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The ARC System 2 from IK Multimedia is a studio-acoustics room correction solution for improving anything from a bedroom studio to a high-end facility. The system combines a professional calibrated measurement microphone, standalone software that captures the sound information and calculates proper room correction, and a multi-platform plug-in.
The ARC system features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 technology that measures acoustical information throughout the listening area in the studio. It then combines this information to provide an accurate representation of the room's acoustical problems. The equalization solution then corrects for both time and frequency response problems effectively and efficiently.
These measurements allow the software to accurately correct the entire room, not just the engineer's "sweet spot." Once a correction algorithm has been generated, placing the included plug-in on the DAW master bus delivers an accurate monitoring environment. Regardless of the acoustical issues in a studio, recording, mixing or mastering becomes immediately clear and reliable.
New in Version 2
Completely redesigned interface for improved usability
Four times greater resolution improves critical low-end response
Smoother, more natural sound in the midrange and high frequencies
Combined L/R correction option maintains perfect focus with symmetrical control rooms
Customizable target curves allows to match engineers' personal taste
"Virtual Monitoring" feature mimics the sound of various listening devices like popular studio monitors, car systems, boom boxes, etc. allowing to the test of how mixes translate on different systems
Monitor Control panel interface streamlines workflow
Fewer measurements now get higher quality results and shortens set-up time
Measurements can be saved and used for multiple correction set-ups
DAW-based acoustic room correction plug-in
Includes a calibrated measurement microphone, measurement software and multi-platform correction plug-in
Improves clarity, stereo imaging and frequency response of the monitoring system for faster and more reliable mixing
Low-end alterations, typically added by small rooms, are removed with better low frequency control, with more consistent frequency response across the entire frequency range
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 technology corrects frequency and phase response not only for the engineer's "sweet spot", but also multiple points in the room
Step-by-step setup measurement wizard helps the user to be up and running in minutes
Convenient and mobile correction solution for the traveling engineer
64-bit native plug-in compatibility
Automatic multi-point room measurement system, wizard based Measurement precision when used with ARC System microphone: +/- 1.5 dB Requires 48 kHz operation (only for measurements) Requires ASIO Audio Hardware on Windows 7, Vista or XP, CoreAudio on Mac OS X Saves Measurements sets to be opened on the ARC System Correction Plug-In
Multi platform high quality frequency AND time correction processor Correction precision when used with ARC System microphone: +/- 1.5 dB Correction processor resolution: 32-bit floating point Correction processor supported sampling rates: 44.1 to 192 kHz Four target curves Graphic frequency response display
1/4" precision measurement condenser microphone Omnidirectional, free field polar pattern 20 Hz to 16 kHz capsule frequency response Calibrated frequency response when used with ARC - 16 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 1.5 dB Transformerless, electronically balanced, 200Ω output impedance 50 mV/Pa sensitivity 22 dB equivalent noise level 130 dB maximum SPL for 3% THD
Mac 1.5 GHz Intel processor minimum OS X 10.6 or later 1 GB RAM Supported Plug-in formats - Audio Units, RTAS, VST Core Audio 48 kHz operation (only for measurements) 32- and 64-bit
PC Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz or Intel CoreDuo or AMD Athlon 64 minimum Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 1 GB RAM Supported Plug-in formats - RTAS, VST ASIO hardware 48 kHz operation (only for measurements) 32- and 64-bit