With the introduction of Pro Tools 9, Metric Halo’s entire line of high-end audio interfaces is now fully compatible and fully-integrated, providing hardware configuration that is both accessed and saved within the Pro Tools environment.
Metric Halo interfaces are available in a range of I/O counts, feature sets, and price points.
“Of course, Metric Halo was ready for Pro Tools 9 on day one,” said Allen Rowand, Metric Halo’s field operative, “All of our products feature fully supported low-latency CoreAudio drivers and an RTAS version of the unique ConsoleConnect plugin.”
ConsoleConnect provides direct access to Metric Halo’s MIO Console from within Pro Tools, allowing users to control the Metric Halo hardware, mixer, plugins, and monitor controller without leaving the Pro Tools environment.
Even better, ConsoleConnect stores and recalls a complete hardware configuration state with the Pro Tools session. No other third-party interface on the market does that.
In addition to functioning as a Pro Tools interface, Metric Halo hardware can simultaneously be used as a complete high-end audio mixer and monitoring system.
Although it may seem redundant within a Pro Tools rig, the Metric Halo 80-bit summing provides noticeably improved latency performance over Pro Tools Native alone. With a +DSP license, a Metric Halo interface becomes a sophisticated signal processor that is extremely useful in tracking, mixdown, and even live applications.
“We have developed a set of easy-to-use resources that will get you up and running with Pro Tools 9 and Metric Halo quickly,” said Rowand.
“By using the tips in these tutorials and this tech note, you can maximize your workflow and fully harness the power of your Metric Halo interface.”