Los Angeles, CA (November 7, 2003)–Metric Halo’s modular Mobile I/O, about the same size as a laptop computer and just one rack unit high, is equally at home in the studio or in the field. Combined with the company’s ULN-2, Mobile I/O 2882 offers FireWire connectivity, A/D and D/A converters, and powerful onboard DSP that allow users to record, edit, play and mix anywhere, anytime with top-notch studio quality.
Khaliq Glover, a Grammy-winning recording engineer based in Los Angeles, is thrilled with the quality of the Mobile I/O. “I think it’s one of the very best sounding audio interfaces on the market,” enthuses Khaliq, who recently used the Mobile I/O on a variety of projects with legendary singers Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, and Patti LaBelle. Khaliq, who also produces under the Khaliq-O-Vision title, additionally utilized the interface while performing engineering and production duties for Herbie Hancock’s Future To Future and Future To Future-Live albums.
“As an engineer,” explains Khaliq, “I must have the very best sonic tools available to handle any situation. The Mobile I/O is an upper-echelon class audio device capable of producing a pristine signal that can stand side by side with any other audio format available.”
Khaliq finds himself using various combinations of hardware and software depending upon his clients’ needs, including Digidesign Pro Tools, Emagic Logic Audio, Steinberg Nuendo, and MOTU Digital Performer. “Since the Mobile I/O can be used with almost any software it maintains the audio quality of my portable recordings that I need once I get back in the studio,” he comments.
Mobile I/O 2882 supports simultaneous input and output of all the major digital audio standards, including S/PDIF, AES, ADAT Optical and IEEE 1394 (FireWire). Analog inputs and outputs are all 24-bit, 96kHz compatible. Having passed a variety of audio signals through both Mobile I/O and Pro Tools, says Khaliq, “I really found the best usage with both Logic Audio and Pro Tools hardware. I noticed a richness and a round, fat, and warm sound that I preferred when running virtual instruments through it. But I must say that, depending on the source material, many times I preferred the sound of the Mobile I/O.”