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Evening out room acoustics in recording environments is a breeze with the groundbreaking ARC System. In the world of music recording, the combination of monitoring audio speakers and the room's acoust... Read More

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Evening out room acoustics in recording environments is a breeze with the groundbreaking ARC System. In the world of music recording, the combination of monitoring audio speakers and the room's acoustics can be the biggest barrier to accuracy. Instead of hearing the music you are producing, you actually get a distorted sound created by the partial absorption of output reflected in the walls, ceilings, furniture, and surrounding objects in the recording studio. With many Digital Audio Workstation home recording situations, this has been especially troubling until the arrival of the ARC Advanced Room Correction.

IK Multimedia and sound equalization solution leader, Audyessy, have teamed up to give you the first room correction system in a plug-in form for DAW studios, the ARC System. What is it? Using Audessey's MultEQ technology, the included calibrated measurement microphone, measurement software, and multi-platform correction plug-in measures acoustical information throughout the listening area of your studio. The ARC system sniffs out the sweet spots and dead area then combines this collected information to correct both time and frequency response problems, so you'll get a clearer, more reliable representation of your musical mix. With the ARC System, the improvement in your studio sound will be fairly instant and can be adjusted when new bodies, instruments, and other objects change the acoustic properties of your recording space. Finally, you'll be able to tune your studio and trust that what you hear is what you're recording. This means faster recording schedules, more honest mixes, and better results all the way around.

Features 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
  • Professional 1/4" precision measurement condenser microphone
ARC System Measurement Software
  • Automatic multi-point room measurement system, wizard based, based on Audyssey MultEQ technology
  • Measurement precision when used with ARC System microphone: +/- 1.5 dB
  • Requires 48 kHz operation (only for measurements)
  • Requires ASIO Audio Hardware on Windows Vista or XP, CoreAudio on Mac OS X
  • Saves Measurements sets to be opened on the ARC System Correction Plug-In
ARC System Correction Plug-In
  • Multi-platform high quality frequency and time correction processor based on Audyssey MultEQ technology
  • Correction precision when used with ARC System microphone: +/- 1.5 dB
  • Correction processor resolution: 32-bits floating point
  • Correction processor supported sampling rates: 32 kHz to 96 kHz
  • Four target curves
Specifications
  • System Requirements
  • Power PC-based Macs
  • Minimum: 866 MHz G4 processor, 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Recommended: Dual 1.25 GHz G4 or G5 processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Supported Plug-in formats: AU, VST, RTAS
  • Intel-based Macintosh:
  • Minimal: 1.5 GHz Intel Core Solo processor, 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later
  • Recommended: 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later
  • Supported Plug-in formats: AU, VST, RTAS
  • Windows
  • Minimal: Pentium 1GHz/Athlon XP 1.33 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, Windows XP/Vista or later
  • Recommended: Pentium 2.4 GHz/Athlon XP 2.4 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, Windows XP/Vista or later
  • Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS
  • Measurement Microphone
  • Type: 1/4" precision measurement condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: omnidirectional, free field
  • Capsule frequency response: 20-16,000 Hz
  • Calibrated frequency response when used with ARC: 16-20,000 Hz, +/- 1.5 dB
  • Output: transformerless, electronically balanced, 200 ohms output impedance
  • Sensitivity: 50 mV/Pa
  • Noise Equivalent Level: 22 dB
  • Max SPL: 130 dB for 3% THD
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 NARC

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from Sunnyvale, ca

Comments about IK Multimedia ARC Advanced Room Correction System:

Arc may not be the best answer for getting your mixing environment studio quality but for me it worked well enough to make my mixes more universally listenable for a reasonable price. I was going to do the whole bass trap/panels/rock wool/insulation blah blah blah thing but the more I read the more I was convinced the whole process would be a never ending time sink. If I have a song that is so good that I would need a studio quality environment, I will take it to a real studio. In real life it�ۡ���s me in my car, friends and relatives that do most of the listening and I am sure they will not mind 2dB at 121hz being a little soft, I am positive they do not care about any flutters in my room or what monitors I use. So what I am trying to say is the ARC system installed in minutes. Measuring the room took minutes�ۡ��_The results were very noticeable on my Mackie�ۡ���s and even more so on a large pair of JBL�ۡ���s I use for ear slitting I�ۡ�ݕ�_I rock�ۡ�ݕ�_ listening. I did a quick mix with the ARC in place�ۡ��_went to my mobile mix down unit popped in the CD and was very pleased. I then played a few reference tunes to get used to the ARC and was surprised at how they now sounded. For anyone that does the music thing for fun but stills wants to sound somewhat listenable I recommend the ARC. Downside: Not much on line about it. Have not found any groups. It is ez to forget to turn the ARC off when you are making files from your multitrack or master which doesn�ۡ���t sound very appealing.

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5.0

I can finally trust my room!

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from Henrico, VA

Comments about IK Multimedia ARC Advanced Room Correction System:

A little skeptical, at first... how can software compensate for a well treated room? Well, I may not have the finest room in the Galaxy, but ARC literally took my room out of the mix. Reduced comb filter coloration, flatter frequency response, and I only using Mackie Studio Monitors! Easy to install, simple setup, and the results are fantastic. For the project studio, this tool is a must! You will not regret the cost; it's cheaper than treating the room

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5.0

the best!!!

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from Long Island, NY

Comments about IK Multimedia ARC Advanced Room Correction System:

I did research for about a month before buying this unit, everybody seemed to be happy about it so i decided to try it, and WOWWWWW let me tell you what a difference! after you mix and export your track (cubase 4) mixing with the ARC on if you import the track on your ipod and listen to it you will hear the clarity on your mix, i used to mix and then export the track again and again and again and importing it on my ipod and playing it back on my dvd player and on the stereo in the living room and the car all of this just to make sure the mix is good, with ARC i can now mix and export and then listen to it anywhere and the sound is incredible, i would recommend you to mark the floor when you do the measurements place masking tape around, measure the distance between your monitor and place tape between them then measure different spots so it you get a great test, also give it a good mesurement, do 20+

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5.0

Really??? That just isn't fair...

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from San Diego, CA

Comments about IK Multimedia ARC Advanced Room Correction System:

If you were ever even considering it, just do it! With a background in music production, and all the education to back it, several systems have been tried in balancing out our home studio. This is by far the easiest and best sounding option yet for a non acoustically treated room. Surprisingly enough, our little "bubble" sounds very similar to our referrence studio headphones (Beyer Dynamics DT 770 Pro). Using the plug-in within Ableton Live 7 is a breeze, but if you are going to be using a headphone/monitoring system with it make sure that device has a kill switch.

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5.0

Not cheap but worth every cent!

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from Melbourne Australia

Comments about IK Multimedia ARC Advanced Room Correction System:

As the title says it ain't cheap but I've been using the ARC System since Jan '08 and I swear by it. My room has a low mid rumble and it always made it hard to accurately mix my recordings with confidence. ARC has solved this problem, I know longer need to duck out to the car stereo or the lounge room stereo for confirmation of what I'm hearing. I'm glad that I took the plunge and spent the cash!

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