A new software and firmware update is now available for the KRK Systems ERGO audio recording interface and room correction system designed to measure and analyze phase and frequency problems within a listening environment.
To correct room issues, the internal digital signal processor analyzes and corrects room problems, improving the response at the listening position which results in mixes which translate far better to other playback systems.
This latest version includes support for Apple Mac OSX Lion 10.7.3 and Microsoft Windows 7 SPI (32-/64-bit), and also improves the capabilities of ERGO, such as installation, calibration and configuration.
As part of the update, calibration data can now be stored and recalled, which enables engineers to have multiple settings in one room or to store a set of calibrations for various rooms.
With the new version, users can now also route audio for the 1/4-inch headphone output independently from the master outputs. This allows them to send a customized and dedicated monitoring feed to the musician or singer from any DAW application. This new feature provides a great way for artists to create dedicated cue feeds in their production environments.
Additionally, the ERGO Cal and ERGO Control Panel user interfaces for the system have been upgraded to include all the new functionalities found in this update.
Users with the newest version of ERGO can utilize the system in two main configurations.
In the first, they can use an audio interface to connect with hardware running either Mac or Windows, which allows full access to audio input and outputs for recording and monitoring, as well as room correction.
The system can also be used as a stand-alone room correction device, sitting in-line with a monitoring signal path. Under this setup, users would need to connect to a computer only for the room calibration process.
To achieve the ultimate room correction functionality, ERGO utilizes the RoomPerfect algorithm, licensed from Danish company Lyngdorf Audio, the authority on room correction. This technology uses highly complex test tones, multiple measurements and more than 1,000 EQ points to control an audio environment. The system can derive data on room modes, power response, directivity and LF roll-off.
Licensed exclusively to KRK, ERGO works with all brands of studio monitors. The room correction software comes complete with an ERGO Calibration microphone, FireWire cable, power supply, quick start guide and hybrid installer CD.