DAW is now available for Linux as well as OSX 14-Feb-11
Harrison has announced the release of Mixbus 1.5. Here's what they have to say about Mixbus...
Mixbus™ is a full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) with "True Analog Mixing"™: a combination of Harrison's world-renowned sound and features in a knob-per-function interface. Now cross-platform on both Linux and OSX, Mixbus provides a solution for engineers and mixers who need a recorder, editor and mixing system with world-class sound and features.
Traditional DAW mixers were designed by companies with no pedigree in music mixing, and they suffer from well-known flaws. Harrison eliminated these flaws in Mixbus by completely replacing the DAW's internal mixing engine and applying proprietary True Analog processing. Harrison consoles are known for their great-sounding EQ, filters, dynamics, and bus summing on every track. Now Mixbus offers every engineer a real Harrison music console "in the box". With Mixbus's logical knob-per-function interface, the user works with the fluidity of a traditional analog recording studio while retaining the convenience of a DAW. Mixbus enables the user to record, edit, and mix a musical performance "in the box" but get a sound that rivals the golden age of album recordings. Mixbus Features:
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.
Automatic delay compensation for any routing combinations of Tracks to Mixbuses and/or Master Bus. This allows for parallel paths with different plugins that remain time-aligned to the output.
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.
Uses any sound I/O supported by ALSA and/or JACK on Linux
Supports LADSPA and LV2 plugins on Linux
Pricing and Availability:
The Mixbus version 1.5 update is available, free of charge, for all registered customers.