Sydney, Australia (December 16, 2014)—Having been using Metric Halo’s 2882 interface for several years, Australian dance music mixing and mastering engineer Klaus Hill is a recent convert to the company’s Production Bundle of plug-ins.
“Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip is now my go-to software equalizer,” said Hill. “It’s so simple to use and has such a great sound. I can do surgical or broad strokes, and either way it sounds great. I’m also a big fan of the ChannelStrip’s compressor. It smacks very well on drums!”
Hill’s mobile mix setup involves a Dangerous Audio D-Box, a Rolls Music 775 compressor, an A Designs HM2EQ, a Manley Massive Passive EQ, and various plug-ins and 500-series hardware modules. Outputs from the Metric Halo 2882 feed the D-Box, which outputs to the hardware. The 2882 takes the signal back into the computer, where Hill mixes at 96 kHz. “The Metric Halo 2882 has been running all day, every day since I got it without an issue,” said Hill.
Before he got the Production Bundle, Hill had used Metric Halo’s signal path modeling Character plug-in via Metric Halo MIO Console. MIO Console controls all the routing for the 2882.
“When I was deciding on an interface, I had several units to demo,” he said. “The 2882 had a really nice, clean, transparent sound. I loved the internal MIO Console mixer; it suited the way I worked. But the real icing on the cake was Character. It changed my whole mixing world. With it, I can add different colors to suit a particular part. Now that I have Character as part of my standard plug-in collection, I use it on soft synths to give them the warmth they always seem to lack. It takes the edge off them. I also use Character on bass lines; it gives them a roundness that I like a lot.”