Sonarworks Reference 3

The most accurate speaker and room calibration software

Delivering reference sound you can trust in under 15 minutes!

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A word from our users

Mixes that sound better and deliver more impact!

Accurate sound from your studio monitors is of utmost importance for making the right mixing decisions. Reference 3 speaker calibration allows you to hear even the smallest detail with ear-opening accuracy. Eliminate guesswork.

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Have full confidence in your results!

Stop questioning yourself and what you hear. The right EQs, the right compressor. Know that you have made the right decisions. You are in control.

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Deliver amazing sounding mixes faster!

If you can’t fully trust your studio sound,you have to rely on making many rounds to your car or your home hi-fi to triangulate your sound problem. Save time (and your face) solving this problem before you send your mixes to your client or supervisor. No more endless e-mails from band members with “voluntary-compulsory” suggestions.

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Think of Sonarworks Reference 3 as a professional acoustician that tunes your studio.

It is a software tool combining measurement software with DAW plug-in that serves as an advanced DSP for your monitors.

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Following the visual step-by-step workflow, anybody can complete the calibration in 15 minutes.

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Measure your system Open measurement project in plug-in Enjoy your calibrated sound

Reference 3 is the most accurate tool on the market with groundbreaking patent-pending technologies.

Speaker measurement
Perceived acoustic power frequency response (PAPFR)
A patent pending acoustic measurement system that measures sound the way humans perceive it
Automatic Microphone Positioning System (AMPS)
Automatic microphone position detection during the measurement process

Calibration
Audio calibration filter engine (ACFE)
Filter engine designed specifically for soundcalibration use
Speaker Range Extension (SRE)
Technology that extends or limits speaker response in low and high frequencies
Acoustic Power Simulation (APS)
Incredibly realistic simulation of different speakers and headphones based on acoustic power

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  • After installing Sonarworks Reference 3, I can honestly say that my room sounds noticeably more accurate. I hear better stereo separation and imaging, smoother overall frequency response (especially at the subwoofer crossover point), and even some additional perceived height information.

  • Reference 3 offers a truly effective route to improved speaker and headphone clarity, and it's also brilliantly simple to use.

  • I would recommend for a newbie in the sound area to get 250€ monitors + 250€ Sonarworks Reference combo to 500€ monitors!

  • With the Sonarworks room analysis and correction plug-in, I can hear more detail when I mix. Frequency response is flatter and imaging is tighter. Now I can trust the low end and my mixes translate better than ever!

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    TapeOp
    TapeOp Magazine

  2. music radar

    Computer Music
    Computer Music

  3. WPED

    Heraldo Jones
    Heraldo Jones, sound engineer

  4. Burmansound Sonarworks 2

    Ellis Burman
    Film and music mix engineer from Burman Sound Inc.

Our software costs a fraction of an acoustic treatment project by an expert.

And possibly less than upgrading to new monitor speakers.  

Reference 3

Speaker calibrator software
+ plug-ins (AU, AAX Native, RTAS and VST)

299 $ / 269 €

Reference 3 HD

Speaker calibrator software
+ plug-ins (AU, AAX Native, RTAS and VST)

699 $ / 599 €

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