dearVR MONITOR

Enter your perfect virtual mix room and produce in any format, anytime and anywhere with headphones. Don’t be limited by room acoustics and missing multi-channel speaker setups.

  • 5 virtual reference-grade mix room models
  • For stereo and multi-channel productions
  • 26 multi-channel loudspeaker formats
  • 11 typical listening environments
  • Adjustable acoustics 
  • Innovative Focus parameter
  • Clarity algorithm by Sennheiser AMBEO
  • Built-in head rotation
  • AAX, VST3, and AU support
Your perfect control room

Create great mixes anytime,
anywhere, and in any format

Perfect acoustic

Access your perfect virtual mix room everywhere through your headphones

All speaker setups

Monitor any common speaker setup from stereo up to 7.1.4 and 9.1.6

Know how it transfers

Skip the car test and check your productions in 11 different environments

Enjoy a personal acoustic reference you can rely on

MIX WITH GREATER ACCURACY AND EASE

Benefit from our outstanding virtual acoustics technology

It’s not a big secret; creating a great mix is so much easier within a perfect control room. We’ve probably all experienced when a final mix has not translated as expected to other systems.

With dearVR MONITOR, you get access to your own virtual reference-grade mix room over headphones. Don’t limit yourself anymore by poor room acoustics or missing speaker setups.

Music creation with dearVR MONITOR

Music creation with dearVR MONITOR

"Being able to reference my mix while on the go without having to drop by a studio or connect it to the car is of tremendous value."

Koen Heldens

(Timbaland, XXXTentacion, Taryn Manning)

Post-production with dearVR MONITOR

Post-production with dearVR MONITOR

"…products like the dearVR MONITOR Plugin provide a remarkable window into how multichannel mixes sound."

Scott Kramer

Manager for Sound Technology at Netflix

Main Features

Ideal mix room models
Mix your music in a perfect virtual mix room

Ideal mix room models

dearVR MONITOR combines the analytic advantages of headphone listening, such as high detail resolution and good spatial representation, with the perception of mixing in a perfectly matched mix room.

Don’t get disturbed anymore by surrounding noise and focus on your production. Discover Dear Reality’s outstanding virtual acoustics headphone technology delivering you a personal acoustic reference you can rely on. Anytime and anywhere.

Precisely monitor multi-channel mixes

Immersive mixes ready to ship

Don’t worry if you don’t have a multi-channel speaker setup in your mix room. With dearVR MONITOR, you can choose between all common speaker setups from stereo up to 9.1.6 or 13.1.

Just grab your headphones and start producing and mixing immersive audio tracks like Dolby ATMOS today.

Immersive mixes ready to ship
Adaptable room acoustics
Shape the character of your mix room

Adaptable room acoustics

It becomes your perfect control room when you feel comfortable with the room's features and perception. With dearVR MONITOR, you quickly adapt the virtual mix room to your taste and needs using the AMBIENCE and the FOCUS parameter. Set the right amount of diffusion and, therefore, the vividness of the mix room with Ambience. Select the perfect level between overall coloration and localization based on the patented Clarity algorithm by Sennheiser AMBEO.

Check your mix in different acoustic scenarios

11 realistic listening environments

Stop spending hours double-checking how your mix translates into common listening scenarios. dearVR MONITOR puts you just a few clicks away from monitoring your production in 11 different acoustic environments like Club, Car, Cinema, Living Room, and many more.

11 realistic listening environments

Key Features

  • REFERENCE-GRADE MIX ROOM

    For stereo and multi-channel productions

  • IDEAL MIX ROOM MODELS

    Choose from 5 ideal mix room models (Mix Room A, Mix Room B, Mix Room Large, Analytic Dry, Analytic Position)

  • ADJUSTABLE ACOUSTIC

    Easily adjust the acoustic characteristics of your mix room using the AMBIENCE slider

  • HEAD ROTATION

    Support for head tracking

  • MULTI-CHANNEL SPEAKER SETUPS

    Support of all common speaker setups for immersive audio productions, including height layers, like 7.1.4 up to 9.1.6

  • COMMON LISTENING ENVIRONMENTS

    Double-check your mix in 11 typical listening environments (Live Venue, Stadium, Acoustic Venue, Club Large, Club, Car, Van, Cinema, Home Theater, Living Room, Kitchen)

  • REDUCED SPECTRAL COLORIZATION

    Unrivaled FOCUS parameter to reduce spectral colorizations including patented Clarity algorithm by Sennheiser AMBEO

  • EASY-TO-USE

    Easy-to-use graphic interface showing the selected loudspeaker format

REQUIREMENTS

Plugin format

VST3 / AU / AAX

Mac OS X

OS X 10.11+
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

Windows

Windows 10
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

DAW support

Pro Tools 2018 or higher
Most VST / VST3 / AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system
64-bit support only

Recommended workflow

Head tracking can be applied through dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT to mix multi-channel in VR

Supported sample rates

44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192kHz

DIVE DEEPER INTO dearVR MONITOR

VIDEO

Feature overview

VIDEO

First look by PTE

Visit Dear Reality blog for the dearVR MONITOR get started tutorial

BLOG

Get started tutorial

MANUAL

Get detailed insights

FAQs

You can use dearVR MONITOR in most VST3/AU/AAX DAWs without any special hardware. To listen to multi-channel audio formats from 5.1 to 9.1.6, you just need a DAW that supports the same number of channels per track as the format you want to monitor.

dearVR MONITOR works with any brand of headphones. Open-back headphones and in-ears with a flat frequency response like the Sennheiser HD660s or HD800 work best. You can also control the coloring of the sound caused by the binaural filtering using the Focus slider.

dearVR MONITOR is the perfect solution to monitor multi-channel mixes like 5.1 or 9.1.6 on headphones.

dearVR PRO acts as the counterpart to dearVR MONITOR, enabling you to bring any audio source into your preferred multi-channel audio formats.

dearVR MONITOR uses our advanced binaural filtering technology to provide you the impression of a natural acoustic environment with loudspeakers in front of and around you. Using this on stereo speakers could cause an intense coloration of the sound and is not recommended, although you can use the Focus slider to reduce the coloration.