IK Multimedia RC System 2.5 with MEMS Microphone
Your room is the most critical piece of recording gear. When mixing, you need the most accurate representation of the sound your monitoring, but your room can color your mix in ways that will lead to you making misinformed mix decisions based on false frequencies caused by the room itself. There are a wide range of professional acoustic products for treating these issues in recording spaces, but a popular choice to handle them all are room correction systems like IK Multimedia's ARC System 2.5.
ARC System 2.5 with MEMS microphone combines a super accurate MEMS measurement microphone, measurement software and a correction plug-in to greatly improve the audio monitoring accuracy of speakers in any studio or room listening environment in an elegant, portable, affordable, easy to use and extremely professional solution. With literally thousands of ARC-based studios worldwide, you can be confident you are making a sound choice.
Professional MEMS Microphone
ARC System 2.5 now includes a brand new, ultra-precise MEMS measurement microphone that perfectly works in synergy with ARC’s correction software (previous ARC mic models will be supported.) The microphone is built around an omnidirectional, high precision MEMS capsule that ensures maximum response accuracy and stability over time. In contrast to standard condenser measurement microphones, which are potentially subject to subtle frequency response variations over time, MEMS technology is far more stable.
Thanks to the manufacturing process behind them, MEMS microphones boast extreme resistance to humidity and temperature variations as well as increased durability. This means that they are much more forgiving to “professional abuse” and you can carry them around without worrying about damaging them. Also, all microphones units that are manufactured following this procedure, share the same degree of accuracy with near-zero variation in terms of final performance from unit to unit.
Trust Your Ears
ARC simply takes your room “out of the mix.” Now you can explore your creativity and mix with confidence. ARC employs Audyssey MultEQ XT32 patented technology to improve your monitoring system ensuring that what you hear is not being affected by problems caused by room acoustics.
Nearfield monitor systems generally used in studio applications are designed to deliver sound without distortion or coloration; however, when they are placed in a room, the surrounding walls, ceiling, furniture, and other objects reflect and absorb sounds, creating complex artifacts specific to that room that ultimately cause the monitors to lose the accuracy they have been designed for in the first place. As a result, you end up hearing more of the room’s sound, than the music being reproduced.
An Affordable Solution
Traditionally studio acoustics can be improved with acoustic treatments – but these are generally very expensive and require professional installation – which is often not practical in many of today's home and project studios. 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 the audio material. ARC System neatly solves all these problems with a unique and innovative DAW (Digital Audio Workstation,) based solution that works both in the frequency and time domain and is not affected by any of the drawbacks of other types of correction systems.
ARC is designed to provide everything you need to turn any room into a place where serious music production happens. Now you can listen and mix with utmost confidence, knowing that what you hear is what is actually there. All you have to do to is plug the microphone in and follow a few simple steps. No rocket science involved.
Do You Need ARC If Your Room Is Already Treated?
With ARC you can improve the acoustics of ANY room. An untreated room will experience a dramatic improvement – but also treated rooms will sound MUCH better depending on the quality of the existing treatment. From amateur bedroom studios to the most professional high-end treated rooms, ARC will make an improvement in your monitoring environment.
- Includes accurate MEMS measurement microphone, software and correction plug-in
- Patented technology 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