IK Multimedia's ARC System 3 is the third generation of its innovative acoustic correction system that enables producers and engineers to mix better, faster and more confidently. ARC System 3 improves the audio monitoring accuracy of studios by correcting poor room acoustics, ensuring mixes will translate better on other playback systems.
The new ARC System 3 room analysis and correction algorithm delivers results that can't be found elsewhere. By measuring a room at three different heights around the listening position, IK's VRM (Volumetric Response Modeling) technology creates a 3D snapshot of the room to identify problematic issues without over-processing the sound. The process takes less than 10 minutes, and the result is a natural-sounding correction that recreates the experience of working in a properly tuned room.
Deep controls to fine-tune corrections are also available, including adjustable correction range; variable resolution and smoothing; two Phase modes (Natural and Linear). There are also custom response curves that emulate devices like TVs, smartphones and car audio systems, letting users virtually audition their work to ensure sound translates perfectly. And the software also includes at-a-glance metering tools, including Peak, RMS, loudness and dynamic range.
ARC System 3 also includes a streamlined measurement process for quicker, more accurate calibration; advanced controls and a re-sizeable retina display GUI for superior workflow. And apart from working with the bundled MEMS microphone, the software now has the ability to use third party measurement mics for additional flexibility.
ARC System 3 complete bundle with MEMS microphone is now available for $/€249.99 (plus taxes). Existing owners of any registered IK product that retails for $/€99 or more can order the crossgrade of the ARC System 3 complete bundle with MEMS microphone for $/€149.99. ARC System 3 software-only version is also now available, for $/€199.99. Existing owners of any registered IK product that retails for $/€99 or more can purchase the ARC System 3 software-only crossgrade for $/€99.99. ARC 2.0 or later users receive a $/€50 coupon off the $/€99.99 price. Furthermore, anyone who purchases and registers ARC 2.5 after April 1, 2020, receives a free software-only upgrade to ARC System 3.