Exporting a calibration profile for Lynx Aurora(n)

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Export your SoundID Reference calibration profile and import it into your Aurora(n) interface from Lynx Studio Technology for the highest convenience without using the plugin or standalone app.

 

In this article:

 

Profile export availability and requirements

SoundID Reference for Multichannel license required for measuring and exporting multichannel speaker setup calibration profiles.

Calibration profile export for Aurora(n) is available in SoundID Reference version 5.11.0. and newer (download here).

 

Measuring your speaker setup

To begin the measurement process, launch the SoundID Reference Measure app. The 5-stage measurement process will take around 40-50 min to complete, depending on the complexity of your setup configuration.

If you're having difficulties following the process, or if you're encountering any warnings, we recommend following this guide: Stereo speaker measurement troubleshooting guide


Exporting the calibration profile 

With the measurement process completed and a calibration profile saved, please follow these instructions for the export:

  1. Launch the SoundID Reference standalone app;
  2. Add your output device and load your calibration profile;
  3. Choose one of the target curves - Flat Target, Dolby Atmos Music, Custom Target, Translation Check, adjust other settings as needed;
  4. Export the calibration profile via the output panel - click on ". . ."  > Export;
  5. Select your device and proceed through the rest of the steps as guided. 

 

 

By default, the exported calibration profile (a .bin file) will be saved in the following directory:

  • Windows: 
    AppData\Local\Sonarworks\SoundID Reference\Sonarworks Projects\Exported Presets
  • macOS:
    /Library/Application Support/Sonarworks/Sonarworks Projects/Exported Presets

 

Note: The user\AppData and User/Library directories on Windows and macOS are hidden by default. To enable showing hidden files and folders, follow the instructions here: How to show hidden files Mac and Windows?

 

What's included in the profile export

The exported calibration profile will include the following information and DSP settings adjustments by default:

  • Calibration
  • Target Mode
  • Dry/Wet
  • Listening Spot
  • Limit Controls
  • Preset Name

 

The exported calibration profile will not include the following information (your target device may use its own processing solutions for these DSP features):

  • Output Gain: the gain control will take place on the integration device
  • Filter Type: processing will take place on the integration device, using its own filter solution
  • Safe Headroom: the values are exported in the profile, but might be applied differently on different integration devices

 

Note: Make sure that Calibration is Enabled before exporting the profile so that Calibration and all DSP settings are successfully included in the export.

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Importing the profile into the NControl app for Aurora(n)

  1. Launch the NControl app (download here), click on Menu in the sidebar on the left -> select Dolby ATMOS setup
    LynxAurora menu.png
  2. Set your speaker format, click on Load SoundID Preset and select your exported calibration profile (.bin file)
    LynxAurora load profile.png
  3. Once loaded, click on Apply to have the calibration applied
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