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review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby funkmuscle » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:35 am

https://youtu.be/27Omd3pMOok
The reviewer kinda carves up Ardour but a great review on the MixBus side.

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby ssj71 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:13 pm

I skipped through it a little but it seems an overall positive. And such reviews can be very very helpful for developers to see what they need to work on. I can only see this as a good thing for ardour and us as users.
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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby funkmuscle » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:20 pm

ssj71 wrote:I skipped through it a little but it seems an overall positive. And such reviews can be very very helpful for developers to see what they need to work on. I can only see this as a good thing for ardour and us as users.

Yep, overall i was great but like Paul posted on Ardour about a Windows user complaining that Ardour doesn't do this like Cubebas or like logic and not recognizing that it's completely different program. It was overall a great review it's just that people seemed to want everything handed to them and refusing to learn a new concept. That was just my take on it. By the way I love that guy because he gives really good reviews and teaches really well on how to mix guitars that's why I subscribe to him. He actually got me interested in MixBus more.

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby 42low » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:43 pm

Ardour is great. F*** the reviews or persons who have (some) complains about Ardour. Had them here too. Free Ardour couldn't work proper. While i showed what it could and what the results were they even complained .... while there expensive cubase never ever did what they wanted and never had the results there goal was. :mrgreen:
I love Ardour! Whatever someone thinks about it!
MixBus wrote:
  • Complete DAW with unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
  • EQ and compressor on every channelstrip
  • 8 mix buses with eq, compressor, and tape saturation
  • Master bus with eq, compressor, limiter and master metering
  • Free Bundled plugins:


What i see is no other than what ardour can. Not really surprised.

Very nice and interesting though to see how that song is recorded over the several tracks.
I noticed that most channels were recorded overdriven. Above 0db.
And was that voice overdubbed but on one track? Or two different vocals recorded together on one track?

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby rghvdberg » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:12 am

1st. That guy is awesome!
2nd. Those mixer strips, can we get that in Ardour?

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby 42low » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:37 am

rghvdberg wrote:2nd. Those mixer strips, can we get that in Ardour?

What mixer strips? With the mute and solo button and so? Those are already in ardour.

1) Under 'Window' -> 'Show mixer' for all
2) Under 'View' -> 'Show editor mixer' for one track. Select the track you want to see and/or edit to load in the mixer shown left.

Drag to copy a set plugin from one channel to an other too can be done exact like he did, in 1) mixer. The copied plugin is in Bypass so only have to turn that off to get it working on that other track.

Like i said, i see no different than what's possible in Ardour. :mrgreen:

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby funkmuscle » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:00 pm

rghvdberg wrote:This
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That is what got my attention in that review.

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby rghvdberg » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:05 pm

I can see how that would really speed up the mixing process.

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby funkmuscle » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:26 pm

rghvdberg wrote:I can see how that would really speed up the mixing process.

Big-time!!

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby 42low » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:50 pm

rghvdberg wrote:This


I know what you mean, but most of that is already there, ain't it?
Ok, eq. But that's easy to open and use.

Me is unknow what the other buttons do (w/ nrs 1 to 8).
But the rest IMHO is there in ardour. The plugin-option, the panning, the mute, the solo, etc.

I can understand that for 'dj style live mixing' this can be handy.
And i will believe you all, while you all are more experienced than me. :oops:

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby funkmuscle » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:14 pm

beck wrote:
rghvdberg wrote:This


I know what you mean, but most of that is already there, ain't it?
Ok, eq. But that's easy to open and use.

Me is unknow what the other buttons do (w/ nrs 1 to 8).
But the rest IMHO is there in ardour. The plugin-option, the panning, the mute, the solo, etc.

I can understand that for 'dj style live mixing' this can be handy.
And i will believe you all, while you all are more experienced than me. :oops:

dude I'm like you but when I see that, I see a challenge. if I could afford that then yes, I'd own it,

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby luciorgomes » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:18 pm

beck wrote:
What i see is no other than what ardour can. Not really surprised.

Ardour cannot do most of that. External plugins maybe.

beck wrote:I noticed that most channels were recorded overdriven. Above 0db.

That is the tape simulator busses.

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby 42low » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:26 pm

funkmuscle wrote:dude I'm like you but when I see that


OMG ... is there another one like me. :mrgreen:

funkmuscle wrote:if I could afford that then yes, I'd own it,


Could afford me lot's all through my still not that long life but it didn't bring me more satisfaction.
If something can be done for free no buck will come out of my pocket anymore. It's about doing it, about living. Not about that f***ing money.

funkmuscle wrote:I see a challenge


Had enough challenges in my life, bigger than mixbus.
Now i want to chill, live my life relaxed, and fool around a bit with music and recording it. And free is one of my fun challenges, so i can spend my money on other things while having both.
If i were a billionair i would still keep driving the car i have right now. Perhaps with a bit less precausion, but still...

luciorgomes wrote:That is the tape simulator busses.

Still don't know what those are for. Sorry. Tape?? I'm glad i have digital Ardour know and got rid of tapes. :mrgreen: (joking)
And yes, ardour with plugin's. It does the job which is good enough for me personaly.
And others can have other preferences so can and may think otherwise. :bestfriends:

Still an interesting topic, about an interesting video with interesting information! :thumbsup:

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Re: review on MixBus/Ardour

Postby ssj71 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:44 pm

if you aren't into analog sound then you probably aren't interested in harrison's plugins.

@rghvdberg AFAIK you can buy the harrison plugins and use them in ardour, but you won't have the inline controls like you do in mixbus. They're also quite pricey, so IMO you're better off buying and using mixbus. I've also heard once you do get mixbus you can use the harrison plugins in other lv2 apps. And mixbus IS ardour, so buying it will help support ardour and a company that has helped ardour a lot (and is currently employing the #2 ardour dev).
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