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Harrison Mixbus..anyone tried it?

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Our Drummer really rates it for its simplicity ( I won't go there..sorry Dad) and it was on offer for £19, don't think it is at the moment but it may come round again. 

Anyone got it and if so, what's it like? I hear it's supposed to resemble a more analogue type sound and system.

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1 hour ago, skidder652003 said:

Our Drummer really rates it for its simplicity ( I won't go there..sorry Dad) and it was on offer for £19, don't think it is at the moment but it may come round again. 

Anyone got it and if so, what's it like? I hear it's supposed to resemble a more analogue type sound and system.

Watching the 'blurb' video, and it look fine. It seems to suppose that one has four acres of screen real estate, so if one's work involves a dozen tracks or more, the studio wall would be taken up by the screen, to get all of that 'one button per function' under the mouse. Well out of my league, I'm afraid, and their site shows a starting price tag of 92€, with 360€ for the '32' console. I'll download the demo, though, to see, I think. B|

Compare and contrast ...

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Should I invest in a Harrison..? 9_9

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23 minutes ago, Dad3353 said:

Watching the 'blurb' video, and it look fine. It seems to suppose that one has four acres of screen real estate, so if one's work involves a dozen tracks or more, the studio wall would be taken up by the screen, to get all of that 'one button per function' under the mouse. Well out of my league, I'm afraid, and their site shows a starting price tag of 92€, with 360€ for the '32' console. I'll download the demo, though, to see, I think. B|

didn't know there was a demo. Cheers.

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3 minutes ago, skidder652003 said:

didn't know there was a demo. Cheers.

It's just downloaded; I'll give it a whirl this evening. B|

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It's installed, quite cleanly, and I've downloaded the Pdf doc, so I'll give it a read. I immediately received a -15% offer from them (or rather, their robot..!), so they're 'on the ball'. It has a strange (to me...) notion of editing in one screen, then switching to the 'other' screen for mixing, eq and all that. Probably OK if one has two screens..! Even on a separate screen, though, there are so many tiny buttons and labels, it's not easy for old eyes to readily pick it out or manoeuvre with the mouse (or trackball, in my case...). Interesting, as I worked, years back, building Trident consoles, and spent years behind concert desks of many sorts, so 'hands-on' is no surprise to me. It allowed me to import a couple of WAV files I had to hand, and played 'em back perfectly, as expected. I couldn't find a 'drag' time stretch for these files as with Reaper, but I haven't read the doc yet either, so...
Not bad graphically, but one very, very big, or, better yet, two very big screens semble recommended. 

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2 hours ago, skidder652003 said:

I emailed them directly last night asking if the special offer was still available, and to be fair they sent me a link to download the full version for £17. I shall download it today and have a play tonight

https://harrisonconsolesstore.onfastspring.com/mixbus-6-offer1-s398w

Well, there's a turn-up for the book..! I clicked the link, I got the same offer, paid the 19€ and now have a fully-licenced new DAW to play with..! I had already downloaded and installed last night; all that was needed was the license key from the txt file and away it went..! I can give it a better run-through, without any parasitic random hisses that the demo mode create, so I'm well pleased. I'll see if Our Eldest is interested.
It remains very 'screen-hungry', but, who knows, maybe I'll be convinced enough to add a monitor..? Where will I find the space is the issue, but, who knows..?
Thanks, anyway. I've a new toy, and for a bargain price..! :sun_bespectacled:

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3 hours ago, Woodwind said:

This looks really interesting.

Sadly my mac is too old to run it

How old? Mine is 2007 running el capitan and it’s loaded fine 

There’s a 32 bit OS version available 

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I grabbed the deal a couple of weeks ago too and have dropped some stems in to it for a play but haven’t got much further with it yet, but I will! 

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I got a license for MB5 a while ago, and while I like the way it sounds everything is just too small to use. 

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I like it for mixing, but I'm less keen for tracking.

They usually have a couple of offers a year where you can pick up mixbus for £19 and the 32c version for around £89.

It does help if you've got a fairly large monitor to use with it, as others have said.

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On 05/02/2021 at 23:44, jimmyb625 said:

I like it for mixing, but I'm less keen for tracking.

I've heard this from a fair few people. Seems common that folk are tracking and editing elsewhere then throwing the audio across to Mixbus for mixing. 

Sceptical as to whether it'll give me anything I'm not getting from sticking Waves SSL channels everywhere in Reaper but might give it a go!

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On 07/02/2021 at 20:40, mike257 said:

I've heard this from a fair few people. Seems common that folk are tracking and editing elsewhere then throwing the audio across to Mixbus for mixing. 

Sceptical as to whether it'll give me anything I'm not getting from sticking Waves SSL channels everywhere in Reaper but might give it a go!

What people are doing (including me) is tracking in other DAW (Reaper in my case) then doing the common cleaning of tracks and initial EQ (Subtractive) then exporting to Mixbus and finish the mixing there. In reality it does sound different and more open than any other daw.

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On 18/02/2021 at 23:12, Mcgiver69 said:

 In reality it does sound different and more open than any other daw.

How does it compare to the Slate Virtual Mix Bus or the Brainworx channel strips with TMT?

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On 03/03/2021 at 11:25, DaytonaRik said:

How does it compare to the Slate Virtual Mix Bus or the Brainworx channel strips with TMT?

Never tried any of those but it does have a different sound than any other DAW. There's a blind test against Reaper where you can hear the difference in sound.

Here are the results of the blind test, just bypass the early rant and jump to 3:30 for the reveal and see if you could find the difference:

 

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