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Upgrade from Reference 3 or 4 Studio Edition to SoundID Reference for Multichannel

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Product description

SoundID Reference for Multichannel delivers accurate and reliable reference sound for speaker setups from simple stereo up to 9.1.6 Atmos systems. This upgrade allows you to keep all existing room & headphone profiles owned in Reference 3 or 4. The version for multichannel provides all the features in SoundID Reference for Speakers & Headphones (stereo version) and allows you to calibrate your multichannel studio speakers to set the frequency response target to be completely flat, and to choose from various target curve options. A simple and guided software setup minimizes human error to the minimum to allow more room for creativity and less for technical details.

Key features

  • Reliable, consistent, easy-to-use calibration software for all of your audio system:
    • Accurate speaker measurements and calibration for audio systems from stereo up to 9.1.6 channels
    • High accuracy SoundID Reference Measurement Microphone with individual multi-angle calibration curves
    • Ready-to-use headphone calibration for 500+ models
  • Control your target sound:
    • Flat target curve used by 200'000+ music creators globally
    • Customize your target by limiting the calibration frequency range or adjusting the target curve manually
  • High performance and flexibility:
    • Zero latency plugin DSP for Multichannel
    • Phase alignment of channels for high accuracy time delay calibration
    • Native support for Apple Silicon (M-series chip devices)
  • Export your calibration profile to supported hardware:
    • Apply calibration directly on DSP-enabled hardware
    • 10+ device integrations available (audio interfaces, speakers, and more)

See the exact list of calibration profile types and supported target devices here: SoundID Reference Integrations

What's included

  • An upgrade code for your existing product license: after upgrading, the product can be activated and used on 3 device
  • A new 90° microphone calibration profile compatible with multichannel measurements for the existing SoundID Reference Measurement Microphone and Sonarworks XREF 20 measurement microphone owners (0°; 30°; 90°, also downloadable in TXT format for third-party use)
  • SoundID Reference DAW plugin for Multichannel (AAX, AU, VST2, VST3)
  • SoundID Reference standalone app for Stereo (ASIO, WASAPI, APO, HAL)

System requirements

  • A valid permanent Reference 3 or 4 Studio Edition license
  • macOS 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, 13 Ventura, 14 Sonoma
  • Windows 10, 11
  • Stable internet connection (offline use not supported)
  • SoundID Reference Measurement Microphone, or Sonarworks XREF 20 Measurement Microphone
  • Microphone stand for multichannel system measurements
  • A microphone clip for the measurement microphone that is being used. For Sonarworks measurement microphones, a ø21 mm (0.83”) clip is needed
  • Audio interface requirements during the speaker measurement process:
    • +48v Phantom Power support
    • The same audio interface must be used for input-output
    • The audio interface must support and be set to one of the following sample rate formats: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz 
    • The audio hardware setup must consist of a single external hardware device only (additional preamp units are supported)

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