Installing Mixbus:

Mixbus provides 2 packages for Mac OSX:

64 bit ( for Intel Mac computers running 10.7 or newer )
32 bit ( for Intel Mac computers running 10.6.8 )

To install Mixbus, download and double-click the .dmg archive (Mixbus_Intel_4.0.dmg or similar). Drag the Mixbus icon to your Applications folder (or anywhere that you like to store your applications; Mixbus doesn’t care which folder it is started from). If you would like Mixbus to be shown in the Dock, then you should drag Mixbus from your selected location to the Dock.

We recommend that you temporarily disable all anti virus software when installing Mixbus. Don’t forget to re-enable your antivirus software after installation.

Audio Input and Output:

Mixbus can use any CoreAudio-supported interface. Many newer soundcards work without a dedicated driver; but some older interfaces (such as the Digi 00x series) may require a special driver from the manufacturer before they appear in the list of CoreAudio devices.

Newer Mac computers have separately-clocked input (mic/line-in) and output (headphone/line-out) devices. Prior versions of Mixbus required that you create an “Aggregate” device to combine the internal soundcard input and output into a single device. Mixbus v3, and newer, provide a method to select separate input and output devices without making an aggregate device; Mac will create an invisible “aggregate” for you. When possible, it is always best to use a professional I/O card to avoid any internal sample-rate conversion that may be performed by OSX.

You can combine multiple devices into an “Aggregate” device which provides all the I/O as if it were a single device.. For example, you can “aggregate” 2 different 8-channel devices so that you can record 16 channels into Mixbus. In a few cases, we have found that troublesome devices that don’t work well in Mixbus can be improved by creating an “aggregate” device, selecting the device’s input and output for the aggregate. This provides an extra level of separation from the device’s driver into Mixbus. To create an “Aggregate” device, consult the Apple documentation for your version of OSX.

A note about AU plug-ins on Mac OSX:

After the initial installation, Mixbus will not have any knowledge about your third-party AU plugins. You must visit Edit->Preferences->Plugins to scan your AU plugins and make them available in Mixbus. For more information about plugins, click here.

To finish your installation, please continue to Download and Install the License File


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