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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 (order here)

Regular price: € 249

Educational price: € 139

SoundID Reference
For Headphones
Download only (order here)

Regular price: € 99

Educational price: € 49

SoundID Reference
For Speakers & Headphones
with Measurement Microphone (order here)

Regular price: € 299

Educational price: € 179

Upgrade to SoundID Reference from Reference 4
For Speakers & Headphones
Download only (order here)

Regular price: € 89

Educational price: € 49

Upgrade to SoundID Reference from Reference 4
For Headphones
Download only (order here)

Regular price: € 39

Educational price: € 19

Upgrade from SoundID Reference for Headphones
to SoundID Reference For Speakers & Headphones
Download only (order here)

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.

Educational offers

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 1 computer at a time (regular licenses can be activated and used on 3 computers).

Learn more about the educational license keys.

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.

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

Fill out this form to receive a quote.

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

Yes, you can manage your licenses and activations with the help of our account self-management platform here. You can activate/deactivate your licenses on any device you wish. Please note that the Educational licenses only have 1 activation seat, which means that the product can be activated and used only on one machine at a time.

Yes, you have to apply again and renew your educational status. The approved educational discount is valid for a single purchase only.

If you currently own a regular license of Reference 4 or SoundID Reference, and wish to upgrade to a SoundID Reference Educational license, you can achieve this by purchasing a compatible Educational upgrade.

For example, if you own a Reference 4 Headphones license, you can upgrade directly to a SoundID Reference for Headphones EDU license. See the upgrade options here.

If you currently own an Educational license of Reference 4 or SoundID Reference, and wish to upgrade to a regular license of SoundID Reference, you can do so by purchasing a compatible upgrade.

For example, if you own a Reference 4 Studio EDU license, you can upgrade directly to a SoundID Reference for Speakers & Headphones license, or to SoundID Reference for Multichannel license. See the compatible upgrade paths here.