is a full-featured
Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) with "True Analog Mixing"™: a
combination of Harrison's world-renowned sound and features in an
affordable, knob-per-function interface. Mixbus provides
features to import or record an unlimited number of audio tracks to
your computer, edit them, and
together. You can use Mixbus to record your band, mix a
record, make a podcast, or edit the audio for
better. Other DAW mixers
designed by companies
with experience in computer sound, but no pedigree in world-class
recording facilities. The Mixbus mixer is
designed by Harrison: the maker of consoles used in the world's most
demanding music, film, and live performance facilities. Harrison consoles are
their great-sounding EQ, filters, dynamics, and bus summing. If
you find a music recording from the golden age of albums - the 70s and
80s - that has stood the test of time, it is likely that a Harrison
console was used during the production. With
Harrison sound and a logical knob-per-function mixer interface,
Mixbus invites you to produce recordings that will stand with the best.
open.Mixbus is largely
open-source and is the collaborative effort of a worldwide team
including musicians, programmers, and professional recording
beyond that. Like a good piece of vintage
hardware, you can open the
box and look inside. This transparency
encourages Mixbus development to happen with
In the crazy world of DAW
software, it is nice to know that a sane option exists for your
business or personal use.
Mixbus is ultra-compatible. Mixbus
3 popular desktop operating systems, and uses
industry-standard I/O and plugin formats such as VST. You can
with anyone, regardless of which platform they use.
and MR-series music consoles.
sounds based on Harrison's
world-renowned analog and digital mixing console experience.
plugins, sends, and hardware inserts.
(limited only by CPU speed)
Filter, Sweepable 3-band EQ, Compression, and 8
Mix Bus sends on every track.
Stereo Mix Buses featuring Tone controls, Compression, Sidechaining,
Stereo Correlation Meter, and Limiter.
without time misalignment.
visible on every track and bus.
Harrison engineers to be smooth and stable.
Industry standard plugin support: Mixbus loads VST plugins on Windows, AudioUnit plugins on OSX, and LV2 plugins on all platforms.
Industry standard audio I/O support: Mixbus uses
ASIO/Directsound on Windows, CoreAudio on OSX, and JACK on Linux.
New Mixing Features in Mixbus v2:
in Harrison Mixbus has been streamlined based on comments
from our users. There are certain mixing tasks which are
performed dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of times each
day. Mixbus provides these features directly under the user's
control without a moment's delay, just like our hardware consoles.
example, the fader area contains the
input trim, fader level,
compressor threshold (with meter), and compressor makeup gain.
This provides the most-used functions within a very small "mouse
travel" distance. Compare this to other DAWs which require
juggling multiple windows, popups, and menus simply to navigate these
most fundamental mixing features!
another aspect of DAW design that can make mixing more fluid. In
the mixing window, Mixbus provides the
channel meter, compressor gain reduction meter, tape saturation meters,
peak limiting meter, K-14 average level meter, and a final peak
limiting meter simultaneously. Again, compare this to other
designs which require plugins from several manufacturers and several
windows to find this important information. Mixbus provides it at
New Editing Features in Mixbus v2:
has been highly refined based on our
user's feedback, as well as the "best practices" found in other
combines the features of timeline-based
object-based editing depending on the location of the mouse within the
Mixbus allows the
user to quickly "swipe" across the
waveform and drag the gain level up or down. By reducing
this very common task to a minimum of
operations, editing in Mixbus becomes a real joy for
professionals who have to