Can I calibrate multiple sets of speakers?

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    Angelo Civiero

    I am waiting for Sonarworks to have the ability to load multiple calibration profiles before I buy it. I was using the IK Multimedia ARC2 software with Cubase 8.x which allowed me to load multiple instances with different calibration profile settings in the control room section of Cubase.  

    Unfortunately now with Cubase 9, there is some sort of bug that will not allow me to load ARC2. IK,  can't figure it out. Steinberg says it's an IK problem. So I'm SOL for now.

    In most pro studios there are at least a couple of different sets of monitors to reference your mixes from. You must be able to A/B in a mixing or mastering situation. 2016 has come an gone.

     

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    Dave

    As a proud user, I can assure you that you can do that. There is a dropdown menu to easely switch between profiles. Each instance of the plug-in can use a different profile. For instance, I have two monitor pairs and a custom calibrated HD650 headphone. Three plug-ins loaded all the time to calibrate all of them constantly. I simlpy switch outputs to compare, as I would normally do.

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    ivo hinkel

    Even if Dave is right that it is "possible" as he described (it's not really a "dropdown menu", it's just a "select-file-window"), it's not an "easy-switching-solution" as it was promised for 2016. Just got my Sonarworks Calibration Suite and was a little bit disappointed that it's not ready yet. Please Sonarworks give us the easy switch!

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    Angelo Civiero

    Thank you Ivo.

    I am about to buy this to replace IK Multimedia ARC2.  In my DAW (Cubase Pro) I am able to insert any plugin into the any speaker selection output within the control room monitor section. This allows for multiple speaker outs with different settings.

    Are you saying that with Sonarworks I will not be able to have 3 different instances with 3 different file curves running at the same time?

     

     

     

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    ivo hinkel

    Hey Angelo!

    As Dave described it's possible to load as many different instances with different file curves as you want. So it's no problem to do it like this. You just have to activate/deactivate the instance you need/don't need. Works fine. For me it's "ok" but not very comfortable.

    BUT I just tried the "Systemwide" upgrade (https://www.sonarworks.com/systemwide) and that's the solution for me. It's just a little application in your menu and it has exactly this "easy-switch-drop-down-menu" i need. The only downside thing is that it has a little bit more latency than the plugins. But because I'm just producing digital inside my DAW with no inputs this is no problem. Here some further interesting infos: https://sonarworks.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/214211325-Systemwide-vs-Plugin

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    Dave

    Sorry guys for the "dropdown" confusion, Ivo is right : even if it looks like a dropdown menu, it actually triggers an open file window. BUT you can easily work around that by using presets within a DAW and switch between them using any external command you want. Or even use the old VSTHost little piece of software, for instance. Of course, having this kind of features directly would be better. Which seem to be planned for the end of the year...

    https://sonarworks.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/207381125/comments/115000411365 

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