IK Multimedia has announced the release of ARC 2, an update for the 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.
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.
The ARC advanced room correction system just got more advanced.
New in ARC 2
Completely redesigned interface for improved usability.
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.
ARC 2 is available to purchase for $299.99 USD / €249.99 EUR. Registered ARC users can update to ARC 2 for the introductory price of $99.99 USD / €84.99 EUR until August 31, 2012 (regular $149.99 USD / €124.99 EUR). Prices exc. taxes.
Time+Space has announced the Aktiv monitoring speakers from ESI.
Off the back of their higher end UniK series delivered earlier this year, ESI has announced the release of a new line of affordable studio reference monitors – the Aktiv 05 and Aktiv 08.
Replacing the nEar05 / 08 eXperience range, the Aktiv 05 and Aktiv 08 boast unparalleled punch in the low-mid frequency thanks to the top quality kevlar driver – a major improvement over the paper and polypropylene drivers used in many comparable speakers.
Plus, thanks to a retuning of all components by German engineers, including a completely revised design of the crossover circuitry plus a higher quality silk dome tweeter, the Aktiv 05 and 08 provide honest sound at an affordable price and are perfect for use in a range of settings.
2-way powered speaker / active studio monitor speaker.
5″ or 8″ kevlar curved cone as low frequency driver.
1″ silk dome tweeter as HF driver.
Aktiv 05 output power: 60W (HF 30W, LF 30W).
Aktiv 08 output power: 90W (HF 30W, LF 60W).
Aktiv 05 frequency response: 50Hz – 20kHz.
Aktiv 08 frequency response: 40Hz – 20kHz.
magnetically shielded for desktop operation without electronic interference.
TC Electronic has announced that Dynaudio Professional is offering a chance to win an Impact Twin interface and a set of DBM50 monitor speakers.
Our friends at Dynaudio Professional have launched a competition where you can win a pair of their brand new DBM50 desktop monitors as well as one of our Impact Twin Audio Interfaces – virtually a ‘Bimbo Jones’ studio setup.
For a chance to win this great studio setup, simply join Dynaudio Professional on Facebook. If you are already connected with Dynaudio Professional on Facebook, you’re automatically participating.
Bimbo Jones has done remixes for super stars like Lady Gaga, Pink, Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Usher as well as released original dance music and topped the UK Dance Chart more than 50 times!
The winner will be announced on Dynaudio Professional’s Facebook page 1 August, 2012.
Audiffex has updated its ampLion guitar amp, effect, speaker and stomp-box simulator plug-ins to version 1.1.
ampLion is an ultra-precise simulation of guitar amps, speakers, microphones and effects. All-in-one solution for every guitar player, all of the gear is just a click away. And thanks to the Live mode and the implemented MIDI control, you can boldly enter the stage with no more stuff than your computer, audio interface and MIDI foot controller!
G-Sonique has announced the Monitor MSX5 headphone monitoring system, a spatial effect plug-in for Windows.
G-Sonique Monitor MSX5 VST plug-in moves these basic spatial processing principles/algorithms forward and offers a comfortable and precise way of mixing on your headphones. (all used algorithms were fine-tuned for professional mixing purposes).
G-Sonique Monitor MSX5 allows for comfortable and precise mixing on your headphones.
Monitor MSX5 features
Simulation of monitor rotation angle and distance.
Center balance attenuates level of phantom center to hear wider stereo signal.
Main volume controls output volume of the complete system.
Monitor/Speaker simulations for (Bass) Woofer size and (Treble) Tweeter sharpness/sound aggression.
Control dry (pure headphone sound) and wet (monitor sound simulation) signal.
Monitor MSX5 for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 39 EUR for the first 50 customers (regular 45.90 EUR).