IK Multimedia ARC 2 SystemItem ID: ARC2
Room-correction Package with Analysis Software, Measurement Microphone, and EQ Correction Plug-in - Mac/PC, AU, VST, RTAS
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Correct Your Room and Get Better Mixes Instantly with ARC 2!Accurate acoustics ensure you mix better, and IK Multimedia's ARC 2 room correction software system helps your control room sound its best. ARC 2 is better than ever, with a completely redesigned interface for simplicity, four-times-greater resolution for even greater accuracy, and the ability to save and recall multiple correction setups. And ARC 2 lets you get set up fast, requiring you to take fewer measurements than before. Whether you've already acoustically treated your mixing room or not, the IK Multimedia ARC 2 room correction software system will help you mix more accurately.
IK Multimedia ARC 2 Room Correction Software System at a Glance:
It's easy to integrate ARC 2 into your studio
The ARC (Advanced Room Correction) system measures and calculates the acoustics in your room, then applies correction via an advanced EQ plug-in. Using an included flat-response measurement microphone, ARC 2 software measures your room's acoustics and formulates corrections. The system then uses a frequency/time-correction processing plug-in to work with your DAW, giving you a "corrected" environment every time. If you want the most accurate, optimum room for mixing, use ARC to make it happen.
Ideal for any control room
Ever since you started mixing audio, you've been chasing "perfect" acoustics, right? ARC 2 has the potential to make any room sound more accurate. Think of it this way: if you have no acoustic treatment, you'll encounter all manner of acoustic anomalies like null points, standing waves, asymmetrical reflections, and so on. ARC 2's advanced processing can work wonders in a room like that, and you'll immediately notice a clearer stereo image, more accurate frequency response, and better separation between sounds. Now consider a well-treated room: ARC 2 has the high resolution to iron out any tiny inconsistencies it can find, still leading to a more accurate mixing environment.
ARC 2 offers even more than before
ARC 2 gives you a lot more than the first generation system.More resolution gives you even better low end response, and mids and highs sound even more natural too. You can now select a target EQ curve, to tailor the correction process to your sonic taste. A new Virtual Monitoring feature emulates the sound of different speaker systems to check mix translation, and you can now save multiple correction set-ups for different rooms or mix positions. Basically, ARC 2 gives you even more of the things that made the original ARC system so acclaimed, plus lots of new and useful stuff too.
IK Multimedia ARC 2 Room Correction Software System Features:
Accurate acoustics can be yours with IK Multimedia's ARC 2!
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Reviewsbased on 1 review
You don't realize how much you need this
by TM from LA, CAIts pretty quick to set up, it basically saves the correction as a preset that you load up on your master buss when you mix. It doesn't take up a lot of resources, if you're running an i7 or better yo... read more [+]u shouldn't notice it much. It somewhat a set-and-forget system. I didn't even really notice a huge difference when I was mixing with this, but what I did notice was how much better my mixes sounded on other systems. Translation was leaps and bounds better. Everything was more full and open and less compressed. I should mention I'm using Focal CMS65's so its not like I have bad monitors that don't translate, so largely what this is correcting is my room. My room is also treated, just needed this to get to that next level. And 300 bucks and a few minutes of setup sound infinitely better than 3000 bucks and months of remodeling... close [-]
January 18, 2013
Music Background: Engineer, Producer
A big problem for those of us with a home or project studio has been mixing in a less than ideal room. If you are like me, you are mixing within a DAW through near monitors in a small, boxy room. This produces all sorts of issues - especially in the low frequency range- which affect how I mix. Part of the problem is knowing exactly what those issues are and where they are happening. Furthermore, how do I deal with them, without spending a small fortune, after I have found them? This is where ARC comes in. I have to admit I was slightly skeptical about a program claiming that it can find and correct these issues in such a simple way. But I was pleasantly surprised at the results. ARC is a program you install on your computer. A special microphone measures test tones sent through your monitors and uses MultEQ technology to analize acoustical information throughout the listening area in your studio. ARC combines this information to provide an accurate representation of the room's acoustical problems and corrects for both time and frequency response problems.The final step is to insert the ARC plug-in on the master fader of a project in your DAW and apply the changes. It also shows a visual representation of the frequencies found to be out of balance as well as the ones it has corrected.The plug-in also has a button to turn the changes on and off.This really helped me hear what issues my room has and how I was mixing as a result. While this program is not meant to be a replacement for room treatment or better monitoring, I found it to be very helpful in showing exactly how a room suffers and it offers a way to compensate for these issues. It let me hear how my mixes were being affected and why they were not sounding the way they should.This is a great tool to help those of us mixing in smaller studio environments compete with the big boys!
Mary Ann, Point Pleasant Boro, NJ
IK Multimedia ARC 2 System
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