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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


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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

alt(PHOTO CREDIT: Joel Livesey at Brooklyn Steel © 2018 Mike Wilson) 

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.

Baylor University Relies on Rock-Solid Metric Halo LIO-8 Interface with Eight Optional Mic Preamps Print E-mail

alt(Dr. Ben Johansen with his colleague, Dr. Scott McAllister, Professor of Composition, with Alinea’s two LIO-8/8 interfaces)


WACO, TEXAS: Cultivate Informed Creative Research: these four words summarize the mission of the exploratory music composition lab at Baylor University. “Our students bring so much to their composition classes – they’ve been studying on their instruments for years, they’ve taken intensive music history, theory, and musicianship courses – and they need an inviting space to freely experiment with all of that background knowledge in new and exciting, creative ways,” explained Dr. Ben Johansen, lecturer in “Composition and Computer Music” at Baylor’s School of Music. Together with his colleagues in the department, Johansen has been building out that creative space – dubbed “Alinea” – with tools that are not only beautiful sounding, but also unfailingly robust to near-constant usage.

When Johansen joined the faculty last August, he set to shoring up a few of Alinea’s weak links. The larger eight-channel studio needed a reliable eight-channel interface, and Johansen did a lot of research to find candidate interfaces that were rock solid stable no matter what the situation. “That all-important criteria collapsed the universe of possibilities to just two brands,” he said. “Add to that the additional criteria that the interface would have to work easily and reliably with pretty much every variety of audio and composition software in existence – Logic, Pro Tools, Izotope, Max, Ableton Live, Pure Data, Dorico, SuperCollider and on and on – and it had to sound pristine. Well, that got us down to just one – Metric Halo.”

Veteran Entertainment Tonight Producer Kevin Gershan Relies on Metric Halo Plug-Ins Print E-mail

alt(From left to right – Entertainment Tonight Producer Kevin Gershan and Editor/Mixer Dan Schanks at work in the edit bay at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA)


STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA: Kevin Gershan has been a producer and director for CBS Television Distribution since 1979. “I have worked closely with audio,” he said, “from my days in radio to my move into television. I started my career working with all the classic analog gear and techniques, and I transitioned through all of the digital formats – right up to the latest digital technologies today.” After Entertainment Tonight’s syndicated radio feature switched over to using Media Composer in an Avid video editing system, Gershan and his team came to rely on Metric Halo plug-ins for their sonic integrity and rock-solid stability.

VIDEO: Solar & BendingBus, “Living the MH life!” with a new LIO-8 3d System Print E-mail


MAY 2019: Solar & the folks at BendingBus recently completed a major studio update, centered upon Metric Halo 3d routing and three LIO-8 3d converter/interfaces.  

I used 3x LIO8 in a 96K recording/mixing setup running off a mac laptop. It's all built around Metric Halo's brilliant routing which eliminated a ridiculous amount of cabling.

He takes a moment to share this experience with the MIO Users Group:

“Here’s a repost from the gearslutz 3d thread <> showing a fairly complicated studio setup using Metric Halo. Might be useful to people here; all kinds of crazy routing happening.

Boutique Pro Audio - Mixing with Metric Halo - Free Webinar Print E-mail


Boutique Pro Audio - Metric Halo's Premier Dealer for Colombia - invites you to their free webinar on mixing with Metric Halo plugins with Andrés Millán (Flora Martinez, Burning Caravan, The Hall Effect).

Registration in the following link:

Mixing with Metric Halo

with Andrés Millán

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
10:00 am (Bogotá Time)

Free, but Registration is Required

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Register Here:

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Metric Halo will be at Superbooth Stand 0405! Print E-mail

altBERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2019: Metric Halo will be at Superbooth 2019! Come meet up with Stefan ( and other members of the Metric Halo user community, and meet the entire Metric Halo family of 3d interfaces and software.

Superbooth 2019 - Stand 0405
When: May 9-11, 2019
Where: FEZ-Berlin, Straße zum FEZ 2 in 12459 Berlin


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