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Metric Halo 3D Audio Interfaces - Hardware Product Of 2020 - Nathaniel Reichman's Choice Print E-mail


Friday, January 1, 2021: Pro Tools Expert / Production Expert's Nathaniel Reichman picks Metric Halo 3D Audio Interfaces as the Hardware Product Of 2020!

"While Metric Halo’s 3D audio interfaces, the ULN-8 and LIO-8 came out before 2020, I purchased an LIO-8 in early 2020, and it has turned out to be a great investment. I wrote about using Metric Halo interfaces as Dolby Atmos controllers over the summer.

But since then, the control software for Metric Halo interfaces “MIOConsole3D” has hugely improved. It’s not well-reported in the industry, but the MIOConsole3D software now has deep EuCon monitoring support, with many of the excellent features found in the much more expensive MTRX/DADman series. It’s well worth a look if you use any of the S-series Avid controllers from Avid Control all the way up to S6."



Metric Halo ULN-8 3d - Hardware Product Of 2020 - Steve DeMott's Choice Print E-mail


Friday, December 25, 2020: Pro Tools Expert / Production Expert's Steve DeMott names the Metric Halo ULN-8 3d the Hardware Product Of 2020!

"There is the one piece of hardware and one piece software that came into my life in 2020 that I feel made the biggest impact on my workflow - The Metric Halo ULN-8 3d [& MIOConsole 3d]"


Engineer Matt Barnes Digs In With Metric Halo's Musically-Usefull Plugins Print E-mail


LONDON, ENGLAND: Headquartered in London, Matt Barnes is a sought-after recording and mix engineer with a deep skill set and humility enough to keep expanding it. He engineered Krept & Konan’s Revenge Is Sweet, which made it to the number five spot in the UK, as well as Rod Stewart’s You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which made it to the number one spot. Other high points include Mahalia’s “Simmer,” Chic’s “Queen” (featuring Elton John and Emeli Sandé), and Sigala’s “We Got Love” (featuring Ella Henderson). Barnes works extensively with producer/writer Rvchet (Emeli Sande, Krept & Konan, Dutchavelli, Noizy), an arrangement that has not only generated jobs, but also a fortuitous introduction to Metric Halo’s series of Production Bundle plugins.

Metric Halo Early Access Sale Extended Print E-mail


We continue to hope that this finds you well and as productive as you can be in these trying times.

We are happy to let you know that MH continues to be fully operational; software development, manufacturing, support and shipping are running as usual.

We are fully stocked on ULN-8 3d, LIO-8 3d & 2882 3d units, 3d Upgrade Cards & MH EdgeCards.

Please click on the MH Direct 3d Hardware Order Form for current shipping lead times on our 3d hardware line, or, contact your Metric Halo distributor or dealer for details.

If you have been waiting on an order, thank you for your patience; we expect to get your order out to you soon!

The Metric Halo 3d Early Access Sale and the deadline for Early Adopter eligibility has been extended into 2021!  

Watch this space, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or, Instagram, for the latest updates on the Metric Halo 3d Early Access Sale. 


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Sound and Flexibility of ULN-2 Interface "Converts" Theatrical Producer Michael Moritz, Jr. to a Metric Halo Fan Print E-mail


In demand, award winning theatrical producer, record producer, music supervisor, music director, arranger, Broadway music supervisor, performer and pianist, Michael J. Moritz, Jr. makes challenging source material shine during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the Metric Halo Production Bundle and ULN-2 3d. 


NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 2020: With a deep pool of talent, a wealth of high-stakes experience, and the kind of personality that lifts others up, Michael Moritz Jr. is a much sought-after music director and music supervisor in the New York theater scene. Moritz entered the music industry as a child prodigy pianist before transitioning to his current roles, which have earned him Emmy and Tony Awards. Before Covid-19, Moritz spent half of his time on music direction and supervision and half his time recording and mixing cast albums for big-name Broadway productions. Given the challenging quarantine source material he has been asked to make shine in his temporary transition to full-time production and engineering, Moritz recently dove into Metric Halo’s Multiband Dynamics, Multiband Expander, and ChannelStrip plugins. The experience inspired him to check out Metric Halo’s acclaimed hardware interfaces, and his new Metric Halo ULN-2 has him excited to add more Metric Halo channels when Covid-19 relents.

Bassist, Singer and Songwriter Roland Guerin Finds The Spark Of Life In A Metric Halo LIO-8 3d Interface With Four Mic Pres Print E-mail


NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Roland Guerin is an astounding bass player, an emotive singer, and a gifted songwriter based in New Orleans. While Guerin travels in all musical genres, he’s best known in the world of jazz. He cut his teeth playing bass in Alvin Batiste’s band, The Jazztronauts, and later joined the Marcus Roberts Trio, the Allen Toussaint Band, and Dr. John. He has performed with George Benson, John Scofield, Ellis Marsalis, Marcus Roberts; played at the head of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony; and recorded on the Blind Boys of Alabama’s Grammy-winning Down in New Orleans, among countless other endeavors. All the while, Guerin has been writing his own songs. His latest release is Grass Roots, which leverages his innovative songwriting with elements of folk, blues, zydeco, rock, and – of course – jazz.

“I’ve released seven of my own albums, but I have enough material to release seventeen more!” Guerin said. “I’ve always been an audio snob and I love paying attention to the details of a song or the quality of a sound. Music is an extension of life, and I learned from Allen Toussaint how to think about the craft of a song or the phrasing of a lyric and the impact that would have on the overall effect of a song. After Allen passed in 2015, I joined Dr. John’s band and after a year or so became the musical director for his band. It was the same camp of music, just a different side of the woods. With Dr. John, I started zoning in on ways to produce the music, to get the sounds and the qualities that we were after. For my own songs, I started looking around for the best sound I could achieve at home.”

Metric Halo Plug-ins are Grammy-Nominated Mix Engineer Jesse Ray Ernster's Secret Weapon Print E-mail


SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA – APRIL 2020: Regarding his chosen profession, Grammy-nominated mix engineer Jesse Ray Ernster pleads that he really had no choice. “My dad produced and mixed in a studio in our house, so growing up I was surrounded by instruments and exposed to an endless parade of bands. My career choice wasn’t up to me. I caught the recording bug!” Ernster is passionate about good music irrespective of genre, and he spends his days bouncing between projects. A typical day may involve a rock record in the morning, a few hip-hop tracks in the afternoon, and an Afrobeat session in the evening. After years cutting his teeth as a recording engineer, most notably for Kayne West’ Yandhi and Jesus is King albums, Ernster has made the slow pivot to full-time mix engineer. He mixed Burna Boy’s African Giant, which earned a 2019 Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album. After many successful years using Metric Halo’s flagship plug-in ChannelStrip “on just about everything,” Ernster recently met the Metric Halo team at NAMM and expanded his Metric Halo plug-in pallet with the all-inclusive Production Bundle.

“My friend Taylor Larson introduced me to Metric Halo ChannelStrip a few years ago,” Ernster explained. “The underlying algorithms used in ChannelStrip were developed by Metric Halo almost twenty years ago, and they still sound way better than the latest offerings from other pro audio software companies.”

Caveman (Skyharbour Studios) Reviews the Metric Halo ULN-8 Print E-mail


"Would highly recommend [the Metric Halo ULN-8] to anyone looking to buy their very first serious interface!"

"Bravo & Five Stars!!"


VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA - MARCH 2020: Stephen [Stephen Falk | Tom Lee Music | WatchmanStudios] and I sat down in our mastering suite and did an A/B shootout between the following converters : Symphony I/O vs ULN-8 & Apollo x8p vs ULN-8. The Symphony I/O and ULN-8 are both incredible units in their own category, making the choice between them rather subjective and completely up to taste.


Symphony I/O vs ULN-8

Metric Halo 3d Named The Best Of NAMM 2020 - Day 3 by Production Expert Print E-mail

Metric Halo 3d named The Best Of NAMM 2020 - Day 3 by Production Expert

ANAHEIM, CA (USA) – January 19, 2020:  Metric Halo 3d technology was named among "The Best Of NAMM 2020 - Day 3" by Production Expert!


Contact Metric Halo or your local Metric Halo Authorized Dealer or Distributor to learn more about Metric Halo 3d.


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One of the Few Things Engineer Kyle Mann Can't Live Without: Metric Halo's ChannelStrip Print E-mail


BURBANK, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 2019: “Growing up, my family had a rule that everyone had to learn an instrument,” recalled engineer Kyle Mann. “I started on the cello at age five, but I always hated practicing. When I was eleven, I got a boom box that could record, so I recorded myself practicing and then played that back from my room instead of actually practicing. It was the moment that ended my career as a cellist and began my career as a recording engineer!” By all accounts, it appears to have been a smart move because today Mann owns three-room Speakeasy Sound in Burbank, California and navigates a packed schedule of recording, mixing, producing, and songwriting from Studio A and other studios around town. He has a longstanding collaboration with celebrated producer Theron "Neff-U" Feemster and an extensive list of satisfied clients, including Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Highly Suspect, and (currently) Leslie Odom Jr. Who knows if Mann would have been so successful as a cellist?

These days, Mann uses Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip 3 plugin on every vocal tracking session and most mixes.


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