Hopewell Junction, NY (December 15, 2003)–Metric Halo’s versatile Mobile I/O 2882+DSP is an 18 in/20 out audio mixing and routing interface offering built-in digital signal processing. With its ability to be powered entirely from a Mac FireWire bus, the scaleable Mobile I/O 2882+DSP is a truly portable, one-rack space unit that delivers a flexible, high-resolution digital audio solution for studio and location recording, broadcast, and live performance applications.
The newly released +DSP environment introduces an on-board processing chip that offers users access to Metric Halo’s signal processing effects without sacrificing computer processing power. The high-resolution DSP is connected directly to the converters and I/O, features automatic processing delay compensation and ultra-low signal processing latency, and offers dynamic and instant instantiation of plug-ins. Flexible signal routing and sophisticated patch and preset management systems round out the features of the new +DSP version.
Mobile I/O 2882+DSP ships bundled with a variety of Metric Halo’s plug-ins, including MIOComp, MIOLimit, MIOEQ-6, MIOEQ-12, MIO M/S Processor, and MIOStrip. Compatible with both Mac OS 9 and X, the highly anticipated MIO plug-ins are now shipping with all Mobile I/O +DSP models.
Mobile I/O 2882 provides eight analog inputs, including eight mic pres, as well as line and instrument inputs. The mic pres feature individually switchable phantom power. The comprehensive simultaneous I/O also includes eight channels of ADAT digital I/O, with the best sounding 24-bit/96kHz converters in its class, two channels of AES/EBU or S/PDIF digital I/O, WordClock I/O, and 24/96 headphone output with front panel mute and dim. The interface may be powered directly from the FireWire bus, battery or wall outlet. A switchable high-power mode provides expanded output headroom when powered from an AC outlet.
Metric Halo hardware offers many features, including MIOConsole, a versatile 80-bit multi-bus mixer running on the hardware that supports near-zero latency mixing and routing of all inputs and outputs with scaleable expansion mixing and processing. The feature set of the Mobile I/O 2882+DSP supports a variety of applications. The multiple inputs and outputs can be used for separate headphone or monitor mixes, inserts, and regular I/O, in multiple formats, including mono, stereo, 5.1 and 7.1.
For studio recording, the Mobile I/O 2882+DSP provides a high quality interface to a DAW, offering sound processing or simple file transfer between workstations. Mobile I/O 2882+DSP is suitable for broadcast applications, too. It offers instant playback of up to eight channels per box, allowing instant playback of four individual stereo sends for music cues or sound effects. In the live performance arena, in addition to operating as a remote recorder for archiving performances or to play out backing tracks and musical cues, Mobile I/O 2882+DSP can operate as a soft-synth mixer and I/O interface. Mobile I/O is also a great addition to a live sound engineer’s setup, providing a simple and efficient tool for multi-zone analysis, and system venue tuning with SpectraFoo.
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