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Software ARC 2 Advanced Room Correction System is now available from IK Multimedia

Four times greater resolution for faster and better correction



IK in collaboration with Audyssey® are please to announced the new update for ARC - Advanced Room Correction System. ARC is the first acoustic correction system that combines a measurement microphone, measurement software AND a correction plug-in for most popular DAWs to improve the acoustics and sonic reliability of your studio.

How does ARC improve your listening environment?

ARC works by measuring your room using the included measurement microphone and measurement software and then generates an algorithm to provide a correction of your room’s acoustic problems that you can apply to your mix using the included plug-in. You can record and mix with confidence knowing that what you hear from your speakers is a faithful representation of how your music will translate to the outside world.

What's new
  • Completely redesigned interface for improved usability
  • 4X greater resolution improves critical low-end response
  • Smoother, more natural sound in the mid-range and high frequencies
  • New combined L/R correction option maintains focus in perfectly symmetrical control rooms
  • New customizable target curves now can match engineers’ personal timbre tastes
  • New “Alt References” templates mimic the sound of consumer listening devices like car systems, speaker boxes, etc. allowing the engineer to test how mixes translate on different systems
  • New Monitor Control panel interface streamlines workflow
  • Fewer measurements now provide higher quality results and shortens set-up time
  • Measurements can be saved and used for multiple correction set-ups

The technology behind ARC

With thousands of installations since 2007, the first version of ARC has been put to use in every possible real-world situation. This experience, along with user feedback from all over the world, has been carefully considered during the Audyssey® update of the MultEQ® technology that powered the first version of ARC to now provide a new, even more accurate version, MultEQ® XT32, included in this new version of ARC.

Pricing and Availability

ARC 2 is now shipping from IK's Online Store and its network of professional music resellers worldwide at a price of $299.99/€249,99 (exc. taxes).

User of the previous version of ARC can update to the new software online in the IK store at a special limited price of only $99.99/€84,99 (exc. taxes) good until August 31, 2012, after that the price will go up to $149.99/€124,99 (exc. taxes).



Audyssey®, Audyssey MultEQ® XT 32 are registered trademarks property of Audyssey Laboratories™ Inc. used under license.
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yeah, you implemented the car hifi option. well done!!!!
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This looks good but I'm disappointed the upgrade pricing is so high considering the comparative price of the full package which includes a microphone.
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Why is the upgrade pricing so high? Oh well guess I will have to pass on this one....

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I'm curious.
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i wonder if the v2, once we upgrade from v1, will be able to import/utilize our already existing v1 measurements, or will we have to re-measure again?


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i wonder if the v2, once we upgrade from v1, will be able to import/utilize our already existing v1 measurements, or will we have to re-measure again?


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good question!
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$99 is too high for an upgrade?

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This looks good but I'm disappointed the upgrade pricing is so high considering the comparative price of the full package which includes a microphone.
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The trailer video says backwards compatibility with v1.


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The trailer video says backwards compatibility with v1.
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Does it now have an auto bypass feature?
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$99 is too high for an upgrade?

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Yeah, IK should pay them to upgrade.
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Does it now have an auto bypass feature?
when you're on cubase/nuendo then you don't need this function.
in protools or logic or another daws you can use auxes as submaster.
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when you're on cubase/nuendo then you don't need this function.
in protools or logic or another daws you can use auxes as submaster.
An auto bypass would be a much smarter & logical feature to have included.
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An auto bypass would be a much smarter & logical feature to have included.
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$99 is too high for an upgrade?

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After the intro period and with tax added in Europe, the upgrade pricing is nearly double that. That may not seem like a lot of money for some users but I personally think that's too expensive for an updated gui, preset management and some tweaks to the algorithms. From what I've read, v2 isn't doing much more than the original version claimed to do.
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This is pretty cool, but I wish the EQ correction was not a DAW plug-in. I just moved to a new room, and I "learn" my speakers over time by listening to music (iTunes, etc.) on the same computer and speakers I mix and record on. Using correctional EQ in my DAW, but not on all the audio from my computer seems counter-productive, since all my non-DAW audio will be running without correction and I'll be learning that sound.
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Thanks for letting me know, I'm buying the upgrade ASAP.
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This is pretty cool, but I wish the EQ correction was not a DAW plug-in. I just moved to a new room, and I "learn" my speakers over time by listening to music (iTunes, etc.) on the same computer and speakers I mix and record on. Using correctional EQ in my DAW, but not on all the audio from my computer seems counter-productive, since all my non-DAW audio will be running without correction and I'll be learning that sound.
Check out DDMF Virtual Audio Stream ($29). You can put it between your applications and your audio outputs. And as it loads VSTs, you can use it to play iTunes, your browser, etc. through ARC (or any other plugin). This is how I have set it up and it works great. The only thing is that it works at 16bit max. So in my DAW, I use ARC as a plugin, other applications are routed through VAS.
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Bought and installed. Now can anyone tell me how I import my old settings? The manual says I can, but doesn't say how. I copied the 'Filters' folder to the ARC2 folder, but that didn't work.
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when you're on cubase/nuendo then you don't need this function.
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i don't think this is true; how exactly do you get the auto-bypass on render feature in Nuendo?

all i know is that it's (cumbersomely so) doable manually, with each render.
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You put ARC in the monitor chain, not the master

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Hmmm...how does this work?? I have an acoustic problem in my room: I use ARC and the problem is still there in my room. So this basically is just a hoax. Right?
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i don't think this is true; how exactly do you get the auto-bypass on render feature in Nuendo?

all i know is that it's (cumbersomely so) doable manually, with each render.
when you put arc in the monitor section then you only bounce the rough mix. another signal path is routed for my headphones.
works quit well - but only for cubendo!!
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when you put arc in the monitor section then you only bounce the rough mix. another signal path is routed for my headphones.
works quit well - but only for cubendo!!
Except you wouldn't use ARC for headphones but for your monitors

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ARC 2 is a great improvement upon an already awesome v1. Take the full number of measurements and really learn the added controls and features. Totally worth the whopping $99 to upgrade.

Also, it wouldn't hurt to make sure you use bass traps and absorption in conjunction with this tool.

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ARC 2 is a great improvement upon an already awesome v1. Take the full number of measurements and really learn the added controls and features. Totally worth the whopping $99 to upgrade.

Also, it wouldn't hurt to make sure you use bass traps and absorption in conjunction with this tool.

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What's the great improvement? The low-end resolution, the interface or just in general.
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