Press Release: IK Multimedia, the leading music technology company, in collaboration with Audyssey, a leader in consumer and professional audio products, today announced Version 2 of ARC - Advanced Room Correction System - for Mac/PC DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations). ARC is the first acoustic correction system that combines a measurement microphone, measurement software and a correction plug-in for most popular DAWs to improve the acoustics and sonic reliability of your studio.
The original version of ARC was released back in 2007
ARC works by measuring your room using the included measurement microphone and software and then generates an algorithm to provide a correction of your room's acoustic problems that you can apply to your mix using the included plug-in. You can record and mix with confidence knowing that what you hear from your speakers is a faithful representation of how your music will translate to the outside world.
With thousands of installations since 2007, the first version of ARC has been put to use in every possible real-world situation. This experience, along with user feedback from all over the world, has been carefully taken into account during the Audyssey update of the MultEQ technology that powered the first version of ARC to now provide a new, even more accurate version, MultEQ XT32, included in this new version of ARC.
ARC 2 New Features:
Completely redesigned interface for improved usability
Smoother, more natural sound in the midrange and high frequencies
New combined L/R correction option maintains focus in perfectly symmetrical control rooms
New customizable target curves now can match engineers' personal tonal tastes
New "Alt References" templates mimic the sound of consumer listening devices like car systems, speaker boxes, etc. allowing the engineer to test how mixes translate on different systems
New Monitor Control panel interface streamlines workflow
Fewer measurements now provide higher quality results and shortens set-up time
Measurements can be saved and used for multiple correction set-ups
ARC 2 is now shipping from IK Multimedia and its network of professional music resellers worldwide at a price of €249.99 (ex VAT). Users of the previous version of ARC System can update to the new software online in the IK store at a special limited price of only €84.99 (ex VAT) valid until August 31, 2012, after that the price will go up to €124.99 (ex VAT).