Metric Halo says that this bundle provides the all the tools necessary to sculpt a mix. Four of the plug-ins contain audio analysis tools from SpectraFoo, giving the user visual feedback of the plug-in's processing. Allen Rowand of Metric Halo told Sonic State, "We're thrilled to release the Production Bundle for AAX. We wanted to do more than simply port our existing ChannelStrip plug-in to the AAX format. We wanted to release a suite of software that builds on ChannelStrip's thirteen-year legacy of sonic quality, and gives our customers great signal processing options for Pro Tools 10. We'll have news for users of other DAWs in the near future, so stay tuned."
Pricing and Availability:
Available from March 26, 2012.
MSRP for the bundle is $699 USD, with individual plug-ins priced at $199 USD each. Upgrades from ChannelStrip 2 to ChannelStrip 3 are available for $49 USD, and upgrades from ChannelStrip 2 to the Production Bundle cost $549 USD. Owners of Metric Halo's +DSP software may purchase the Production Bundle for $549 USD, and may purchase the Bundle for $399 USD if they own licenses for both +DSP and ChannelStrip 2. Customers who have purchased ChannelStrip 2 Native since October 1 are eligible for a free upgrade to ChannelStrip 3.
In order to celebrate the release of the Production Bundle, Metric Halo is offering special pricing from March 26, 2012 thru April 26, 2012. All Metric Halo software titles (including the Production Bundle, upgrades and Customer Loyalty offers) are 25% off, and customers that purchase any of the company's FireWire interfaces during the promotion will receive a free Production Bundle license.
Promotional pricing is available through Metric Halo dealers as well as Metric Halo's direct sales site and may not be combined with any other discounts or coupons. AAX plug-ins require Pro Tools 10 or later running on Mac OS X and an iLok for authorization.