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  1. H2 Audio's New Helios 0011 Mic Pre & EQ Goes Head To Head With Vintage Helios Modules

    H2 Audio's New Helios 0011 Mic Pre & EQ Goes Head To Head With Vintage Helios Modules
    Earlier this year, H2 Audio brought new life to the Helios name with fantastic 500 Series reproductions of the classic console brand's mic pre and EQ. H2 Audio is now taking the Helios love to the next level with its latest release, the 0011 Mic Pre and 3-Band EQ ($1999). This painstaking recreation of the original channel module will inspire those who love the sound of classic Helios records like Are You Experienced?, Exile on Main Street, Led Zeppelin I and countless others. Al Sutton and Tim Mead of H2 Audio have worked tirelessly to stay true to Dick Swettenham's original design work and perfect the 0011 down to its smallest detail. Continue reading →
  2. H2 Audio And Vintage King Team For Nashville Event Celebrating Helios Recreations

    H2 Audio And Vintage King Team For Nashville Event Celebrating Helios Recreations
    H2 Audio has joined up with Vintage King and Blackbird Studio for an evening of music, fun, food, drinks and some of the finest pro audio gear ever created. You’re invited to join us at Blackbird Studio on Thursday, July 15th, from 6 PM to 9 PM, during the 2021 Summer Namm Show in Nashville. Come experience H2 Audio’s new line of Helios-inspired production tools and celebrate the release of the brand’s flagship product, the Helios 0011 EQ and Mic Preamp. You can meet the founders of H2 Audio and learn why Helios was the most prominent recording console of the 70s and 80s, and how it left its mark on rock n' roll history. Continue reading →
  3. H2 Audio Revives Classic Helios Designs For 500 Series

    H2 Audio Revives Classic Helios Designs For 500 Series
    Helios fans rejoice! After a sneak preview at the 2020 NAMM Show, the pro audio world is now getting its formal introduction to the new H2 Audio line. Led by Grammy-award winning producer/Acme Audio owner Al Sutton and Q2 Audio's Tim Mead, H2 Audio is reviving many of Dick Swettenham's classic console designs for the 500 Series format. For those unfamiliar with Helios, Dick Swettenham was a maintenance engineer at EMI Abbey Road Studios in the early 1950s before moving onto Olympic Sound Studios in 1958. The engineer would start the Helios brand in 1969 and go on to create the "Type 69" console, a desk used by everyone from Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones to Bob Marley and Black Sabbath. Continue reading →

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