How to register and activate a SoundID Reference license

Register and activate your SoundID Reference license following the steps in this guide. 


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Register and activate your SoundID Reference license

  1. Create or log into your Sonarworks user account
  2. Register your SoundID Reference activation key by clicking on the 'Register a new license' button

  3. Download and install SoundID Reference
  4. Click on 'Activate on this device' button and launch the app when prompted in the browser


You can install and activate the regular SoundID Reference license on 3 devices at a time. Educational licenses can be activated on 1 device at a time. 

Offline activation

Offline activation is not available in SoundID Reference.

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SoundID Reference

after trial had expired i purchases from Sweetwater the full version, receiving a registration code. i entered it into my account.

when i try to start SoundID Reference or Measure the applications don't start. when i open the VST plugin in Cubase or Wavelab they crash.

Win 10 64 and the latest DAW versions.



Thanks for commenting, and our apologies for the belated attendance to this! 

Sorry to hear you were encountering this trouble! If the issue with launching the apps still occurs, please take a look at this support article: SoundID Reference app not launching after activating to permanent license from trial

Additionally, we can recommend updating to the latest version of SoundID Reference (download here), but I will also create a ticket with you to check on the mentioned issues closer. 

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