Sonarworks Reference 4.3 Adds New Features

The Latvia-based audio technology company Sonarworks has released an update to their Reference 4 software. The update includes a reworked filter mode, as well as usability, latency and on-boarding improvements to allow greater ease of use with the software.

Following the complete revamp of the Systemwide app, the update now includes on-demand headphone profile downloads, which makes for a quicker set-up time and also allows users to download profiles for their individually measured headphones directly into the software. The UI on both macOS and Windows can now be switched to dark mode (pictured), a long-requested feature.

The Reference 4.3 update also introduces a mixed filter mode with an improvement over the previous “optimum” version. The new filter serves as a good middle ground to deliver accurate frequency response and sound quality without introducing significant latency.

“For this release, we decided to rewrite Systemwide from ground up with the main aim of improving set-up experience for new users, though we couldn’t help adding some improvements for our existing users as well,” said Viesturs Marnauza, Product Manager of Reference 4.

Pricing and Availability

Sonarworks’ Reference 4.3 update is available free to current users. Until June 16, Reference 4 is available with a -20% discount – EUR/USD 79 for the Reference 4 Headphone Edition, EUR/USD 199 for the Reference 4 Studio Edition and EUR/USD 239 for the Reference 4 Studio Edition with Mic. A free, 3-week trial, and full product and purchasing information is on the Sonarworks website.

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