This week our friends at Sonarworks released a major update of their hugely popular Speaker & Headphone Calibration plug-in Reference. At first glance, there appears to be very little in terms of new features, however, Sonarworks have been very busy implementing zero latency into the system meaning users can now track through Reference 4 speaker and/or headphone calibrations without any monitor latency issues. This is big news! Reference can now be used throughout the entire audio production process suppose to being just a mix/monitoring tool.
What's New In Sonarworks Reference 4?
- Refreshed GUI
- Track through Reference 4 calibrations with zero latency
- 101 supported headphone models
- Old profiles have been updated for even better accuracy
- Overhauled algorithm
Reference 4 Pricing & Upgrades
Sonarworks offer special upgrade prices for Reference 3 and Reference 2 users of either Headphone or Speaker calibration products. Upgrades are available only within a specific product group - Not available across different products e.g. Headphone plug-in to Studio Edition.
Visit the Sonarworks website for a full list of upgrade paths.
What's Next For Sonarworks Reference 4?
Sonarworks have also kindly shared their six-month roadmap for Reference 4 on their website which gives us an insight to future Reference 4 developments:
- Overhauled speaker measurement method
- Web based licencing system
- Extra simulation profiles for better double checking
- A major overhaul of Systemwide
Visit the Sonarworks website for more information and to try the demo of Reference 4.