Soundid Reference Multichannel

SoundID Reference for Multichannel

Intuitive speaker calibration software anyone can use to measure and calibrate a multichannel setup in less than an hour.

Try it out for 21 days.

Reliable reference sound for multichannel setups

Create with ease on any setup

Accurate speaker measurements and calibration for audio systems from stereo up to 9.1.6 channels

Mix with confidence

Perfect translation with accurate frequency response and sharp soundstage

Calibrate any multichannel setups up to 9.1.6 Atmos rooms

Compatible with most popular hardware setups and all major DAWs. Supported plugin formats include VST2, VST3 AAX, and AU.
  •  Meets Dolby Atmos requirements

Intuitive speaker measurement

Through a user friendly measurement process, an intuitive guide helps you to calibrate studio speakers with an individually calibrated measurement microphone with ease.

Perfect time alignment

Phase based time alignment of your satellite & LFE channels with sub-millisecond accuracy for perfect sound staging.
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Choose your target mode

Correct for the Dolby Atmos Music curve, flat frequency response, or create a custom profile.
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Versatile export possibilities

In a few simple steps apply a calibration profile via the plugin or export to supported hardware devices.
See supported hardware devices

Virtual Monitoring Add-On

Realistic simulations of high quality near, mid and far field speakers calibrated to the reliable flat reference sound. Spatial simulations of consumer devices such as cars, laptops, TVs and a smartphone.
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How it works

Starting with SoundID Reference for Multichannel

Step 1
Measure speakers
Using an individually calibrated SoundID Reference measurement mic that offers multi-angle microphone calibration curves for accurate measurements.
Step 2
Calibrate with hardware or plugin
Run the SoundID Reference plugin in your preferred DAW or export the calibration profile to supported hardware units.
Step 3
Hear the difference
Begin and complete a project from A-Z and compare it to your reference tracks to experience better translation across devices.
Step 4
Adjust your target
Create a custom target curve and limit the calibration range for your whole setup or separate channel groups.

Artists & Endorsers

Sonarworks tech is loved and used by 200,000+ studios & 55+ Grammy-Awarded-Engineers worldwide

"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
“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
Mixer | Dolby ATMOS Mixer, 6 Grammy Winning Albums out of 22 Nominations Diamond/Multi-Platinum Selling Prince, Jam and Lewis, Tyrese, Frank Ocean, Usher, India.Arie, OutKast
"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.
"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


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Technical specifications

Supported audio setups

2.0 (Stereo speakers), 2.1, 2.1.2, 3.0, 3.1, 3.1.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.4, 5.0, 5.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.4, 7.1.6, 9.1.2, 9.1.4, 9.1.6

Supported headphones or Individually calibrated headphones

Windows: 10, 11

MacOS: 10.14, 10.15, 11, 12 (Support for Apple M1)

Sample rates

44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz


Multichannel measurements - ASIO.

Stereo measurement - ASIO, WASAPI

Plugin types

VST 2.4v, VST3, AU, AAX


Avid MTRX with SPQ DSP, Avid MTRX Studio, DAD AX32 with SPQ DSP, Dolby Atmos Mastering suite, Wayne Jones AUDIO Studio Monitors


Yes, 21-day free trial is available here. No credit card required, no hidden conditions. Experience full confidence in sound today!

Make sure you have registered your SoundID Reference for Multichannel license, measure your system with SoundID Reference Measure, load the calibration profile in SoundID Reference DAW plugin, or export the calibration to a supported device. For more details visit this guide: Setting up on multichannel speakers

At the moment, system-wide calibration is not supported for multichannel profiles. The multichannel calibration profiles can be loaded in the SoundID Reference standalone app for supported device export purposes or applying a target mode before the profile export. We're planning to add multichannel profile support in the SoundID Reference standalone app eventually, however, there are no immediate development plans that would allow us to approximate the release window or any other ETA.

Yes, third-party mics can be used to measure your multichannel system, however, we are unable to provide third-party mic calibration files, therefore, the measurement may not be as precise. We recommend using SoundID Reference Measurement Microphone for the best results as the microphone profile will include 0°, 30°, and 90° calibration curves. Learn more here: Using third-party measurement microphones.

All physical products from Sonarworks Store are shipped by DHL Express within 2-3 working days within the EU, and 3-5 working days worldwide.

All digital products are delivered instantly via email upon purchase.

No worries! We grant a 14-day money-back guarantee for all products purchased in Sonarworks Store (from the order date for digital products, or from the delivery date for physical products). If you are not completely satisfied, please submit a support request to arrange a return. Full legal details for Terms & Conditions, Right of Withdrawal can be viewed here.

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