Hopewell Junction, NY (October 26, 2009)–Francis Dunnery, founder of 1980s English progressive rock band It Bites, recently released a new album recorded entirely through a Metric Halo 2882 converter and interface.
Regular touring and recording with Robert Plant, Lauryn Hill, Ian Brown, Carlos Santana and the creation of his own Aquarian Nation record label to “help support and maintain artistic integrity” have cemented Dunnery’s position as a member of the musical intelligencia, in both the UK and America. His recently released album, There’s a Whole New World Out There, is a reworking of his favorite material from his early years.
A few years ago, Dunnery turned to a friend, the head of Columbia University’s music department, for advice on recording equipment that took musicality as its starting point. His friend pointed him to Metric Halo. “The people at Metric Halo were good enough to give me a demo unit, and I was hooked,” said Dunnery. “The software is flexible and very well thought out, but perhaps more importantly, the hardware and software both sound fantastic and work seamlessly with Pro Tools, Logic and all of the other music software out there. We’re in the business of sound, after all!”
Dunnery has used the Metric Halo 2882 on everything he’s worked on since, including Aquarian Nation acts Chris Difford’s (Squeeze) I Didn’t Get Where I Am and John & Wayne’s Cumbrian At Heart. In addition, he recorded The Syn (featuring Yes member Chris Squire) for their Big Sky release on Umbrello Records.
Dunnery is just as impressed with the people at Metric Halo as he is with the sound of their gear: “It’s a people’s company. They’ve gone through a lot to make very usable gear, and I get the impression that they’re thinking a lot more about music than they are quarterly profit margin. I know they have to think about that too, but it’s really a matter of what comes first.”