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Ready to improve every choice you make in your mixes and masters? The new dearVR MONITOR plugin from Dear Reality allows you to hear your music in an ideal reference-quality listening room, using your own favorite headphones. 

With dearVR MONITOR, you can now mix anywhere, anytime, without the need for an expensive acoustically-optimized control room. It allows you to virtually transport yourself to the perfect listening space, whether you are working in stereo, in a surround sound format like 5.1 or 7.1, or even in complex Dolby Atmos formats like 5.1.4 and 9.1.6. 

Whether you’re on the road, at home, in an unfamiliar studio, or a noisy environment, dearVR MONITOR gives you all the benefits of a real reference-quality listening room, so that you can quickly and reliably evaluate the quality of your mix choices—all from the comfort of your own favorite headphones. 

dearVR MONITOR is also as flexible as it is easy-to-use. You can quickly adapt its virtual listening room to suit your personal needs. Just a few simple clicks allow you to change the room model so that you can be absolutely certain your bedroom mixes will sound great in everything from a small car to a movie theater! Choose between 11 different acoustic environments including clubs, living rooms, cars, stages, cinemas, and more.

Whether you’re looking to improve the quality of your headphone mixes, or monitor complex surround sound formats without an expensive multi-channel speaker system, dearVR MONITOR can help change the way you hear your music for good.


  • Hear your mixes in the perfect reference-quality studio environment from the comfort of your favorite headphones
  • Use your headphones to monitor a wide variety of multi-channel surround and immersive audio formats, from simple systems like 5.1, all the way up to Dolby ATMOS and Auro 3D formats
  • Check your mixes in 11 different acoustic environments including live venues, cars, clubs, movie theaters, and more
  • dearVR MONITOR offers 5 reference-grade mix room models
  • No expensive hardware required: dearVR MONITOR works perfectly on regular headphones
  • Incredibly intuitive and easy to use GUI
  • More multi-channel formats and room types available than any other comparable plugin

Industry Reviews

  • Koen Heldens

    Koen Heldens

    Mixing Engineer (XXXTentacion, Kanye West, Trippie Redd)

    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: dearVR Monitor has made it finally possible to cross-reference my… Read More

  • Maor Levi

    Maor Levi

    Producer, Composer, DJ (Anjunabeats, Armada, Toolroom, Mad Decent)

    This is an incredible way to reference your tracks in many scenarios. Instead of physically going to places and being in specific situations, dearVR Monitor is quick, easy to use, and… Read More

  • Jason Goldstein

    Jason Goldstein

    Mixing & Mastering Engineer (Beyonce, The Lonely Island)

    Does exactly what it says in a simple interface. I like that there are no graphs, scopes, meters, etc. It forces you to use your ears instead of your eyes (as it should be)!

  • Scott Kramer

    Scott Kramer

    Manager for Sound Technology, Netflix

    Increasingly, professionals need more flexibility to monitor 5.1 and immersive mixes wherever they are. Utilizing the latest advancements in binaural audio, products like the dearVR MONITOR Plugin… Read More

  • Jesse Ray Ernster

    Jesse Ray Ernster

    Grammy Winning Mixer (Kanye West, UMI, Burna Boy)

    You nailed a solution for this elusive territory. As a user, I felt completely immersed in the presence of each of the different sound field simulations. 

    The details of these spaces… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Fantastic

    by Blumpy
    I love working in headphone. Don’t ask me why… my studio sounds great but I love working in headphones. The problem is the imaging and balance are always off. I’ve tried even product I could… Read More
  • The one

    by Alex Hepting
    -Very similar to DearVR Pro where the source can be placed in front and being kind of real time monitor except DearVR Monitor has binaural source / crossover which is important for more elaborate… Read More
  • mix in 5.1 on your laptop

    by Amazing
    Amazed with this plugin. Such an authentic 5.1 sound. Works great!!!
  • Indispensable now

    by Carbinax
    Achieving an accurate mix on headphones is, as we all know, the holy grail, and I've tried various things to address this, which, besides not actually working, were too intricate, with too many… Read More
  • This is THE thing to have

    by TonVE
    Ok, i have a really good acoustic treated studio room.
    But to compare my room, this Dear VR Monitor piece of art is a must have to my opinion!
    Together with A/B Metric (and some… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11
Windows 7 through 10

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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Dear Reality dearVR MONITOR - Changelog

Version 1.7.0 (Nov 3, 2020)
- Release version