IK Multimedia, in collaboration with Audyssey, a leader in consumer and professional audio products, announces Version 2 of ARC (Advanced Room Correction System; $299.99) for Mac and PC-based DAWs. ARC is an acoustic correction system that is designed to improve the acoustics and sonic reliability of a studio space and combines a measurement microphone with measurement software and a correction plug-in for most DAW platforms.
ARC measures a room using the included measurement microphone and measurement software and then generates an algorithm to provide a correction of the room’s acoustic problems that the user can then apply to a mix using the included plug-in.
The new version of ARC includes Audyssey's updated MultEQ XT32 technology for higher-resolution EQ adjustment, especially in the extreme low frequencies where correction is usually needed the most, along with a more natural and smooth midrange and high frequency performance, a combined L/R correction for high-quality control room optimization and customizable target curves for shaping the final response from studio monitors. V. 2 also features a new Monitor Control panel interface for optimized control.
The new MultEQ XT32 algorithm in ARC 2 is said to provide greater resolution with seven measurements needed for the software to calculate accurate corrections to a listening environment.
ARC 2 offers the ability to mix for multiple devices with its new Alternate References feature. This makes it possible to intentionally shape the sound of the monitoring setup to simulate speakers such as LCD TVs, club P.A. systems, car audio systems, radios, and more.
ARC has a new Monitor Control panel interface with a large main volume knob, a DIM switch with an adjustable level, a Mute switch and a listening Mode selector that can be toggled between standard Stereo, Mono or Side for quick reference checks.
Users of the previous version of ARC can update to the new software online in the IKstore at a special limited price of $99.99 (excluding taxes) until August 31, 2012, after which the price will increase to $149.99 (excluding taxes).