In this article, we will cover the process of using SoundID Reference for Multichannel with Cubase/Nuendo DAW with native Dolby Atmos Renderer.
To begin, please measure your Atmos system with the SoundID Reference Measure app. The measurement process can be viewed here: Setting up on multichannel speakers
Applying the calibration
To apply the calibration in DAW, we recommend using the SoundID Reference plugin. The process:
- Launch Cubase/Nuendo DAW
- Load the SoundID Reference VST3 plugin in the inserts section of a Control Room
- Open the calibration profile
- Check if the calibration curve assignment within the plugin matches your system
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. For more details on this topic, we recommend going through this guide: Setting up with multichannel DAW plugin
Note that 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 9.1.6 profile (16 total channels in the profile) in a plugin on a 7.1.4 (12 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.