Processing and Control for Professional AV Installations

Knowledge Base

Using the ARC-3 Remote Control’s to Empower AV End-users

The video on this page is part of the Symetrix training program of the same name. If you have already completed your Composer certification, you can utilize these videos to catch up on the latest products and techniques. If you have not yet earned your certificate, please access this content through our online training center.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the Symetrix ARC-3 controller and explain its capabilities.
  • Learn to configure menus and menu items on the ARC-3 to control basic audio functions and complex logic-based events.
  • Explore Dynamic Menus, a unique feature of an ARC-3.
  • Understand how to use DSP parameter value and menu value displays to determine the actual range of an assigned fader.

Symetrix manufactures three different series of remote controls.

  • ARC-Series
  • W-Series
  • T-series touchscreens.​

Any device, such as a smart phone, laptop, or iPad that has the ability to send control commands across a network or via RS-232 may be used as a remote control. Composer uses control numbers to identify which parameter to adjust, based on the control command issued by the remote control device.​ Nearly any parameter within Composer can be assigned a control number.