool for those of us working in different environments, on different speakers, and working in environments that are not purpose-built studios.


— Miles Fulwider
Chair Music Department, Assistant Professor of Music Technology at University of Saint Francis

Being able to trust your monitors is a fundamental non-negotiable. The Sonarworks Studio kit can be the answer they’ve been looking for.


— Bill Gibson
Author & Educator, Hal Leonard, LinkedIn Learning and Instructor at Berklee College of Music

Once you start mixing with Sonarworks, you don’t want to mix without it.


— Craig Anderton
Author and Educator at CraigAnderton.org

Ableton Certification Program

Sonarworks Supports the Ableton Certification Program

We are proud to announce that we are supporting Ableton Certified Trainers by equipping them with SoundID Reference.
Find out more about program →

Educational pricing

Students and teachers can save up to 50% on selected SoundID Reference products. Submit an application to claim your discount.

Frequently asked questions

1. Check your eligibility (the criteria are explained below).

2. Submit the discount application form here.

3. Please wait while we verify your application.

4. Upon approval, you will receive an email with further instructions.

The approval process should take no longer than 24 business hours.

Educational product licenses are identical to regular SoundID Reference product licenses in terms of functionality.

Educational product licenses can be activated and used on a single computer only at a time (regular licenses can be activated and used on 3 computers).

Learn more about the educational license keys.

We offer better prices to universities and schools who are looking to order multi-seat licenses.

Fill out this form to receive a quote.

If you own a Reference 4 Educational license key, you can upgrade to SoundID Reference Educational license key for Headphones and for Speakers & Headphones respectively.

Currently, all other educational upgrade/cross-grade paths are done manually via our Customer Support. Please find more information in the answers below.

IMPORTANT! The educational upgrade products will not work with regular (non-educational) license keys.

Learn more about how to upgrade Reference 4 to SoundID Reference.

You are eligible for an educational discount if you are:

-currently enrolled in full-time educational studies and are 18 years of age, or of legal age according to your country’s laws.

-currently enrolled in a part-time program that consists of at least 20 hours of study time per week, or one that runs for 12 months or more, and are 18 years of age, or of legal age according to your country’s laws.

-currently teaching full-time or part-time at a school or university in any field.

Graduated students, former teachers, and members of monthly subscription classes do not meet the requirements for the educational discount on our products.

No. The educational email address is used to help us verify your eligibility, and to complete the order process. After the order is done, the license key can be activated with any other email address that you have access to.

Yes. The single installation instance means that you can install SoundID Reference on as many computers as you like, but the software will only work on a single device at a time. You can manage your licenses and activations with the help of our account self-management platform here. After creating a Sonarworks profile, you will be able to activate/deactivate your licenses as many times as you wish on any of the devices that you installed and activated the license on before.

Your licenses are NOT lost if something happens to your computer and can always be accessed on your Sonarworks account from anywhere anytime.

This only applies to discounted educational licenses. The regular license keys can be run on 3 separate devices at the same time.

Yes, you have to apply again and renew your educational status. The originally accepted educational status was valid for a single purchase only.

If you currently own a regular Reference 3 or Reference 4 license (with 3 activation seats) and wish to upgrade to SoundID Reference Educational license (single activation seat only), we will have to process the upgrade manually on our side after you make the upgrade purchase.

Before we proceed, have a brief look at this article to understand how our EDU program works and what are the key differences between EDU and regular licenses. When ready to apply, follow these steps:

-Apply to our Education program here

-Once your eligibility is confirmed, follow the instructions sent in your email - select the correct Educational upgrade product in Sonarworks Store

-After completing the purchase, submit a ticket for our Support here. Since regular license to EDU license upgrades (cross-grade) are currently not possible in our User Accounts, we will have to process the upgrade manually on our side

Let me know if you have any questions, thank you!

If you currently own an educational Reference 3 or Reference 4 license (with a single activation seat) and wish to upgrade to a regular SoundID Reference license (with 3 activation seats), we will have to process the upgrade manually on our side after you make the upgrade purchase.

Follow these steps:

-Select the applicable regular (non-EDU) upgrade product in Sonarworks Store

-After making the purchase, submit a ticket to our Support here. Since educational license to regular license upgrades (cross-grade) are currently not possible in our User Accounts, we will have to process the upgrade manually on our side.