Micro-electrocorticography (µECoG) is a minimally invasive neural interface that allows for recording from the surface of the brain with high spatial and temporal resolution , . However, discerning multi-unit and local field potential (LFP) activity with potentially highly-correlated signals across a dense µECoG array can be challenging. Here we describe a novel µECoG design to compare the effect of referencing recordings to a local reference electrode and common average referencing (CAR). The filtering effect and the significant increase in signal to noise ratio of the evoked response (ESNR) can be seen after re-referencing for both types of referencing. In a preliminary analysis, re-referencing the µECoG signals can increase recording performance at high contact densities in the auditory cortex. This also provides promising evidence for a versatile in-house fabricated µECoG electrode.