Here's the IK press release on their Affordable ARC Promotion...
IK Multimedia is proud to announce a limited
time promotion for musicians looking to correct their studio acoustics
forever at a price that can't be beat! From January 1st to February 28th,
2009, ARC System, the first and only acoustical room correction system in a
plug-in for MAC/PC DAW based studios, will be available for the incredible
price of just Euro379.99/$499.99*, with a crossgrade price of only
Euro299.99/$399.99* (for a savings of up to $200/Euro160 off regular
prices). In addition, users registering ARC system by January 31st 2009 will
also receive one free software download of their choice as part of IK's
recently extended "Million Installations Celebration" promotion.
ARC Your Room and Save BIG!
ARC System (Advanced Room Correction System) is a combination of a
professionally calibrated measurement microphone, measurement software, and
a multi-platform plug-in that can be integrated with any DAW-based studio.
Using Audyssey's revolutionary MultEQâ„¢ technology, ARC corrects the
distortion caused by room acoustics and improves how a studio sounds
forever. ARC System works flawlessly with both MacÂ® and WindowsÂ® computers.
Take this opportunity to ARC Your studio - Finally correct your room's
acoustical problems and save money in the process with IK's promotional
price reduction. Plus, if you purchase and register ARC system in January
2009, you can save even more by downloading a free software product from the
extended IK Multimedia "Million Installations Celebration"!
ARC System's Awards, Accolades and Artists:
In the short 12 months that ARC System has been on the market, it has
already impressed both critics and customers alike, garnering 9 awards and
stellar reviews from audio industry magazines like Computer Music, Keyboard
and Mix. Numerous professional engineers and producers have already chosen
ARC System as their main tool to help their home and touring studio rigs
reach full sonic potential, mixing albums for some of the top GrammyÂ®
winning/nominated names in the industry, like Smashing Pumpkins' Bjorn
Thorsrud, Laura Pausini's Nicola Fantozzi, and DJ Sasha's Barry Jamieson.
Check out quotes from some of these engineers on ARC's performance:
"In a home studio environment, when you are working in a room that is not
acoustically treated in any way, ARC gives you an advantage. My ARC'd
speaker sound rivals some of the best treated studios I've been in."
-Bjorn Thorsrud, Grammy winning engineer and producer.
"The sound I am managing to get at home is so honest now, that I simply
can't mix without it. In Sasha's main studio, where we mixed and recorded
the Invol2ver album, it definitely sorted out the phase and stereo imaging.
There seems to be so much more detail in the sound than before, and it gives
a much truer sound to the mix."
-Barry "Bazz" Jamieson, DJ Sasha's engineer and producer.
Pricing and Availability:
Until February 28th, 2009, ARC System can be purchased for an MSRP of just
Euro379.99/$499.99*. A crossgrade version for all IK registered users is
also available at the reduced price of Euro299.99/$399.99*. ARC System is
available from IK's network of dealers and distributors, and the IK online
*All prices listed exclude taxes.
This promotional offer can be combined with IK's current "Million
Installations Celebration" promotion, a buy-one-get-one FREE offer on select
IK products, available until January 31st, 2009. Qualifying IK software must
be registered between Nov 15th, 2008 and January 31st, 2009 to receive the
free software download product from IK.