Soundid Reference on a desktop PC

Seamless and Perfect Translation

Create music that sounds great on phones, laptops, earbuds, or wherever else its played.

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Soundid Reference rating score

4.6 Rating / 2,474 Reviews

Loved by over 140’000+ recording studios

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Trust every mixing decision you make

Mix With Confidence

Stop second-guessing yourself and trust every decision.

Reference Standard

The market's only solution that provides ultimate accuracy for consistent reference sound across your speakers and headphones.

Perfect Translation

Create music that sounds great on phones, laptops, earbuds, or wherever else its played.

Improved Collaboration

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

Accurate Reference Sound For Perfect Translation

SoundID Reference delivers consistently accurate studio reference sound across all speakers and headphones, so you can mix with confidence and make music that sounds great everywhere.

How different speakers and headphones sound when playing an audio signal before calibration

Before optimization

Take Control of Your Listening Environment With Our Key Features

DAW Plugin and Systemwide Calibration

Works in all major DAWs as a plugin and as a standalone Systemwide app calibrating audio across your entire system.

Customize your target sound using a parametric equalizer

Make custom adjustments to the target curve in real time and manually select the frequency range that the calibration will be applied to.

Check your mix in different listening environments

Save time with a library of over 20 predefined translation check presets to check your mix in different listening environments without having to leave your studio.

Filter modes for live tracking and ultimate audio clarity

Select between different filter processing modes - zero latency for live tracking, mixed, or linear phase delivering ultimate audio clarity.

Multichannel speaker plugin calibration including custom targets

LFE and satelite phase alignment. Time and volume correction.
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Sonarworks tech used and loved by 140,000+ studios and 55+ Grammy-Awarded-Engineers worldwide

“The difference is immense.”
Imogen Heap
GRAMMY Award-winning artist, singer-songwriter, engineer, producer and composer
“It’s a key part of my setup.”
— Ariel Borujow
Grammy winning Mix Engineer. Mac Miller, Puff Daddy, Madonna, MoonBoots, CID
“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
“My speakers have never sounded this good!”
— Aamir Yaqub
Grammy Award-winning Mixing Engineer and Producer. David Guetta, Rihanna, Sia, J Cole, Ne-Yo
“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.
“It’s incredible how much more detail you can hear.”
— Koen Helden
Mix Engineer, Multi-platinum American Music Award and Billboard Music Award winner. XXXTentacion, Swae Lee, Kanye West and Lil Wayne



Windows: 10, 11

MacOS: 10.14, 10.15, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey

Frequently asked questions

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

To try out speaker calibration you will need a measurement microphone. You can buy the measurement microphone from our store or use your own. 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.

We have provided multiple upgrade options for customers who already own a Reference 3 or Reference 4 license. Here you can find out all details about upgrade options

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.

Yes, you can. Your existing mic is fully compatible with the latest SoundID Reference software version and there's no need to purchase a new one nor to re-measure the room and speakers. Remeasurement is required if you have moved things around the studio.

All digital products are delivered via email immediately after the purchase. All physical deliverable items from Sonarworks store are shipped by DHL Express within 2-3 working days in the EU and 3-5 working days in the rest of the world. If we are out of stock, purchases are usually delivered within 2-3 weeks. But don't worry, it happens very rarely.

No worries! We grant a 14-day money-back guarantee from the order date on any digital item or from the date of delivery on any shippable item you buy at Sonarworks online store. If you are not completely satisfied, please contact support team to arrange the return.

Available payment methods include credit and debit cards (VISA, MasterCard, AmEx, Discovery un Diners Club), Paypal (outside of the United States), Splitit (in the United States), and Klarna payments in Austria, The Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Belgium, Spain, France, and Italy.

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