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Add a Bit of
Harrison Magic
to your Studio

Nashville-based Harrison is well known for its large-format, professional audio mixing consoles which are used widely for film and television post-production, broadcasting, sound reinforcement and music recording (including hits by the likes of Michael Jackson and ABBA among others). With Mixbus, they're unleashing their magic for Mac OS X. They've combined their proprietary DSP algorithms with the open-source Ardour DAW to bring the sound of their legendary large-scale 32- and MR-series mixing desks to the world of Mac OS X.

Harrison Mixbus

Features include:

  • 3-band sweepable desk-EQ with high-pass filter, and a built-in compressor/limiter to each channel
  • 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
  • Four stereo busses, each of which offer 3-band EQ
  • K-Metering using legendary Bob Katz metering standard to assist in final mix volume

System Requirements:
Mac with Intel or PowerPC CPU
OS X 10.4.11 or 10.5 (10.6 coming soon)
2+ processors required
1Gb+ RAM recommended
3-button mouse with scrollwheel
100 MB available hard disk space

Price: $79

From the manufacturer:

Mixbus is a virtual "analog console" integrated into a full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Mixbus "True Analog Mixing" provides critical mixing functions in a knob-per-function interface. "True Analog Mixing" is based on Harrison's renowned 32-Series and MR-Series console designs, plus Harrison's proprietary digital mixing technology. Mixbus enables you to record, edit, and mix a musical performance in-the-box while getting a sound that harkens back to the golden age of album recordings.

Harrison Consoles +44 (0)20 8607 8908

Date posted: October 7, 2009


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