Sonarworks - SoundID Reference for Speakers and Headphones *

Product Details

  • Compatible with Studio One Professional (version 3.5.6 or higher) and Studio One Artist (version 5.0 and higher)
  • Also compatible with Studio One Artist 3 or 4 with separately purchased VST and AU and ReWire Support  extension
  • Speaker calibration: save as many profiles as needed
  • Headphone-calibration profiles for 280+ supported models
  • Custom target: target curve adjustments in real time
  • Translation Check: simulating 20+ different devices and device types for accurate mix translation results everywhere without leaving the workstation
  • Three filter modes: Zero Latency, Mixed, and Linear Phase
  • Additional DSP processing controls: Mono, Dry/Wet, and Safe Headroom
  • MIDI mapping in the SoundID Reference app for various controls
  • User Presets in the SoundID Reference app for switching quickly between predefined output device/channel pair combinations
  • Digital download only version. No physical assets will be shipped to you. 

SoundID Reference for Speakers and Headphones

Here's a speaker- and headphone-calibration software that delivers consistently accurate studio reference sound.

In less than 20 minutes you can calibrate your existing studio speakers with a measurement microphone (buy from us or use yours) and calibrate your existing headphones with more than 280 headphone-calibration profiles that are included in the software as ready-to-use presets. With an applied calibration profile, the software sets the frequency-response target to be completely flat across all audible frequencies so you can trust that every mix will translate. You can also now make custom adjustments to the target curve in real time with the new custom target feature.

With accurate studio reference sound you can seamlessly switch between speakers, headphones, and rooms. Finally, mix with confidence and make music that sounds great everywhere.

Key Features

  • Speaker calibration: save as many profiles as needed
  • Headphone-calibration profiles for 280+ supported models
  • Custom target: target curve adjustments in real time
  • Translation Check: simulating 20+ different devices and device types for accurate mix-translation results everywhere, without leaving the workstation
  • Three filter modes: Zero Latency, Mixed, and Linear Phase
  • Additional DSP processing controls: Mono, Dry/Wet, and Safe Headroom
  • MIDI mapping in the SoundID Reference app for various controls
  • User Presets in the SoundID Reference app for switching quickly between predefined output device/channel pair combinations

What's Included

  • SoundID Reference app for sspeakers and headphones
  • SoundID Reference DAW plug-in (AU, VST, AAX)
  • Averaged profiles for 280+ supported headphone models
  • Activation key for the product license: The product can be activated and used on three machines

System Requirements

  • ​Sonarworks-supported or Sonarworks individually calibrated headphones required (not included)
  • 2.0 or 2.1 stereo speaker system
  • An audio interface featuring +48V phantom power and 44.1 kHz sample-rate capability
  • During the speaker-measurement process, the audio hardware setup must consist only of a single external hardware device
  • XLR to XLR audio cable
  • SoundID Reference measurement microphone, or other omnidirectional measurement microphone with an XLR audio connection

Studio One® (any of the following)

  • Studio One Professional (versions 3.5.5 and higher)
  • Studio One Artist (versions 5.0 and higher)
  • Studio One Artist 3 or 4, with separately-purchased VST and AU and ReWire Support extension

Mac®

macOS® X 10.12 or later
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor
(Intel Core i3 or better recommended)
4 GB of RAM
100 MB of disk space
64-bit hosts only
1280x768 px display
Internet connection


Windows®

Windows 8 or later
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon™ X2 processor
(Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)
4 GB of RAM
100 MB of disk space
64-bit hosts only
1280x768 px display
Internet connection

Plug-in Formats:

  • VST
  • AU
  • AAX