Harrison Audio has announced the release of their Mixbus Version 3 DAW. Mixbus 3 and the Harrison suite of plugins are derived from the company’s analog and digital console processing technology.
In the new version, support for unlimited MIDI tracks & virtual instruments has been added along with multi-core and 64-bit optimizations that provide 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 AU, VST, and LV2 plugin input/output configurations.
Mixbus 3 also includes many 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.”
Here is a more in-depth look at the capabilities of Mixbus 3: