How it works

Neutral sound on your speakers

Reference 4 is a software that removes unwanted sound coloration and delivers the same accurate studio reference sound on all headphones and monitors using Sonarworks SR technology.

Available on
  • WindowsWindows
  • MacMac

How it works

Neutral sound on your speakers

Reference 4 is a software that removes unwanted sound coloration and delivers the same accurate studio reference sound on all headphones and monitors using Sonarworks SR technology.

Available on
  • WindowsWindows
  • MacMac

Speaker measurement

Measure your speakers with the Reference 4 Measure app in four steps.

You will need a measurement mic

Use Sonarworks XREF20 measurement mic or other measurement microphone with an individual calibration profile.

Headphones

Sonarworks XREF20 measurement mic

Sonarworks XREF20 microphone is an individually calibrated professional measurement that allows measuring with great precision.

Easy workflow

Apply correction using the plugin in your favorite DAW or use the Systemwide app to correct sound from any source on your computer.

Reference 4 DAW Plugin

Compatible with any host application supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins.

Reference 4 DAW Plugin

DAW Plugin use cases

  • Live instrument recording
  • Using MIDI controllers
  • Whenever the lowest possible latency is needed
  • Mixing and mastering

Reference 4 Systemwide

Application for Mac or Windows that calibrates all system’s audio sources. Works as a virtual audio driver.

Reference 4 Systemwide

Systemwide use cases

  • Music listening on music and video apps, browsers
  • Mixing and mastering

Reference 4
Studio Edition

€249 Buy now
software only
€299 Buy now
software + mic
Download trial Fully functional / No credit card required

What's in the box

  • 200+ Headphone profiles
  • Reference 4 Systemwide app
  • Virtual audio driver
  • Reference 4 DAW plugin (AU, VST, AAX)
  • Reference 4 Measure app
  • Can be activated on 3 devices
  • XREF20 measurement mic (only with Studio Edition with mic)

You will need

  • Mac: macOS 10.9 or later
  • PC: Windows 7 or later
  • Hardware: 2 GB RAM; 1024x768 display
  • Sonarworks supported headphones or Sonarworks individually calibrated headphones
  • Measurement microphone (included with the Reference Studio Edition + mic bundle)
  • Audio interface with phantom power for XLR microphones
  • XLR Microphone cable

To ease your concerns

If you have any questions, we’d be happy to answer them by writing us at support@sonarworks.com.

Can I try it before I buy it?

Sure! You get a free 21 day trial to get up and running with our software. Use this time to check if Reference 4 fits into your workflow and improves your work. Let us know how it goes by writing us at hello@sonarworks.com.

What if I buy Reference 4 but I don't like it or it doesn't meet my expectations?

No questions asked! We grant a 15-day money-back guarantee on any digital item or a 30-day money-back guarantee on any shippable item (pre-calibrated headphones and measurement mic) you buy at Sonarworks online store.

How it works

Neutral sound on
headphones

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