The A.R.C. Instrument Processor from FMR Audio provides a unique niche function that allows a musician to change the balance of articulation, resonance, and clarity characteristics of an instrument. It can be used with a variety of acoustic instruments like mandolins, ukuleles, acoustic guitars, fiddles, violins, acoustic basses, lap steels, and more to unnaturally exaggerate certain aspects of the instrument's sound.
The A.R.C. is generally operated in a range that sounds natural. When miking and performing on an instrument whose sustain levels are very low, the natural sound of the instrument can be restored using the A.R.C., especially in a live situation. This makes it easier to hear the instrument's true nature through the stage monitors.
Additionally, the A.R.C. works as a dynamics processor, and it is configured to achieve both dynamics and equalization effects. When blended with the original instrument signal in varying amounts, it achieves the desired effect as a function of its front panel controls.