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Sonarworks Reference 4.4 adds multiple device presets and new headphone profiles

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Sonarworks has announced the latest update to its Reference 4 best-in-class professional audio calibration software solution.

Version 4.4 gives creators the ability to assign presets for multiple output devices and have greater control over output settings, in addition to further interface tweaks for ease of use.

Sonarworks Reference 44 multi device presets

The update also boasts 15 new headphone profiles, including models from Sennheiser, Skullcandy, and Ollo, which brings their current count of compatible devices to nearly 300.

“Having the ability to quickly move between calibration profiles and device presets gives our creators the added flexibility they need for adapting to any studio situation they may find themselves in,” said Viesturs Marnauza, Product Manager of Reference 4.

“In addition to this, we’ve continued to tweak the interface to ensure that Reference 4 is extremely easy to set-up, so that it can do its work in the background and allow creators to focus on making music.”

The implementation of the new Presets sidebar allows for quick management of user output devices, a much-requested feature that will make it even easier than before for creators to access the calibration profiles for any output device they use in their studio setup and have it pre-saved for later use.

Sonarworks Reference 44 presets sidebar

In addition to this, output channels can now be selected individually where prior they were only available in pairs, which will allow for Left/Right switching as well as the ability for more complex signal routing.

Additional updates to the software will allow Windows users the ability to launch Systemwide mode in ASIO mode if their output device does not support WASAPI, and Mac users now have full support of Reference for OS 10.15 Catalina.

Both Systemwide and Plugin mode will also now alert the user of new updates as soon as they are available, ensuring that creators will always have access to the latest version of the software.

The new headphone calibration profiles include models from several well-known manufacturers, and a few new brands including the t.bone. and Ollo. The new profiles include:

  • ISK HD9999.
  • KEF M500.
  • Mackie MC-250.
  • Ollo S4.
  • Ollo S4R.
  • Sennheiser HD 300 Pro.
  • Sennheiser HD 599.
  • Sennheiser Urbanite.
  • Skullcandy Crusher Wireless (With cable).
  • Skullcandy Crusher Wireless (Bluetooth).
  • Skullcandy Venue (With cable, ANC on).
  • Skullcandy Venue (With cable, ANC off).
  • the t.bone HD 2000 NC (With cable, ANC on).
  • the t.bone HD 2000 NC (With cable, ANC off).
  • the t.bone HP 66.

Reference 4.4 is available from Sonarworks and distributor Plugin Boutique starting from 99 EUR. The update is available now to all existing Reference 4 users.

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