If you noticed a high CPU utilization whilst using the SoundID Reference app, this guide will explain a potential cause of this and provide a workaround for anyone affected by this issue.
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Status: Known issue
Issue reported: Jul 6, 2023
Article updated: Nov 21, 2023
CoreAudio and SonarworksASPProxy cause a high CPU
With the release of SoundID Reference version 5.7.3, some users experience high CPU while SoundID Reference is running. In activity Monitor is shows a CPU of over 100% for the CoreAudio process and over 30% for the SonarworksASPProxy process. This causes the computer fans to blow at full power, as well as the computer to freeze up. It affects macOS 10.14 and 10.15 user. Our developers are working on a fix.
Currently, for those who encounter this issue, it's recommended to revert back to the previous version. In order to do so, follow these steps:
- Uninstall SoundID Reference. How to uninstall SoundID Reference? [MAC]
- Launch the installer (download here) and click on Customize
- Click on the dropdown menu and select version 126.96.36.199 (marked as "Beta")
- Click on the Install button to proceed