One of the most interesting introductions at NAMM this year wasn’t a synth or new control surface, but KRK’s ERGO – a digital room analysis and correction system.
ERGO analyzes and compensates for bad room acoustics, which can negatively effect your mixes.
The unit connects to a computer via Firewire when it is performing its room analysis, but since all correction processing resides in ERGO, no overhead is needed from the computer audio system. This means that ERGO can function in pure analog systems since it can work as a stand-alone room correction/speaker control unit after room analysis is complete.
Acoustic treatment room correction isn’t as sexy as a new synth, but it can make a big improvement in your mixes.
ERGO is $799, but you can expect this technology to drop in price in the next few years and become a standard part of home studios.