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IK Multimedia ARC 2 Advanced Room Correction Software Plug-In

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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 ... Read More

Available 09-26-2015 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Overview

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
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)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
7) LIMITED WARRANTY

IK Multimedia warrants to the original purchaser of the computer software product, for a period of ninety (90) days following the date of original purchase, that under normal use, the software program and the user documentation are free from defects that will materially interfere with the operation of the program as described in the enclosed user documentation.

8) WARRANTY CLAIMS

To make a warranty claim under the above limited warranty, please return the product to the point of purchase, accompanied by proof of purchase, your name, your return address and a statement of the defect, or send the CD(s) to us at the below address within ninety (90) days of purchase. Include a copy of the dated purchase receipt, your name, your return address and a statement of the defect. IK Multimedia or its authorized dealer will use reasonable commercial efforts to repair or replace the product and return it to you (postage prepaid) or issue to you a credit equal to the purchase price, at its option.

9) LIMITATIONS ON WARRANTY

IK Multimedia warrants only that the program will perform as described in the user documentation. No other advertising, description or representation, whether made by a IK Multimedia dealer, distributor, agent or employee, shall be binding upon IK Multimedia or shall change the terms of this warranty.

EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE, IK MULTIMEDIA MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THIS PRODUCT. IK MULTIMEDIA DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SOFTWARE IS FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO A NINETY (90) DAY DURATION OF THIS LIMITED EXPRESS WARRANTY AND IS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. IK MULTIMEDIA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, EVEN IF IK MULTIMEDIA IS ADVISED OF OR AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS MEANS THAT IK MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION SRL SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, OR FOR DAMAGES OR COSTS AS A RESULT OF LOSS OF TIME, DATA OR USE OF THE SOFTWARE, OR FROM ANY OTHER CAUSE EXCEPT THE ACTUAL COST OF THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL IK MULTIMEDIA LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THIS PRODUCT.


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5.0

ARC 2 is Delicious!

By BUD

from Charlotte NC

I have no idea what the previous reviewer is talking about. IK Multimedia's ARC 2 is delicious! Especially with crispy fries and a side of cole slaw. All seriousness aside, ARC 2 is an awesome product. It is easy to use, and the result is crystal clean and accurate sound from even my relatively low-end monitors. The setup and tuning procedure is simple and straightforward. It takes about ten minutes to tune the room. Tuning is not for just one listening spot - when you're finished, you'll get the same incredible clarity over a space that may be 10x10ft or larger, depending on where you placed the tuning microphone during the procedure. Once the room is tuned, you can switch between several speaker configs, such as stereo, mono, and side. You can also adjust the output EQ to fit your own ears or the specific material, assuming you don't trust the software. Since my hearing has about a 2dB rolloff above 12kHz, that's a splendid feature. I gave it a '5-star' rating, but that's rounded up from 4.5. The one problem I've encountered is that so many products don't support 64-bit VST. No audio interface software mixers (e.g., Presonus, MBox) support VST plugins, nor do many other audio products, such as MP3 players (Winamp doesn't support 64-bit VST). I'd love to have all of my material running through ARC, but I have to insert it for each piece of music in my DAWs. A centralized application that hijacks the audio stream and injects ARC would be awesome. If only the audio interface manufacturers would include VST support in their software, that would be dandy, too. Overall, well worth the small price, especially compared to comparable system tuning products such as dbx DriveRack (that I use on my live sound rig for feedback protection), which isn't nearly as clean a sound as I get from ARC.

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WONT FIT MOST MIC STANDS

By Ryan Moorcroft

from orange, ca

after shelling out over 250 items for this product, i learned one thing. it will not fit most mic stands. the mic clips part that screws on, is just tooo tiny for most mic stands. i have 3 different hq mic stands, and several shockmounts, and not one combo works. and since its non returnable, that means i need to find a stand it fits and shell out even more $$$$ . Ridiculous IK!

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