Metric Halo ULN-2 2d2J - FireWire Digital Audio Interface (2 Jensen Input Transformers + DSP)

BH #MEULN22D2JD • MFR #000-50006-2-JEN+DSP
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Metric Halo ULN-2 2d2J - FireWire Digital Audio Interface (2 Jensen Input Transformers + DSP)
Key Features
  • 12 Input/14 Output
  • 2 Microphone Preamps
  • Insert Points
  • Sample Rate Converter
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The Metric Halo ULN-2 - FireWire Digital Audio Interface (with 2 Jensen Input Transformers + DSP) is a portable, FireWire based, multi-format studio recording audio converter and interface. Housed in a single space rack-mount chassis, the unit provides 12 inputs and 14 outputs of simultaneous I/O, while having the ability to be powered from the FireWire bus of a laptop computer, or from an appropriate DC power source. This version of the audio interface includes a modification wherein two Jensen input transformers have been added to the signal path to add low-order harmonic distortion which provides a depth and smoothness to the sound of your music. An additional benefit of the Jensen transformers is that they electronically isolate the preamplifier from the source which raises the common mode rejection of the device.

This version of the audio interface also includes the +DSP license which allows you to insert plugins such as multi-band EQs, compressors, limiters, distortion processors, guitar amp models, vintage reverbs, parallel processors, and more into the signal path within the v.5 software digital mixing console without taxing your host CPU.
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Metric Halo ULN-2 2d2J Overview

The Metric Halo ULN-2 - FireWire Digital Audio Interface (with 2 Jensen Input Transformers + DSP) is a portable, FireWire based, multi-format studio recording audio converter and interface. Housed in a single space rack-mount chassis, the unit provides 12 inputs and 14 outputs of simultaneous I/O, while having the ability to be powered from the FireWire bus of a laptop computer, or from an appropriate DC power source. This version of the audio interface includes a modification wherein two Jensen input transformers have been added to the signal path to add low-order harmonic distortion which provides a depth and smoothness to the sound of your music. An additional benefit of the Jensen transformers is that they electronically isolate the preamplifier from the source which raises the common mode rejection of the device.

This version of the audio interface also includes the +DSP license which allows you to insert plugins such as multi-band EQs, compressors, limiters, distortion processors, guitar amp models, vintage reverbs, parallel processors, and more into the signal path within the v.5 software digital mixing console without taxing your host CPU.

The ULN-2 2d is equipped with 2 balanced analog inputs on Neutrik combo connectors, 2 channels of digital I/O (AES/EBU and S/PDIF) and 8 channels of ADAT lightpipe I/O. Two balanced analog outputs and 2 balanced monitor outputs are available for connecting directly to power amps or self powered monitors. Wordclock I/O and dual FireWire connectors, along with 24-bit, 96 kHz converters on all channels, make the ULN-2 suitable for high quality digital recording.

The interface can be used for capturing audio wherever inspiration hits, in the studio or on the road. The microphone preamps provide an ultra-fast slew rate, and the fully balanced analog inserts allow outboard analog dynamics processing to be introduced between the preamps and the A/D converters.

The On-board DSP powers the v.5 MIO Console, which can function as a mixer, router, and control application. The software can be used to route any input to any output, providing a range of flexible mixing possibilities. A "Record Panel" allows for straightforward recording of incoming audio without the need for additional DAW software. This is especially useful in situations where immediate editing is not required, but stable, fool-proof recording is essential.

Hardware

Fully portable FireWire audio interface and format converter
Bus powered or use with external adapter that provides sufficient power for other peripherals
12 simultaneous input channels and 14 simultaneous output channels, all with full 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
Note:
Totals include using 2-channels analog, 2 channels AES or S/PDIF, and 8-channels ADAT I/O
2 independent channels of high gain (up to +72dB), low-noise microphone-preamplification with switchable +48V phantom power
Selectable stereo AES/EBU or S/PDIF digital inputs and outputs
Up to 8-channels of ADAT Lightpipe input and output
Wordclock I/O on BNC connectors
Sample rate conversion (SRC) on AES or S/PDIF digital I/O
Headphone amplifier with front panel volume knob
Balanced stereo master control room monitor output with front panel volume control
10 front-panel preset system/routing memories for stand-alone operation
4-pin XLR power port for compatibility with most location battery systems
Front panel metering for analog inputs and outputs
OS X drivers with multi-interface support

MIO Software Console

v.5 Configurable mixer for near-zero latency mixing and routing
Completely customizable mixing engine can be created from scratch or with any of the templates included - with the v.5 Mixer, the ULN-2 can be a mastering console in the morning, a tracking console in the afternoon, and a live sound mixer/recorder in the evening
Record Panel provides no-frills, but very stable recoding feature for all inputs
A single input can be multi-ed and given various levels of DSP processing and then recorded as separate tracks
An arbitrary number of busses can be created (limited only by the capabilities of the hardware), each of which can be used as a master bus (routed to an output) or an auxiliary bus (routed to other busses), with bus able to be dynamically adjustable from mono to 7.1 surround
Integrated surround monitor controller/switcher
"Character" slot available on all channels provides analog modeling of various circuit types, including tube based electronics, etc.
Full console metering of every channel and mix bus
Total recall of every console parameter

Jensen Input Transformers

Adds low-order harmonic distortion to signal path which provides depth to the sound and electronically isolate the preamplifier from the source which raises the common mode rejection of the device

+DSP Licence

Enables insertion of multi-band eqs, compressors, guitar amp emulations, reverbs and more into the signal chain while leveraging power of internal DSP and not taxing the host CPU

+DSP Plug-Ins

  • Character (22 types)
  • Multibus Mixer
  • Surround Support
  • Monitor Controller
  • MIOStrip
  • M/S Decoder
  • Short Delay
  • Dither
  • HaloVerb
  • TransientController
  • MIO EQ 6
  • MIO EQ 12
  • MIO Comp
  • MIO Limit
  • MIO State Variable Filter
  • NC State Variable Filter
  • Linkwitz-Riley Band Split Filter
  • Delays Family (15 plugins)
  • MIO Simple Pitch Shifter
  • Allpass filters (2 plugins)
  • MIO Soft Clip Family (3 plugins)
  • MIO Nonlinear Map Family (4 plugins)
  • MIO Volume Control Family (16 plugins)
  • MIO A/B Switch Family (16 plugins)
  • MIO M/S Processor
  • Static Matrix Family (5 plugins)
  • Channel op Family (5 plugins)
  • Math Family (9 plugins)
  • Envelope Family (2 plugins)
  • Oscillator Family (6 plugins)
  • MIO Mod Delay
  • Insertable Graphs (infinite possibilites)
  • 2d Amps
  • Bass Head
  • Bass Head Shape 1
  • Bass Head Shape 2
  • British Mil Spec
  • British Mil Spec Bright Cab
  • British Mil Spec Grind
  • British Mil Spec Light Grind
  • British Mil Spec Rhythm
  • British Mil Spec+Vibrato+Trem
  • MH Clean
  • MH Clean Tweed
  • MH Hi-Gain
  • Small Dark
  • Small Dark No Cab
  • Small Tweed Crunch
  • Small Tweed Touch O' Dirt
  • 2d Effects
  • Autoflanger
  • Autoflanger 2
  • Autoflanger 3
  • Cool Mono Echo
  • LoFi Mod Echo
  • Mono Rotary
  • Slap Delay
  • Vibrato+Tremolo
  • Stereo Rotary Speaker
  • 2d Reverbs
  • Diffuse Prime
  • Diffuse Room
  • Early Diffuse Room (no tail)
  • Hall 1
  • LongVerb
  • Med Diffuse Room
  • ModVerb
  • Small Diffuse Room
  • 2d Mastering
  • Parallel Compressor
  • Parallel Limiter
  • Mid-Side Compressor
  • Mid-Side EQ
  • Mid-Side Limit
  • Stereo Parallel Limiter
  • 2d Pedals
  • Nezumi
  • Nezumi Less Gain
  • Screamer
  • Cabinets
  • Closed 2x12
  • Closed 2x12 with Air
  • 4x12 Cab
  • UPC: 832081000255

    Metric Halo ULN-2 2d2J Specs

    Form FactorTabletop (Rack-Mountable with Included Hardware)
    Channels of I/O12 Input / 14 Output
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 kHz / 24-Bit
    Number of Mic Preamps2
    Connectivity
    Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Input
    1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
    4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output
    2 x 1/4" TRS FX Send
    2 x 1/4" TRS FX Return
    Phantom Power+48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
    Digital Audio I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin AES3 Input
    1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input
    1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input
    1 x XLR 3-Pin AES3 Output
    1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
    1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Output
    Host Connection / USB1 x FireWire 6-Pin
    Sync I/O1 x BNC Word Clock Input
    1 x BNC Word Clock Output
    MIDI I/ONone
    Performance
    Frequency Response3 Hz to 100 kHz ±3 dB
    8 Hz to 50 kHz ±1 dB
    18 Hz to 20 kHz ±1 dB
    Gain/Trim Range+6 dB to +72 dB (in 6 dB Steps)
    Dynamic RangeA/D Converters:
    110 dB
    D/A Converters:
    120 dB
    ImpedanceInputs:
    3.3 Kilohms
    THD+N0.0005% (1 kHz, +6 dB Gain, +9 dBu Input)
    EIN-130.5 dBu (150-Ohm Source)
    -132 dBu (50-Ohm Source)
    -134 dBu (0-Ohm Source)
    Crosstalk-107 dB (1 kHz)
    Digital Audio
    Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 kHz
    Sample Rate ConversionOn Digital I/O
    Bit Depths24-Bit
    Compatibility
    OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.6.8 or Later
    Compatible Software (Not Included)Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
    Cubase
    Digital Performer
    GarageBand
    iTunes
    Ableton Live
    Logic
    Nuendo
    PreMaster CD
    soundBlade
    WaveBurner
    Pro Tools
    Required HardwareAvailable FireWire Port
    Power
    Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included), FireWire Bus Power
    AC/DC Power Adapter9 to 30 VDC, Center-Positive (Included)
    Power Consumption8 W
    Physical
    Rackmount Size1 RU (with Included Hardware)
    Dimensions13.5 x 8.25 x 1.73" / 343 x 210 x 44 mm
    Weight4.0 lb / 1.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight8.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.4 x 14.7 x 5.1"
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