Callum Baker plugs in with Metric Halo
AUSTRALIA: Australian songwriter, producer and engineer Callum Baker recently added Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip plug-in to his workflow. He works at Bulletin Place Studios in Sydney with international artists such as BLIIS and was introduced to ChannelStrip during a recent project he worked in Los Angeles.
‘Everyone was using it, and on top of that, I heard that Serban Ghenea and Dr Luke were both big fans of Metric Halo,’ said Mr Baker. ‘Because I’m a huge fan of both of those guys, I grabbed the demo and fell in love.’
Noting his appreciation for the speed at which the plug-in helps him to achieve a good sound, Mr Baker continued: ‘ChannelStrip has become an integral part of my production and mixing workflow. Because it sounds so great I know I can just load it up on every track and get working with the fundamentals on each sound.’
Mr Baker followed up by adding Metric Halo’s Dirty Delay plug-in to his workflow, having been impressed with ChannelStrip. ‘I went from using long, complex delay auxiliary channels to just using Dirty Delay on my sends,’ he said. ‘I’m using the drive a lot to sit back delays that are sticking out too much just by adding more harmonics and allowing them to blend in with the other instrumentation.’