IK Multimedia ARC Studio Pedal
IK Multimedia

ARC Studio

Make any studio monitors sound better
High-definition monitoring for all
For Every Studio
  • Compact digital room correction processor
  • High End audio conversion
  • Full-range correction for any kind of audio production
  • Zero latency for real-time monitoring in any setup
  • Improves even untreated or makeshift spaces
  • Ideal for all studios, from in-the-box to console-based

Faster Workflow
  • Includes ARC measurement mic and software
  • Generate correction profiles in just minutes
  • Switch sweet spots for clients, collaborators
  • Test mixes thru virtual monitor profiles
  • Emulate common “real-world” playback systems

Performance and Features
  • Premium AD and DA conversion, total sonic transparency
  • 120 dB dynamic range, ultra-low THD and jitter
  • Natural or linear phase correction
  • Set upper/lower frequency correction limits
  • Up to 9 target curves to fine tune the in-room response

  • Overview
  • Tech Specs

Upgrade any studio monitors instantly with the first out-of-the-box acoustic room correction system that anyone can afford. ARC Studio combines a standalone correction processor, new ARC 4 measurement software and a room analysis microphone.

There’s a reason all today’s top-tier studio monitors are adding active room correction – it supercharges their performance and ensures mixes translate flawlessly. ARC Studio offers this same massive boost in performance and accuracy to any monitor in every studio.

For the first time in the recording industry, an affordable hardware processor can be used as a correction and calibration system for any type of studio — be it home, project or professional — without the limitations of a software-only system.

Standalone digital acoustic correction system

  • Dramatically improves your mixing accuracy
  • Works with any monitor system in any room
  • Installs in minutes in any studio or space
  • Sonically invisible, audiophile performance
  • Emulates top monitors and playback systems
  • Customize your monitors’ performance to taste

Improves mixing accuracy
Your room has a big impact on how you hear your music. The size, shape, materials and furniture all work to distort the frequency and stereo balance of your monitors, degrading your sound.

ARC 4’s all-new algorithm analyzes and corrects these issues in minutes. Your music snaps into focus, with more controlled low-end, tighter transients and pinpoint stereo imaging. It’s like an instant upgrade to your monitors.

And when you trust what you hear, you’ll mix faster and more confidently than ever.

Installs in minutes
Plug the mic into your interface and you’ll be guided through measuring acoustical spots within your listening position. IK’s award-winning ARC technology uses this 3D snapshot to identify and completely correct all the problematic issues degrading your monitors’ performance.

An all-new listening experience
ARC 4 stores the correction profile and loads it into the ARC Studio processor, sitting invisibly between your interface and monitors to apply to all incoming signals. The standalone processor corrects studio monitors in any studio, including hardware- and console-based setups.

Audiophile performance
ARC Studio features a 120 dB(A) analog input to analog output dynamic range, 0.5 Hz to 40 kHz frequency response and ultra-stable clocking for vanishing low jitter, offering total sonic transparency and a level of accuracy you only find in mastering-grade audio converters.

And it connects to your studio and monitors via balanced XLRs with power-safe relay-based hard bypass – so when bypassed you’re protected from sudden power-related pops. Between the premium audio quality and ARC Studio’s all-new correction algorithm, you’ll enjoy the most natural, transparent monitoring ever.

Audio conversion and internal processing sampling rate 96 kHz
Audio conversion resolution 24-bit
Internal processing resolution 32-bit float
Frequency Response 2 Hz - 45.0 kHz (- 2.0 dB)
Dynamic Range 120 dB (A-weighted)
THD (20-20 kHz) 0.00035%
THD+N (1 kHz@-1dBFS) -107 dB
Channel Crosstalk (1 kHz) -122.5 dB
Max Phase Deviation +7° 20Hz, +16° 22kHz
Input Impedance (balanced) 20 kOhm
Output Impedance (balanced) 50 Ohm
Maximum output level +17 dBu
Power Powered by included Power Supply Unit
System Requirements Mac® (64-bits)
  • Minimal: Apple M1 or Intel® Core i5 Processor, 4 GB of RAM, macOS® 10.15 or newer (macOS 11 or newer required for Apple Silicon Processors).
  • Supported Plug-in formats: Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
  • Works with any audio interface with a phantom powered XLR microphone input and a pair of outputs for monitoring.
  • 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz sampling rate is required for the measurement process.
  • One free USB port required.
System Requirements Windows® (64-bits)
  • Minimal: Intel® Core i5 Processor or equivalent, 4 GB of RAM, Windows 10 (64 bit) or newer.
  • Supported Plug-in formats: VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
  • Works with any audio interface with ASIO drivers, a phantom powered XLR microphone input and a pair of outputs for monitoring.
  • 44.1kHz or 48kHz sampling rate is required for the measurement process.
  • One free USB port required.

Package includes
  • ARC Studio room-correction processor
  • ARC Measurement Microphone (depending on the version)
  • ARC Measurement Microphone Clamp (depending by the version)
  • USB C-Type to USB A-Type cable (1.5 m / 4.92')
  • Power Supply Unit
  • Registration card

  • Size: 14.4cm / 5.6" x 12cm / 4.72" x 4.5cm / 1.77"
  • Weight: 465g / 1,03lb