Using reference tracks is essential if you want to create pro-sounding music that translates well on all playback systems.
REFERENCE 2 is the ultimate referencing tool and will help you get closer than ever to the sound of your favorite tracks.
REFERENCE 2 makes matching the EQ balance, stereo width, compression, and loudness of your reference tracks simple. It does this by giving you the clear and actionable insights you need to get your music sounding great and ready for release.
Compare your mix or master to up to 12 reference tracks and create multiple loops so you can quickly compare various sections of your track to your reference.
Instantly and accurately match the loudness of your track and your references. This is crucial for a fair comparison and for making informed decisions on how to shape your sound.
Visual and actionable insights to make matching the true peak, loudness, EQ balance, punch, and stereo width of your reference tracks easier than ever.
Whats New in REFERENCE 2:
Complete user interface refresh with user experience and workflow improvements.
Expanded level-matching options. You can level match your references to your original track, or the quietest track, or set all tracks to -14 LUFS.
Improved EQ balance algorithm that goes deeper into the differences between the tonal balance of your song and your reference track and displays a complete curve.
EQ balance algorithm can display the EQ curve needed to get your mix sounding like your reference, or the inverted difference, depending on your preferences.
Stereo-width analysis and visual improvements.
REFERENCE now comes with an additional source plug-in called REFSEND that allows you to bypass entire FX chains to make loudness-matched A/B comparisons. This keeps you honest with yourself about the changes you're making to your music and ensures positive progress.
New metering layout, with peak, dBTP (decibels true peak) LUFS integrated, and short- term options.
More accurate and reliable track-align algorithm.
Switching between the original and reference track can be MIDI mapped, allowing switching even when the plug-in interface isn't open or selected.
NOTE: This is a free upgrade for all REFERENCE owners . Your existing license key will keep REFERENCE 2 activated.
Compatible with Studio One Professional (versions 3.5.5 and higher) or Studio One Artist with separately purchased "VST and AU and ReWire Support" (versions 3.5.5 and higher)
macOS® X 10.8.5 or higher
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor
(Intel Core i3 or better recommended)
Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon™ X2 processor
(Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)