Well, I just downloaded a demo to check out. Haven't run any audio through it yet. Just taking a look at the interface. Looks slick! I have jack on here also, so I'll try routing signal from logic later tonight. Loaded in stillwell's vibe EQ. I like how you can control the parameters without opening the GUI. That's a nice feature. Being able to put the pre and post fader is nice. I think I might try to do a mix using only the mixbus EQ's, compressors, and tape saturation to see how I make out. Looks interesting!
I wonder if it would be worth it to load all the audio into Ardour instead of routing it from Logic.
Edit: Alrighty, I got audio going in this thing. Spent a long time messing around with Jack before I got everything working. I opened an existing Logic project and stripped off all my processing. I decided to set it up like a mixer, so I created 24 virtual channels in Jack, which I used for 10 mono tracks, and 7 stereo tracks for my Superior Drummer tracks in mixbus. I was able to get a pretty slamming drum mix going very quickly. I used a mix bus for parallel compression, and slammed that tape sat. Very cool. I hope to get one of my more complete projects running through mix bus within the next week. I like how they implement plugins being able to easily put them pre and post fader. Also being able to select and load multiple plugs at once is cool.
Couple of things. Having to flip back and forth between DAW's to stop and start things was a bit annoying. Although it's easy enough to just push record in Ardour to transfer all the tracks over that way. I think I would edit audio and MIDI in logic, and then capture it in Ardour for the mix down. No point in having both DAW's running at that stage.
Does mixbus have a similar I/O setup for outboard as logic uses? I gots ta have me LA 4's! **read the manual, tis possible**
I tried to set the outputs of my stereo channels to a single mixbus to create a drum bus, but I couldn't make it happen for some reason. I'll keep working on that.
Plugins. I mainly use Logic's AU's, so I would have to fork out some dough for a plugin package. If mixbus really is for me, Waves might see some of my money.
I am just working on my laptop right now, at work of course. Everything was fine until I started putting some stillwell plugs on for the mix. Then my aging MBP started to choke. Usually I can get a little further along before that happens. No big deal. Just have to try it out on the iMac.
I do really like the sound of mixbus, or I am still in the honeymoon phase. I do think it has a sound at this point, somehting about it. Hopefully I'll have the chance to get some serious work done with mixbus soon, and just so I don't get too caught up in things, mixbus will remind me that "hissssss, you have to buy this now, hisssss".