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Metric Halo LIO-8 3d w/ 4 Preamps + DSP | Line-level Digital Audio Processor
Metric Halo LIO-8 3d w/ 4 Preamps + DSP | Line-level Digital Audio Processor

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Metric Halo LIO-8 3d Line-level Digital Audio Processor w/ 4 Preamps +DSP

  • 8 Channels of archival quality, zero-phase distortion DC-coupled, calibrated 192k A/D
  • 10 Channels of archival quality, zero-phase distortion DC-coupled, calibrated 192k D/A
  • 4 Mic Preamps
  • 2 Channels of exceptional ultra high-Z direct Input for instruments
  • 8in/8out 192k AES interface
  • Full featured front panel tactile control surface for standalone and connected operation
  • 8 Channels of analog domain send (for analog S/R before conversion and analog preamp output)
  • Metric Halo's exclusive per-channel selectable character
  • Word clock in and out
  • Digitally-controlled Analog Domain Monitor Control
  • Full-featured 15 segment precision metering
  • SMPTE I/O channels
  • MIDI I/O for direct connect of Mackie Control Protocol Control Surface
  • Integrated Mixing and Deep Instantiable DSP Processing
  • Rock Solid Stability: Mature, Real-World-Tested Firmware & fifth-generation software and drivers
  • FireWire interfacing with ultra-stable, ultra low-latency drivers (FW400 & FW800 supported)
  • Exceptional power performance (only 32 Watts – DC/battery powerable)
  • Extremely compact (everything in 1 RU)
  • Rack mountable

3d Card Upgrades Include:
  • MH Link- Exceptionally low-latency, Ultra-high-bandwidth audio, clock and data connections over Gigabit Ethernet.
  • MH EdgeBus- An Ultra-high-bandwidth programmable and pluggable audio expansion slot. MH EdgeBus allows you to effortlessly extend your system to be exactly the interface you need at any given moment.
  • MH Console- A modern, 64-bit application to control your entire system with a simple, lightning fast and flexible routing model and a stunning new visual design.
  • MH Mixer- 128 input x 64 bus multi-box unified zero-latency mixer.
  • MH MonitorControl- Integrated surround capable monitor controller with system processing capability. Includes Analog Domain level control on ULN-8/LIO-8 hardware.
  • MH Record- 128 input ultra-reliable multitrack recorder with deep hardware integration.
  • MH DSP Engine- Enhanced processing power and massive memory in the hardware. All 3d hardware includes the +DSP license providing over a hundred plug-ins and the unique Metric Halo Graph environment.
  • MH Link Audio- Direct Ethernet CoreAudio driver (with support for up to 128 channels of I/O @ 192k).
  • USB Audio- USB-C Class Audio Interface.
The LIO-8 Line-Level Digital Audio Processor +DSP is perfect for the customer who wants the ULN-8's archival grade converters, rock solid stability, ability to work with or without a computer and +DSP power, but NONE of the ULN-8's boutique quality mic preamps

Featuring archival-grade converters, dedicated analog-domain sends and returns, analog domain 7.1 monitor controller, AES interfacing, extensive front panel control with precision front panel metering all built atop Metric Halo's renowned 5th generation 2d Processing, Mixing and FireWire interfacing platform, the LIO-8 establishes a new competitive standard for professional audio.

+DSP License for 2d Card

While the 2d Card includes the basic processing bundle with every card, adding a +DSP license will allow you to take advantage of the greatly increased processing power of the DSP and the ease of inserting Plug-ins directly into mixer channels.== The +DSP license includes a variety of additional Plug-ins including Multi-band EQs, Compressor, Limiter, Distortion Processors, and many more. With the +DSP license, you also gain access to insertable graphs which allow you to build your own "Secret Weapon" processors wrapped up, phase compensated graphs of Plug-ins that may be re-inserted on demand.

System-wide +DSP Licensing

MIO Console v.5 automatically extends any +DSP license on any attached box to all the boxes attached to your system (for boxes that are 2d Expanded) while the boxes are attached. What this means is that you can use any +DSP Plug-in or macro on any box in your system, as long as at least one +DSP licensed box is attached. If you need to store +DSP Plug-ins in persistent states or tend to split your boxes into multiple systems, you will need to license each box that needs to use the +DSP license independently.

**This release is Early Access**
  • This means Final production Hardware with Public Beta Software
  • Purchasing during the Early Access period provides a discount over the final price.
  • Early access MH Console software is for macOS only.
  • Early access firmware supports built in UAC2 drivers on Win10, Linux and iOS (but no MH Console support on those platforms yet).

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