The IK Multimedia ARC 3 Advanced Room Correction System combines an ultra-accurate measurement microphone, analysis software and correction plug-in to improve the accuracy of your monitoring in any room. Work faster and more freely, confident you’re hearing your music itself and that your music will sound great everywhere.
With a faster, easier calibration process, breathtaking new correction algorithm and efficient, useful new GUI, everything about ARC 3 is designed to let you focus on your music and create audio that translates to any system effortlessly.
Trust what you hear
A room can have a big impact on how you hear your music. Walls, furniture, and other objects reflect and absorb sound, creating complex artifacts that change the frequency balance and stereo imaging, and can cause your carefully balanced mix to fall apart in other spaces. With ARC System, you can detect and account for these issues without expensive room treatment. ARC precisely measures the sound of your room in moments, then generates a correction profile you can load into the ARC plug-in for your DAW to ensure what you’re hearing is how your music really sounds. You’ll mix faster and with less effort, and your work will translate better than ever.
An all-new listening experience
ARC 3 uses a ground-breaking new analysis and correction algorithm that delivers results you can’t find in other digital room correction systems. By measuring your room across a 3D space around the listening position, IK’s award-winning VRM™ (Volumetric Response Modeling) technology creates a 3D snapshot of your room, identifying problematic issues without over-processing the sound. The result is an incredibly natural-sounding correction like you’ve never heard. ARC 3 recreates the feeling of working in a properly-tuned room, without sounding “corrected.”
Measure quickly and precisely
Just connect a measurement mic to your interface and launch the step-by-step room analysis software. You’ll be guided through a series of measurements across your listening position, and with ARC’s flexible placement options you’ll be done in less than 10 minutes. Create measurements of multiple monitors and listening positions, so you can virtually adjust the sweet spot for clients or different setups.
More microphone options
ARC System 3 includes a precision-manufactured MEMS room analysis microphone, for the most precise measurements possible. But you can also use generic measurement microphones, and even load a mic calibration file for superior accuracy.
Instantly apply correction
Once you’ve generated your profiles, open your DAW and insert ARC 3 across the master bus. ARC applies a precise correction filter using advanced processing to compensate for your room’s acoustics with a higher level of accuracy than ever before. Now you’re hearing your music free of the impact of room acoustics. You can work confident you’re hearing exactly what was recorded, and your work with translate to other rooms and systems better than ever.
IK Multimedia ARC 3 Advanced Room Correction System Features
- Measurement mic, room analysis software and correction plug-in
- Improves frequency balance and stereo imaging in any room
- Work faster and create better mixes without expensive room treatment
- Virtual monitoring emulates the sound of common listening devices
IK Multimedia ARC 3 Advanced Room Correction System Includes
- Precision measurement microphone
- Mic clamp
- Software license
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best valueOct 2nd 2012
Glad I bought it. Great value for money. In my experience it removes the initial guesswork at first mix / master, which speeds up production. Now its been about 6 months since the above review, & I do not work without this at any stage of a project after recording. I was happy, but not entirely convinced with ARC1, but ARC2 has a much better resolution & correction, especially in the low to low mid freq range/s, which I'm finding creates better sounding mixes / masters - faster. The speaker system modelling included is also a great reference which gives me every confidence when clients walk out the door with their newly mixed / mastered CD.