Winter NAMM ‘09 News: Metric Halo Supports Euphonix EuCon Control Protocol

Euphonix has announced the integration of its EuCon control protocol into Metric Halo’s MIO Console application, giving Euphonix’ Artist Series media controllers unmatched control over the Mobile I/O family of audio interfaces.

MIO Console consolidates all of the controls for Metric Halo’s powerful Mobile I/O hardware into one easy to use window, and provides full control of every aspect of Mobile I/O. EuCon integration provides Euphonix MC Control and MC Mix users with hands-on control over a host of MIO Console functions ranging from low-latency monitor mixing and transport control to setting mic gains, phantom power and much more.

“Metric Halo is a world leader in mobile recording and DSP development, and we are very excited to have EuCon integrated into such a powerful product line” stated Martin Kloiber, Euphonix CEO. “Our slim-line Artist Series controllers are the perfect complement to the Mobile I/O interfaces, giving users comprehensive, tactile control of their hardware in a compact form factor.”

Unique features that Euphonix media controllers bring to Metric Halo’s MIO Console software include:
• Remote Control over Mic Preamp input gain
• Phantom power, phase and source selection
• Full support for fader ordering
• Full support for dynamic metering
• Setting of Monitor Control level and selection of Monitor Control Input Source
• Full support for transport control
• Creation of custom Soft Keys for any MIO Console function or macro commands via the Soft Key Editor
• Touch-sensitive, high-resolution rotary encoders and motorized faders
• Ability to flip any editable parameters from the rotary encoders to the faders
• Locking of any fader to any track in MIO Console via the Direct Assign feature
• Support for up to 9 character channel names

“Immediately after the introduction of the Euphonix Artist Series, we were contacted by users excited about the combination of EuCon technology and the advanced mixer technology in the Mobile I/O”, said Joe Buchalter, President of Metric Halo.

He continues, “The flexibility, sophistication, and portability of EuCon and the Artist Series is a perfect match for the configurability and functionality of the Mobile I/O and we are excited to offer a first-class implementation of EuCon technology in MIO Console v.5.1.”

Metric Halo joins a growing list of EuCon partners including Apple, Steinberg, MOTU, Apogee and others to integrate native EuCon support into their solutions.

Setup is plug-and-play – Euphonix MC Control and MC Mix owners simply download the latest EuControl software update from the Euphonix website and run Metric Halo’s Mobile I/O v.5.1 or later to enjoy all the benefits of EuCon.

EuCon is a high-speed control protocol developed by Euphonix that enables simultaneous control of multiple applications and even workstations over an Ethernet cable at 250 times the speed and eight times the resolution of MIDI.

EuCon automatically detects whatever application is in the foreground and instantly sets all controller displays, motorized faders and arsenal of controls to match. EuCon also allows Artist Series users to effortlessly switch between multiple Mac workstations – perfect for projects that require using dedicated audio and video workstations.

Further, MC Control and MC Mix easily integrate into any studio, fitting perfectly between a computer keyboard and screen, and up to four units can be connected to create a larger, integrated control surface.

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