Originally Posted by gruenburger
The website must be outdated. Here is the demo: Download Mixbus Free Trial
I thought it was also a very clunky and glitchy program.
Their website isn't outdated, however, that link is. It's a link to version 2.0.7. Mixbus is now on version 2.2. There have been a lot of bug fixes since then.
I'm a long time Ardour user and have been using mixbus since the 2.x series started. Can't say I have ever known it to be glitchy. Can't remember the last time I've had either ardour or mixbus crash. They've both become very stable in recent years ( this can't be said of Ardour when I first used it but it's solid now and a great base for mixbus).
As for composition, that's the only reason I wouldn't recommend mixbus (midi sequencing coming in version 3), however, if you spend a little time with jack you will see how flexible it can be. It's very easy to route audio into mixbus if that's what you want to do.
Ardour 3 is due out the first quarter of 2013 and has a LOT of new features (and bug fixes galore). I'll be looking forward to version 3 of mixbus for sure but that may take awhile yet. 40 quid for the current version sounds great though :-) I spent more on it than that and it's not a purchase I've ever regretted.