The Latvia-based audio technology company, Sonarworks releases the latest update to their award-winning software, Reference 4. Dedicated to both current and new users, the update includes a reworked filter mode as well as usability, latency and onboarding improvements to help experience the software with greater ease.
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, a long requested feature from the night-owls of the Sonarworks community.
The Reference 4.3 update also introduces a mixed filter mode with a much-needed improvement over the previous “optimum” version. Having worked hard doing internal research and external testing, 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 Owner of Reference 4 in an internal newsletter to employees.
Striving to support the growing demand and trend for mixing on headphones, the update takes the supported headphone count to 232 with these new models:
- Beyerdynamic Custom Studio
- Beyerdynamic MMX 300
- Direct Sound EXTW37 Pro
- Direct Sound Serenity Plus
- Direct Sound Studio Plus
- Marshall Major III
- Marshall Major III Bluetooth
- Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
The Reference 4.3 update is available free to current users.
The full release notes can be found on the Sonarworks website –