Mixbus Tutorial

Harrison Mixbus 5 Explained®

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  • Introduction to Harrison Mixbus 2:44

    Introduction to Harrison Mixbus

    This video gives an introduction to what Harrison Mixbus software is and what Gary is going to be covering in the series.

  • Setting Up Your First Session 5:17

    Setting Up Your First Session

    Here you?ll see how to create your first Mixbus session and the settings you can use.

  • Adding Tracks to the Project Editor 5:30

    Adding Tracks to the Project Editor

    Gary shows you how you can add/import tracks into the Editor Window.

  • Exploring the Editor Window 6:39

    Exploring the Editor Window

    Explore around the Audio Editor Window and learn what the functions do.

  • Exploring the Transport Controls 6:38

    Exploring the Transport Controls

    Here Gary shows you how to work the transport controls that are available in Mixbus.

  • Location Markers for Navigating Your Song 7:06

    Location Markers for Navigating Your Song

    This video shows you how to create Location Markers so that you can easily navigate through your song arrangement.

  • Audio Editing in Mixbus 6:01

    Audio Editing in Mixbus

    Now discover the available Audio Editing Tools and how they can be used.

  • The Mixer Window 11:13

    The Mixer Window

    Mixbus's unique feature is its console style Mixer Window. Gary shows you the ins and outs of this powerful window.

  • Creating Groups for Your Tracks 4:49

    Creating Groups for Your Tracks

    See how to group tracks together and how to create groups for different sections in your mix.

  • Metering & Gain Staging Pt. 1 9:01

    Metering & Gain Staging Pt. 1

    Here Gary goes over the Metering Tools available in Mixbus and how you can use them to adjust the Gain Stage of your tracks in the mix.

  • Metering & Gain Staging Pt. 2 8:07

    Metering & Gain Staging Pt. 2

    Gary continues exploring metering and Gain Staging.

  • Setting Up Mix Buses 6:45

    Setting Up Mix Buses

    This video explains what the Mix Buses are and how you can use them, including by sending tracks to them.

  • Recording Audio into Mixbus 7:54

    Recording Audio into Mixbus

    Gary now demonstrates how to Record Audio to tracks.

  • Using the Console EQ's 6:37

    Using the Console EQ's

    This video covers the Console Style EQs available on the different tracks and how they can be used.

  • The Compressors 8:00

    The Compressors

    This video covers the different Compression Modes available on Mixbus tracks.

  • Using Tape Saturation 3:23

    Using Tape Saturation

    See, hear and learn all about the Tape Saturation Mode available in Mixbus and how it can be used to impart extra harmonics and compression onto the signal.

  • Compressing Drums 10:28

    Compressing Drums

    In this video, Gary now shows you how you can use the different Compression Modes to get the most out of your drums.

  • Compressing Bass 3:46

    Compressing Bass

    Here we look at how to use the Leveller Compression Mode on Bass Guitars.

  • Mixing the Guitars 12:25

    Mixing the Guitars

    This video takes it a step further and shows you how you can use the Console EQs, Compression Modes and Panning to mix your guitar sections.

  • Creating Reverb Sends 7:55

    Creating Reverb Sends

    Discover how to use the Mixbuses to create Reverb Send Effects.

  • Setting Up VCA Faders 7:33

    Setting Up VCA Faders

    This video goes over how to setup and use VCA Faders in Mixbus.

  • Using Automation 14:50

    Using Automation

    Learn all about the different Automation Modes in Mixbus, and how you can Record, and Edit Automation Data on your tracks.

  • Adding Plug-Ins & Inserts 4:50

    Adding Plug-Ins & Inserts

    This video goes over using Plug-Ins in Mixbus and how to use them as Inserts. You?ll explore the Plug-In Manager, the Signal Chain Routing of the Plug-Ins, and how to Show and View 3rd Party Plug-Ins.

  • Using Sidechain Compression 5:42

    Using Sidechain Compression

    See how to setup and use Sidechain Compression, including how to duck the bass when a kick plays through Sidechain Compression.

  • Using Parallel Compression 5:39

    Using Parallel Compression

    This video shows you how to setup parallel compression. Where you mix your original sound source with a heavy compressed version of the sound, and then blend the two together.

  • Setting Up MIDI in Mixbus 4:11

    Setting Up MIDI in Mixbus

    In this video, Gary shows you how to setup your MIDI devices and MIDI tracks in Mixbus.

  • Recording & Editing MIDI Tracks 10:50

    Recording & Editing MIDI Tracks

    Next we go over how to Record MIDI to tracks, and the MIDI Editing Tools you can use to Edit the MIDI regions.

  • How the Master Bus Works 5:04

    How the Master Bus Works

    Here you?ll learn how the Master Bus works, and the processing you can use to improve the Final Output of your song.

  • Exporting Out Your Song 8:03

    Exporting Out Your Song

    Gary concludes with showing you how to Export out your finished song.

Product Overview

In this Groove3 video tutorial series, DAW pro Gary Hiebner delivers in-depth instruction on all things Harrison Mixbus. Also applicable to Mixbus32C, learn all about this powerful audio and MIDI production and mixing solution, as well as how to use it to produce stunning mixes for your songs and productions.

Gary starts by welcoming you and then goes over exactly what the Harrison Mixbus is, as well as setting up your first session. After that you’ll see how to add your tracks, explore the Editor Window, and get familiar with Mixbus’s Transport Controls.

Next you’ll see how to create Location Markers for easier Navigation and control of your session, followed by a detailed overview of all the audio editing tools. The Mixer Window is next, where you do all your mixing, and you’ll get advanced information on creating Mix Groups, proper Metering and Gain Staging, setting up and understanding Mix Buses, Recording Audio into Mixbus, and using the built-in Console EQ, Compressors, and Tape Saturation for extensive sonic shaping and coloring.

Gary then gives you practical videos on Compressing your Drums, Bass, and Guitars, as well as creating Reverb Sends for mixing in Reverb for multiple tracks at once. VCA Faders and Automation are then introduced, and you’ll see how these powerful features are used for precise mixing control.

Wrapping it all up, Gary gives you videos on adding Plug-Ins and Inserts, using Sidechain and Parallel Compression, setting up and using MIDI, how the Master Bus works, and Exporting out your mixed song for all the world to hear.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to Harrison Mixbus or just want to see if it’s right for you and your studio, Checkout “Harrison Mixbus 5 Explained®” today!

Tutorial Song Credit: David Keats - Waiting Out My Time In Richmond

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