Metric Halo LIO8 3D USB-C Audio Interface

LIO8 3D (+DSP Included)

A perfect choice for mastering, editing or recording from your analogue devices, the LIO8 is the next step in Metric Halo’s modular interface line. Featuring the sonic heritage of the flagship ULN8, the LIO8 provides outstanding sonic performance for line-level interfacing, processing and monitoring.

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A perfect choice for mastering, editing or recording from your analogue devices, the LIO8 is the next step in Metric Halo’s modular interface line. Featuring the sonic heritage of the flagship ULN8, the LIO8 provides outstanding sonic performance for line-level interfacing, processing and monitoring. The LIO8 has eight channels of A/D capable of 192kHz operation. The converters are fed by Metric Halo’s third generation analogue front end, with amazingly flat  frequency and phase response as well as extremely low distortion.

The LIO8 also features balanced sends for each analogue input. This lets you integrate the LIO8 into an analogue workflow by providing an integrated “split” which can be used to feed a monitoring console, recorder or other device.

There’s a full complement of analog outputs - eight channels of digitally controlled analogue outputs with full Monitor Controller integration as well as high quality headphone outputs. Digital interfacing is provided by eight channels of AES I/O in singlewire mode. This gives you all eight channels at 192kHz  operation, making the LIO8 a perfect choice for demanding A/D/A needs.

The front panel provides full control of sample rate, clocking, and input/ output levels. The front panel utilizes 495 multicolor LEDs to provide comprehensive metering and system feedback. Gain levels are shown using MH Digital Dual Vernier Technology, and levels are controlled via nine stepped encoders with integrated pushbuttons. It’s easy to use multiple interfaces together, making the LIO8 a great choice for building a multichannel  recording system. Three LIO8’s give you 24 channels of A/D/A conversion and 24 channels of AES I/O. Patch into your digital or analogue console and you’re ready to track.

Along with all the hardware goodness of the LIO8, you also get all the software that Metric Halo products are known for. MIO Console provides software based control of the unit including the integrated Monitor Controller. The Record Panel provides a streamlined interface for multitracking, including BWF timecode support. ConsoleConnect gives you total recall of your MIO environment from any DAW. You get the 3D basic plug-in package, multiple multichannel mixers with support for mono to 7.1 mixing, multiple busses, arbitrary sends, insertable zero-latency plug-in processing, completely customizable mults, Metric Halo’s exclusive Character processing and much more. 

Keeping with Metric Halo’s “Future Proof” philosophy, the LIO8 can grow with your needs. Should you want to step up to our ULNR mic preamps, you can add 4 or 8 channels (at purchase or retrofit). You can also add a +DSP license, which adds over 100 plug-ins and unleashes the full power of the 3D DSP processor.

  • USB C connectivity
  • MIDI connectivity
  • 192 kHz converters
  • MH-Link
  • 1x EdgeBus Slot
  • ANoC
  • 2x Hi-Z DI inputs for instruments
  • Pristine quality AD/DA converters
  • Includes DSP License
  • Includes external power supply and rack ears
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Specification

I/O

  • Recording Channels: 16
  • Playback Channels: 16
  • Line Inputs: 8
  • Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Line Outs: 10
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 4
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut

Performance

  • Max Resolution: 24 bit