Originally released in 2001, the Mobile I/O 2882 truly is the first digitally controlled FireWire interface designed specifically for the Macintosh.
The Granddaddy of them all, the 2882 just keeps getting better. A
seminal piece of gear, the feature set of the 2882 represents a list of
firsts in the industry. The 2882 was the first Mac-only FireWire
interface on the market and was the first bus-powerable FireWire
interface ever — 10 years and counting! It is also the first (and only)
FireWire interface to offer onboard fully instantiable DSP processing
with our unique +DSP processing environment. The first 96k FireWire
interface, and the first to feature digitally controlled analog stages,
the 2882 has inspired an entire genre of gear.
Take a look at some other products on the market and you are sure to
find numerous features and approaches originally invented by Metric
Halo. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and as
we look around the now-crowded FireWire interface market, we’re happy to
say that we’re truly flattered!
Now, with the introduction of the 2882 Expanded, with integrated 2d Card, the 2882 jumps ahead of its competition again.
| Key Features
- 8 Mic/Line/Instrument analog inputs
- 8 analog outputs on balanced TRS connectors
- 24/96k converters on all channels
- 8 channels of ADAT I/O (switchable to TOSLINK)
- Headphone amp with front panel mute/dim
- Full front-panel metering
- Remote level control on all channels
- AES-S/PDIF Digital I/O with selectable SRC
- v.5 Configurable mixer for near-zero latency mixing and routing
- Metric Halo’s unique instantiable +DSP processing
- DC power system for wall, FireWire bus, and battery operation world-wide
- Total recall with MIO Console
- OS X drivers with multi-box support
- Compact, convenient, and the best value in pro-audio today!
At Home in Any Situation
2882 Expanded 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 2882s 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 2882 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 little box! And weighing only
5 pounds, and about the size of a laptop, you can be the first one out
of the gig, with no hassle, just throw the Mobile I/O into your computer
bag, and you’re done!
The 2882’s pristine 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 2882 Expanded 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
2882 Expanded comes with all the basic production processing you need.
And remember, this one rack space audio interface has the ability to run
entirely from the FireWire bus of a laptop computer or from any DC
power source (9V-30V), making it truly and completely mobile.
A unique feature of the Mobile I/O system is that MIO’s work well individually or as a group. Mix and match 2882 and ULN-2 units
to create a system that meets your needs for track count and preamp
power. Adding a unit to the system organically increases the DSP power
of the system, so that your DSP always scales with your I/O. Break your
system up for small gigs when playing out or add the units of your mates
to build a huge system when required. By standardizing on Mobile I/O,
each member of the band can have ultimate quality while working alone,
and the band can have huge track counts when playing together. You can’t
Flexible signal routing and sophisticated patch and preset management
systems are also featured in the 2882 Expanded, including two
separately addressable boot states for standalone operation. 2882’s
front-panel recall system allows the unit to function equally as well as
a stand-alone Mic Pre/Converter system. In standalone mode, the 2882
operates with the converters directly routed to and from the AES/SPDIF
I/O, ADAT or TOSLINK.
As a standalone converter, the 2882 provides a 24bit/96kHz stereo
front-end with 8 great sounding utility mic pres for any recording
system. It also functions seamlessly as a digital monitor controller,
making it ideal as digital headphone amp and studio monitor controller.
The 2882 Expanded supports a variety of applications. For studio
recording, it provides a very high quality interface to a DAW, offering
sound processing or simple file transfer between workstations. Its
exceptional sound quality is the perfect complement to the studio’s
existing analog to digital conversion chain. Songwriters and engineers
can use the 2882 Expanded to record and edit on the road, in the hotel,
while traveling, or anywhere that inspiration strikes.
The 2882 Expanded is suitable for broadcast applications, too. It
offers instant playback of two individual stereo sends for music cues or
sound effects. The compact package and portable power features mean
that the unit can go anywhere users need to work, and make on-site fixes
or edit location recordings without the need to send files back to the
studio, saving valuable time before air.
In the live performance arena, in addition to operating as a remote
recorder for archiving performances or to play out backing tracks and
musical cues, the 2882 Expanded can operate as a soft-synth mixer and
I/O interface. The 2882 Expanded is also a great addition to a live
sound engineer’s setup, providing a simple and efficient tool for
analysis and system venue tuning with SpectraFoo.