From its Nashville, Tennessee facilities, Harrison designs, manufactures and markets large-format, professional audio mixing consoles and software for international film and television production, post-production, broadcasting, sound reinforcement and music recording markets.
The first Harrison 32-Series Console was delivered in 1975, marking the first milestone in a long history of technological breakthroughs by Harrison engineers. Since its inception, Harrison consoles have been renowned for their technical superiority. Over 1,500 Harrison consoles have been installed worldwide, constituting a significant share of the overall world market for high-end audio consoles. Currently, approximately half of the installed user base are international customers, indicative of the reputation and acceptance of Harrison consoles worldwide. Harrison's dominance of the high-end market demonstrates that customers that require solutions to complex problems invariably turn to Harrison to provide the answer.
Mixbus was Harrison's first entry into the consumer DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) market. Launched in 2009, Mixbus is a full-featured DAW that incorporates many of Harrison's mixing technologies. Mixbus is developed in collaboration with the community-developed open-source Ardour community.
Mixbus differs from other workstations because it provides a full Harrison mixer with EQ, compression, limiters, saturation, metering, and other functions normally found on a high-end analog console.
Mixbus runs on all popular desktop computers (Mac, Windows, and Linux). Mixbus is intended to provide a bridge between the analog recording studio, the desktop computer studio, and the studio of the future, when computing power is ubiquitous and tiny, and differences between sound and worfklow become the defining advantages. With our deep history in music recording and deep knowledge of modern audio-for-video production, Harrison is in a singular position to provide this bridge.
In 2016, Harrison launched Mixbus32C, which adds the famous Harrison 32Series console equalizer to the Mixbus mixer, as well as 4 additional stereo buses.
The Mixbus product line also includes 12 highly specialized plugins for music recording, mixing and mastering. These plugins may be purchased separately.