REFERENCE | Mixing and mastering utility plugin

REFERENCE | Mixing and mastering utility plugin

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It can be frustrating not knowing exactly how to get your music comparable to your favorite mixes. REFERENCE Is packed with powerful tools and insights to help you get closer than ever to the sound of your favorite music.

Get closer than ever to the sound of your favorite mixes

Key Benefits

✓ Compare your mix or master to up to 20 reference tracks.

✓ Instantly and accurately match the loudness of your track and your references. This is crucial for a fair comparison.

✓ Visual insights to help you match the tonal balance, punch, and stereo width of your reference tracks.

✓ Align different versions of the same song automatically, so you can seamlessly switch between them.

✓ Create multiple loops so you can quickly compare various sections of your track to your reference.

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Pro Reviews

Shaun Frank review for REFERENCE plugin

Shaun Frank

REFERENCE has become one of my main plugins. I love how it let’s me SEE the areas that need improvement in my mix almost instantly and has drastically shortened the time it takes me to produce finished tracks. 

MusicTech review for REFERENCE plugin

Music Tech

REFERENCE is an excellent, well-designed plug-in that offers unique and useful visual insights into your mix and references.

James F Reynolds review for REFERENCE plugin

James F Reynolds

REFERENCE is an amazing plugin that helps me make accurate mix decisions and cuts out the guess work.

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How To Use REFERENCE plugin step 1

1. Load Your References

In your mixing session, load up an instance of REFERENCE as the final plugin on your master bus. REFERENCE should come after your metering plugin but before any speaker/headphone calibration software (if you use it). Drag and drop the reference tracks you want to use onto the Wave Transport and set the mode to FREE.

Level matching tool

2. Level Match

Your mix will most likely be a lot quieter than your reference tracks giving you the misconception that it has a weaker bass and less clarity in the high frequencies. The Level Match button will allow you to compare your mix to the reference tracks without bias, allowing you to make informed mixing decisions.

How To Use REFERENCE plugin step 3

3. Gain Insights

The Trinity Display shows you how the balance and punch of your track compares to your reference. You can create up to 5 moveable frequency bands. Each band gives you a reading of how the punch and balance of your track compares to the punch and balance of your reference in the corresponding frequency band.

Video : Use REFERENCE Whilst Mixing

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Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units and AAX formats (64-bit and 32-bit).

MAC OSX Requirements

OS X 10.8.5 or higher. 32-bit or 64-bit AU, VST 2/3 or AAX host.

Windows Requirements

Windows 7, 8 or 10. 32-bit or 64-bit VST 2/3 or AAX host.