Harrison has announced a new series of plug-ins, XTools for Mixbus, that are derived from the company's digital console software. The first three plug-ins are the XT-ME Mastering Equalizer, XT-MC Multi-Band Compressor, and the XT-EQ Equalizer. All three plug-ins are now available and can be purchased at a special introductory price at the Mixbus Store.
The XT-ME Mastering EQ ($79) features a filter shape that was originally designed for precision speaker management. Unlike a conventional EQ, when two or more adjacent bands are adjusted, the shape is "flat" across the top. This avoids the "comb filter" shape of a typical multiband EQ.
The XT-EQ contains all of the sound of the XT-ME Mastering Equalizer ($39) in a smaller footprint. It can be used for carving tracks into shape, leaving the Mixbus channel EQs free to make the artistic changes needed for a mix.
The XT-MC Multi-Band Compressor ($79) is equipped to enhance or repair tracks in a mix. It uses a precision algorithm with phase-correct crossovers, adjustable hard/soft control, and intelligent attack/release times designed to perform delicate tweaking or major surgery without artifacts.
For more information on XTools for Mixbus, watch the introduction video at the Harrison Consoles YouTube Channel.
These new plug-ins are available in LV2 format, and are compatible with Mixbus v2.3+.