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Harrison Mixbus - Virtual Harrison Mixer plus full-featured DAW for OS X

Harrison, the manufacturer of world-class analog and digital consoles, is proud to announce Mixbus(tm) with True Analog Mixing(tm) for OS X.

Mixbus is a virtual "analog console" integrated into a full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). True Analog Mixing provides a virtual mixing surface that is based on Harrison's renowned 32-Series and MR-Series console designs, plus Harrison's proprietary digital mixing technology. Mixbus enables the user to record, edit, and mix a musical performance "in the box" but get a sound reminiscent of the golden age of album recordings.

Traditional DAW mixers, designed by companies with no pedigree in music mixing, all suffer from well-known flaws. Harrison eliminated these flaws by completely redesigning the DAW's internal mixing engine and applying proprietary algorithms. Harrison large-format consoles are known for their great-sounding EQ, filters, dynamics, and bus summing on every track. 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.


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.

Many influential works - from Michael Jackson's Thriller (the best-selling album of all time) to the latest blockbuster films - have been mixed on Harrison consoles. Historically, only the most exclusive facilities could afford the sound of a Harrison console. But modern computer technology allows a True Analog Mixing engine to run inside your desktop or laptop. Drawing on Harrison's proprietary DSP algorithms and an extensive analog heritage, the mixing engine in Harrison's Mixbus will change the way you think about mixing in-the-box!

Best of all, the introductory price is only $79.99!

Learn more at harrisonconsoles.com - Mixbus

or watch the YouTube video: YouTube - Harrison Mixbus

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SO finally someone did it?!

P.S. but now Windows support?!
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Supports Audio Units... Could be cool.
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ooo now thats interesting

So the DAW part is basically ardour? But it has harrison specific mixing/plugs?

So what is different about the actual mix bus? anything besides the plugins and graphical layout?

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This could get very interesting.....
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SO finally someone did it?!

P.S. but now Windows support?!
yup

but no midi?
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Finally maybe the developers are starting to get the hint!! Track into what ever DAW you prefer and then mix on a dedicated platform. Only $80!!

Curious to learn more...
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4 bus only? Is that a joke?!? Probably I'm missing something...
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It looks interesting, a dedicated control surface would also be interesting
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WOWW!!!! For only $80.00 Bucks?? You got to be kidding? I gotta get a Mac Pro now.. Just when I thought we were all beholding to Digidesign and Steinberg, Apple
Harrsion and SSL (PC) have come up with with real problem solvers in this digital mixing game.
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4 bus only? Is that a joke?!? Probably I'm missing something...
4 stereo MIX busses.
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4 bus only? Is that a joke?!? Probably I'm missing something...
Yes and no. You get 4 Harrison Mix Buses with all the processing.

You can still instantiate normal "DAW" buses to group stuff together or make cue feeds, etc.

But only the Harrison buses have complete latency compensation, saturation, tone controls, compressor, and direct-knob-access from the track strips.

In other worlds, you get all the normal "workstation" bussing you want. THEN you get 4 Mix Buses at the end.

However we imagine that many users will only use the 4 buses because they work like a normal analog console.

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4 stereo MIX busses.
Yeah, but there's no mention of dedicated "subgroup" busses or "aux" busses. The ad simply says:

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4 Stereo Mix Buses (can be used for groups or auxes)
This would be a HUGE dropped ball if there is indeed only 4 stereo busses for both efx sends and subgroups. There MUST be something we're missing here....




EDIT... looks like the post above answers it...

Soo... if you were to use all 4 of the "mix busses" for say: Drums, Guitars, Vocals, Keys, you would have to instantiate other sends for reverbs, delays, etc. that will NOT have delay compensation??
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do you have any numbers concerning amount of channels and processing on various systems?

Automation?

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Yes and no. You get 4 Harrison Mix Buses with all the processing.

You can still instantiate normal "DAW" buses to group stuff together or make cue feeds, etc.

But only the Harrison buses have complete latency compensation, saturation, tone controls, compressor, and direct-knob-access from the track strips.

In other worlds, you get all the normal "workstation" bussing you want. THEN you get 4 Mix Buses at the end.

However we imagine that many users will only use the 4 buses because they work like a normal analog console.

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Is there latency compensation on the regular "DAW" busses? I need 32 busses minimum with latency compensation or this would not work for my needs.
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latency compensated plugin for hardware inserts? I don't see it mentioned..

(Logic only just got this though...)

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latency compensated plugin for hardware inserts? I don't see it mentioned..

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That, too... These are crucial features that are must's for many...
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I've tried Ardour on linux.

If this hits the big streets / developers of Ardour multiply like borgs in Star Trek, this is gonna be the big shit...

Oh, wait, no RTAS? No Vst, no PC, no danga danga...?

Bring it on, guys! If someone flames this idea, stick to your own DAW and disable internet...
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Is there latency compensation on the regular "DAW" busses? I need 32 busses minimum with latency compensation or this would not work for my needs.


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The intro pricing on this is incredibly low compared to a good set of hardware modeling plug-ins. What will the normal price be?
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wow! this is the next level of DAWs: The mixer. Lets see what it sounds like. I would have thought something like this would be $800+

heard rumblings digi was doing this in next release of Pro Tools but hey it's only rumours.

not sure about having to open a whole other program to mix though. what if mix is done and u need to change some performances
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watch the youtube vid. this is a no brainer. great news before going to bed
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Anyone who used Yamaha DSP factory cards in Cubase should be having flashbacks right now - a mixer that feeds into another mixer. This could be VERY interesting . . .

PC support please
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seriously just drop those 80 bucks and even if it's not yet THE s''t u can still wait for updates...
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If that thing would support Control Surfaces (like Euphonix) that might just change some peoples workflow...

Looks promising. Seems like the best investment of 80$ at the moment
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By the way, is there a version planned for Windows PC (XP/Vista/7) ?

Not everybody has a Mac for Pro Audio :-(.
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wow. is it out? you can "buy now"

and.. how can you integrate this, if at all, with your current DAW of choice?
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I am still confused. can you use it with any DAW, say Cubase?
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