[MAC] How to uninstall SoundID Reference

Uninstall SoundID Reference from your computer - apps, driver and plugin, user data, and profiles. Follow all the steps provided below to completely remove the software from your device.


In this article:


Uninstalling SoundID Reference apps

To uninstall the SoundID Reference app, move the applications to Trash.

  1. Quit the SoundID Reference app: How to fully quit the SoundID Reference app?
  2. Go to Finder > Applications
  3. Select the SoundID Reference app and Move to Trash
  4. Select the SoundID Reference Measure app and Move to Trash
  5. Removing the SoundID Reference driver & plugins





Removing the SoundID Reference driver & plugins

SoundID Reference will install components such as the HAL driver for the standalone app, and 4 different plugin formats: AU, AAX, VST, and VST3. These are all located in the Audio/Plugins directory and can be deleted manually by navigating to the locations shown below:


● Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/SoundID Reference.driver
Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/SoundID Reference VST Plugin.vst
Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3/SoundID Reference VST3 Plugin.vst3
Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/SoundID Reference AU Plugin.component
Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins/SoundID Reference AAXPlugin.aaxplugin



Deleting the Sonarworks folder (user data and profiles)

SoundID Reference software also stores files such as calibration profiles, log files, settings data, license information, and other data. This data is stored in the Sonarworks folder and can be deleted by navigating to the directory shown below. 

Keep in mind that this will delete all your user data, including any speaker profiles you've created. If you wish to back up your profiles, you can simply copy them from the location shown here: Where can I find my speaker profile?


NOTE! Depending on the version you have installed (or have installed in the past), the Sonarworks folder might be present in two different locations:


SoundID Reference 5.4 or later

Macintosh HD/Users/Username/Library/Application Support/Sonarworks


SoundID Reference 5.3 or older

Macintosh HD/Users/Username/Library/Sonarworks



NOTE! The User/Library directory is hidden by default. Use the Cmd + Shift + . (dot) keyboard command to reveal hidden items in Finder, or see detailed instructions here: How to show hidden files Mac and Windows? 

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