IK Multimedia ARC System 2 Upgrade from ARC 1

Room-correction Package with Analysis Software and EQ Correction Plug-in - Mac/PC, AAX, AU, VST, RTAS
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If you're using Pro Tools, AAX plug-ins (or RTAS for older versions) are what you need. Most other Mac DAWs support AU plug-ins. VST is compatible with a number of Mac and Windows programs. Be sure you choose plug-ins that work with your DAW!

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IK Multimedia ARC System 2 Upgrade from ARC 1
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Correct Your Room and Get Better Mixes Instantly with ARC 2!

Note: This is a special upgrade opportunity for owners of the original ARC room correction system, and does not include a reference microphone. Call your Sales Engineer for more details.

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
  • Ideal for any control room
  • ARC 2 offers even more than before
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 your flat-response measurement microphone (from your original ARC system), 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:
  • Acoustic-correction system including native software plug-in and flat-response reference microphone
  • Enhances the accuracy of your studio's acoustics in two easy steps
  • Requires the reference microphone you received with your original ARC system
  • Enhanced low-frequency resolution, in the range that acoustic problems are most pronounced
  • Mac/PC, AAX, RTAS, AU, VST
  • 64-bit compatible
  • Enjoy better stereo imaging, better detail, and more accurate frequency response
Accurate acoustics can be yours with IK Multimedia's ARC 2!

Tech Specs

Software Type Room Correction
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Upgrade
Download/Boxed Download
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Processor 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz, 1GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows XP and up
Manufacturer Part Number AC-200-DDU-IN

Customer Reviews

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Very Accurate and precise!!

I purchased this a few years back, and it definitely changed the way I listen to music! I think the only drawback with this technology is the fact that it is an actual plugin that has to be attached to a master bus in order to work correctly. I think this thing would be an even better application if the measurements that you took were "blanketed" throughout the entire operating system. Meaning, if you're on Youtube, you can also hear the impact of the measurements. This would allow the user to be immersed in the corrected sound signature. Also the instructions for this thing are not as clear as one would hope, and phone support from IK is totally non-existent (Message boards are great though) Lastly,Even though this system will attempt to correct the errors in your room, i've found that placing acoustics at the 1st points of reflection, as well as installing bass traps greatly increases the accuracy of this unit, and also allows the A/B effect not to be as drastic when you turn the plugin off prior to mix down. Let's be perfectly clear....Investing in this system will give ANYONE an edge over the competition!
Music background: Urban Music Producer


I've treated my room the best that I could and found that it really becomes a frustrating guessing game after your room has reached a certain level. Jeff Greene suggested the Arc2 as the finishing touch. I was skeptical of the price and that this may be a bit gimmicky. I have a decent rig, but this system now gives me the most accurate sound possible. I'm hearing clicks and pops that I never heard before. As a hobbyist, I will have no problem remixing and mastering the music that I've done so far. Everything translates on other systems including my car perfectly!!!!
Music background: simi-pro player recording hobbyist

ARC 2 Upgrade

If you look for a tool making your production process easier - here it is. to know how your music really sounds on your nearfields - get the arc2. the room correction is a must have - without spending tons of money. it's really working and it's a part of my daily work.
Music background: musician, recording engineer, producer

Every Studio Should Have This Regardless!

I recently moved to my new space and did not have time to do all the treatments to the room. I owned ARC 1 and stumbled onto it. Decided to upgrade to ARC 2 and it works great! No downtime for me! Keeps me mixing if only Pro Tools 10 worked hehe! It would be a perfect world.
Music background: Prod. Guitar, Vocals & Keys.
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