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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Trust every mixing decision you make

Mix With Confidence

Stop second-guessing yourself and trust every decision.

Reference Standard

The only market solution providing ultimate accuracy for consistent reference sound between your speakers and headphones.

Perfect Translation

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

Improved Collaboration

Get only relevant feedback by working on the same reference sound regardless of distance or the 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 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.

Customise your target sound using a parametric equaliser

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 on different listening environments

Access a library of 20 predefined simulations that will allow to check the mix in different listening environments

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.

Used and loved by 100,000+ studios and 55+ Grammy-Awarded-Engineers worldwide



• Mac: macOS 10.12 or later

• PC: Windows 8 (64-bit) or later

For Speaker calibration
• SoundID Reference measurement microphone • Other omnidirectional measurement microphone

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

• Stereo setup only

• During the speaker measurement process, the same audio interface must be used for input-output

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, you can try out fully functional software 21-day free. 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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