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IK Multimedia ARC 2 Advanced Room Correction Software Plug-In

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Software, plug-in and microphone for room correction.

ARC System 2 (Advanced Room Correction) is the sequel of the first and only acoustic correction system that combines a measurement microphone, measurement software AND a correction plug-in to improve the sound reliability and acoustics of your studio in an elegant, low-cost portable solution.

ARC uses a patented technology to improve your monitoring system so what you hear is not affected by distortions caused by room acoustics. Near field monitor systems used in studio applications are designed to deliver sound without distortion or coloration. However, when they are placed in a room, surrounding walls, ceiling, furniture and other objects reflect and absorb sounds, creating complex distortions specific to that room. This ultimately causes them to lose the accuracy they have been designed for, and you end up hearing more of the sound of the room than the music actually being produced.

Traditionally, studio acoustics can be improved using acoustic treatments - but these are generally very expensive and require professional installations - which is often not practical in many of today's home and project studio. Other types of electronic correction systems use some form of equalization that works only on the frequency response of the room but worsen the phase response of what you are hearing. ARC System 2 solves all these problems elegantly, with a unique, innovative DAW-based solution that works both in the frequency/time domain and is not affected by any of the drawbacks of other type of correction systems.

FEATURES
Includes a measurement microphone, software and correction plug-in
Corrects frequency and phase distortions in multiple room points
Improves clarity, stereo imaging and frequency response for faster, more reliable mixing
Improves the sound of any room
Step by step measurement set-up can be made by anyone
Perfect for the traveling engineer and on-the-spot corrections
64-bit native plug-in compatibility

ARC System includes
Easy to use, step-by-step, room measurement software for Mac/PC
VST, RTAS, AU correction plug-in for Mac/PC most popular DAWs
(such as Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Sonar, Live, etc.)
Professional measurement microphone
Native compatibility with 64-bit applications and operating systems

Measurement Software features
Automatic multi-point room measurement system, wizard based, based on Audyssey MultEQ XT32 technology
Measurement precision when used with ARC System microphone: +/- 1.5dB
Requires 48kHz 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

Correction Plug-In features
Multi platform high quality Frequency AND Time correction processor based on Audyssey MultEQ XT32 technology
Correction precision when used with ARC System microphone: +/- 1.5dB
Correction processor resolution: 32 bits floating point
Correction processor supported sampling rates: 44.1kHz to 192kHz
Four target curves
Graphic Frequency response display

Professional measurement microphone features
Type: 1/4" precision measurement condenser microphone
Polar pattern: omnidirectional, free field
Capsule frequency response: 20-16,000Hz
Calibrated frequency response when used with ARC: 16-20,000Hz, +/- 1.5dB
Output: transformerless, electronically balanced, 200 ohms output impedance
Sensitivity: 50 mV/Pa
Noise Equivalent Level: 22dB
Max SPL: 130dB for 3% THD

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SPECIFICATIONS
System Requirements
Mac (32- and 64--bit)
Minimal: 1.5GHz Intel processor, 1GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Supported Plug-in formats: Audio Units, VST, RTAS
Requires CoreAudio
Requires 48kHz operation (only for measurements)
Note: PPC CPU is no longer supported

Windows (32- and 64-bit)
Minimal: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz or Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 1GB of RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS
Requires ASIO Audio Hardware
Requires 48kHz operation (only for measurements)
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3.0

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By Riskozero

from Mexico

About Me Home Studio Owner, Musician

Pros

  • Easy set up
  • Easy to Customize

Cons

  • Not For Protools 11

Best Uses

  • Mixing
  • Recording

Comments about IK Multimedia ARC 2 Advanced Room Correction Software Plug-In:

Be aware that is NOT for use with Pro Tools 11 and when you ask to IK Multimedia people, they say it will be soon. Problem is they been saying that for long now.
I regret that I bought this now, cause I can-t use it.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Computer Platform:
  • Mac
 
2.0

Warning: You have to pay again if you want to sell it used.

By Sal

from New York

Pros

  • Centers your audio

Cons

  • They Charge you to resell it.

Best Uses

    Comments about IK Multimedia ARC 2 Advanced Room Correction Software Plug-In:

    If you want to resell your copy, you have to pay them a Jackson. Imagine if every record company or book publisher charged you again when you wanted to resell a CD or book. It is a real abuse of copyright.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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