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


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)!

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:

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



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.

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


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.

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


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!

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


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.

DawBuffet is Now Serving Up Hot Helpings of Metric Halo Plug-ins Print E-mail


READING, MASSACHUSSETTS (USA) - December 10, 2016: DawBuffet is the music and audio software information site founded by Nick Batzdorf, former editor-in-chief of Recording magazine and then editor/publisher of Virtual Instruments magazine, and a self-described long-time Metric Halo fan and 2882 user. He and fellow audio enthusiasts created DawBuffet as a place "where you feed your DAW and discover new ways to get the absolute most out of it." DawBuffet offers "the best instruments and tools available, at the best prices, along with professionally-written articles."

Metric Halo welcomes DawBuffet to its growing global reseller network and is proud to announce the Production Bundle, ChannelStrip 3 and the complete arsenal of MH AAX / AU / VST plug-ins for Mac & Windows are available for purchase at! Check out the whole collection here:

Metric Halo Plug-ins Used for Armenian Musician Vahagn Stepanyan's Debut Release, Moonlight Print E-mail


SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA: Vahagn Stepanyan is a talented music producer, arranger, composer, and keyboard player from Armenia who has fully embraced the promise of long-distance collaboration. He regularly collaborates with Turkish mixing engineer Alen Konakoglu. He and Vahagn completed projects with musicians from nearly fifteen different countries, including Eric Marienthal, Nathan East, Eric Moore, Anthony Crawford, Mark Lettieri, Adam Hawley, and Jack Thammarat. In addition, he handles the YouTube post-production for Chaka Khan's bassist Melvin Lee Davis and works with Grammy-winning mastering engineer, Evren Goknar and some others. Vahagn is also a Grammy Recording Academy voting member and recently signed on to score and arrange soundtracks for sixteen documentaries produced by Armenian Public Television.

Music Production Polymath Bill Evans - Creator and Critic of Music Technology - Relies on Metric Halo Plug-Ins Print E-mail


Bill Evans is an interesting guy. As of October 2016, he will have a PhD in music technology from Manchester Metropolitan University/Glasgow University for an innovative new model of music production called Belexes. Advancing beyond the digital audio workstations (DAWs) of today, Belexes is a virtual audio workstation (VAD) that uses a technology Evans developed called a Volumetric Haptic Display (VHD). As with a computer monitor that displays light, and a speaker that “displays” sound, the VHD projects 3D objects into space with enough force that you can rest your hand on them in mid-air. He uses this technology to create a customized user interface that users can touch and use in space. Remember the movie Minority Report with Tom Cruise? Imagine that instead of (supposedly) solving murders before they happened, Cruise was mixing the cutting edge in progressive rock/pop on those crazy floating computer interfaces… then you have an idea of what Evans is up to… and what you may be up to in the perhaps not-so-distant future!

NEW VIDEO: MH TransientControl for AAX, AU, VST - Gain Control Over Your Dynamics in Ways Not Possible With Traditional Compressors Print E-mail


SAFETY HARBOR, FL (USA) - October 2016: In this video, Metric Halo's Jon Stern demonstrates how you can gain control over the dynamics of your mix in ways not possible with traditional compressors.

MH TransientControl distinguishes between the attack, sustain and release components of your sound, letting you control them individually. Add more snap and body to your percussive sounds, texturize your foundation tracks, and have more control over what stands out in your mix. A touch of Transient Control can add sizzle to a final mix The default UI is simple yet powerful, and can be used to shape your transients quickly. Expanded views provide a scalable readout and advanced controls to redefine the way that the attack and sustain elements are detected by the plug-in.

Click the link to watch the video:

Demo MH TransientControl for AAX, AU & VST (Mac/Win) FREE for 30 Days, as part of the Metric Halo Production Bundle:
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Is MH TransientControl for you? CLICK HERE to learn more.


Tech Specs

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer. Intel Processor. AU, VST, or AAX (Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12 DSP & Native) host. 32 & 64 bit.
  • Windows 7 or newer. Intel Processor. VST or AAX (Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12 DSP & Native) host. 32 & 64 bit.

Licensing Requirements

  • account.
  • iLok dongle is optional — you may install the license on iLok for portability.
  • Only one license required – works on all supported platforms.




Boutique Pro Audio's Andres F. Millan, Receives AES 2016 Board of Governors Award Print E-mail


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Metric Halo congratulates Andrés Felipe Millán Silva, on receiving the distinguished Audio Engineering Society 2016 Board of Governors Award during the AES Los Angeles 2016 | 141st AES Convention (September 29 - October 2, 2016). This award recognizes Andrés for his work co-chairing the AES Latin American Conference in Bogota, Colombia July 21-23, 2016.

Please comment via Facebook, and join us as we congratulate Andrés on receiving this honor!


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