Mixbus v2.5
by Harrison
(Harrison Website)

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File Size: 100 MB
License Conditions:

The Demo Version will generate noise at random intervals. Full version is available for $149

System Requirements:

Intel or PPC (G4/G5), 64bit or 32 bit 2+ cores/processors required64bit or 32 bit 2+ cores/processors required, Minimum 1024x768 screen size, 10.4.11 or newer, including 10.7 (Lion). 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) is preferable.

Last Updated: 2014-05-01
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Software Description

Mixbus is a virtual "analog console" integrated 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 v2.5:

  • Program improvements
  • 3 new plug-in demos: XT-EG Expander / Gate, the XT-DS De-Esser, XT-VC Vocal Character

Changes in v2.4:

  • Important fixes
  • New XT-BC Bass Character plug-in

Changes in v2.3:

  • Several new shortcuts for faster Bus Assignments.
  • Overhauled editing and keymapping
  • Introduces 3 new high-end plug-ins "bundled" inside that you can evaluate and purchase.

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:

  • Mouse and menu issue bugfix
  • it adds MIDI control of Compressor, EQ, Mixbus, and Phase toggles.
  • Improvements for editing, metronome clicks, looping and keybindings

Changes in v2.06 include:

  • 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
  • Bugfixes

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
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