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Metric Halo Announces ChannelStrip Version 2.2, Custom Shop

Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip Version 2.2 is now available for Audio Units, MAS, VST and GarageBand, in addition to ChannelStrip 2.2 for RTAS and TDM. ChannelStrip V. 2.2 is also a Universal Binary release that provides enhancements and bug fixes. It allows users of VST-only hosts (such as Cubase and Nuendo) to use the power of their Intel-based Macs when mixing with ChannelStrip. The V. 2.2 update is freely available to all registered Mac OS X users of ChannelStrip.

Metric Halo has also developed a Jensen transformer-based front end option for the ULN-2 stereo mic preamp. The ULN-2 promises low noise at all gain levels, high gain, common mode and RFI rejection, flat frequency response and ultra-low distortion. It increases the audio input level regardless of the source— dynamic mics, phantom-powered mics, ribbon mics, instrument or line-level signals.

According to Joe Buchalter, president of Metric Halo, “The ULN-2 is an incredibly good mic pre, but sometimes you want something that isn’t quite so ‘pristine.’ A certain amount of low-order harmonic distortion has a way of adding ‘depth’ and ‘sheen’ to everything that passes through it. Thus, the high regard applied to classic transformer coupled preamps. With the transformer option installed, the ULN-2 acquires that classic character. A second benefit is that the transformer completely electrically isolates the preamp from the source, raising the common mode rejection above its already excellent performance, and providing a measure of confidence when dealing with the unknowns of location sound.”

The Jensen Transformer option is available pre-installed from the factory for an additional $800. It may also be factory-installed on existing ULN-2 units for $850.

Metric Halo will exhibit at the 123rd AES convention at the Javits Center in New York City, in booth #559.

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