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trmupstage
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383 posts since 25 Sep, 2002 from Chicago

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:35 am

For a DAW, I'd run it as a plugin in a slot that does not get processed on export. In Cubase/Nuendo, that would be on a monitor insert. So far, I've stayed with version 4. On another computer I am running SoundID in systemwide but not all apps like it. Even with all the issues, it has made my mixes translate so much better. definitely worth the effort to use.

hitherepeople
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102 posts since 23 Jul, 2021

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:42 am

Yeah, Studio One has the "listen bus" that I use it in.

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Scarlet Pumpernickel
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238 posts since 30 Jul, 2017

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:33 am

Scarlet Pumpernickel wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 6:18 pm By some strange coincidence, shortly after SoundID was released, I had to reinstall Reference4 every single day, because the volume of all the programs in Windows was constantly being turned down by 87% (and it has nothing to do with the "Safe headroom"). After a reinstall this behavior stops for about a day.
If it is, what I don't even want to think it is, it would truly be a new word in marketing.
Update: upgrading to SoundID didn't fix this issue; although I found an easier temporary fix for it:
1. Quit "Sonarworks systemwide",
2. Restart "Windows Audio" service,
3. Start "Sonarworks systemwide".

eelpout
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6 posts since 16 Aug, 2017

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:15 pm

so this may be a ridiculous question, but I can't seem to figure it out.

How does one remove a calibration profile? I can't seem to find any way to do it. I have way too many and was looking to prune some.

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plexuss
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5290 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:38 pm

eelpout wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:15 pm so this may be a ridiculous question, but I can't seem to figure it out.

How does one remove a calibration profile? I can't seem to find any way to do it. I have way too many and was looking to prune some.
I tried the demo. I own the prevous Reference 4 version. I couldnting figure out the UX in SoundID. So I uninstalled and went back to Reference.

gondii
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1055 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:21 am

eelpout wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:15 pm so this may be a ridiculous question, but I can't seem to figure it out.

How does one remove a calibration profile? I can't seem to find any way to do it. I have way too many and was looking to prune some.
You could just delete the file in the finder/explorer...

sguyader
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77 posts since 22 May, 2019

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:53 pm

gondii wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:21 am
eelpout wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:15 pm so this may be a ridiculous question, but I can't seem to figure it out.

How does one remove a calibration profile? I can't seem to find any way to do it. I have way too many and was looking to prune some.
You could just delete the file in the finder/explorer...
Or even simpler: open SoundID Reference, hover the mouse cursor over the preset you want to delete, then on the right of it you'll see a button with three dots appear in place of the green FLT sign (labeled "Actions"). Click on this button, there you'll find the "Delete" action:
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MogwaiBoy
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4393 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:40 pm

plexuss wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:38 pm
eelpout wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:15 pm so this may be a ridiculous question, but I can't seem to figure it out.

How does one remove a calibration profile? I can't seem to find any way to do it. I have way too many and was looking to prune some.
I tried the demo. I own the prevous Reference 4 version. I couldnting figure out the UX in SoundID. So I uninstalled and went back to Reference.
Interesting experience - and not the first time I've heard this. I'm sticking with Reference 4 Headphones for now as it seems stable-ish (always small audio ticks and glitches, always). There's even a new update for it that I'm reluctant to install.

One thing I did do was disable Systemwide on Windows startup - as it just got in the way of everything. Every app you opened, it wanted to assign a new profile etc. I only launch it if I need it now, otherwise stick to the Headphones plugin in the DAW, where I find it very useful for calibrating my AKG's (mixed phase, 70% mix).

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plexuss
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5290 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:02 pm

MogwaiBoy wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:40 pm
plexuss wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:38 pm
eelpout wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:15 pm so this may be a ridiculous question, but I can't seem to figure it out.

How does one remove a calibration profile? I can't seem to find any way to do it. I have way too many and was looking to prune some.
I tried the demo. I own the prevous Reference 4 version. I couldnting figure out the UX in SoundID. So I uninstalled and went back to Reference.
Interesting experience - and not the first time I've heard this. I'm sticking with Reference 4 Headphones for now as it seems stable-ish (always small audio ticks and glitches, always). There's even a new update for it that I'm reluctant to install.

One thing I did do was disable Systemwide on Windows startup - as it just got in the way of everything. Every app you opened, it wanted to assign a new profile etc. I only launch it if I need it now, otherwise stick to the Headphones plugin in the DAW, where I find it very useful for calibrating my AKG's (mixed phase, 70% mix).
On macPOS I dont use Systemwide either. I use SoundSource and use Ref 4 as a plugin

eelpout
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6 posts since 16 Aug, 2017

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:25 am

sguyader wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:53 pm
gondii wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:21 am
eelpout wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:15 pm so this may be a ridiculous question, but I can't seem to figure it out.

How does one remove a calibration profile? I can't seem to find any way to do it. I have way too many and was looking to prune some.
You could just delete the file in the finder/explorer...
Or even simpler: open SoundID Reference, hover the mouse cursor over the preset you want to delete, then on the right of it you'll see a button with three dots appear in place of the green FLT sign (labeled "Actions"). Click on this button, there you'll find the "Delete" action:
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I've tried deleting the individual .swhp files inside the AppData or Library folders. That doesn't do it, once they are added to the cached database they appear to stick.

Also, deleting the FLT preset that one makes doesn't remove the headphone profiles added that I've found. they appear to be independent of that.

I have this question/ticket in to SonarWorks but they haven't responded yet. Said they'll need at least 3 days to do so.

FYI here is my view, you may notice that the "Add..." has scrolled off the list. :)

(the reason there are so many is for trying out profiles on headphones I have that have no native one)
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gloriousfade
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2 posts since 10 Oct, 2021

Post Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:23 am

Can you import the ear-test profile from the SoundID app into SoundID Reference?

realgarbage914
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2 posts since 10 Oct, 2021

Post Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:51 am

Is anyone using the new feature for the Anubis? Does it map out the detailed curve, or just match the Anubis's 5-point eq as closely as possible?

eelpout
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6 posts since 16 Aug, 2017

Post Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:42 am

Anyone have this working on an Apple Silicon M1 Mac? I just got a 14" MacBook Pro, the plugin doesn't appear to work under a DAW. the standalone version runs, but selecting a headphone calibration profile doesn't actually do anything to the audio on playback. Huurumph. :/

Edit: got it working by throwing everything away piece by piece, including the support files in the Library and now it works. :tu:

pati610
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1 posts since 30 Apr, 2021

Post Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:06 am

plexuss wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:02 pm
On macPOS I dont use Systemwide either. I use SoundSource and use Ref 4 as a plugin
Thank you for this tip, much appreciated! I just installed SoundSource and ran Reference 4 as a plugin, and finally all the glitches, cracks and drop-outs are gone.

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LFO8
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816 posts since 21 Jul, 2012

Post Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:35 am

Yep. That has always worked best here as well. Never used Systemwide.

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