Is there a Free Upgrade (Grace Period) available for recent Reference 4 purchases?

What is SoundID Reference?

SoundID Reference is the successor to Reference 4, and it's available to all Reference 4 and Reference 3 users. 

 

Is this a free or paid upgrade?

Yes, it is a paid upgrade. See upgrade paths and pricing and product details in Sonarworks Store.  

 

Will I get a free upgrade if I just bought Reference 4?

Users who have purchased Reference 4 full license, or license upgrade products via online or distribution channels and first ACTIVATED their license/upgrade starting from 01 FEB 2021 UTC+14:00* will be provided a grace period in which they will be able to upgrade their product to SoundID Reference free of charge via our web user accounts.

* UTC+14:00 is the earliest time zone that sees a new calendar date, so the Grace Period terms are applicable to the earliest possible FEB 01 activations worldwide.

 

  • Buyers of Reference 4 Headphone Edition will be upgraded to SoundID Reference for Headphones. Usee this upgrade 
  • Buyers of Reference 4 Studio Edition will be upgraded to SoundID Reference for Speakers and Headphones
  • Buyers of Reference 4 Headphone Edition EDU (educational license) will be upgraded to SoundID Reference for Headphones EDU (educational license)
  • Buyers of Reference 4 Studio Edition EDU (educational license) will be upgraded to SoundID Reference for Speakers and Headphones EDU (educational license)
  • Buyers of Upgrade from Reference 4 Headphone Edition to Studio Edition will be upgraded to the SoundID Reference for Speakers and Headphones
  • Buyers of Upgrade from Reference 3 to Reference 4 (depending on which Edition of Reference 4 they upgraded to) will be upgraded to the respective SoundID Reference for Headphones/Speakers and Headphones version

 

How to complete the free Grace Period upgrade?

  1. Log into your Sonarworks user account here (or click on Sign Up, if you haven't created the account before)
  2. Make sure that you have added your Reference 4 license activation key to your account (see the picture below)
  3. If you own Reference 4 Headphone Edition (regular or EDU) use this Grace Period upgrade code for your free upgrade to SoundID Reference for Headphones: SW5U4HDGRACE
  4. If you own Reference 4 Studio Edition (regular or EDU) use this Grace Period upgrade code for your free upgrade to SoundID Reference for Speakers & Headphones: SW5U4SDGRACE

 

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Is there a deadline for taking advantage of the Grace Period terms?

IMPORTANT! Yes, the free upgrade offer will terminate 2 months after the launch of SoundID Reference (09 May 2021 UTC+14:00).