Mixbus

Category Audio Production / Sequencers
Version 2.4
Format App
Compatibility MixbusMacOS X UB
Licence Commercial Software
Price $80  /  60€
Rating
2.3 / 5 , 4 votes
Updated On Nov 27, 2013
Total Downloads 2,814
Mac Downloads 2,529
Category Audio Production / Sequencers
Version 2.4
Format App
Compatibility MixbusWindows
Licence Commercial Software
Price $80  /  60€
Rating
2.3 / 5 , 4 votes
Updated On Nov 27, 2013
Total Downloads 2,814
PC Downloads 285

Virtual analog console integrated into a DAW

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.

Mixbus Features:
* 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...
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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.

Mixbus Features:
* 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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10.4.11 or newer, including 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
CPU Architecture: Intel or AMD, 64bit or 32 bit 2+ cores/processors required OS Version: Windows XP Pro or newer. Windows 7 is preferable. Video: Minimum 1024x768 screen size. 800 or more vertical pixels is preferable. Audio: Any system soundcard should work. High-quality ASIO-based soundcard with modern drivers is highly recommended for better performance.
Mixbus Mixbus v 2.4 Nov 27, 2013 MacOS X UB
This update brings important fixes and an addition to the XT-series for Mixbus: the XT-BC Bass Character plug-in
Harrison Mixbus Mixbus v 2.3 May 30, 2013 MacOS X UB
Several new shortcuts for faster Bus Assignments... imagine working with the immediacy of an analog console, but with a digital turbo-boost button.
A complete user-driven editing and keymap overhaul that makes Mixbus more intuitive to users of other widely used DAWs.
Mixbus v2.3 introduces 3 new high-end plug-ins "bundled" inside that you can evaluate and purchase.
Harrison Mixbus v 2.2 Oct 30, 2012 MacOS X UB
analog Mixbus v 2.0.7 Mar 23, 2012 MacOS X UB
mixing Mixbus v 2.0.6 Feb 17, 2012 MacOS X UB
This version adds many fixes for Windows, as well as improvements for OSX and Linux. Customers should receive update links today.
compression Mixbus v 2.0.5 Dec 5, 2011 MacOS X UB
New Mixbus version 2.0.5

Mixbus 2.0.5 provides fixes for snapshot switching, region menu, undo, auto-backup, and other issues. This is a free update for all of our customers and demo users.


New Mixbus version 2.0.4

Mixbus 2.0.4 provides fixes for the K-meter, MIDI bindings, fade-in recall and other issues. It also provides some compatibility with OSX 10.7 "Lion". This is a free update for all of our customers.


New Mixbus version 2.0.3

Mixbus 2.0.3 provides 2 fixes for Importing, a fix for multi-monitor setups, improved control of switches in assignable plugin controls, and a slight tweak to Crossfade and Layer modes. This is a free update for all of our customers.


New Mixbus version 2.0.2

Mixbus version 2.0.2 fixes an important crash bug affecting AudioUnits plugins and the new "plugin slider" parameter controllers. This update is free for all registered customers.


New Mixbus version 2.0.1

Mixbus version 2.0.1 fixes several important issues. This update is free for all registered customers.


Mixbus 2.0

Mixbus 2.0 represents a dramatic leap forward for mixing and editing. We've been compiling your comments and incorporating them directly into Mixbus. Through this process, we've added dozens of features and fixes that were requested by mixers in every genre. With your guidance, we've refined the operation of Mixbus to make it faster, easier, more stable, more creative and more FUN to use.

Here's a summary of the most-requested features that can be found in Mixbus 2.0:

New Mixer Features:

8 Mix Bus Sends! We doubled the mixbuses so there are enough for groups as well as FX returns. Even more of what made Mixbus special!
Plugin Effect Control Sliders allow you to map plugin controls directly to controls on the mixer strip. Give your plugins the Mixbus treatment!
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.
Polarity (phase) buttons for every mixer strip.
Plugins, sends, inserts and the fader now appear in a single redirect box at the top of the mixer strip. This allows easier signal reordering and allows more space for Mixbus controls.

Editor Improvements:

New, improved Crossfade, Layering, and Automation editing.
"Smart Object" Mode : Allows a combination of object and range mode.
Ripple Editing mode : Greatly speeds up the process of spoken-word and radio edits.
Regions are transparent while being dragged, but switch to opaque when you drop them in place. Line up transients on overdubs with ease!

Other Improvements:

New, better documentation and easier installation.
More keybindings such as mute/solo/record for selected tracks. Keyboard power-users never have to touch the mouse for recording & editing.
Taller, higher-contrast faders on the mixer strips.
Many user-suggested menu tweaks which make the most-used functions easier to find.
Range-selection behavior now allows you to drag down across multiple tracks at once - while also supporting edit groups.
Realtime automation recording is much more robust; you can even record automation while looping!
Automation and Region Gain Line editing is much faster. You can now grab a range of time and drag the automation line for quick level rides.
harrison's Mixbus v 1.5.0 Feb 15, 2011 MacOS X UB
FIXES
  • Fixed bug with automation editing associated with zooming in & out while editing.

  • Fixed bug where end marker moves to the end of last recorded region whenever you

  • change the end trim of any region

    NEW FEATURES
  • New Region-Gain-Range editing mode (see page 20, above)

  • New "Join Playhead to Edit Range" transport/editing mode

  • New key-mappable "play with pre-roll" in Transport menu


  • IMPROVEMENTS
  • Channel compressor controls are tweaked for easier setup with drums & percussion

  • Dynamic automation is now "thinned" during recording. Thinning strength is configurable via ardour.rc file.


  • KNOWN ISSUES (All platforms)
  • Occasional crash when changing sessions/snapshots without a restart in-between.


  • KNOWN ISSUES (OSX)
  • OSX, there is no AU plugin "validation". Some plugins cause crashes, strange noises, or silence. However as of 1.4.1, we are not aware of problems with any commercially- available plugins.

  • Stereo-only AU plugins may not be loaded into mono channel strips.

  • Some users have problems with plugin windows: the window frame and the contents of the plugin display are separated. This occurs if your monitor layout uses the "main" monitor (the one with the OSX menu at the top) to the right of the secondary monitor. To fix the problem, change your Monitor Layout so that the main monitor is on the left.
  • digital Mixbus v 1.4.1 Nov 9, 2010 MacOS X UB
    1.4.1 fixes a crash bug that was introduced in v1.4, and provides a few small improvements.
    download Mixbus v 1.4 Oct 23, 2010 MacOS X UB
    NEW FEATURES
  • New "protoolish" and "cubasish" keybindings options make the key commands similar to popular workstations. These are initial versions and will be expanded in the future.

  • Mixbus now checks for updates via the internet and alerts the user when there is news.


  • FIXES
  • In 1.3, menus would sometimes not get "attention" when they were first opened. The mouse would have to be moved off the menu, then back onto it. This has been fixed.

  • Solo-ing a mixbus now works as expected... the "main" assign from channels to the master will not be heard when a mixbus is soloed.

  • PPC versions were missing a lot of text in the edit window (including region names). This has been fixed.

  • The "moving mixer strips" bug (introduced in v1.3) is resolved.

  • Mono regions in a stereo track will now play on both sides of the stereo track. (this was listed as a fix in v1.3 but not implemented).


  • IMPROVEMENTS
  • Mixbus and Master buses are now handled and ordered separately from the tracks and buses in the "Edit" window. This more accurately matches the layout in the Mix window.

  • "Spacebar" and "Numpad Enter" are now handled correctly in the keybindings window.

  • Removed a few features from the Region List such as "remove" and "hide" which had confusing implementations.

  • Minor change to the popup window editor so that the compressor "mode" is a menu selection instead of a slider.


  • KNOWN ISSUES
  • Sessions opened in 1.3, then re-opened in 1.2 may display the Mixbuses in the wrong order. Sound will be correct, though.

  • Some users have problems with plugin windows: the window frame and the contents of the plugin display are separated. This problem can be alleviated by changing the monitor arrangement. If you have this problem, please contact us at mixbus.harrisonconsoles.com

  • Many plugins, including some versions of Celemony's "Melodyne Bridge" will cause Mixbus to crash at startup. If you have problems crashing at startup, please copy/paste the text of the "crash report" to Harrison at: mixbus.harrisonconsoles.com. Currently, the only solution is to remove these plugins from your AU components folder.

  • Some users have reported problems with 1.3 using UAD plugins. We have tested at the factory on a G5+UAD1 PCI system, as well as an Intel UAD2 Solo system, and it works for us. Please contact us if you have problems.
  • mac Mixbus v 1.3 Aug 17, 2010 MacOS X UB
    Some of the major improvements are:

    * Mixbus and Master tracks may now appear in the editor so their automation can be graphically edited.
    * An "ALL" group allows edits to apply to all tracks simultaneously without having to select them manually.
    * Greatly improved touch automation & automation editing.
    * Better handling of mono files with stereo tracks.
    * Many bug fixes & tweaks to usability.
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    windows Mixbus v 1.2 Feb 23, 2010 MacOS X UB
    The 1.2 update fixes many common problems with AU plugins, and it also includes a few additional improvements.
    macintosh Mixbus v 1.1 Dec 4, 2009 MacOS X UB
    V1.1 fixes several of the most-reported issues, and also add a few commonly-requested features. The change list is appended at the end of this email.
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    Mixbus Mixbus v 2.4 Nov 27, 2013 Windows
    This update brings important fixes and an addition to the XT-series for Mixbus: the XT-BC Bass Character plug-in
    Harrison Mixbus Mixbus v 2.3 May 30, 2013 Windows
    Several new shortcuts for faster Bus Assignments... imagine working with the immediacy of an analog console, but with a digital turbo-boost button.
    A complete user-driven editing and keymap overhaul that makes Mixbus more intuitive to users of other widely used DAWs.
    Mixbus v2.3 introduces 3 new high-end plug-ins "bundled" inside that you can evaluate and purchase.
    Harrison Mixbus v 2.2 Oct 30, 2012 Windows
    analog Mixbus v 2.0.7 Mar 23, 2012 Windows
    mixing Mixbus v 2.0.6 Feb 17, 2012 Windows
    This version adds many fixes for Windows, as well as improvements for OSX and Linux. Customers should receive update links today.
    compression Mixbus v 2.0.5 Jan 20, 2012 Windows
    First Windows release
    Harrison
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    zgogor
    version 2.0.6, MacOS X UB
    J'aimerai bien arriver a faire fonctionner ce truc, je suis curieux mais impossible de le faire fonctionner. Y a t'il des gens qui y arrivent ?????
    zgogor
    version 1.4.1, MacOS X UB
    Quoi ! pas de support aphone Mix !
    Fabrice06
    version 1.4, MacOS X UB
    Toujours pas de support Euphonix..........
    zgogor
    version 1.4, MacOS X UB
    Vue sur leurs site :
    Traditional DAW mixers were designed by companies with no pedigree in music mixing, and they suffer from well-known flaws.
    Dans ce cas, je dirais que de leurs cote ils n'ont aucun pedigree en Logiciel.
    de plus, MixBus fonctionne sur Ardour, mais Ardour est en Shareware ... Attention aux pubs .
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