soundBlade HD All Access Subscription

For macOS 10.6.8 -> macOS Mojave. Not compatible with macOS Catalina.

  • Overview
  • Features
  • What Is Included
  • Options
  • Specifications

The soundBlade HD All Access mastering software and restoration package includes all of the listed Sonic Studio Products at an affordable subscription rate.

At a concert, an ‘All Access’ pass means you can go anywhere in the venue. soundBlade HD All Access gives you access to all areas of the Sonic Studio software environment. With soundBlade HD All Access you can use our best software. soundBlade HD and all of Sonic Studio’s NoNOISE, EQ, and Sample-Rate Conversion Options are all included. Having this bundle means you are prepared to not only master your customer’s songs, but also fix any audio anomalies and make more money.

Retail Value of $5,112


Flexible Formats, Fast Editing

Precise waveforms with sample-accurate editing viewsSupport for 24 bit AIFF, AIFC, WAV, BWF, FLAC, ALAC, CAF and SD2Open DDP File Sets for manipulation and re-editing2 or multitrack track EDL based ProjectsBackground creation of waveforms for accurate displayReal-time gain up to +24 db per segmentPrecision fade editing toolsFamililar breakpoint gain adjustmentSelection Reference Points (SRPs) mark your material

All Real-Time Processing

  • Sixteen Track Mixing Desk and Master SectionAdvanced Metering with Details WindowSonic Studio Mastering EQ – minimum phase implementation
  • Global EQ
  • 4-band Sonic Studio Mastering EQ Audio Units Plugin

Advanced Plug-in Architecture

  • Support for AU and VST plug-ins
  • Unique timeline based plug-in architecture
  • Mix and output desk-based plug-in support

Multiple Dither Algorithms

  • Sonic TPDF Shaped Triangular PDF redithering

Multiple Format Exporting

  • Export as AIFF, WAV, and BWF (with metadata)
  • 24- or 16-bit word length
  • Export single track or full album in one step
  • Export in multiple sample rates at the same time (save time)
  • Includes Sonic Studio Process batch sample-rate converter

Gold Master Creation and Delivery

  • Deep support for PQ / Metadata specification
  • Start/End PQ, Album, Artist, and Track Information
  • UPC/EAN & ISRC Codes
  • Emphasis & SCMS flags
  • Offset & minimum index width
  • Includes CD TEXT supportUPC/EAN & ISRC Codes


  • Saves to DDP (Disc Description Protocol) 2.0 format
  • Export 24-bit files for electronic music distribution and 16-bit files for CD at the same time
  • Pre-master CD creation and CD-R burning
  • Industry-standard PQ Log creation
  • Create Sonic securePlayer™ client reference player with 128-bit encryption



The most transparent sound possible

  • Uses Sonic Studio Engine (SSE) for best sound possible

Precision Editing

  • 8/16 Tracks
  • Fast intuitive editing
  • Infinitely adjustable 64 bit real-time Fades
  • Often copied Source / Destination Editing Model
  • Extreme Precision Edit Fade Mode
  • Records 8 tracks up to 384 kHZ
  • Includes QuickTime™ interlock for sync-to-picture

Advanced Processing

  • Transparent, extended precision processing
  • Supports most AU and VST plug-ins
  • Includes global Sonic EQ and Sonic Studio Mastering EQ Plug-in
  • Sonic Studio Process Sample Rate Conversion App
  • Sonic TPDF and Shaped PDF dithering
  • Support for most FireWire hardware interfaces

Export & Deliver

  • Use Mark Info Window for specification and creation of DDPs and CDRs
  • Export 24-bit files for electronic music distribution and 16-bit files for CD at the same time
  • Export tracks or entire albums as AIFF, WAV or BWF (with metadata)
  • 10x CD-R Burn and DDP Delivery and Export

Your soundBlade HD All Access Subscription Includes:

Retail Value of $5,112


Options for soundBlade HD All Access

studioCare HD

1 Year of priority email, telephone, and remote log-on technical support as well as software updates for customers who own soundBlade HD.



At a minimum, soundBlade HD requires the following:

  • Apple Macintosh Intel 2.6 GHz minimum or faster preferred
  • 17” or larger display
  • 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB or more preferred
  • For macOS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard -> macOS Mojave. Not compatible with macOS Catalina.
  • Spare USB port for iLok Smart Key
  • Optional Series 300 DSP I/O Processor or other FireWire, USB or Thunderbolt Core Audio interface

Using USB Devices:

Direct connection of a USB audio converter should be usable with soundBlade. Unlike FireWire however, USB does not provide an isochronous or time–critical data delivery mode. So, USB–attached products for external audio I/O are not recommended for either hard drives or audio interfaces when used in any pro audio production environment. USB peripherals, other than Human User Interface products such as mice and keyboards, may inter- fere with the operation of our products.

Current USB Apple Super Drives (USB2 or USB3) should perform as expected.NOTE: since Sonic Studio is unable to test every USB converter, we cannot guarantee that all USB audio converters will function at all sample rates and configurations. Connection of audio converters via USB hubs, use of USB hard disc drives and USB v1 optical disc peripherals is not recommended or supported.


Apple’s Thunderbolt input/output technology lets you connect high-performance peripherals and displays to a single port with fast data transfer rates. Sonic Studio expects no issues to arise with the connection of existing FireWire devices or drives using a Thunderbolt-to-FireWire adaptor or hub, nor with the use of future generation direct-attached drives, I/O devices and optical drives.

VST Note:

To improve stability with VST plug-ins, soundBlade 2.1 and later makes use of a new folder to store VST plug-ins that are used within the application. This folder, called ‘VST-Sonic’, is created when installing soundBlade and is located at MacIntosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/. On Launch, soundBlade will look for a VST-Sonic folder in your System Plugins folder. If this folder is found, then the “Standard” VST folder is not scanned during launch. Sonic Studio recommends that you rely on Audio Units plug-ins and ONLY any VST plug-ins necessary for use in soundBlade be duplicated from the VST folder to the VST-Sonic folder in your Audio/Plug-ins folder.

Additional Notes:

soundBlade 2.0.2 and later is not supported on PPC (Mac G4 or G5) hardware. soundBlade is a 32-bit application with all internal processing done at double precision.