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IK Multimedia's ARC System Now Shipping!

Published: Tue December 04, 2007  News Feed
Modena, Italy – IK Multimedia is proud to announce that A.R.C., Advanced Room Correction system, the first and only acoustical room correction system in a plug-in format for MAC/PC DAW based studios, is now shipping! IK Multimedia has teamed up with Audyssey, the leading provider of sound equalization solutions, to provide engineers and musicians with the first innovative, low-cost and mobile solution on the market to correct the phase and frequency distortion problems caused by room acoustics in the studio mixing environment: ARC System.

ARC System: Advanced Room Correction System

ARC System (Advanced Room Correction System) is a combination of a professionally calibrated measurement microphone, measuring software and a multi-platform plug-in that can be integrated into any DAW-based studio, capable of correcting the distortion caused by room acoustics and able to significantly improve how your studio sounds.


Finally trust the sound of your studio.

ARC will improve how any kind of monitor sounds in any room, at any level of quality, within any type of mixing environment. Not only will it improve the home studio, but even the most highly treated mixing rooms will benefit from ARC system.  ARC features Audyssey MultEQ, which corrects for both frequency and phase response, not only for the engineer’s ‘sweet spot’, but also for multiple points in the room. This solves many of the problems that have plagued room correction EQ systems since their inception. Other EQ systems only correct for frequency domain problems, which leaves the time domain to cause phase distortion and smearing. When you experience ARC’s Advanced Room Correction System, the perspective of what you are recording, mixing or mastering becomes immediately clearer and more reliable; so you can finally trust the sound of your studio.

ARC System will correct acoustic problems for any DAW-based studio, dramatically improving the clarity, stereo imaging and frequency response, for faster, more reliable mixing.

ARC any room and the audible results will be:

• Low-end aberrations, typically added by small rooms, are removed with better low frequency control
• More consistent frequency response across the entire range
• Tonal balance is restored, allowing for more accurate mixes

ARC any room and the following advantages will be achieved:

• Room defects will no longer capture your attention, allowing you to focus solely on the music and reducing ear fatigue
• Work on mixes faster because you’re sure of what you’re hearing
• Achieve greater consistency on your music productions
• Achieve mixes that translate better to the outside world

ARC provides a convenient, unique, and easy-to-use mobile correction solution for the mobile professional engineer and musician.

The ARC system is convenient and portable and can quickly measure and correct any studio environment, so you can mix and produce comfortably in any situation. The step-by-step setup measurement wizard will have you up and running in minutes.

ARC System Features and Specifications:

1. Easy to use, step-by-step, room measurement software for Mac/PC
2. VST, RTAS, AU correction plug-in for Mac/PC most popular DAWs (such as Pro Tools®, Cubase™, Logic™, Sonar™, Live™, etc.)
3. Professional measurement microphone
• Type: 1/4" precision measurement condenser microphone
• Polar pattern: Omni directional, 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

ARC System Measurement Software features
• 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 features
• 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
• Graphic Frequency response display
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