Mixbus is a software that has "analog console" features bult into a full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Mixbus "True Analog Mixing" provides critical mixing functions in a knob-per-function interface. "True Analog Mixing" is based on Harrison's renowned 32-Series and MR-Series console designs, plus Harrison's proprietary digital mixing technology. Mixbus enables you to record, edit, and mix a musical performance in-the-box while getting a sound that harkens back to the golden age of album recordings.
Traditional DAW mixers were designed by companies with no pedigree in music mixing, and they suffer from well-known flaws. Harrison eliminated these flaws in Mixbus by completely replacing the DAW's internal mixing engine and applying proprietary True Analog processing. Harrison consoles are known for their great-sounding EQ, filters, dynamics, and bus summing on every track. Now Mixbus offers every engineer a real Harrison music console "in the box". With Mixbus's logical knob-per-function interface, the user works with the fluidity of a traditional analog recording studio while retaining the convenience of a DAW. Mixbus enables the user to record, edit, and mix a musical performance "in the box" but get a sound that harkens back to the golden age of album recordings.
- Straightforward “knob per function” mixer layout based on Harrison's renowned 32-series and MR-series music consoles.
- Precision DSP algorithms for EQ, Filter, Compression, Analog Tape Saturation, and Summing based on Harrison's world-renowned large format analog and digital mixing consoles.
- Unlimited stereo or mono input channels (based on available CPU power) featuring High-pass Filter, EQ, Compression, and 4 Mix Bus sends on every channel.
- 4 Stereo Mix Buses (can be used for groups or auxes) featuring Tone controls, Compression, Sidechaining, and Analog Tape Saturation.
- Stereo Master Bus that features Tone controls, Analog Tape Saturation, K-meter, and Limiting to help you make polished mixes.
- Plugin delay compensation to support effects such as parallel compression.
- Comprehensive "at-a-glance" metering with peak, peak hold, and compressor gain reduction visible on every track and bus.
- Extensive DAW features via the Ardour Digital Audio Workstation.
- Supports AudioUnit plugins and any CoreAudio interface.
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Changes in v2.1:
- Now with flexible educational pricing: Students can avail of a $9/month subscription with waived initial payment.
- Import royalty free sounds directly from Freesound.org
- Export final mixes to Soundcloud
- Metadata dialog
Changes in v2.07:
- It adds MIDI control of Compressor, EQ, Mixbus, and Phase toggles.
- Improvements for editing, metronome clicks, looping and keybindings
Changes in v2.06 include:
- Includes JACK 0.89 which provides support for ProTools software
- Bugfix for crash when deleting Invada LV2 plugins
- Improved layout of the plugin selector dialog.
- Added 176.4kHz sampling rate.
- Views may now be saved
- Bugfix for crash on session load caused by plugin fx sliders
- Bugfix for problem with Russian sample-rate translation
Changes in v2.05:
- Provides fixes for snapshot switching, region menu, undo, auto-backup, and other issues.
- Other bugfixes and minor enhancements
Changes in v2.0 include:
- double Mix Bus Sends - now up to 8
- Plugin Effect Control Sliders allow you to map plugin controls directly to controls on the mixer strip
- Input Trim, Makeup Gain, Sidechain, and Master Limiter controls are now available directly from the mixer window
- Improved Mixer navigation and display, including narrow mixer strip and the ability to show/hide Mix Buses as needed
- New Phase-Correlation meter on the Master Bus displays mono compatibility of the stereo mix
- Plugins, sends, inserts and the fader now appear in a single redirect box at the top of the mixer strip
- Polarity (phase) buttons for every mixer strip
- Editor Improvements, Smart Object Mode, Ripple Editing Mode, Transparent dragging
- Improved documentation
- Improved key binding
Changes in v1.4 include:
- Mixbus solos now work as expected (the master-assigns are muted)
- Graphical glitches with popup menus and "moving" mixer strips have been fixed.
- New keybindings for users of other popular DAWs