Sound ID Reference for Speakers & Headphones (mix in peace)

Welcome, when it comes to mixing audio, chances are that you want to get the absolute best out of your studio. Well congratulations because Sound ID reference might just be the thing you’re looking for. First things first you’ve probably noticed that every pair of speakers or headphones have their own specific sound this so-called sound coloration as we call it in the biz.

It’s one of the main reasons why each of us has our own favorite speakers or headphones,. but if you’re a creator you want to be able to make your mixes translate to your audience without the sound of coloration getting in your way and that’s where sound id reference comes in Sound ID reference is a speaker and headphone calibration software delivering consistently accurate studio.

Reference sound on all speakers and headphones that means it effectively eliminates all sounds coloration by setting the frequency response of your speakers and head to be completely flat across all audible frequencies so you can trust that every mix will translate. So how exactly does it work? The software includes an ever-growing list of presets for hundreds of headphone models so you just have to find your model from the drop down list on the sound id reference app or in the plugin of your favorite DAW, easy right? However if you want an even more accurate sound calibration you can either purchase an individually calibrated pair of headphones or send your current pair to them for creating a custom made calibration profile for your pair of headphones, now that’s amazing.

Besides ensuring a neutral sound Sound ID reference has plenty of other useful features as well such as custom target which allows you to make custom adjustments to the target curve in real time, there’s also mix check which helps you simulate your mix on a plethora of devices such as laptop speakers, car speakers, earphone buds, and mixcubes for instance.

Sound ID reference by sonarworks this is a very unique product that combines a measurement microphone with some very Powerful software that can calibrate and control the sound of any pair of speakers or headphones when you open the microphone you’ll find a pamphlet of software installation instructions to activate your computer the sound id reference app runs seamlessly in the background behind your favorite daw or any app that you use to create music.

There’s two primary uses for sonar works Sound ID reference ,the first is correcting your headphones and the Second is correcting your studio monitors. You can explore a world of headphone profiles from just about any company you can think of.

I heard a huge difference in every pair of headphones. Sound id reference really helped them all sound flat with the same even frequency response. This is really important because you can produce record and mix with no extra hype in your headphones resulting in mixes that will Seamlessly translate through any device so this is my favorite way to use sound id reference.

What i heard was a much tighter frequency response it felt like a new pair of speakers and it took me a while to get used to but when i turn it off it became harder to hear the details and balance of my mix no matter what speakers or headphones you use sound id reference will be an essential part of your mixing toolkit having full confidence in what you’re hearing is the first most important step.

In making decisions in your production and your mixing if you want to say goodbye to sound coloration in your headphones or studio monitors, this is a huge step in the right direction.

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Happy Mixing.

Antelope Audio Discrete 4

Desktop 4×10 Thunderbolt 2 & USB 2.0 audio interface for Mac/Windows with 4 discrete preamps and 37 real-time plugins included.

It’s here, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core from Antelope. A quite small and mobile friendly audio interface but with some heavy guns inside. Should you buy one for your studio? Well let’s find out. So let me get this out of the way first. Why did I buy the Discrete 4 Synergy Core? The main reason I got it is it’s small factor. This is so small and you can carry it with you very easily. So in this review we will focus on the mobility of the device

Antelope Discrete 4

. Let’s begin with I/O. It has 4 analog inputs both with XLR and balanced Jack. All of the inputs can be switched from mic inputs to line inputs, but the 2 front inputs can also switch to Instrument inputs, much like a DI so you can connect an electric guitar or a bass for example. Now things get interesting with the outputs. You get a pair of monitor outputs for your speakers. The cool thing with those outputs is that you can control the volume without the need of an external studio monitor controller. You also get 4 extra line outputs for any kind of routing your audio.

And finally let’s get to the headphones section. You can have up to 4 individual mixes with the 4 stereo headphone outputs. That is mind blowing for such a small unit. And here is something interesting: The headphones amps are sooo loud you can easily drive 600 Ohm Headphones! I love that!

So what about digital connections? There is ADAT input and output so you can have an extra 8 channels of input and output. Of course there are also SPDIF connections, very nice to have those. And as a bonus you have not one, but two WordClock outputs. This is extremely useful when connecting different convertors and you want them to be perfectly in sync.

So is it any good? Let’s see some of the key features: The mic preamps are Class A and are super clean because of the Discrete transistor design. The convertors are the best in it’s price range with a fantastic dynamic range. You still get amazing low latency even when connecting with USB, even though it gets even Lower with Thunderbolt connection. Thunderbolt drivers are available both for Mac OS and Windows users. Sampling rates can go as high as 192kHz. So this little unit may look small but don’t let the size fool you. It is built like a tank, it is quite heavy and feels expensive. You can control most of the parameters from the front panel but if you want to make use of it’s internal mixer you can do amazing stuff with the software that comes with. There are 37(maybe more) Plugins that come included. This is really useful and appreciated because we can make good use of the DSP power , Save your computer a ton of processing power and record through the plugins which amazing at this price point.

If your ready to level up, coming from say a scarelet or a motu.. This is a great upgrade

You can pick one up on Amazon Prime at 27% discount right now. Here’s a link

Enjoy .