How to upgrade Reference 4 or Reference 3 to SoundID Reference
We have provided multiple upgrade options for customers who already own a Reference 3 or Reference 4 license and in this article, we will explain how to perform them.
If you've bought and activated your Reference products before the 1st of February 2021 you are provided with the corresponding upgrade purchase options in the Sonarworks Store, whether it is Headphone or Speakers (Studio edition).
Upgrade + Measurement Mic bundles are also available for Speaker related upgrades.
Here are your upgrade options depending on what product you have -
|Reference 4 Headphone Edition
or Reference 3 Headphone plug-in
|Upgrade from Reference 4 Headphone to SoundID Reference for Headphones|
|Reference 4 Studio Edition
or Reference 3 Speaker plug-in
|Upgrade from Reference 4 Studio to SoundID Reference for Speakers & Headphones|
|Reference 4 Headphone Edition (Educational license)||Upgrade from Reference 4 Headphone to SoundID Reference for Headphones | Education License|
|Reference 4 Studio Edition (Educational license)||Upgrade from Reference 4 Studio to SoundID Reference for Speakers & Headphones | Education License|
IMPORTANT! Limited time Reference 3 or 4 licenses cannot be upgraded!
Educational licenses bought from the Sonarworks store starting from November 14th of 2019 can also be upgraded to acquire an Educational edition of SoundID Reference.
However, educational licenses purchased from our retailers within this period cannot be upgraded.
Upgrade options will be listed below.
If you have bought an educational license before the mentioned date, please contact our support department by submitting a request at the bottom of the page.
Free upgrade eligibility
If the first activation of the Reference 4 license has been made after the 1st of February 2021, you are eligible for a free upgrade to the corresponding SoundID Reference edition whether it is for Speakers and/or Headphones.
Most users eligible will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to upgrade.
If you have not, please submit a support request at the bottom of the page.
- To upgrade your license you should first create a user account.
- Once you have created an account, select the Register key or code button at the bottom of the page.
A window will appear where you can enter either your Reference activation key or an upgrade key.
IMPORTANT! You should first add your Reference 3 or Reference 4 license key before making the next upgrade steps.
- To proceed enter the upgrade key you received in your order e-mail and click Add. It will bring up an option to choose which of your keys to upgrade.
Select a license and press the Upgrade button.
If the upgrade is successful the following notification will appear on your browser window:
- Now the only thing left to do is to activate the upgraded license on your computer. Click on the "Activate on this device" button. It will bring up the SoundID Reference software and activate the license:
If the software has not been installed, you can set it up by following this link.