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.

  • NEW V1.15: 5 additional headphone profiles & support for OSC headtrackers
  • PA customers: Transfer your license here
  • Immersive headphone mixing plugin (AAX/VST3/AU) suited for all professional studio headphones
  • Spatial Headphone Compensation, supporting 55 models 
  • Total reliability for stereo and multi-channel productions
  • 5 adjustable virtual world-class reference mix rooms & 11 listening environments
  • 26 multi-channel loudspeaker formats up to 7.1.4 and 9.1.6
  • Innovative Focus parameter & Clarity algorithm by Sennheiser AMBEO
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


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
Spatial Headphone Compensation

Spatial Headphone Compensation

Activate the built-in Headphone Compensation (SHC) and start making solid mixes with an accuracy that you won't find anywhere else. Compensating for the characteristics of individual headphone models, Dear Reality's SHC applies the optimal adjustments to support a model-independent accurate simulation of listening environments.

Dear Reality's unique technology currently supports the 55 most used professional studio headphones. Each model has been carefully optimized by the Dear Reality team.

Enter your perfect virtual mix room

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Get full access to dearVR MONITOR for 14 days. Just click the button below and submit the form.

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Key Features


    For stereo and multi-channel productions


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


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


    Connect your OSC head-tracker to enable head tracking in dearVR MONITOR


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


    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)


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


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


Plugin format


Mac OS X

OS X 10.12+
Intel CPU (minimum 2 GHz recommended)
Native Apple silicon support for AAX, AU and VST3


Windows 10 - 11
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



Feature overview


First look by PTE

Woman sitting at a large mixing desk in a professional recording studio using dearVR MONITOR in AVID ProTools with Neumann headphones


Get started tutorial

Download the dearVR MONITOR manual to get detailed insights


Get detailed insights


If you’ve bought a perpetual license of dearVR MONITOR using the Plugin Alliance license manager, you can update to the new dearVR MONITOR version for free.

To shift to the new license manager and the latest version of dearVR MONITOR, please follow this link and complete the form. Our support team will then reach out to you with your new activation code.

If you have any questions regarding the update, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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.

In general, dearVR MONITOR works with any headphones brand. However, open-back headphones and in-ears with a flat frequency response work best.
The built-in Spatial Headphone Compensation technology further enhances the reliability and spatial impression, supporting a model-independent accurate listening environment simulation. You can find a list of the supported models here.

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.

dearVR MIX offers a perfect stereo control room. dearVR MONITOR extends this concept to an idealized multi-channel control room, supporting formats 5.1 up to 7.1.2 or 9.1.6. It also includes two more control rooms and five more listening environments.


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