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Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences - January 31, 2018

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On January 31st, 2018 the CRAS AES student section of AES welcomed SonarWorks to our Gilbert campus to demo their True Fi and Reference 4 software that is designed for headphone and speaker calibration.

SonarWorks began their presentation by informing us how speakers and headphones can misrepresent your mixes and ideas by boosting and/or cutting certain frequencies and explaining how that can have a negative impact on what your mixes actually sound like vs. what you're hearing. Sonarworks has developed a software that can help flatten the frequency response in your monitors or headphones with the main purpose of helping you gain confidence in your mixes by having a more accurate representation of what your mixes actually sound like.

They began by showcasing their room measurement software (Reference 4) that can take measurements of frequency response and distance between you speakers. It use an FIR Filter and takes 24 reference points in the "sweet spot" to determine the frequency response of you speakers. It then uses those points to make any necessary adjustments to get you the flattest response from your speakers.

SonarWorks offered a hands on experience for students by testing out this software in our Studio A Control Room which features an SSL 4000 series console and Genelec 1032a monitors.

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