ARC System 2 (Advanced Room Correction) is the sequel of the first and only acoustic correction system that combines a measurement microphone, measurement software AND a correction plug-in to improve the sound reliability and acoustics of your studio in an elegant, low-cost portable solution. Trust your ears
ARC takes your room out of the mix... ARC uses Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 patented technology to improve your monitoring system so what you hear is not affected by distortions caused by room acoustics. Near field monitor systems used in studio applications are designed to deliver sound without distortion or coloration. However when they are placed in a room, surrounding walls, ceiling, furniture, and other objects reflect and absorb sounds, creating complex distortions specific to that room. This ultimately causes 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.
A break-through affordable solution for acoustic room correction Traditionally studio acoustics can be improved using acoustic treatments – but these are generally very expensive and require professional installations – which is often not practical in many of today's home and project studio. Other types of electronic correction systems use some form of equalization that works only on the frequency response of the room but worsen the phase response of what you are hearing. ARC System 2 solves all these problems elegantly, with a unique, innovative DAW-based solution that works both in the frequency/time domain and is not affected by any of the drawbacks of other type of correction systems.
Do you need ARC 2 if your room is already treated? ARC 2 can improve the acoustics of ANY room. An untreated room will experience a dramatic improvement – but also treated rooms will sound better depending on the quality of the existing treatment. Many of ARC 2 improvements make it more effective in a wide spectrum of applications — from amateur bedroom studios to the most high-end professionally treated studios.
The first DAW-based acoustic room correction plug-in
Includes a measurement microphone, software and correction plug-in
Based on Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 patented technology that corrects frequency and phase distortions in multiple room points
Improves clarity, stereo imaging and frequency response for faster, more reliable mixing
Improves the sound of any room - from bedroom studio to high-end control rooms
Step by step measurement set-up can be made by anyone
Perfect for the traveling engineer and on-the-spot corrections
64-bit native plug-in compatibility
New in Version 2
Completely redesigned interface for improved usability
Four times greater resolution improves critical low-end response
Smoother, more natural sound in the midrange and high frequencies
New combined L/R correction option maintains perfect focus with symmetrical control rooms
New customizable target curves allows to match engineers' personal taste
New "Virtual Monitoring" feature mimics the sound of various listening devices like popular studio monitors, car systems, boom boxes, etc. allowing to the test of how mixes translate on different systems
New Monitor Control panel interface streamlines workflow
Fewer measurements now get higher quality results and shortens set-up time
Measurements can be saved and used for multiple correction set-ups
ARC System includes
Easy to use, step-by-step, room measurement software for Mac/PC
VST, RTAS, AU correction plug-in for Mac/PC most popular DAWs (such as Pro Tools®, Cubase™, Logic™, Sonar™, Live™, etc.)
Professional measurement microphone
Native compatibility with 64-bit applications and operating systems
Measurement Software features
Automatic multi-point room measurement system, wizard based, based on Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 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 7, Vista or XP, CoreAudio on Mac OS X
Saves Measurements sets to be opened on the ARC System Correction Plug-In
Correction Plug-In features
Multi platform high quality Frequency AND Time correction processor based on Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 technology
Correction precision when used with ARC System microphone: +/- 1.5 dB
Correction processor resolution: 32 bits floating point
Correction processor supported sampling rates: 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz
MultEQ® XT32 captures acoustical information at multiple locations throughout a listening area in both the time and frequency domains. It uses a sophisticated clustering algorithm to combine this information so that acoustical problems are accurately analyzed. Based on these measurements, MultEQ® XT32 calculates an equalization solution that corrects for both time and frequency response problems in the listening area and also performs a fully automated system setup. The result is clear, well-balanced sound for your studio. Click here for more information about Audyssey.
System Requirements Mac® (32 and 64 bit)
Minimal: 1.5 GHz Intel® processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.6 or later.