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Veteran Producer/Engineer David Kalmusky Discovers An Ingenious Use Of Metric Halo's SpectraFoo Along With His Use Of "Classic" Plug-Ins Print E-mail


NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: David Kalmusky is a multi-platinum, award-winning producer, engineer and musician who has worked with Journey, Keith Urban, Shawn Mendes, Vince Gill, Justin Bieber, John Oates, and countless others. Together with long-time collaborator, Journey keyboardist, Jonathan Cain, Kalmusky & Cain built a private production studio in Nashville called Addiction Sound Studios. Designed by Chris Huston (The Who, Led Zeppelin, War) to zero-compromise standards, Addiction Sound Studio has a flexible layout, otherworldly acoustics, and all of the best instruments and recording gear available to mortal humans. “We keep everything miked up and ready to create,” Kalmusky said. “You can wander around the building at any phase in a project and keep working.”

In terms of gear, Kalmusky likens the studio to “a Noah’s Arc of recording equipment,” although he’s happy to look forward to future technologies as well as to preserve past classics. “For example, I’ve got a refurbished record cutter from 1938 sitting right next to an iPad that’s running early-alpha-stage software that won’t be commercially available until 2020,” he said. “I’m not an analog snob and I’m not a technology snob; I just love that at this point we can use everything in the history of recorded music and move forward. That said, we did have to restrict our gear list to only those pieces – both hardware and software – that we really love to hear; the things that sound incredible. There’s no time to mess around with things that don’t deliver.” Metric Halo Production Bundle plug-ins, including the flagship Metric Halo ChannelStrip, were obvious keepers.

Metric Halo Hardware and Software Deliver Multi-faceted Performance (Studio, Remote, Mixing and Mastering) for Production Music Company, MidCoast Music Print E-mail


Whether in the studio or on the road, Hanson relies on Metric Halo hardware A/D & D/A conversion, Metric Halo preamps, and Metric Halo Production Bundle plug-ins.



MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN: MidCoast Music is a hard-working outfit of producers, songwriters, musicians, and publishers headquartered on the shores of the Great Lakes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With twenty-plus years in the production music business, production credits stretching back to the 1970s, and catalogs with industry powerhouse Warner/Chappell Production Music, MidCoast Music has carved out a niche for itself by consistently delivering inspired material across a huge range of genres for television, film, and online media. In addition to its core group of musicians, MidCoast Music draws on a talent pool that includes Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Robben Ford (Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis), Joe Bonamassa, Roscoe Beck (Leonard Cohen), Jon Cleary (Michael Jackson), Victor De Lorenzo (Violent Femmes), and countless others, and it has credits with every major network (from ABC to Zoom!) and practically every show you’ve ever seen (from the Academy Awards to the Super Bowl to WWF Smackdown!).

Metric Halo Gear Archives Baylor University's Rare and Valuable Audio Recordings Print E-mail


WACO, TEXAS: Baylor University’s comprehensive library system includes an equally-comprehensive audio/visual archival service headed by Audiovisual Digitization Specialist Stephen Bolech. In addition to digitizing the library’s extensive collections, Bolech is involved in digitization work with the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, the George W. Truett sermon archives, The Texas Collection, the Baylor University Institute for Oral History, and the Crouch Music and Fine Arts Library collections. On Bolech’s recommendation, Baylor uses two Metric Halo LIO-8 AD/DA interface converters to render faithful digital archives of all the various projects’ phonographic and magnetic analog source material.

Metric Halo UK - Announcing New MH Mic-Preamp/Converter/Interface, Plug-ins and Software Dealers in UK Print E-mail


HODDESDON, UNITED KINGDOM: SCV Distribution, distributors of premium audio technology to professionals and enthusiasts throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, have recently added NEW Metric Halo dealers to their roster in the UK.

Please contact your local Authorized Metric Halo Reseller below to learn more about Metric Halo mic-preamps, converters, interfaces, plug-ins, SpectraFoo, product availability, pricing and more!

Your favorite dealer isn't on the list? Invite them to join Metric Halo's growing global reseller network today.

For new dealer inquiries: In the UK, please contact SCV Distribution at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In all other areas, please contact Metric Halo or your region's local distributor directly.

Pro Audio News: Metric Halo Welcomes Pretty Sound Corp (China) to Global Dealer Network Print E-mail


BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 2018: Musicians, producers, mix/ recording/ mastering/ live sound/ broadcast engineers, remixers, vocalists, sound designers, and more can now purchase Metric Halo’s full product line in China, through Pretty Sound Corp.

Pretty Sound Corp specializes in pro audio gear, unlike other retailers that sell a wide variety of mass produced products. Likewise, they make every effort to really know all of the gear they sell.

Please view some of their Metric Halo product listings here:
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Questions about Metric Halo products and availability in China?  Please contact Pretty Sound Corp:

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Not in China? Please contact your local Metric Halo Authorized Dealer or Distributor to learn more.

Touring Audio Engineer Ashton Parsons Discovers Metric Halo Production Bundle Plug-Ins Print E-mail

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SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA: "Whether it's a day off on the road or at home in Michigan, I'm always sitting in front of Pro Tools, and Metric Halo plug-ins are becoming a bigger and bigger part of that experience." So, says Ashton Parsons, a mostly-touring audio engineer who also runs the Michigan-based project studio Sentimental Dreams. He most recently served as the production manager, monitor engineer, & post-production re-mixer for the chart-topping girl group Fifth Harmony. In his latter role, he has re-mixed live performances for Disney TV, a Disney Christmas special, and Showtime at the Apollo on Fox. Proof that he's happy to jump genres, Parsons also remixed Disturbed's Live at Red Rocks and did several live videos from the same tour. He also recently completed Anthrax live in Japan for the European release of "For All Kings." Black Label Society and Papa Roach have also relied on Parsons' knack for delivering mixes that magically convey the intensity of the live experience for the small screen.

Metric Halo ULN-8 Featured in Prism Sound Lyra 2 Gearslutz User Review Print E-mail


“The best unit by far for the moment in any price is uln8. Its a mystery of engineering how they put so many stuff inside with so good sounding quality."

- "ilias"
Gearslutz User Reviewer
January 8, 2018


Metric Halo wishes to thank "ilias" for including the ULN-8, ULN-2 and 2882 converters/preamps/interfaces in the Prism Sound Lyra 2 Gearslutz User Review!


Please CLICK HERE to read the full review.

Metric Halo Supports the AES as a Founding Standards Sustainer Print E-mail


The Audio Engineering Society (AES) is "the leading professional association worldwide for professionals and students involved in the audio industry. The AES serves its members, the industry and the public by stimulating and facilitating advances in the constantly changing field of audio. It encourages and disseminates new developments through annual technical meetings and exhibitions of pro audio equipment, and through the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, the professional archival publication of the audio industry." (

Metric Halo, industry leaders and innovators of world-class professional audio products since 1997, is proud to support the Audio Engineering Society's important work as a founding Standards Sustainer. Read more about the AES Standards Sustainer Program via Or, JOIN AES today!

Veteran Recording and Mix Engineer, Bill Malina, Makes Metric Halo ChannelStrip His Go-To All-Purpose Plug-In Print E-mail


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Bill Malina has been making big decisions on heavyweight recordings for a long time now. His endless list of credits cuts across genres and includes classics like Santana and Ringo Starr; rappers like Pitbull and Flo Rida; and plenty of deep pop, from the Backstreet Boys and Justin Bieber to Anastacia and Katy Perry. He routinely works with Robin Thicke (and the acts Thicke works with) and is perhaps best known for his regular engagements with pop icon Lady Gaga. After his previous go-to channel strip plug-in went fully native, crashing his workflow, Malina sought out a replacement and came up with something that not only runs on his Pro Tools HDX card, but that sounds better and uses miniscule DSP resources: Metric Halo ChannelStrip.

Getting Killer Sounds - Quickly! Sound Designer, Musician, and Producer Gareth Hester Relies on Metric Halo Production Bundle Plug-Ins Print E-mail


UNITED KINGDOM: UK-based Gareth Hester wears a lot of hats. For starters, he’s a dance music musician and producer under the monikers War Machine and Covert Garden, which are signed to two of the biggest labels in the genre (Hospital Records' Med School and Technique Recordings). He’s also a DJ, with a lengthy stint on KISS-FM. His DJ-ing and music have been featured in DJMag, MixMag, I-DJ, Drum & Bass Arena, and more. In addition, Hester is a forward-thinking sound designer with Zero-G, Sunderland Audio, and the VR gaming company Beloudest. Through all of it, Hester relies on Metric Halo Production Bundle plug-ins to get great work done quickly!


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