New Channelstrip For Garageband Released

March 15, 2006

Metric Halo's ChannelStrip, originally a TDM plugin exclusively, has been an integral part of the sound of myriad Grammy-award winning, Gold and Platinum records, hit TV shows and blockbuster movies. The first plugin to bring classic large format console-style channel strip processing to Pro Tools TDM, ChannelStrip has been the critical tool for getting "the sound" for thousands of professional recording engineers, composers and musicians worldwide. Apple's GarageBand has opened up new opportunities for musicmakers and podcasters to take advantage of the sonic goodness of ChannelStrip, and Metric Halo is making 100% of the features, presets and power of ChannelStrip GB available for only $89.

The ChannelStrip for GarageBand package includes the GarageBand-specific AU plug-in, more than 120 general purpose ChannelStrip presets, and the GarageBand specific "channel strip file" presets to optimize both software instruments and entire mixes. While ChannelStrip for GarageBand is the complete ChannelStrip signal processor with all the professional presets we ship with the full-blown ChannelStrip TDM that we sell for $699, ChannelStrip for GarageBand will only run within GarageBand, the plugin will only run in demo mode within other AU hosts. Upgrade paths are available for users who would like to use ChannelStrip AU within other host applications.

ChannelStrip for GarageBand includes online support only. Telephone support for this product is unbundled and will require purchase of a support incident. As with all of our products, bug-fix and compatibility releases are available for free online.

More information and fully operational 12-day demos are available from Metric Halo's website at Metric Halo provides the world with high-resolution metering, analysis, recording and processing solutions with award-winning software and hardware. As a proven industry leader, Metric Halo has developed a product line so powerful and versatile, its applications range from live sound reinforcement, CD/DVD mixing and mastering, film and broadcast production to airline safety investigation, medical research, and designing the next generation Ferrari and BMW automobiles. Metric Halo products have been used on a diverse range of projects, including music creation and playback for the 2004 Summer Olympics, a high resolution recording of the Space Shuttle Discovery liftoff at Kennedy Space Center, as well as continuing efforts involving homeland security, military and forensic intelligence gathering, and teaching the next generation of audio engineers at prestigious schools the world over.

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