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 / 3,101 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 120,000+ 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

All deliverable items from Sonarworks store are shipped out from our HQ in Latvia, Riga by FedEx within 2-3 working days in the EU and up to 5 working days for an international shipment.

All digital products are delivered immediately via email provided upon purchase.

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.

We provide Customs-free shipping within the EU. For international shipments, Sonarworks covers shipping, duties, and taxes (VAT) costs associated with the shipment. The shipping cost added to the product in-store is a small amount of the actual shipping costs for sending orders to customers.

Each country can have its own set of rules and additional fees for import shipments. These additional fees can't be covered by Sonarworks.

If you require an invoice from us with all the tax details or other legal information for any reason (bookkeeping, VAT returns, etc.), you can easily obtain it by contacting our customer support team by submitting a support ticket.

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