With the release of SoundID Reference for Multichannel, users can now measure various multichannel systems. This article will outline how the process of setting up on multichannel setups up to 7.1.
If you haven't measured your multichannel system yet, we recommend following this guide: Setting up on multichannel speakers
Applying the calibration
Make sure your DAW has been configured before you load the SoundID Reference plugin (VST3/AU/AAX) on the master track.
- Load the SoundID Reference plugin on your master track
- Open the calibration profile
- Check if the calibration curve assignment within the plugin matches your setup
The SoundID Reference plugin allows you open calibration profiles where the number of channels in the measured profile is bigger than the number of channels on the master track and correspondingly in the plugin. For instance, you can open a 7.1 profile (8 total channels in profile) in a plugin on a 5.1 master (6 total channels in the plugin) or 2.0 DAW project master tracks. In such a case, the plugin will process as many channels as there are in the track on which the plugin is loaded up to the maximum channel amount in the loaded calibration profile. Calibration curves can be reassigned in the calibration curve assignment section of the plugin.
In the calibration curve assignment section of the SoundID Reference plugin, you can select which calibration curve will be applied to which channel and then play a test tone to ensure that the right calibration curve is applied to the intended speaker.