The Metric Halo LIO-8 is the perfect tool for capturing audio wherever inspiration hits, in the studio or on the road. Well suited to any recording situation, you can record and edit on the road, in the hotel, on the airplane, or wherever inspiration hits.
The Metric Halo LIO-8 is the perfect tool for capturing audio wherever inspiration hits, in the studio or on the road. Well suited to any recording situation, you can record and edit on the road, in the hotel, on the airplane, or wherever inspiration hits. Use 3 LIO-8s chained together for 24 tracks of live concert recording with processing on all channels in 3 rack spaces. Location sound engineers can now capture the moment — anywhere, anytime. When you’re done recording, use the LIO-8 in the studio as an extremely high quality audio interface to transfer your tracks into a DAW. You’ll be amazed at the sound of this box! And weighing only 6 pounds, and a little larger than a laptop, you can be the first one out of the gig, with no hassle.
The Metric Halo LIO-8 features archival grade inputs and outputs, coupled with Metric Halo’s exclusive Character processing, provide flexibility and sound quality unavailable on any other interface. You can transition from a wire-with-gain to a gooey tube pre with one click of the mouse, and every input can have the right character for the material you are recording. The LIO-8 is the only unit in its class with an on-board processing engine that supports fully instantiable processing, allowing you to use Metric Halo’s world-renowned signal processing effects without sacrificing your computer’s processing power or introducing any additional latency in your monitor path. From MIOStrip to HaloVerb, the LIO-8 comes with the 2d plug-in package that provides basic production processing. If you need more, you can add our +DSP package. And remember, this one rack space audio interface has the ability to run entirely from any DC power source (16V-30V), making it truly and completely mobile.
The Metric Halo LIO-8 Features:
8 Channels of Archival Grade 192k A/D converters
8 Channels of Archival Grade 192k D/A converters
2 Channels of Archival Grade 192k D/A converters with integrated headphone amp
Analog Balanced Send architecture for onboard split
2 Channels of Exceptional DI inputs suitable for instrument or turntable inputs
Integrated Surround Monitor Controller
8 Channels of 192k capable AES Inputs and Outputs
Comprehensive Front Panel Controls
Comprehensive, High Resolution 15 Segment Precision Front Panel Metering
Comprehensive Clocking (Internal, Word Clock, AES)
Dedicated internal clock sources for all rates
Dedicated MIDI I/O for Control Surface interfacing
Dedicated SMPTE LTC I/O for Timecode without sacrificing any audio channels
Rock-solid, time-tested fifth-generation software and drivers
High quality, custom designed formed powder-coated aluminium case
Exceptional Power Performance (only 32 Watts)
Low mass (6 lbs / 2.7 kg)
Extremely Compact (everything in 1 RU)
Future Proof, Expandable, and software-enhanceable
Optional 4 or 8 Channels of Exceptional Remote Controllable Ultra-Low-Noise Click-less Preamps
Optional +DSP license
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