For Speakers

Speaker Calibration for Accurate Monitoring

SoundID Reference (the next-generation version of Reference 4) software delivers accurate studio reference sound on your speakers
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Loved by over 100’000+ studios

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Mix With Confidence

Stop second-guessing yourself and trust every decision.

Finish Tracks Faster

Make better decisions and spend less time fixing mistakes.

Perfect Translation

Make music that sounds great on phones, laptops, earbuds, or wherever else it’s played.

Improved Collaboration

Get only relevant feedback by working on the same reference sound no matter the distance or gear you have

About Speaker Calibration

Why is Speaker Calibration Important?

Speaker calibration with SoundID Reference removes unwanted sound coloration and delivers accurate studio reference sound across your speakers and headphones. As a result you hear every detail across the frequency response spectrum and can trust every mixing decision you make.

How it works

Setting up SoundID Reference for Speakers

in 3 easy steps

Wide-range Applications

Integrating SoundID Reference in your Workflow

Apply correction using the plugin in your favorite DAW or use the Systemwide app to correct sound from any source on your computer.
DAW Plugin
Compatible with any host application supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins.
  • Live tracking
  • Mixing and mastering
  • Using MIDI mapping
  • For zero latency
Systemwide App
Calibrates all system’s audio sources. App for macOS and Windows.
  • Mixing and mastering
  • Playback


Used and loved by over 70,000 studios worldwide

Working with SoundID Reference

What you’ll need


Mac: macOS 10.12 or later

PC: Windows 8 (64-bit) or later

Sonarworks supported or Sonarworks individually calibrated headphones

Supported headphone models

Individually calibrated headphones

Audio interface

+48v Phantom Power and 44.1 kHz sample rate capability

Measurement microphone

SoundID Reference measurement microphone

or other omnidirectional measurement microphone

Free Trial

Hear the difference on your speakers

21-day free trial. No credit card required.


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SoundID Reference now available on Merging Technologies Anubis

SoundID Reference correction software is integrated directly in Anubis interface for the lowest possible latency and highest convenience without using a plugin or app.
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Frequently asked questions

SoundID Reference for Speakers FAQ

Yes, you can try out fully functional software 21-day free. No credit card required, no hidden conditions. Experience full confidence in sound today!

Make sure your sample rate is set to 44.1 kHz.

Yes, you can. You will need to measure each system separately and load the respective profile in the plug-in/Systemwide for the set you are going to use.

You can use any omnidirectional condenser measurement microphone. Please note that we will not be able to consult the calibration outcome if you are not using an individually calibrated microphone. USB measurement microphones are not supported and will not work correctly with the software.

SoundID Reference is the recent successor of Reference 4 software. Our latest software version delivers the same consistently accurate reference sound so you can trust every mixing decision. But with the new update, we have added new features like translations check and powerful custom target curve adjustments and made significant improvements to even further improve your workflow. Find out more in this article.