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IK Multimedia ARC Advanced Room Correction System Software

Transform your home studio into an ideal monitoring environment using IK Multimedia's room-correction software and its included measurement microphone. (19) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

One of the most critical factors influencing the quality of a music production is the accuracy of the monitoring system. In fact, the combination of speakers and room acoustics prove to be the weakest link in the music production chain. When monitors are placed in a room, the surrounding walls, ceiling, furniture and other objects reflect and absorb their sounds; creating complex distortions specific to the room- causing 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.

IK Multimedia has teamed up with the leading provider of sound equalization solutions, Audyssey, for the production of an innovative, low-cost and mobile solution to correct the distortion problems caused by room acoustics: ARC system.

ARC System delivers the most advanced solution to acoustical problems for any DAW-based studio. Combining a professionally calibrated microphone, standalone software that captures sound information and calculates proper room correction, and a multi-platform plug-in: this technology will improve how your studio sounds forever.

ARC features the revolutionary Audyssey MultEQ technology, which measures acoustical information throughout the listening area in your studio. It then combines this information to provide an accurate representation of the room's acoustical problems. The equalization solution then corrects for both time and frequency response problems more effectively and efficiently than any other room correction EQ on the market. The result is a clear and reliable representation of your mix. Regardless of the acoustical issues in your studio, what you are recording, mixing or mastering becomes immediately clear and reliable and your studio sound will improve forever.

Improve Your Sound

ARC System represents one of the most advanced solutions to acoustical problems for any DAW-based studio, dramatically improving the acoustics of home and project studios as well as correcting even the highest acoustically treated high-end studios. The ARC System featuring Audyssey MultEQ technology produces results like you've never heard before, improving the accuracy of your monitoring system. When you experience ARC's Advanced Room Correction System, the perspective of what you are recording, mixing or mastering becomes immediately clear and reliable and you'll work on mixes faster because you're sure of what you're hearing. You will finally be able to trust the sound of your studio.

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

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)
- 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 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

Mic Features

- Type: 1/4 in. precision measurement condenser microphone
- Polar pattern: omnidirectional, free field
- Capsule frequency response: 20-16,000 Hz 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

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System Requirements

Power PC based Macintosh
Minimal: dual 1 GHz G4 processor, 1GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Suggested: dual 2 GHz G5 processor, 2 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 processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later.

Suggested: 2.3 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later.

Supported Plug-in formats: AU, VST, RTAS.

Windows
Minimal: Pentium 4 / Athlon XP processor, 1 GB of RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Suggested: 2.33 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS.

Crossgrade
If you are a registered owner of at least ONE IK product (Free versions excluded), you are now eligible to crossgrade to ANY other IK product at the discounted crossgrade price and save big! Both retail and special bundled versions of IK products, such as SampleTank 2 SE, AmpliTube LE and T-RackS EQ, qualify you for the extra savings you receive from the crossgrade prices on full versions of IK products.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 954-846-9101
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (19 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Amazing Results IF Expectations are Reasonable"
Overall: It does what it says. I have used it both in the final mix of a project, as well as to re-master a previous track. For the home studio - If you will add this and Ozone to your plug-in arsenal, and insert them both in your master bus, while mixing. You honestly won't need to "master" - assuming that you have aptitude and good ears. But don't expect it to make you not suck. You are going to have to start with some skills and decent equipment. It won't "fix your room" or crappy mixes but it will make it easier to hear what is actually going on. You will still need some pretty nice monitors to make this thing work, however.
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