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First Acoustic Room Correction Plug-In

September 3, 2007
New York, NY (October 7, 2007) – IK Multimedia and Audyssey have teamed up to create the ARC System -- an innovative, low-cost and portable solution to the distortion problems caused by room acoustics. Released over the weekend at the 123rd Audio Engineering Society convention in New York, the ARC System is the first acoustic room correction system in a plug-in.

The ARC System helps you address one of the most critical factors influencing the quality of a music production -- 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.

The ARC System delivers the most advanced solution to acoustical problems for any DAW-based studio. By combining a professionally calibrated microphone, standalone software that captures sound information and calculates proper roomer corection, and a multi-platform plug-in, 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.

The ARC System works with Mac and PC. It comes with room measurement software and a VST, RTAS, AU correction plug-in that is compatible with most DAWs (Pro Tools®, Cubase™, Logic™, Sonar™, Live™, etc.)

Professional measurement microphone

  • Type: 1/4" precision measurement condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: omni-directional, free field
  • Capsule frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000 kHz +/- 5dB
  • Calibrated frequency response when used with ARC: 20 Hz – 20,000 kHz, +/- 2 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
  • 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 or XP, CoreAudio on Mac OS X
  • Saves Measurement 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
  • Graphic Frequency response display

ARC System
Full Price $699
Crossgrade Price $499
(For existing registered IK Multimedia product owners)

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