Harrison Audio has announced the release of version 3 of Mixbus, a digital audio workstation for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Support for unlimited MIDI tracks & virtual instruments has been added along with multi-core and 64-bit optimizations that provide dramatically increased track counts across all OS platforms (Mac, Windows, and Linux). Mixbus 3’s third-generation Harrison True Analog Mixing™ processing engine has been updated with enhanced compressor/limiter algorithms, built-in side-chain bussing, and increased flexibility for AudioUnit, VST, and LV2 plugin input/output configurations. It also includes hundreds of workflow and operational upgrades, and a refined graphical interface. A brand-new virtual instrument, “SetBfree™”, modeled on the famous Hammond B3™ organ is included. Over 50 ‘MIDI filter’ plugins, including functions such as transposing, velocity scaling, etc have also been added, along with experimental support for video timeline, video window, and audio+video exports.
Harrison has also announced a new Mixbus Plugged-In Membership program to coincide with the release of Version 3. Full details are available on the Harrison website.
Ben Loftis, Mixbus project manager says, “Mixbus is the only DAW that is optimized for an analog console mixing approach – allowing an engineer to use Harrison DSP for EQ, compression and tape saturation without the need for plugin windows. All of the tools that engineers need or use most often are readily available in the default mixer window of Mixbus.”
“Version 3 is the next step on our Mixbus development roadmap, but this is just the beginning,” continued Ben. “Our roadmap for Mixbus is long and marked with exciting new Harrison technology, software, and hardware along the way… more software versions targeted for specific workflows; a hardware control surface incorporating many Harrison console innovations; more Harrison plugins; console style automation, bussing, and monitoring features including expanded mixer features; and specialized DSP imported from Harrison consoles.”
Mixbus 3 and the Harrison suite of plugins are derived from the company’s analog and digital console processing technology and provide rock-solid mixing DSP typically reserved for high-end audio installations. Harrison has been a leader in digital audio technology for nearly 40 years. In fact, they were the first company tasked with converting a full-analog console to digital technology (Sony Pictures Harrison MPC, 1992).
Mixbus 3 is available for purchase for $79 USD.