Harrison Consoles Mixbus

Harrison Consoles Mixbus

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Mixbus, General Sequencer from Harrison Consoles.

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  • Manufacturer:Harrison Consoles
  • Model:Mixbus
  • Category:General Sequencers
  • Added in our database on: 11/06/2009

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Harrison Consoles Mixbus user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
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Upacesky's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect to get a good mix quickly"

Harrison Consoles Mixbus
Very easy install linux (ubuntu), just run the executable and return its password. Mixbus only works with the audio server jack.
I did not read the manual because I know ardor on which Mixbus is based.


AMD phenom * 4, 8GB RAM, HDD WD 7200. RME HDSPe AES Solid State Logic Alpha Link SX. It is very stable, no stall / Xrun.
I once had a little trouble to export, I made direct contact with Harrison is corrected with the next update. Free Mixbus is updated from time to time.


I use it almost since its release, I knew ardor and other recording software under linux.
The hardest part Mixbus is dropping the old automatic pasting external plugins everywhere. In 75% of cases, grafts can be used integrated mixer, ie we use the EQ (s) compressor (s) integrated into slices and put the tape saturation via the auxiliary buses. The big advantage is that all controls are available directly on the interface, this is a great time-saver to the mix. We even see the gain reduction for compressors.
I find the sound excellent, especially when the use of tape saturation on the bus.

Mixbus is only an audio sequencer, not MIDI, you can control everything against a MIDI control surface.

Mixbus I recommend to all those who have few plugins, to those who are under linux, those who want to go fast in the mix. Mixbus side has a "analog" at the interface, I see less value and pay more attention to how it sounds.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harrison Consoles Mixbus
Easy installation. A binary to install on OS X. .. No inconsistency. Manuel sufficient but also able to buy a video explanation of 2H (what I did and I advise)


IMAC 24 "2.8 core2duo
Works with Leopard and Snow Leopard also.
4 GB ram
External firewire HDD
Sound Card TASCAM U.S. 1641 USB 2
Exceptional performance of soft, Ardour is at the base.

You must install version 1.2 which regulates amount of teething problems. (The app has only a few months)


Try to adopt it.

Another app that made me huge impression is Samplitude. Ardour Mixbus ... how to say, the sound is huge. There's something going on, the sound is big, lively, warm. I start with a penalty but I'm Mixbus already conquered, hoping that the association Ardour / Harrison will continue. For 80 euros all inclusive (soft, video 2H, manual) and ask another? Perfect for audio.

Very important update in February 2010.

Harrison: see the site (and movies mixed with to this Equipment)
Nicolas Felix12/29/2010

Nicolas Felix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harrison Consoles Mixbus
The installation is done it without problems?

The general configuration is easy?
At first it's complicated since we must go through the Jack software, but after that ride alone!

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
No, I'm working with a Fast Track Ultra 8R and it works perfectly!

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Yes, but I recommend as the previous post to take the introductory video.


What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 4 GB DDR3 1067 MHz
Sound Card: Fast Track Ultra 8R
System: Mac OSX 10.6.5

The software works he correctly on this configuration?
Ideally, the integrated mixer does not consume much CPU and RAM!

What performance? (If quantifiable)
Good for the analog side, simulation, summons ...
The EQ and comp are good for the price I must say. There are still some EQ and Comp better on the market but more expensive.
EQs are still easy to use. I set my frequency I go and it does what it is done.
The Comp lack of certain parameters such as the release. But it gets there anyway because they are very well adjusted to begin with.

Integrated free software "Ardour" editing is simple, mixing well. Too bad the MIDI is not integrated but can its linker between them, thanks to DAW software merveilleur "Jack" (Free).

This software + hardware is stable?
Very. Some bugs but very rare ...


For how long have you been using it?
1 week as I tamper with!

What thing do you like most/least about it?
= Not expensive (80 €)
= Good EQ, Comp, Limit, etc. ...
= Pre and Post Plugin
= The restricted side
= Simulation Band

= Lack of compensation for delay to buses (4 buses with the simulation of the band were off)
= MIDI are integrated should come in version 3.0 of Ardour.
Small = something like Flex Time, Varispeed ...
= Lack of export MP3 ...
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Pro Tools, Logic, DP, Reaper, Presonus One.

It is best to edit in your usual DAW (Logic is me) and mixing in Ardour importing wav files.

What is your opinion about the value for the price? Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
The report is very good I think. Quite surprised I must say ...
I would do without this choice problem.

Harrison Consoles Mixbus news

Harrison Consoles Mixbus v1.5

Harrison Consoles Mixbus v1.5

Published on 02/15/11
Harrison has updated Mixbus to version 1.5 and announced the release of a Linux version.

Harrison Updates Mixbus 1.4

Published on 10/24/10

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