Frankfurt (March 26, 2010)–Metric Halo has debuted its new LIO-8 multichannel A/D/A converter, processor and interface.
According to Joe Buchalter, president of Metric Halo, “After we introduced the ULN-8, we got a lot of feedback from the professional audio community: It sounds fantastic, it’s incredibly powerful, it’s a great value and I wish I could get it without the mic pres! For a variety of reasons, many folks do not need the preamps that we built into the ULN-8, but wanted to take advantage of the exceptional conversion and interfacing. For example, some engineers already have a collection of great preamps or a great console, and other engineers have no need for preamps at all in their mastering and edit suites. So we built the LIO-8 for these folks – a product that provides the exceptional ULN-8 conversion, mixing and interfacing without the expense and power requirements of the preamp section – increasing the value proposition for those who don’t need built-in pres.”
The LIO-8 includes Metric Halo’s 2d Signal Processing bundle of signal processing plug-ins as a standard feature. The full +DSP plug-in suite can be added at any time via a software license (or as with all Metric Halo products, can temporarily acquire a +DSP license while being used in a larger system with any other +DSP licensed unit). Users can add ULN-R mic preamps to the LIO-8 after purchase in either four or eight channel blocks. The LIO-8 can also be ordered with four or eight ULN-R preamps at the time of initial purchase.