Mobile I/O ULN-2, Plus 1 Jensen transformer--Metric Halo
The World's Best Audio Interfaces Just Keep Getting Better!
The Dream is Real
ULN-2 Expanded is the result of a dream to create a piece of audio gear
that provides unbelievable audio quality while at the same time
offering a degree of mobility and convenience that until very recently
was simply not possible. The successful integration of world-class
analog stages, excellent A/D/A conversion, and the amazing digital
mixing, routing and FireWire connectivity that has already made the
Mobile I/O line famous, places the ULN-2 in a unique position among
computer audio interfaces.
The Metric Halo ULN-2 Expanded is a
portable, highquality, modular FireWire based multi-format audio
converter, interface, and processor for professional audio
applications. The ULN-2 is equipped with two balanced analog inputs on
Neutrik combo connectors, two channels of Digital I/O (AES/EBU and
S/PDIF), eight channels of ADAT optical I/O with switchable TOSLINK
support, two balanced analog outputs (1/4" TRS), two balanced monitor
outputs for connecting directly to power amps and self powered
monitors, as well as wordclock in/out and 2 IEEE 1394 FireWire
connectors that support 400 Mbs operation.
The Best Mic Pres Available
stands for Ultra Low Noise and the Mic Pres in ULN-2 live up to the
name. Providing massive gain (up to 72 dB) with an EIN of -130.5 dBu,
fantastic detail and an ultra-fast slew rate, the ULN Mic pres are up
to the most demanding recording situations you can throw at them.
of course it has the same FireWire connectivity, amazing A/D/A
converters and powerful onboard DSP as its older sibling the Mobile
Balanced Analog Sends and Returns
ULN-2 also features balanced analog inserts for each input. This lets
you use ULN-2 as a standalone analog Mic pre/direct box; use the sends
as an active splitter to drive a backup recorder, or even patch in
analog dynamics processing between the Mic Pre and the integrated
24bit/96kHz A/D converters.
Flexible Powering Options
4-pin XLR power port on the ULN-2 allows you to power the unit with a
variety of readily available broadcast battery systems. The 4-pin power
port is compatible with power sources having the following
characteristics: 9-30V DC, Pin 4 Hot, 15 Watts.Features:
- 2 Mic/Line/Instrument analog inputs on Neutrik Combo connectors
- Balanced TRS analog sends and returns for analog inputs
- 2 analog outputs on balanced TRS connectors
- 24bit/96k converters on all channels
- Headphone amp with front panel volume knob
- Balanced stereo master control room monitor output with front panel volume control
- AES-S/PDIF Digital I/O with selectable SRC
- 8 channels all new ADAT I/O with switchable TOSLINK support
- v.5 Configurable mixer for near-zero latency mixing and routing
- Metric Halo's unique instantiable +DSP processing
- 4-pin XLR power port for compatibility with most location battery systems
- 10 front panel preset system/routing memories for stand-alone operation
- FireWire Connectivity
- Compact, light, and bus-powerable
- Total recall with MIO Console
- OS X drivers with multi-box support
At Home in Any Situation
ULN-2 is the perfect tool
for capturing audio wherever inspiration hits, in the studio or on the
road. Well suited to any recording situation, the ULN mic preamps
provide allow you to work how you want, and not have your work style
dictated by your tools.
Equally suited to all
sources, from condenser mics to the lowest-output ribbon mics, you can
choose your mic and your placement with no concern about the
performance of the preamp.
Coupled with Metric Halo's exclusive Character
processing, the ULN preamps are literally the most flexible and best
sounding pres available today. 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.
Fully balanced analog inserts on TRS connectors allow outboard analog
dynamics processing to be introduced between the mic pres and the A/D
converters. Wordclock I/O and 4-pin XLR power port (for use with
typical broadcast camera batteries) complete the rear panel connections
of this highly portable device.
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
ULN-2 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 lose!
routing and sophisticated patch and preset management systems are also
featured in the ULN-2 Expanded, including a front panel, ten-preset
register for standalone operation. ULN-2'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 ULN-2 operates with the
converters directly routed to and from the AES/SPDIF I/O, ADAT or
As a standalone converter, the ULN-2
provides a 24bit/96kHz stereo front-end with ultra-low noise mic pres
for any recording system. It also functions seamlessly as a digital
monitor controller, making it ideal as digital headphone amp and studio
ULN-2 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 ULN-2 Expanded to record and edit on the road, in the
hotel, while traveling, or anywhere that inspiration strikes.
ULN-2 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 ULN-2 Expanded can operate as a soft-synth mixer and I/O interface.
The ULN-2 Expanded is also a great addition to a live sound engineer's
setup, providing a simple and efficient tool for analysis and system
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