Harrison 32C Bus: Four Harrison 32C bus processors in one
Harrison has introduced the 32C Bus plug-in. Designed as a comprehensive all-in-one plug-in for bus processing, 32C Bus combines four Harrison 32C modules in one: Tape Saturation Drive, Bus Compressor, Bus EQ and Master Strip Limiter.
Harrison 32C Bus
With four distinct processing modules in one, Harrison’s new 32 C Bus plug-in is sort of like an all-in-one channel strip for busses that complements the 32C Channel plug-in released last year. Most of it was pulled from the Mixbus32C DAW, which in itself emulates the processing and workflow of the classic Harrison 32C Series consoles.
The signal enters through the Tape Saturation / Drive module, where you can adjust the input trip and apply saturation and drive. Harrison says that this helps to achieve “True Analog” sound, regardless of the host software.
Next is a 32C Bus Compressor modeled after the digitally-controlled analog compressor of the console. It offers threshold, ratio, attack, and release controls, as well as a makeup gain slider. The compressor also has an internal side chain high pass filter, which is based on the console’s filter section.
The 3-band 32C Bus EQ can be inserted pre and post compressor. Harrison says that it’s a revised variant of the EQ found in all bus channels in Mixbus and Mixbus32C. It has a low shelf, midrange bell filter and a high shelf with adjustable frequency.
The output section on the right features a K12 output meter and an output trim control. You can also activate the included Master Strip Limiter with a button.
If you’re after that classic Harrison 32C sound, but prefer to work in a DAW other than Mixbus32C, the new Harrison 32C Bus Plugin could be just what you need.
Price and compatibility
The 32C Bus Plugin is now available for USD 89. The plug-in runs on macOS 10.9 or higher, Windows 7 or higher, and Linux GCC 5 compatible systems in VST, VST3, AU and AAX formats.