ERGO - Enhanced Room Geometry Optimization
KRK, long known for highly accurate studio monitors brings you ERGO (Enhanced Room GeometryOptimization). ERGO is for the recording engineer, DJ, or musician that monitors in less-than-perfectacoustic conditions– isn’t that most of us? ERGO is a digital room analysis/correction system designedto measure and analyze phase/frequency problems within a listening environment. The powerfuldigital signal processor in the ERGO unit processes audio to correct for the offending issues. So, youcan stop worrying about your studio’s acoustics and start focusing on your mix!
ERGO’s high-end sound quality makes it perfect for the discriminating audio professional, whilethe affordable price puts it within reach of the typical recording hobbyist. Every studio needsan ERGO, because even the most accurate monitor in an imperfect room isn’t going to solvemixing problems, but ERGO will. ERGO also makes your mix translate from the studio to differentenvironments. How good is a great track that only sounds great in your room? With ERGO, yourmix sounds great everywhere you, or your fans want to hear it. Want better sound, and in moreplaces? Put an ERGO in the mix.
ERGO is a digital room analysis/correction system and consists of the ERGO unit, a microphone,and control software. These three pieces are used to measure and analyze phase/frequencyproblems within a listening environment.
Smarter Than Your Average Gear
Room correction products aren’t new, but thankgoodness ERGO is. While conventional roomcorrection systems utilize simple analysis and limitedbands of EQ (often fewer than 8), ERGO uses multiplemeasurements and proprietary algorithms to createa 3D image of the room, and then applies 1024dynamic filters to control the audio environment.Our 3D model allows users to preserve the "good"characteristics of the room, while correcting thebad... ERGO doesn’t color the sound or produce anartificially sterile environment. ERGO produces thebest mix for a given room; a mix that will translatebetter to other listening environments, since it wasmixed in a "perfect" room.
A great mix starts with a great recording room. But when it comes to achieving the most accurate mix, your room may have the upper hand. Like any room, your studio’s acoustics include offending frequencies and room reflections, and none of these are helping your mix. Getting a handle on these problems has traditionally meant the installation of soft foam or fabrics, and that’s a great start.But now you can get even closer to a perfect room, and a perfect mix, because the future of studio sound is here, and it’s called ERGO.
If the sophisticated room analysis wasn’t enough, ERGO can help around your studio in other ways too. Ergo can switch between two sets of full range monitors, or two monitors and a subwoofer via its front panel controls. Switch easily between monitorsor monitors and sub systems. Each set of speakers will have their own correction filters. ERGO also provides a choice of selecting between two stereo audio streams through the headphone output. While ERGO’s large volume control delivers ultra-smooth response of ERGO’s A/B/Sub outputs.
Plays Well With Others
ERGO integrates with all PC and Mac-based computer recording systems. In these environments ERGOappears as a standard PC or Mac Firewire audio interface, so setup is easy and compatibility is assured.With ERGO’s analog inputs you can still use whatever non-computer based recording hardware youare currently using without having to re-configure your system. In an analog mode ERGO sits betweenyour existing recording interface or mixer and your speakers. ERGO also integrates with Pro Tools byallowing a S/PDIF signal to be digitally connected. Assign the S/PDIF output of your Pro Tools rig asyour main Left/Right outputs