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ARC 2

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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.

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.

Features:

  • 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

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I bought this several years ago, when I had poor acoustic treatment and I didn't like the resulting sound it provided after the measurement. 3 years have passed and I had uninstalled and forgotten about Arc 2 altogether. Until recently. My room is now fairly well treated, plenty of Rockwool traps, gobos, panels and cloud system and diffusers all made by a local studio and my mix room is quite large with 8.5ft ceiling. I decided to give it a try on a whim and I can say that it truly improved what I thought was a controlled sound. I use Adam A7x's and a Sub 7 in my monitoring and the clarity I am getting now that the room was treated and running Arc 2 is staggering and much better. I'm glad I followed the urge to test Arc 2 (version 2.5) again, it works but in my experience treating the room well and then running it provided exceptional results.
Posted by Steve on Nov 12, 2018
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