Hopewell Junction, NY (March 16, 2007)–Major updates for Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip|TDM and ChannelStrip|RTAS are now shipping. The 2.2 update is freely available to all registered OS X users of ChannelStrip and provides many significant enhancements and bug fixes.
Originally developed in 1998, ChannelStrip is a plug-in that brings classic, large format console-style channel processing to Pro Tools. With the first 48-bit EQ on the platform, ChannelStrip has been a critical tool for professional recording engineers, producers, composers and musicians worldwide.
ChannelStrip 2.2 is a Universal Binary, and supports Pro Tools 6.4 – 7.3 on both PPC and Intel Macs. ChannelStrip 2.2 also provides complete support for HD|Accel DSPs and PCIe cards on all Mac platforms. In addition to extending ChannelStrip support to PCIe cards and HD|Accel DSPs, ChannelStrip continues to support Mix and HD systems.
New features include:
-Support for plug-in clip-light and system wide clip indicator reset
-Support for Accel chips and 192k on TDM Accel systems
-Complete page table support for all supported control surfaces
-Universal Binary support for TDM and RTAS
-16/8/4 mono instances per Accel chip at 1x/2x/4x rates
Notable bug fixes include:
-Fixed Gate bug at 96k on Mix and HD systems
-Fixed lack of support of PCIe systems
-Fixed DSP chip allocation bug
-Fixed window resize bug
According to B.J. Buchalter, VP of R&D at Metric Halo, “The 2.2 release of ChannelStrip for Pro Tools systems is the best release we have had since the original introduction of the product. We are happy to be able to say that ChannelStrip now supports all current Pro Tools technologies and is completely rock solid. With this release we are re-affirming our commitment to the Pro Tools community, and to our loyal customers.”
ChannelStrip user Mikail Graham (www.mikailinfo.com) offered, “Back in the late 90s I wrote a review of ChannelStrip for Keyboard magazine and basically said it’s a ‘must have DSP tool! Well now it’s 2007 and ChannelStrip since that time has stepped into the world of Apple Audio Units along with hot new Pro Tools HD and LE versions and more. And I have to tell you its still one of my most valuable DSP tools as it covers the ground of four or five separate plug-ins and more, yet just as powerful in each department as much of the competition is in just one. If you are one of the few who haven’t yet tried ChannelStrip I suggest you download it today and prepare to get happy.”
To celebrate this major release, Metric Halo is holding a ChannelStrip “Accelebration.” For a limited time, (from March 14 to April 14, 2007) Metric Halo is reducing the price of new ChannelStrip|TDM licenses to $499 and new ChannelStrip|RTAS licenses to $249–a 25 percent savings.
The ChannelStrip 2.2 update is available immediately as a free download from Metric Halo’s website at www.mhlabs.com, for registered owners of OS X ChannelStrip licenses.
OS 9 Customers need to upgrade to an OS X license before they can take advantage of the improvements to ChannelStrip. Upgrades are available for $149 from Metric Halo at www.mhsecure.com/upgrade. The original OS 9 serial number is required to complete the upgrade.
For new customers, ChannelStrip is available from Metric Halo authorized dealers and direct from Metric Halo (https://www.mhsecure.com/sales). If you want to “try before you buy,” take advantage of a free 12-day fully functional demo available from https://www.mhsecure.com/DemoCentral.