SoundID Reference Beta software releases

Up-to-date information on the SoundID Reference beta releases. For anyone new to the beta software releases, we explain the benefits of using a beta version and what should be expected. 


In this article:

  1. Currently available software releases
  2. Beta install instructions
  3. What to expect from Beta update releases?
  4. Help us with your feedback!


Currently available software releases

  • Current release version: (release notes)
  • Current Beta version: -


Beta install instructions

Beta releases are available in our SoundID Reference online installer (for both Windows and Mac), download here. Make sure you choose the Online version of the installer! 

  1. Launch the installer and click on Customize
  2. Click on the drop-down box and select the Beta version
  3. Click on the Install button to proceedBeta_version.png



What to expect from Beta update releases?

Releasing Beta versions of SoundID Reference is one of the key aspects of the software update flow. Software updates require large-scale testing in Beta before the full releases. Beta releases are not officially announced in our newsletters but they are publically available (install instructions below).


✔️ Pros Cons
Bug fixes Stability issues
New features Features removed/replaced
Functionality improvements Unexpected functionality changes 
Design improvements Lack of FAQ content


Apart from testing new functionality, and performance improvements, Beta releases also contain bug fixes, and they can be entirely dedicated to test fixes for significant product issues. Changes implemented in Beta are not documented in release notes; they can only be found in our Beta testing communities (more on that below).

Keep in mind that in Beta releases there is potential for unforeseen stability issues due to the changes implemented. Reach out to our support team if you're experiencing any issues. You can always revert to previous stable versions, available in our download center


Help us with your feedback

Beta releases are announced on various platforms and communities, from which feedback is gathered. This gives Sonarworks a better idea of how the updates are impacting our users and helps us assess the scale of any issues. If you'd like to take part in beta testing, please submit a support request to share your feedback.

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