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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!

High Sierra - Metric Halo Ready on Day 1 (again)! Print E-mail


SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 25, 2017: BJ Buchalter, VP Research and Development, announces Metric Halo’s macOS 10.13 High Sierra compatibility to the MIO Users Group. Please see BJ’s e-mail below, for details:

Rodolfo Castillo Credits the Analogue Sound of Metric Halo's ChannelStrip Plug-In for His Best-Engineered Grammy Award-Winning Album Print E-mail


MIAMI, FLORIDA: With a career that now spans over four decades, Oscar D’León is a fearless bandleader and one of the greatest names in tropical music. Salsa fans worship him like a god, and everyone has heard his music (whether they know it or not!). Approximately a decade his junior, Rodolfo Castillo is a multiple Grammy Award-winning producer, engineer, songwriter, and publisher in the Latin music world who has ably navigated the fully-analog workflows of his early days to the fully-digital workflows of today. The two greats joined forces to record Fuzionando, which earned Castillo another Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album. Castillo delivered the analog soul expected for the album in a fully-digital production by using Metric Halo’s venerable ChannelStrip plug-in.

Metric Halo Stars in "The Adventures In Remote Classical Multi-Track Recording With Engineer Marlan Barry" Print E-mail

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Marlan Barry is an accomplished audio engineer and producer who focuses on orchestral, chamber, operatic and acoustic recording. He trained with former Telarc trailblazers Jack Renner, Thomas Knab and Michael Bishop and went on to become a New York based freelance engineer and producer. For fifteen years he engineered and produced recordings for The Houston Grand Opera. He left New York briefly to become the chief engineer and producer for the Houston Symphony when Christoph Eschenbach was finishing his ten-year stint as the orchestra’s music director. He also and served as head recording engineer for the local NPR affiliate, KUHF. After two years in Houston, he relocated back to New York City but kept the opera as one of his clients for several years and now keeps a busy schedule as a freelance engineer and producer. His credits include recordings on classical labels Avie Records, Albany Records, Ondine, Naxos, Deutsche Grammophon, and EMI Virgin and sessions with Yo-Yo Ma, Rene Flemming and Paul McCartney. Barry regularly takes his extremely portable pair of Metric Halo ULN-8 interfaces to make recordings around New York City and the Tri-State area.

Rick Carson Twists the Knobs on Metric Halo's ChannelStrip Plug-in From His Make Believe Studios Print E-mail

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“ChannelStrip is my default EQ. It’s always right there, and it’s the first thing I think of... I can't live without it."

- Rick Carson, Mix Engineer, Record Producer
Make Believe Studios


OMAHA, NEBRASKA: “I have a goal: I want to help create a body of work in my lifetime, and I want at least one song to last in the public consciousness for 100 years!” So, says Rick Carson, engineer and visionary who got into recording at 14, realized it was his life’s passion, and graduated from Full Sail as the school’s youngest graduate. He was just 17 years old! After paying his dues in post-production and recording facilities in both Prague and Chicago, Carson did some disciplined market research and determined that the population of one million in greater Omaha, Nebraska had an abundance of bands and a dearth of studios to record them. Six years ago, he opened Make Believe Studios there. He has since poured “every cent, every second, every ounce of effort” in pursuit of his life’s dream and ultimate goal. In that time, he has engineered Grammy-nominated projects and has a client list that includes Robert Searight, Terrace Martin, Problem, Danny Warsnop, and The Ready Set, among many others.


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