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Sonarworks Establishes a new Studio Reference Sound Standard “Sonarworks SR” Dynamics Plugins
Old 9th June 2018
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I dont understand how getting rid of the Optimum Phase mode can be considered an upgrade? Sonarworks previous marketing/manual spoke about this setting as being the best tradeoff between phase response and transient presentation - is it somehow no longer supposed to be good?

Very important to me as this is the mode that sounds most natural on my monitoring setup and has become my baseline for reference.

I wont be "upgrading" to this down grade...
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Old 10th June 2018
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I also don't understand their decision to dumb down the existing software and remove the mixed phase mode, which they propagated as best of both world and I also preferred it by far. C'mon guys at Sonarworks, it is nice that you improved the measuring process, and I for one don't care about the simulation aspect, but you definitely should not remove the mixed phase mode. And you could also improve the customization of correction curves or even just increased the resolution of steps for tilting. Currently it is limited to a 1dB difference. 0.1dB would be much preferred.

I will not up(down)grade until you put mixed phase back.
Old 11th June 2018
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The only thng that kept me from usng the linear mode and mainly using the mixed one is the pre riging issue , is it gone with linear now ? if so , i will understand why the mixed mod isn't on the menu .... if not , ii will consder it strange also
Old 11th June 2018
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If you use the plugin in your DAW then it's zero latency.
It's not! Filter topology in EQ is adding delay. The fact that my host use PDC (plugin delay compensation) does not have anything with delay added with plugin itself. A delay added in signal flow is still delay.

Mind you i am on Win and there is a possibility i am not seeing some option. I only tried it shortly but there was not zero latency operation in VST plugin itself. Just few replies above another Mac user also reported there is no zero latency and it's in Sonarworks to do list or something.
Old 11th June 2018
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Just few replies above another Mac user also reported there is no zero latency and it's in Sonarworks to do list or something.
You mean the guy who reported Systemwide wasn't giving zero latency and my reply to use the plugin for minimum latency and that Sonarworks have it in future plans to add to Sytemwide?
If so, that's obviously not the same as reporting the plugin has no zero latency.

Maybe it would help if you explain what latency you're seeing with the plugin version and where you're seeing it reported or measuring it.
Certainly it's reporting zero samples to my DAW and so PDC is not required and therefore it can be considered as zero latency in my book.
Old 12th June 2018
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I also don't understand their decision to dumb down the existing software and remove the mixed phase mode, which they propagated as best of both world and I also preferred it by far. C'mon guys at Sonarworks, it is nice that you improved the measuring process, and I for one don't care about the simulation aspect, but you definitely should not remove the mixed phase mode. And you could also improve the customization of correction curves or even just increased the resolution of steps for tilting. Currently it is limited to a 1dB difference. 0.1dB would be much preferred.

I will not up(down)grade until you put mixed phase back.
Agreed, I also miss the optimum setting as others have mentioned and would love to have a more customizable correction curve as well.
Old 13th June 2018
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It's not! Filter topology in EQ is adding delay. The fact that my host use PDC (plugin delay compensation) does not have anything with delay added with plugin itself. A delay added in signal flow is still delay.
Both on Windows and OSX the plugin reports zero latency to Ableton Live, but only if you set the filter to zero latency (left setting under the advanced tab). Systemwide is a whole different story.
Old 14th June 2018
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Is anyone else finding that it only sounds good mixed in about 25-35%?
Old 14th June 2018
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Is anyone else finding that it only sounds good mixed in about 25-35%?
IMO it should be 100% all the way. Otherwise you're not correcting the problems with your frequency response. You may just be used to the incorrect response of your room/headphones? It's also a good idea to experiment with the tilt or target curves to get a tonal balance that works for you.
Old 14th June 2018
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Is anyone else finding that it only sounds good mixed in about 25-35%?
I go for max 60%. But my room is treated, and I only use SW for the last 10-20% correction. If your room in untreated, SW might have to work too hard, and that's when 30% might already sound really unnatural.
Old 14th June 2018
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If your room in untreated, SW might have to work too hard, and that's when 30% might already sound really unnatural.
True. Another option is the "limit correction" control (some people prefer no boost for example).
Old 17th June 2018
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What is the default FR graph resolution/smoothing in Sonarworks? Can it be changed by the user?
Old 17th June 2018
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I totally understand the desire to keep things simple, especially for the hifi customers.

I would also really like to see a "Pro" version with a million options and settings. Things like detailed control over the curve resolution, limits on boosts, phase options, ability to only correct below a certain frequency, etc (basically every user request in this thread and then some).
Old 27th June 2018
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Most important (besides not to downgrade stuff that one is using bc the stuff was bought to be used) is a limit frequency correction range OPTION. There is is a really low benefit, its more a disadvantage, to let the filters correct the range above 1000hz.
This one is definitely on my Request list and why I still having an eye on Dirac. Last info was that Dirac was missing a DAW compatible plugin version
Old 5th July 2018
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Is "Studio Reference" a different target curve than what was in v4.0? If I update to 4.1 then will the headphone corrections actually be targeting a different frequency response?

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Old 5th July 2018
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It's the same as the flat setting from v3.
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