Nashville, TN (February 11, 2016)—Harrison has announced the release of its Mixbus DAW software version 3.1 following its recent debut at the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
Ben Loftis, Mixbus product manager, commented, “Version 3.1 is another big step for Mixbus, but we are just getting started. Users will see more and more innovative Harrison ideas in future versions. We are thrilled that so many users are adding Mixbus to their list of production tools, even if they currently own a different DAW. They are transferring their completed tracks to Mixbus for final mixing because of its great sound, ease of use, analog console paradigm and ability to build a great mix quickly.”
With the launch of v3.1, Mixbus now supports three types of external hardware control surfaces. Generic MIDI devices can use MIDI Learn to assign MIDI controls directly to on-screen knobs or use MIDI profiles to select many pre-configured device layouts from a pull-down menu, with more to come.
Secondly, 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 eight mixbus sends. Dedicated support is provided for popular devices like the Presonus Faderport, Mackie MCU, and Behringer X-Touch controllers.
Finally, OSC (Open Source Control) protocol supports Ethernet-based wireless tablet controllers such as TouchOSC and Lemur for iOS and Android to enable remote control of Mixbus.
Mixbus v3.1 now allows users to scale the channel strips to match the monitor size, from the smallest laptop screen to the largest desktop display. A new Favorite Plugins sidebar feature offers assignment to one or multiple tracks, and saving of settings, by dragging and dropping. Mixbus v3.1 also allows users to add plugins for room correction and/or metering in the listening path without affecting the master bus output.