SoundID Reference software releases (component matrix and support status)

SoundID Reference software releases and support statuses, compatibility with various operating system versions, and detailed component information.

 

In this article:

 

5.11 Release version

The current 5.11.1.3 Release version is the only fully supported version in active development, see Release notes for details. System requirements:

 

  • macOS 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, 13 Ventura, 14 Sonoma 
  • Windows 10, 11
  • Stable internet connection (offline use not supported)

 

The current Release version is the recommended version to use, and the latest version is always featured in the SoundID Reference online installer (download here).

 

Note: compatibility with older operating systems is possible with the 5.9 and 5.2 Legacy versions, learn more below. 

 

Compatibility and component matrix

Component / OS Windows 10 Windows 11 macOS 11 macOS 12 macOS 13

macOS 14

VST 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
VST3 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
AAX 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
AU 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
SoundID Reference app 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
Measure app 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit

 

 

5.9 Legacy version

5.9 is no longer in active development, support is available within Warranty terms only. System requirements:

  • macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, 13 Ventura, 14 Sonoma 
  • Windows 10, 11
  • Stable internet connection (offline use not supported)

 

Final version: 5.9.2.5, see details in Release notes. 5.9 is available for download via the Customize section of the online installer. If a macOS 10.14 or 10.15 operating system is detected during installation, the current Release version will be unavailable, and the 5.9 Legacy version will be installed automatically.

See detailed install instructions here: How to install/revert to a Legacy version.

 

Note: Warranty policies for Sonarworks Store purchases are tied to the system requirements of the current Release version (not applicable to Legacy versions). See the product descriptions in the Sonarworks Store before purchasing.

 

Compatibility and component matrix

Component / OS Windows 10 Windows 11 macOS 10.14 macOS 10.15 macOS 11 macOS 12 macOS        13

macOS 14

VST 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
VST3 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
AAX 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
AU 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
SoundID Reference app 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
Measure app 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit

 

 

5.2 Legacy version

5.2 is no longer in active development, support is available within Warranty terms only. System requirements:

  • macOS 10.12, 10.13 10.14, 10.15, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey
  • Windows 8, 10, 11
  • Stable internet connection (offline use not supported)

 

Final version: 5.2.3.2, see details in Release notes. 5.2 is available for download via the Customize section of the online installer. If macOS 10.12, 10.13, or Windows 8 operating system is detected during installation, the current release version will not be available, and 5.2 Legacy will be installed automatically.

See detailed install instructions here: How to install/revert to a Legacy version.

 

To launch a new trial for the 5.2 Legacy version, submit a support request to obtain a trial key.

 

Note: SoundID Reference for Multichannel was introduced with version 5.3, and the Virtual Monitoring Add-on was introduced with 5.8 (both are unavailable with the 5.2 Legacy version).

 

Note: Warranty policies for Sonarworks Store purchases are tied to the system requirements of the current Release version (not applicable to Legacy versions). See the product descriptions in the Sonarworks Store before purchasing.

 

Compatibility and component matrix

Component / OS Windows 8 Windows 10 Windows 11 macOS 10.12 macOS 10.13 macOS 10.14 macOS 10.15 macOS 11 macOS 12
VST 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
VST3 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
AAX 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
AU 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
SoundID Reference app 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
Measure app 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit

 

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