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Old 29-10-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Hi all,
Have any of you guys n gals seen this bit of software in action?
I have just moved house and I am able to start rebuilding my studio soon. I will not be able to do everything I want to in regards to deadening the sound.
I have a pair KRK Rokit 6s and I have always had my studio desk up against a wall using only double bed headboard behind my monitors as a sort of frequency sponge, this too will be resurrected in the new studio due to lack of room.
My mixdowns are getting better after every project and I have had my Rokits for around 5 years now... so I am used to the sound.
However I do still get disappointed when I listen to my stuff on other systems and I notice that the frequency content has shifted. This isnt so apparent nowadays but I am still aware of my monitors downfalls and what freqs I need to boost/cut in order to get a more uniform sound between systems.
I have seen this reviewed on a few websites and magazines and so far they have been very positive, I am seriously considering a buy, but my worry is that my ears have become so accustomed to the sound of my KRKs that if I get a flatter response from this bit of software, I will more than likely make up for the difference in frequencies using eqs etc, which completely negates the reasoning for buying it in the first place!!
So my question is: Has anybody used this and how has it affected their mixdowns? Are my worries validated in regards to "making up" the frequencies that the software removes to create a flatter response??
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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Re: IK Multimedia ARC System 2

I'm bumping this, its been a while since this was posted... maybe some of you have had an opportunity to hear this in action.

My local music dealer has this in stock at the moment, so I am very tempted by it. Although I must admit I still think that a change in frequency responses may make me compensate for that in my mixdowns.

Any advice?

*Update - I got rid of my KRKs and now have some Adam A7x. Much better sound alround but I still feel that this product could give me a clearer indication of frequencies.

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Re: IK Multimedia ARC System 2

I would much rather invest that money in DIY sound treatment (bass traps, reflectors, diffusers, skyline difuser, Helmholtz resonator, etc etc).
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Re: IK Multimedia ARC System 2

Thanks for your replies guys.
I know you're right in your suggestions, but I am still intrigued to find out if anybody has any experience with this product.

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