Sonarworks Reference VST Plugin Does Not Work

Is this not compatible? This is the product I am trying to use:

Hello @cynics, I just download the free trial and this plugin is not a typical VST3 or AU since it will be displayed in the DAC section.

Do you know if support for these types of plugins is planned? This type of plugin is supported by MusicBee and foobar200 and is a critical feature for me.

I didn’t said it is not supported, you’ll not find it in the VST3 section in your DAC audio settings but it will be displayed as another DAC. Use the free trail and you will see that you can use it in Audirvana.

You are referring to the systemwide DSP, which is unstable for me at times. I would prefer to use the VST plugin with ASIO.

It seems that they don’t have a VST3 version for this plugin. It kinda odd since the version 3 of this plugin had a VST3 plugin in it. If they plan to make a VST3 version of Reference 4 then you’ll be able to use it in Audirvana, otherwise you won’t be able to use it in our software.

I tried the Sonarworks software last weekend. On a Mac I see the plugin in the DAC section and it seems to work. Unfortunately I can’t use it from there to stream to DLNA speakers.

I can see the plugin on the same Mac also under the Network section. There I can turn it on for example for my DLNA speakers. It seems to work, but after about 30 seconds the playing stops. Not sure what the reason could be. I am using on the Mac test versions for both Audirvana and Sonarworks but I don’t think that that is the reason. Another explanation could be that the Mac is 5 years old and might be too slow for real time processing of the sound.

On my W10 server where I have the Audirvana license installed, I can’t see the plugin at all. In the folder C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins I only find the file Sonarworks_Reference4_x64.dll. My suspicion is that Audirvana is looking for a vst-file and can’t handle the dll-file. I would really like to get this up an running on the W10 server.

If you are using DLNA connectivity you wont be able to change your settings while listening to your music, you then need to change it before playing your music. For the Windows version it’s totally normal that you can’t use it since it need to be a vst3 plugin to be able to be used inside Audirvana.

Thank you Damien. Any idea why the music stops playing after about 30 seconds when I run the music through the plugin on the Mac?

I tried running Reference 3, and that does not work either.