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Sonarworks Updates Reference 4

Sonarworks updates Reference 4, adding Sonarworks SR.

Riga, Latvia (June 13, 2018)—Sonarworks is including a new standardization technology, Sonarworks SR, with the latest update of the company’s Reference 4 sound calibration software, which is said to deliver the same studio reference sound on speakers and headphones.

By using patented, research-driven digital technologies, Sonarworks SR sets the frequency response to be like completely neutral speakers in a treated room. The calibration of headphones is done using a calibration profile pre-measured in Sonarworks lab, while speaker calibration profile is produced by a user on-the-spot using Sonarworks measurement software.

Lines Blur Between Consumer and Pro Audio

“The entire professional audio community is acutely aware of the fact that every room and every headphone invariably has the effect of coloring sound. This has had an enormous negative impact on both costs and productivity—not to mention creative workflow. We estimate that at least one-fifth of the effort in the music industry is spent dealing with translation issues,” said Martins Popelis, VP and co-founder of Sonarworks.

The Sonarworks SR standard is comprised of sound measurement technology and signal processing. The reputed result is +/-0.9 dB among different locations, playback devices and users.

Sonarworks SR also employs a speaker measurement methodology that captures sound from 37 data-source points.

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“By establishing Sonarworks SR, we have an opportunity to align the entire audio industry on a common audio reference that works with unprecedented accuracy across different locations, devices and operators. We want to liberate music creators from monitoring translation issues, so they can focus on musical decisions rather than working around the physical limitations of their room and gear,” Popelis added.

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