Harrison has announced the upcoming release of Mixbus version 3.1. It will be demonstrated at the winter NAMM show in Anaheim, and released to the public after NAMM.

Mixbus v3.1 provides support for a wide range of control surfaces. Mixbus provides all the controls of a vintage analog console, and the new remote-control protocols put all those features directly under your fingertips. Generic MIDI devices can use “MIDI Learn” to assign MIDI controls directly to on-screen knobs. Or use MIDI profiles to select pre-configured device layouts. Mackie Control protocol is provided for motorized fader controllers, and the Mackie protocols have been extended to ergonomically control the Mixbus channelstrip EQ, compressor, and 8 mixbus sends. Dedicated support is provided for the popular Presonus Faderport controller. And finally, you can use OSC (Open Sound Control) to remote-control Mixbus over wireless ethernet, using apps like TouchOSC or Lemur )

Mixbus v3.1 provides more control over the look&feel of Mixbus, with controls for the user to scale the channelstrips to match the monitor size, from the smallest laptop screen to the largest desktop monitors.

The new “Favorite Plugins” feature provides a list of your favorite plugin settings in a convenient list that can be dragged into your tracks. You can also choose multiple tracks and apply a plugin to your selection. Plugins can be added pre-fader or post-fader on each track. When you find your favorite settings for a plugin, just drag the plugin into the favorites list. Then reorder the favorites list to keep your most-used favorites at the top of the list. Plugin management was never easier!

Finally, Mixbus v3.1 has an expanded “monitor” section that allows you to add plugins for room correction and/or metering in the listening path, without affecting the master bus output.

Harrison has also launched a NAMM 2016 special offer. Mixbus is available for purchase for $59 USD (regular $79 USD), and all plug-ins are 25% off. Use coupon code NAMM at checkout.

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