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Reference 2

Referencing Tool Plugin by Mastering The Mix
Reference 2 by Mastering The Mix is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Windows 7, 8 or 10. 32-bit or 64-bit VST 2/3 or AAX host.
OS X 10.8 or higher. 32-bit or 64-bit AU, VST 2/3 or AAX host.
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REFERENCE is a referencing plugin with powerful tools and never-seen-before insights.

Key Features Overview::

  • Compare your mix or master to up to 20 reference tracks.
  • The powerful Level Match tool allows you to instantly and accurately match the loudness of your track and your references. This is crucial for a fair comparison.
  • Add, remove and solo bands in the Trinity Display to zone in on the intricate differences between your mix and your references.
  • The Level Lines in the Trinity Display tells you how much perceived volume that frequency band has compared to the same frequency band in your reference track.
  • The Stereo Spread in the Trinity Display displays the stereo width of both your original track and your reference in each frequency band.
  • The Punch Dots in the Trinity Display will tell you how the short-term dynamic range of your track compares to the short-term dynamic range of your reference in each frequency band.
  • The time-saving Auto Align button identifies if you have different versions of the same song and lines them up automatically, so you can seamlessly switch between them.
  • The Wave Transport allows you to create multiple loops so you can quickly compare various sections of your track to your reference.
  • Sharp retina display with resizable window as well as compact mode.
  • Easy to set up, with user-friendly, non technical controls. Interactive tool tips can be activated in settings for more information.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review
Reference 2

Reviewed By Trader One [all]
January 7th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.6 on Windows

This one is for serious mastering folks only, Its too slow workflow just for people wanting to get their songs louder and put EQ on it.

If you are dedicated mastering engineer you will definitively find this one useful and price is OK compared to similar plugins.

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Comments & Discussion for Mastering The Mix Reference 2

Discussion: Active
26 August 2020 at 5:21pm

I just installed Reference, and I look forward to seeing and hearing it in action. This is something I always wished would be developed, and now. .. here it is.

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