Soundid Reference on a desktop PC

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

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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

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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

Access a library of 20 predefined simulated listening environments that provide great conditions for reviewing mixes.

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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Windows: 10, 11

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

For Speaker calibration
SoundID Reference measurement microphone or other omnidirectional measurement microphone

+48v Phantom Power audio interface with 44.1 kHz sample rate capability

Supported setups: 2.0 (Stereo), 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

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Frequently asked questions

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

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

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.

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.

All 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.

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.

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