IK Multimedia ARC Studio Room Correction System

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The IK Multimedia ARC Studio Room Correction System analyzes and corrects your room issues in minutes. Your music snaps into focus, with more controlled low-end, tighter transients and pinpoint stereo imaging. It’s like an instant upgrade to your monitors. And when you can trust what you hear, you’ll mix faster and more confidently than ever.

In the field of audio engineering, using plugins on the master bus of digital audio workstations (DAWs) to correct room acoustics has been common practice. However, this approach has notable drawbacks, such as the need to manually disable the plugin before exporting audio and the inability to use the correction outside of the DAW. IK Multimedia pioneered the industry with ARC (Advanced Room Correction) system, setting a standard in room correction technology. Despite its innovative contribution, traditional console-based music studios and modern digital broadcasting facilities still face challenges in accessing room correction with plugin-only solutions. To overcome these issues, IK Multimedia designed ARC Studio, a game changing compact hardware audio processor that seamlessly integrates with every existing audio setup. The goal has been to encapsulate the quality and precision of the ARC room correction into a  simple and transparent sounding audio processor.

Dramatically improve Your Mixes
Your room has a big impact on how you hear your music. The size, shape, materials, and furniture all work to distort the frequency and stereo balance of your monitors, degrading your sound. ARC Studio analyzes and corrects these issues in minutes. Your music snaps into focus, with more controlled low-end, tighter transients and pinpoint stereo imaging. It’s like an instant upgrade to your monitors. And when you can trust what you hear, you’ll mix faster and more confidently than ever.

Installs in minutes
ARC Studio combines the new ARC 4 measurement software, room analysis microphone and stand-alone correction processor. Plug the mic into your interface and you’ll be guided through measuring acoustical spots within your listening position. IK’s award-winning ARC technology uses this 3D snapshot to identify and completely correct all the problematic issues degrading your monitors’ performance. This correction profile is loaded into the ARC Studio processor, sitting invisibly between your interface and monitors to apply to all incoming signals Correct any studio monitors in any studio, including hardware- and console-based setups.

Correct every studio
For pro studios, whether in-the-box or console-based, ARC Studio allows for a sonically transparent correction and custom-tuning for any monitoring setup from nearfields to mains, preserving the inherent system’s sonic quality. And for DAW-based studios, ARC Studio frees you from the hassle of inserting plug-ins on the master bus of your work and preserves zero-latency monitoring setups, plus allows you to listen to your preferred streaming service with acoustically corrected monitoring without messing around with system drivers. You can create a profile for every configuration, listening position or even monitor pair. Whether you’re in a makeshift studio or a world-class one, fine-tuning your monitoring to your taste has never been easier and has never sounded so good.

Includes monitor emulations
ARC Studio also includes a monitor emulations function that turns your monitor system into iconic studio monitors and popular hi-fi speakers and mobile devices, with breathtakingly true-to-life results by accurately reproducing the frequency and phase response of the originals.With over 20 profiles included, a single pair of monitors now lets you test your mix on different reference systems quickly, without ever having to head to your car!

Audiophile performance
ARC Studio features a 120 dB(A) analog input to analog output dynamic range, 0.5 Hz to 40 kHz frequency response and ultra-stable clocking for vanishing low jitter, offering total sonic transparency and a level of accuracy you only find in mastering-grade audio converters.And it connects to your studio and monitors with balanced XLRs with power-safe relay-based hard bypass – so when bypassed you’re protected  from sudden power-related pops.Between the premium audio quality and ARC Studio’s all-new correction algorithm, you’ll enjoy the most natural, transparent monitoring ever.

ARC 4 Controll Software
The Analysis application guides the user through the measurement of the room acoustics effectively turning a complex process that would require a skilled acoustical engineer into something very easy than anybody can perform in minutes, choosing between an Advanced Mode with 21 measurements points based on 3 different measurement layers or a Quick Mode with just 7 measurement points. Once the measurement is completed, the software generates a correction profile that will be later applied by the plug-in when instantiated on the user's DAW main output, or stored to the ARC Studio processor. The correction can be personalized with several options in order to best fit the various uses cases, various types of rooms and, of course, user’s taste.

If you need a more mobile set up for room correction, or simply do not want a hardware box taking up space on your desk, ARC is available in a standalone software only version. The IK Multimedia ARC System 4 Room Correction Software is also available for purchase! This way, you're still able to measure and calibrate your room and monitor setup and just use the software on your computer to enable and bypass the correction. 

IK Multimedia ARC Studio Room Correction System Features

  • Target curves: The system comes with 9 factory target curves for most situations. The default curve offers optimally balanced results with other specific curves for different needs or setups.
  • Adjustable correction range: By default, ARC corrects the entire frequency spectrum, but you can define upper and lower limits to preserve the unique voicing of your monitors or just address a certain frequency range.
  • Variable resolution and smoothing: Adjust the resolution of the correction filter to use more or fewer frequency bands to achieve more surgical correction, or a broader, smoother balance.
  • 2 Phase Modes: Natural and Linear phase modes ensure precise stereo imaging. Natural mode improves phase response, while linear phase maintains the  original inter-channel phase.
  • For Every Studio:
    • Compact digital room correction processor
    • High-end audio conversion
    • Full-range correction for any kind of audio production
    • Zero latency for real-time monitoring in any setup
    • Improves even untreated or makeshift spaces
    • Ideal for all studios, from in-the-box to console-based
  • Faster Workflow:
    • Includes ARC measurement mic and software
    • Generate correction profiles in just minutes
    • Switch sweet spots for clients, collaborators
    • Test mixes thru X-MONITOR virtual monitor profiles
    • Emulate common “real-world” playback systems
  • Performance and Features:
    • Premium AD and DA conversion, total sonic transparency
    • 120 dB dynamic range, ultra-low THD and jitter
    • Natural or linear phase correction
    • Set upper/lower frequency correction limits
    • Up to 9 target curves to fine tune the in-room response

IK Multimedia ARC Studio Room Correction System Includes

  • ARC Studio Hardware Device
  • Measurement Microphone
  • ARC 4 Software Package
    • An analysis standalone application used to measure the acoustics of the room
    • A real-time, multi-platform plug-in to be used with any DAW
    • A standalone control application to store the correction into the ARC Studio processor
  • Manufacturer Warranty

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