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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.”

Metric Halo Covid-19 Update - Early Access Sale Extended thru June 1, 2020 Print E-mail


Metric Halo Update - April 30, 2020

We 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 all is well here at Metric Halo. We are all healthy and MH is fully operational; software development, manufacturing, support and shipping are running as usual.

The world-wide COVID epidemic has caused a variety of supply chain problems that have extended our fulfillment times for orders above our normal turn around time. While we are still in the process of working through the existing back order, we are fully stocked on components and subassemblies and are rapidly reducing the leadtimes required for new orders.

We expect to be back to regular turnaround times for new orders shortly.

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

Since these supply chain issues have delayed shipments, we are extending the Early Access Sale and the deadline for Early Adopter eligibility until June 1st.


Upgrade to 3d Today

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It is a great time to upgrade your system to Metric Halo 3d; the Early Access sale has been extended and "social distancing" gives you a rare opportunity to really learn how utilize all the fantastic new features in 3d.

Upgrade your existing MH unit or purchase your first Metric Halo 3d interface with the Early Access discount, and make yourself eligible to purchase additional units at a huge discount (when you are ready - Metric Halo 3d Early Adopters can save up to 50% Off MSRP on additional 3d units and EdgeCards for the duration of the Early Adopter Appreciation Program).

Upgrade kits are shipping with a standard turnaround time of 1-2 days.

Please take care of yourselves, stay safe and sane, and if there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.




To learn more, please visit Metric Halo, or, contact your authorized Metric Halo Dealer or Distributor.

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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.

With the 2020 TEC Award Nomination for the ULN-8 3d Preamp / DSP / Interface, Metric Halo Founders B.J. and Joe Buchalter to Officially Launch 3d Technology at AES 2019 Print E-mail


SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 2019: With deep training in both music and physics, brothers B.J. and Joe Buchalter founded Metric Halo over twenty years ago by creating ingenious solutions to the problems faced by audio engineers in the digital age.

Adherents to the honorable business practice (and now we’ve come to learn environmental practice) of creating and supporting products that last a lifetime, Metric Halo engineers its audio interfaces to accept periodic hardware upgrades to keep current with computer technology and connectivity.

The latest upgrade, “3d,” is a game-changer and has earned Metric Halo its fourth TEC Award nomination, this time for the ULN-8 3d interface.

Kimleng Audio Records 104 Channels @ 96k with Metric Halo 3d, for PU Pongsit Black & White Concert Print E-mail

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THAILAND, SEPTEMBER 2019: Kimleng Audio (Thailand) recently recorded 104 Channels @ 96k with Metric Halo 3d, for the PU Pongsit Black & White Concert:

The signal was split two ways...

"Main System
ULN-8(3d) = 13 boxes Mac Pro recording to MIO recorder 104 CH at 96K"

"Safety System
2882(3d) MacBook Pro recording to MIO recorder 104 CH at 48K"

All worked well. :-D


Kimleng Audio is Metric Halo's Distributor for Thailand


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It's Metric Halo for Hulu's Catch 22 Print E-mail


Sound Designer Maurizio Argentieri Used Metric Halo’s Rock-Solid 3d System (with ULN-8 3d and 2882 3d Hardware) to Record and Mix 32 channels on the Set of Hulu’s Catch 22

SARDINIA, ITALY – JULY 2019: When veteran sound designer Maurizio Argentieri was asked to record all the production sound for the modern Hulu miniseries adaptation of the Joseph Heller novel Catch 22, he surmised that it would be a difficult but rewarding assignment.

Catch 22 is the story of a World War II bombardier who is trapped by a twisted bureaucracy, and much of the action takes place on an air force base.

Filmed on the old Olbia Airport (Venafiorita) in Sardinia Italy, Argentieri not only had to capture all of the gritty ambient sounds together with highly-intelligible dialog, but also had to deliver pre-fader tracks and several different immediate mixes for different purposes.

After updating his truly future-proof Metric Halo interfaces (a five-year-old ULN-8 and a fifteen-year-old 2882) to work seamlessly with the very latest in digital connectivity via Metric Halo’s 3d hardware upgrade, Argentieri had sixteen analog inputs, eight digital inputs, and as many zero-latency output tracks and sub-mixes as he needed. Moreover, his Metric Halo interfaces and their MIO Console control software have the kind of rock-solid stability that guaranteed long days of perfectly reliable performance.

“I needed a powerful recording system that would allow me to record a large number of actors and a large number of ambient tracks and that would give me lots of mix-down capabilities on the fly,” Argentieri explained.

Metric Halo Future Proof: Fifteen Years Later, Audio Engineer Dan Roe Is Still Using His Metric Halo 2882 Interface With A New 3d Upgrade for State-Of-The-Art Connectivity Print E-mail


SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA: “I really like the idea of not throwing gear away!” So says Dan Roe, who, for the past fifteen years, has served as pre-production programmer, playback engineer, and keyboard tech for the massive regional and international tours of Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Depeche Mode, Rhianna, Adele and many more. Roe studied at the London college of music, and his solid work ethic and aptitude earned him an entry-level gig at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios. As the studio assistant, Roe was offered the chance to be the drum tech on a Peter Gabriel tour. He jumped at the chance and a steady diet of high-profile work on the aforementioned tours began.

“Around the time that I started doing the live work, I got a Metric Halo 2882 interface to record in-tour pre-production and for tracking in my home studio,” Roe explained. “There is a huge amount of recording to be done when preparing backing tracks on a Madonna tour, the show is built from the ground up, I love the reliability of my Metric Halo 2882; it’s a real workhorse, day in and day out… with a high-end result.”

Live Sound Engineer and Production Manager Joel Livesey Shares His Success with Metric Halo Hardware and Software Print E-mail

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SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA: Freelance audio engineer and production manager Joel Livesey, along with his business partner Connor Sharpe, own and actively use three Metric Halo ULN-2 interfaces, six Metric Halo ULN-8 interfaces, two Metric Halo LIO-8 converters, two Metric Halo 2882 interfaces and all of Metric Halo’s software: the Production Bundle plug-ins, +DSP plug-ins that run on the hardware units, and the SpectraFoo analysis program. Based in Canada but happily ranging over North America and the world, the duo has worked on big events, like the Juno Awards, the Pan Am Games, and major NHL, NFL, & CFL games, as well as innumerable live music tours, including Carly Rae Jepsen, Brand New, and currently, Dashboard Confessional.

Incorporating Metric Halo hardware and software into their live setup solves problems, simplifies connections, decreases latency, and gives them sound quality and reliability that makes for successful shows and repeat clients.


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