Sonarworks has launched Reference 3, a studio calibration software for Windows and Mac.

After 3 years and 1M USD spent on development, Sonarworks has just released their newest speaker calibration software for sound studio professionals and home recording enthusiasts. Currently the most accurate speaker and room calibration software on the market, Sonarworks Reference 3 empowers studio pros of every caliber to achieve reference sound at an affordable price point.

Reference 3 is packed with unique and patent-pending technologies as well as automation that enables anyone to do the complete studio calibration process with a visual step-by-step workflow in less than 15 minutes. Reference 3 utilizes a proprietary Perceived Acoustic Power Frequency Response (PAPFR) technology that measures and analyzes sound the way humans actually hear it. During the measurement process, the software automatically detects the microphone position in the room, making the process much easier and the results more consistent. The processing plugin has a filter engine that is specifically designed for audio calibration in a studio setting with a choice of linear, mixed, and minimum phase filters to suit the task at hand.

The Reference 3 measurement software is currently available for Mac for 269 EUR/$345 USD, bundled version with a custom calibrated measurement microphone. A download only license is 229 EUR/$299 USD.

Windows PC users can use version 2.2, which will be upgraded free of charge to 3.0 in Spring 2015. The DAW plug-in is available for both Mac OS X and Windows.

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