Full Confidence in Sound.

SoundID Reference (the next-generation version of Reference 4) software calibrates your speakers and studio headphones.
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4.58 Rating / 1,938 Reviews

Loved by over 100’000+ studios

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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.

Work From Anywhere

Seamlessly switch between speakers, headphones, and rooms. You’ll hear a flat, consistent sound wherever you go.

Finish Tracks Faster

Make better decisions and spend less time fixing mistakes.

What is SoundID Reference?

Accurate Reference Sound For Perfect Translation

The main purpose of great sound translation is delivering the artist’s exact intent to the listener. 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.

Headphone Calibration Demo

Hear the difference on your own headphones

Product Features

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.

Custom Target

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

3 Filter Modes

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

Translation Check

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


Used and loved by over 100,000 studios worldwide

Free Trial

Experience the Difference on Your Setup

21-day free trial. No credit card required.


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SoundID Reference to partner up with Jones-Scanlon monitors

Work close to zero latency and experience improved workflow with the ability to upload and store room calibration profiles directly into the monitors

Frequently Asked Questions

SoundID Reference for Speakers & Headphones FAQ

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 https://www.sonarworks.com/soundid-reference/upgrade-info

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.

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

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.