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IK Multimedia ARC 2.5

Room Acoustics Correction System
Published January 2018
By Dennis J Wilkins

The newest ARC plug-in window looks just like all ARC 2.x versions. This view shows the calibration for my studio using Equator Audio D5s and a KRK 10S subwoofer. ARC works fine with nearfield monitors, full-range and subwoofer arrangements, and can be switched instantly between different monitor setups.The newest ARC plug-in window looks just like all ARC 2.x versions. This view shows the calibration for my studio using Equator Audio D5s and a KRK 10S subwoofer. ARC works fine with nearfield monitors, full-range and subwoofer arrangements, and can be switched instantly between different monitor setups.

A new microphone technology is helping IK Multimedia’s ARC provide ever-better correction for uneven room acoustics.

IK Multimedia have been developing audio software and hardware for almost two decades, and it’s now 10 years since they introduced their software-based room-correction system. Advanced Room Correction, or ARC, shipped with a dedicated omni measurement mic and allowed users to measure the frequency response of their monitoring system and apply corrective EQ in a plug-in. In 2013, ARC 2 was released with added features, better measurement resolution and a new, improved microphone, though users were given the choice of using an older mic if they had one. Although the mics were...

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Published January 2018