Reference 4 license transfer to another computer

You can easily transfer your license to a new device in our user account system! If you haven't created a user account yet, proceed to register (detailed instructions here).

All regular Reference 4 licenses can be activated and used on 3 devices. EDU licenses (if you've applied and purchased with an educational discount) can only be used on 1 device.


Transferring your license to a new computer

If you have reached the limit and need to transfer your license to a new computer, you will first need to deactivate the device that's no longer going to be used in your user account:

  1. Go to the Licenses & Devices view in the SoundID Reference section of your user accountGreenshot_1.png
  2. Find your Reference 4 Studio Edition license and click on Manage 
  3. Deactivate the device you're no longer going to be using by clicking Deactivate next to your deviceGreenshot_2.png
  4. Proceed to activate the license on your new computer


Deactivation limits

There is a deactivation limit in place in order for the system not to be abused: 7 deactivation events. When the limit is reached it will show up in your user account. After that, any further device deactivation can only be done by the Sonarworks support team manually (to do that please submit a ticket to Sonarworks support)

IMPORTANT! Reinstalling the operating system on your machine or replacing major hardware components (motherboard, hard drive, etc.) can cause it to be recognized as a new computer by the software. Thus, it will require to be activated again, using a new activation seat.