Getting started
with Audirvāna studio

First steps

If you have not yet started your free trial of Audirvāna Studio, you can try the application for free here.

When you register to start your 30-Day Free Trial, you receive an e-mail to activate your account with a temporary password and a button to download Audirvāna Studio. Click on the button to download the application, then open it and use the temporary password to activate your account directly in the app.

To install Audirvāna Studio:

– MacOS: open the downloaded disk image, then drag and drop the Audirvāna program icon on the Applications folder icon to install it, as indicated by the arrow.

– Windows 10: a window will appear, you need to click on ‘Open Windows App-Installer’ then click on the install button.

Once your are logged in the application, your 30-day free trial starts automatically. You can subscribe to Audirvāna Studio at any time here.

When you first open Audirvāna Studio, click on the settings icon at top right corner of the interface.

Open the ‘Local’ section and to import your local files.

• MacOS: Press the ‘Add a folder’ button to locate the folder containing your music accessible on the computer or on your local network. You can add other folders at any time.
You can also access to your Music/Itunes music, press “synchronise”

• Windows 10: Press the ‘Add a folder’ button to locate the folder containing your music accessible on the computer or on your local network. You can add other folders at any time.

Open the ‘Streaming’ section to integrate an HD streaming service Audirvāna Studio takes in charge. Select among our HD service(s) partner(s) you have subscribed or wish to subscribe to and connect to them using the identifiers provided by the service(s).

You are subscribed to Audirvāna Āccess? Your exclusive privilege of a 3-month Free Trial to discover our HD streaming partners, Qobuz and Tidal is waiting for you! If you haven’t done it yet, you can activate your exclusive 3-month Free Trial in the ‘Streaming’ section.

To use your 3-month Free Trial for Qobuz or Tidal, please make sure that you don’t have an older Qobuz or Tidal account connected to your web browser.

Open the ‘Audio’ section to select the Audio Device you want to use with Audirvāna Studio.

You can also click on the Audio Device icon at the bottom right of the interface anytime you want to specify the playback output you want to use with Audirvāna Studio. The drop-down menu will show all output visible by the app.

If you want to take absolute control on the device parameters, you can click on the setting button of this section. It will take you to the advanced console audio playback of Audirvāna Studio.

Read more about the incredible features of Audirvāna Studio here.

You can now browse your music, search for titles, and start playing songs. Keep in mind that the application has exclusive access to your audio device, which blocks other applications audio, such as Skype, FaceTime or YouTube. To interrupt exclusive access, use the ‘Lock’ button in the playback bar.

In addition to the standard play queue, you can create ‘manual’ playlists by dragging songs, or ‘smart’ playlists that regroup songs according to defined criteria (genre, resolution or audio format, date added, etc.).

Open the ‘Playlist Manager’ icon to view all of your playlists from different sources. Here you can create manual or smartplaylist and organize them in playlist folders using the icons at the top of the playlist manager.

You can do a mix of music from your local library and streaming service as you wish with manual playlists. It is also possible to import and playlists you previously made from other app.

What do I need to run Audirvana Studio
on my computer ?

Minimum :

OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) or later


Recommended :


Minimum :

Windows 10 64 Bits


Recommended :



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Audirvāna Studio

Yes. Audirvāna offers the possibility to discover Audirvāna Studio for free during 30 days with a 30-day free trial.

This 30-Day Free Trial grants unlimited access to Audirvāna Studio and 30 HD profile analysis.

You can try Audirvāna Studio for free here.

No. The free-trial privilege is limited to one free trial per Account.

Audirvāna Studio. It was launched in May 2021 for both MacOS and Windows10. It is a subscription based service, therefore always updated and enriched with the latest features. Audirvana 3.5 users can still download the software on the legacy section of this page. 

No! You will still be able to use your Audirvāna version 3.5 for long. You have purchased a license of the version 3.5 of Audirvāna: it belongs to you and Audirvāna Studio doesn’t change that.

If you have bought an Audirvāna 3.5 license and want to redownload the app on a new device, please follow the links below: 

Download 3.5 for MacOS
Download 3.5 for Windows 10

Audirvāna Studio is a major upgrade of the software including a complete overhaul of the user experience, tens of additional features including online mixed favorites and playlists, online radios and podcasts, playlist editor, smart search, kernel streaming mode on Windows 10 and many more.

You can install Audirvāna on multiple devices but you can only use one at a time. If you want to switch from one device to the other simply go to your Audirvāna account page and disconnect the previous device you were using or simplu log out in your account settings before moving to the other computer.

No! They offer the same functionalities and audio performance. But of course, they are tailored to work at their best on two different operating systems, so in a way they are:

On MacOS, Audirvāna is Apple Silicon native, the latest generation of Apple computers equipped with the M1 processor, since version Audirvana V3.5 and its 3.45.43 release.

Audirvāna Studio is now the first to propose a true Kernel Streaming playback option on Windows 10, incredible sonically transparent.

Yes! Audirvāna Studio for Mac is 100% compatible with MacOS Big Sur. Audirvāna’s softwares have been 100% compatible with Big Sur since Audirvāna V3.5.

Users will be able to continue to use iTunes synchronization and iTunes Integrated Mode (now Music in macOS Big Sur).

Yes! Audirvāna Studio is natively compatible and will run as efficiently and as quietly as possible on the new M1 chip, ensuring an optimal audio performance on these new computers as well. Audirvāna’s softwares have been working with Apple Silicon since Audirvāna V3.5.



  • A 64 bit processor Intel or Apple Silicon
  • MacOS X 64bit 10.13 (High Sierra) or later
  • At least 4GB RAM



  • 8GB RAM or more


Windows 10


  • Windows 10 64bit Home or Professional Edition
  • April 2018 (1803) Update or later
  • At least 8GB RAM
  • App-Installer


  • 1903 or later

Our software is constantly evolving with new operating system and hardware generations coming year after year. The heart of our technology and product value precisely consist in making the most of these environment to guarantee the best possible audio playback quality and customer experience. Keeping our solution always up to date is the service we provide, and so is the addition of new features and the customer support we keep delivering day after day. As a company, you don’t want to choose between bringing value to your existing loyal customers and preparing the future to attract new customers and secure your business. Subscription is the model that reconciles both objectives. As a customer, you know you always get the best of what we can provide, and our only goal is to keep you satisfied.

No. Audirvāna Studio is only available as a monthly or yearly subscription. See the different options here.

No. Audirvāna version 3.5 license are no longer sold by the company. Be careful, if someone offers you to buy one as it may probably not be a valid license and you take the risk not to be able to enjoy it.

Contextual help is displayed in the software, for each part you might eventually need help with.

Simply click on the ‘information’ icon to display the technical assistance.

This replaces the user manual, that is why there is no pdf version of it.

Subscriptions and subcription management

There are two different subscription offers : a yearly formula, Studio Āccess, and its monthly alternative, Studio Clāssic.

Besides the price advantage, a Studio Āccess subscription grants you exclusive privileges. In particular, you will get a 3-month free-trial advantage to discover our Integrated HD Streaming Partners. Read more about Audirvāna Studio streaming feature here.

You can subscribe either to Studio Āccess or Studio Clāssic here. To subscribe to Studio you will need to create your account.

If you have already purchased a previous version of Audirvāna, you will still need to create an account to get the preferred price for Studio Āccess.

To know how to create your account, please refer to the dedicated section How do I create my Account?.

You can create your Account here. When you register to start your Free Trial of Audirvāna Studio, you receive an email to activate your Account. Click on the button ‘Audirvana Studio” in it to activate your Account.

No. Creating an Account is not mandatory to keep using Audirvāna V3.5. However, it’s highly recommended even if you want to keep using Audirvāna V3.5 instead of Audirvāna Studio.

If you haven’t created your Account yet, please refer to the dedicated section on this page, How do I create my Account?.

You can manage your Account directly in Audirvāna Studio, in the dedicated section, by clicking on the Account icon on any page of the website or by clicking here.

You can manage your subscription directly in your Account.

Pausing your Audirvāna subscription makes it simply easier for you to resume it afterwards. After pausing a subscription, you have access to your billing information and can update it.

Canceling your subscription implies that your billing details are deleted. After canceling, you will need to fill in your billing information to subscribe again.

note : If you want your data to be deleted after canceling your subscription, please contact us here.

You can pause your subscription directly in your Account.

You will still be able to use Studio until the end of the current subscription period.

Pausing your Audirvāna subscription instead of canceling it makes it easier for you to resume the subscription afterwards. After pausing a subscription, you have access to your billing information and can update it.

You can reactivate your paused subscription directly in your Account.

If you reactivate your subscription, you will be billed according to your subscription plan.

You can change your subscription formula anytime directly in your Account, in the dedicated section.

You can save up to 18% by switching from a monthly to a yearly plan. The change will be effective after the end of the current subscription period.

You can cancel your susbcription anytime directly in your Account, in the dedicated section.

Canceling your subscription implies that your billing details are deleted. After canceling, you will need to fill in your billing information to subscribe again.

No. As mentioned in the TCU, any cancellation of your subscription will allow you to use Audirvāna Studio until the end of the subscription period you had purchased.

Audirvāna does not provide any refund if you cancel your subscription.

Audirvāna grants everyone the possibility to get a 30-Day Free Trial of Audirvāna Studio, including if you had already tested another Audirvāna software. Download Audirvāna Studio for free here.

As a member of the Audirvāna Community, you are granted a privilege access to Studio Āccess. Click on “Already customer?” on this page to see the offer.

Legacy Versions

If you have bought an Audirvāna 3.5 license and want to redownload the app on a new device, please follow the links below: 

Download 3.5 for MacOS
Download 3.5 for Windows 10

For versions older than 3.5, you may contact Audirvāna Support by email to get the official version you need.

Yes. As you have purchased a lifetime license for an legacy version of Audirvāna, you will be able to use it as long as it is supported by your operating system.

The easiest way to retrieve your Audirvāna license key is to find the email delivered by Paddle with your purchase confirmation.

If you can’t find this email, you may contact Audirvāna Support by email.

To transfer your Audirvāna 3.5 license to a new computer, you must:

  • Use the Revoke License button in the General section of the Settings page
  • Uninstall Audirvāna 3.5


You can then install Audirvāna 3.5 again on a new computer, following the same procedure as for the initial installation.

This error occurs when you didn’t deactivate Audirvāna on your previous computer.

To get rid of this error, you may contact Audirvāna Support Antoine on the Audirvāna community forum.

Streaming Services

Audirvāna Studio integrates multiple HD Streaming Services. Besides hosting Qobuz, Tidal and Hi-Res Audio, Audirvāna Studio also offers the possibility to listen to Internet Radios & Podcasts directly in the application. Learn more about Audirvāna’s Integrated Streaming Content.

No. You can create an Account, download Audirvāna Studio for free, get a 30-Day Free Trial or purchase any subscription and use the app even if you don’t have any streaming service.

However, Audirvāna highly recommends connecting at least one HD Partner streaming service. You can get a 3-month Free Trial for Qobuz or Tidal with a subscription to Studio Āccess.

Qobuz and Tidal both give you a 1-month Free Trial when you create an account directly on their website. You can get a 3-month Free Trial of those services by subscribing to a Studio Āccess subscription of Audirvāna Studio.

No. Only a Studio Āccess subscription grants you the Qobuz/Tidal free-trial privilege.

You can connect your streaming account directly in the application. Go into the settings in the ‘Streaming’ section and click on ‘Connect’ to register any streaming account you may have among Audirvāna partners.

Yes. Any Studio Āccess subscription will automatically grant you the 3-month Free Trial Privilege. However, you will have to create a new Qobuz/Tidal account to use your voucher.

You can claim your Qobuz/Tidal free-trial voucher directly in the application. Open Audirvāna Studio, then go into the setting in ‘Streaming’ section and click on the ‘Voucher’ button next to the desired streaming service. It will generate a voucher automatically if you have subscribed to Studio Āccess.

Audirvāna Remote

Audirvāna Remote is indeed receiving a major update for the Audirvāna Studio users following the global release of the new software.

The Remote has been updated for both iOS and Android:

iOS update is available here.

Android update is available here.

Users of the previous versions of the Audirvāna software can still use the Remote as it will detect the version of Audirvāna you have opened.

Audirvāna Remote is available here:
• App Store for iOS users with this link:
• Play Store for Android users with this link:

iOS: Audirvāna Remote requires 11.4 or higher to run the application on your iPhone or iPad.

Android: Audirvāna Remoterequires Android 5 or later to run the application on your Android device.

– Make sure you have Audirvana version 2.2 or later open on your Mac, and in iTunes independent mode. iTunes must be closed.

If you are on Windows 10, make sure you have version 3.5 or higher open on your PC.

– Make sure that your Mac or PC and iPad/iPhone or Android device are connected to the same Wi-Fi (local network).

Be careful if you have a 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz connection possible, they are considered two separate networks by your Wi-Fi router.

For Windows 10 users, check your connection property: In Settings > Network & Internet > Check connection properties, make sure your Network profile is set to Private.

– Check the firewall settings :

– For Mac: In System Preferences > Security and Privacy > Firewall > Firewall Options > Automatically allow signed software to receive incoming connections check that this setting is selected and “Block all incoming connections” is not selected.

– For PC: In Settings > Update and Security > Windows Security > Firewall and Network Protection > Allow an application via a firewall, make sure that the file audirvanaplus.exe is allowed to access the network.

– Restart your Wi-Fi router because it may have a problem transmitting the connection used by Audirvana Remote (Like the Apple Remote app that controls iTunes, which can be blocked for the same reasons)

In the playback view, press play/pause.
A “Stop” button is displayed, press it to stop Audirvana playback completely.
This will restore access to the audio device to other applications and allow your computer to go into standby mode

Technical Issues

Audirvāna Studio takes exclusive access to the audio device (i.e. your DAC) during playback to be able to implement its sound signal optimizations.

Thus no other application (such as Chrome, Firefox, etc…) can send sound to the audio device used by Audirvāna Studio until it is in Stop mode.

If another application still tries to send sound during playback, macOS will try to find another available audio device for it.

When playback stops, Audirvāna Studio restores access to the audio device, and any other application can then use it.

Audirvāna Studio can stream to an Airplay compatible device.

If you have a Mac of a mid-2011 model or newer, you can simply select “Airplay” as an audio device in the Audirvāna Studio preferences on the Audio System page.

Otherwise you can use a third party software like AirFoil for doing that.

In addition, if iTunes is still running when using Audirvāna Studio, you must ensure that Airplay is disabled in iTunes and in the system preferences.

Note: The Airplay device can be hidden. To get it back, hold down Option and click on the loudspeaker icon on the menu bar. Select Airplay in the selection menu that appears.

The main reason for this is memory swapping to disk, namely the audio buffer currently playing.

This is due to insufficient memory available for storing the audio buffers.

To prevent this from happening, exit other memory-hungry applications (e.g. Safari), and/or reduce the maximum audio buffers size (Audio settings > Device capabilities)

This is probably due to setting you put for upsampling. If you put “Device maximum frequency” then you’re pushing your DAC a little bit too much. You then need to consider putting this setting to “x2”, “Power of 2” or deactivate it.

To reference files on a NAS in the Audirvāna Studio library, simply add the one or a few NAS directories that contain your music to the list to synchronize, in the Library section of the settings. To do this, your NAS must be configured in “standard” sharing mode, i.e. file sharing (you can see these in the Finder or your File Explorer).

It is quite possible these audio files do not have the metadata tags that would have enabled them to be correctly catalogued and found easily. The title, the artist’s name, the album title… must be missing.

In this case, they appear with only a title that is their filename. You can display the “File Location” column and sort by it to find them more easily.

In album view, files without metadata are grouped by folder, which are then displayed as albums. You will then have the possibility to save their album name directly by clicking on “Convert to album” in the details panel (displayed by the command in the Presentation menu).

In this details panel you can also add missing metadata.

You probably have a pre-2008 Mac. Older Macs have a limitation in their USB port power supplies, causing a few samples to be set to 0 every ~16,000, and only in Integer Mode.

The audible results are clicks.

To continue getting the benefits of the Integer Mode, try this widely used workaround: Connect a powered USB hub between the DAC and the Mac (with only the DAC connected to the computer).

First make sure that your Mac and your network drive are connected to the same local network, with no router in between.

Then check that no other UPnP applications are running on your Mac when you launch Audirvāna Studio. Only one application at a time can open the SSDP port (UDP 1900) at a time to detect UPnP devices.

Audirvāna Studio takes exclusive access to the audio device (usually your DAC) to be able to apply its advanced optimizations during playback. Windows or MacOS then tries to find another available audio device.
When playback stops, Audirvāna Studio restores access to the audio device, and any other application can then use it.

For MacOS:

Since the 1.5 release, Audirvāna Studio supports Audio Unit filter plugins. This can be configured in the audio Signal Processing section on the audio preferences page.

This gives access to the large number of EQ, room correction, headphone crossover filters available on the market including the one that are already in your Mac.

For Windows 10:

You can install and use VST3 plugins inside Audirvāna Studio

Note that you can’t use the Realtime mode for Audio Unit and VST3 in Audirvana with a UPnP connectivity to your DAC.

Audirvāna Studio automatically import your favorites and playlists from the 3.5 version when you first start Audirvana Studio.

If you have missing playlists, you can export it from Audirvāna 3.5 and import them in Audirvāna Studio using the Playlist manager