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REVIEW: Metric Halo Production Bundle Print E-mail

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The Metric Halo Production Bundle is "simply a dream to use in a DAW, and a must-have for musicians, sound designers, and producers. So for musicians or anyone using a PC or Mac, if you want pro plugins in the class of Consoles and Mixers, it’s a platinum choice for one of the best bundles available there on the market !"

- Grabule
producerspot.com

 

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The Chicago Music Library Sources Metric Halo's ChannelStrip Plug-ins for In-House Production Print E-mail

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(From left to right) Robert Walsh, Chicago Music Library; Stan Lee, creator of X-Men, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America; and Stan Lee’s producer, Tony Pastor, Marvel Animation.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 2017: Chicago Music Library has over 60,000 tracks ready to license, and it services all the major television and movie studios, and ad agencies in Hollywood, New York, and (of course!) Chicago, and in over sixty countries worldwide. With over 10,000 European Classical Orchestral Master recordings, the Chicago Music Library also has one of the world’s largest catalogs of classical music. It’s team of composers and engineers is constantly producing new tracks, and they rely on Metric Halo ChannelStrip to give the tracks a professional polish using an intuitive interface that makes it easy to get the right sound quickly and intuitively.

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Metric Halo Plug-Ins - The Creative Force for Australian Songwriter / Producer / Engineer, Callum Baker Print E-mail

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Prodigy Callum Baker got turned onto Metric Halo’s flagship plug-in, ChannelStrip, while he was working recently in Los Angeles. “Everyone was using it, and on top of that, I heard that Serban Ghenea and Dr. Luke were both big fans of Metric Halo,” he said. “Because I’m a huge fan of both of those guys, I grabbed the demo and fell in love. My favorite thing about the Metric Halo plug-ins is that they sound good, fast! When I’m producing, it’s important that I stay in a creative space and not get stuck down in getting things sounding perfect too early on. With the Metric Halo plug-ins I’m able to get everything sounding fantastic super quick.”


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Metric Halo ULN-8 and SpectraFoo Used in Scientific Study: "Ferencz, C.-M. et al. "Oscillating Electric Field Measures the Rotation Rate in a Native Rotary Enzyme." Sci. Rep. 7, 45309; doi: 10.1038/srep45309 (2017). Print E-mail

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SZEGED, HUNGARY - March 27, 2017: Metric Halo user and Hungarian Biophysical researcher, Dr. Tibor László Páli, M.Sc., C.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc. (T.P.) mentions using Metric Halo ULN-8 and SpectraFoo for the digital signal processing and analysis in the recently published scientific article: Ferencz, C.-M. et al. Oscillating Electric Field Measures the Rotation Rate in a Native Rotary Enzyme. Sci. Rep. 7, 45309; doi: 10.1038/srep45309 (2017).

As Dr. Páli shared with the Metric Halo MIO Users Group, "Out of my ~100 scientific papers this high impact report is the first one, in which I mention using Metric Halo products in biophysical research. The paper is about exposing a protein to AC electric field with frequencies in the audio range." Dr. Páli continued, "In this paper MIOs and 'Foo had simple tasks, but more to come from my research group."

Metric Halo thanks Dr. Páli for mentioning Metric Halo in the scientific paper, and congratulates him and fellow researchers on the paper's recent publication in Nature.

Link to Scientific Paper: http://rdcu.be/qo1D

About the Mobile I/O Users Group

The oldest and most active community is the user-administered Mobile I/O Users Mailing list hosted by the Music Department at Virginia Tech. You can subscribe to the list via its Portal Page. Once you have registered, you can also access the list archives. It was originally initiated on Yahoo by Steve Hilmy, and is now Moderated by Hiro Honshuku.

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Metric Halo Gear is The Voice for Singer, Instrumentalist, Songwriter, Engineer, and Producer Michelle Chamuel Print E-mail

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SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA – MARCH 2017: Michelle Chamuel is perhaps best known as the charismatic runner-up on season four of NBC’s The Voice, where her amazing performance of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” earned high praise from Swift herself and chart position on the Billboard Hot 100! But Chamuel’s obvious talent for captivating audiences with her singing voice and relatable personality is really just one talent among many. She is a capable multi-instrumentalist, an impassioned songwriter, and a uniquely creative producer. Her production alias, The Reverb Junkie is an obvious tech-head nod to her love of manipulated sound. Since her early involvement in the band Ella Riot and her appearances on The Voice, Chamuel has released three pop-focused albums/EPs under her own name, Face the Fire, The Drift, and Feel It, and three experimentally-focused albums/EPs under The Reverb Junkie moniker, All I Want, EP 2, and I Am. Throughout, she has relied on her Metric Halo 2882 converter and Metric Halo ChannelStrip plug-in to faithfully capture and create her expansive universe of sounds.

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Metric Halo Congratulates Customers Nominated for 2017 Grammy(R) Awards Print E-mail

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Metric Halo is proud to congratulate more than 50 of our customers who have been nominated for a 2017 Grammy® Award!

Tune in for Music’s Biggest Night®, and watch The GRAMMYs February 12, 2017 on @CBS (8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT)!
https://www.grammy.com

Nominated Metric Halo customers include artists, conductors, Engineers, Mastering Engineers, Mix Engineers, Producers and Songwriters, encompassing 40 different projects in 17 award categories, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Engineered Album - Non-Classical and Producer of the Year. Genres vary from Dance, R&B, Rap, Country, Contemporary Christian, Musical Theatre, Visual Media, Instrumental, Historical and Chamber/Small Ensemble.

These MH customer nominees worked with a wide variety of artists, such as Adele, Bonnie Rait, Lukas Graham, Andrew Bird, David Bowie, Prince, Drake, Kanye West, Rihanna, Beyoncé, P!nk, Kinky Boots - The Original West End Cast, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, For King & Country, Justin Bieber, Spektral Quartet, Drake, Waitress - The Original Broadway Cast, and more!

Please join us as we congratulate all of the 59th Annual Grammy Award Nominees, including the Metric Halo Customers* who worked on the following projects:

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Metric Halo Plug-Ins Play a Part in Billy Decker's Grammy-Award Nominated Country Song, "Think of You" Print E-mail

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Anatomy of a Grammy-Award Nominated Country Song

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Chris Young and Cassadee Pope’s smash #1 hit duet “Think of You” was recently nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance. The song soared to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart in May and earned a nomination for Musical Event of the Year at the 2016 Country Music Awards. Clearly, clever songwriting and heartfelt performances made the song the wonder that it is, but credit must also be given to famed mix engineer Billy Decker, whose efforts have earned him eleven number one songs and sales of over 25 million RIAA-certified albums. Like every song Decker mixes, Metric Halo plug-ins featured prominently in “Think of You” and allowed the artistry of the creation to shine to its fullest potential.

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Electronic Musician Magazine Sibilance Smackdown! Use advanced monitoring and metering for ultra-precise de-essing Print E-mail

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In this article, we’ll take a look at a standout performer: the Metric Halo Precision DeEsser. Of all the many de-esser plug-ins I’ve used over the years, Precision DeEsser has, by far, the most comprehensive and effective facilities for zeroing in on sibilance while retaining a vocal track’s presence and air.

- Michael Cooper
Electronic Musician Magazine
Feb. 2017 Edition

 

ONLINE NOW!  Please click the link to read the full article: Electronic Musician Magazine Sibilance Smackdown!

Or, buy a copy of Electronic Musician Magazine (February 2017 Edition), on newsstands NOW.

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With a Metric Halo ULN-8 Interface, TV Composer Jonathan Miller Creatively Cranks Out the Tunes Print E-mail

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 2017: Dropping his tone as one might in conversation with a co-conspirator, TV composer Jonathan Thomas Miller seemed to almost confess: “The speed of my delivery is crazy. I’m writing, recording, and mixing three to four pieces a day. I gotta crank it out!” But don’t get the wrong idea; he wasn’t complaining. Miller loves the challenge and constraints of his business, which he’s been building for nearly two decades.

After happily spending “forever” in school in his native Ohio and Michigan, Miller took the musical plunge in 2000 and moved to Los Angeles to serve as an assistant to Tom Hiel, composer for ABC’s The Practice, which gave him an inside view of the industry and plenty of practice (ha!) mixing. A sequence of happy accidents presented him with the opportunity to write the theme for Discovery Channel’s Big!, which led to extended gigs on shows like Flip That House (89 episodes), Verminators (26 episodes), Oddities (42 episodes), Wild Justice (31 episodes), 1000 Ways to Die (76 episodes), and Jay Leno’s Garage (16 episodes and counting), among many, many others. In total, Miller estimates that he has written 6,000-7,000 pieces!

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Wherever He Is In The World, Metal Guitarist-Producer-Engineer Rob Caggiano Relies On His Metric Halo ULN-8 Interface Print E-mail

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SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA – JANUARY 2017: Before 2013, Rob Caggiano was perhaps best known as the guitarist for American heavy metal behemoth Anthrax, a position he resigned in 2013 on good terms to follow his passion and broaden his horizon musically. Although it wasn’t part of any kind of premeditated plan, Caggiano almost immediately joined the Danish heavy metal behemoth Volbeat and has remained with the band since, not only to shred their solos, but also to write solos and songs of his own with them. What’s not so well known is that Caggiano won both positions as a producer and engineer and that he continues to bring great music into the world in that capacity with his trusty – and extremely portable – Metric Halo ULN-8 interface. “It’s an entire studio in one rack space!” Caggiano said.

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