I've bee trying to decrypt what the hell this stuff is about.. it took a while... but I think I got it.
If I'm right, they're selling the open source Ardour DAW and 3 harrison plugins in a bundle.
The plugs are:
"input channel" (which like any other plugin it's capable of unlimited instances depending on CPU)
"stereo mix bus" (limited to only four instances)
"stereo master bus" (limited to one instance)
I have a few questions to ask Harrison.
Can you only send audio to the 4 buses and master from "input channel" tracks or you can also do it from any other track in Ardour?
Do the plugins work on any other AU host? (I guess they don't)
Is the delay compensation a plug? or ardour just supports delay compensation?
Can you insert any other AU plug in the "input channels" enabled tracks? if so, can you insert them in between EQ and dynamics of the "input channels" or just before/after the "input channel"?
Are they 32float or 64float?
To be honest, I don't think it is such a bargain as some folks have said. It is a good price for 3 plugs (especially if their good) but if im not mistaking in my guess, they have a lot of limitations, don't they?
It is the weirdest approach to plugin format I've ever seen, and I find very annoying the way they are marketing them, it is very confusing and it sounds like typical prosumer stuff, very disappointing coming from harrison.
I love the bus/master meters, I must say.