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iZotope Alloy 2 - Essential Mixing Tools

B&H # IZMODTWSTMIX Mfr # ALLOY 2
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You Pay: $149.00
Product Highlights
  • 6 Processors in Single Plug-In
  • EQ, Dynamics, Transient Shaper, De-Esser
  • Vintage Emulation with Digital Precision
  • Side and Cross Chaining
  • Zero Latency Performance
  • Comprehensive Meter Displays
  • Over 250 Presets and Advanced Controls
  • AU, AAX, DirectX, RTAS, VST, VST3
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

Alloy 2 from iZotope might appear like a traditional channel strip, but with its six integrated processors, it delivers far more. Innovative sound sculpting tools allows for focusing on the task at hand without distraction, packaging mixing and mastering essentials in a self-contained and completely configurable plug-in.

Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter modules balance vintage emulation with digital precision, with over 250 presets that can be used as starting points, or further edited to taste. Side chaining, cross chaining, zero latency mode, comprehensive metering for visual feedback are just some of the features that cover most audio mastering, post, and mixing needs.

Highlights and What's New
  • Click less with the overhauled interface, redesigned and expanded to make more controls accessible
  • Easily monitor and tweak the most relevant controls for all active modules in the Overview Panel
  • Over 250 new presets for individual instruments, buses, utility tasks, broadcasting and podcasting, post production and more: a broad mix of start points, end points, and quick fixes to use throughout the mix process
  • Gain Trace Meters monitor gain changes over time in modules that perform dynamic processing, including the Transient Shaper, Dynamics 1 and 2, De-Esser, and Limiter
  • Threshold Gain Reduction Meters help set and monitor levels by juxtaposing a threshold slider with input gain meters and gain reduction meters, available in the De-Esser, Limiter, and Dynamics 1 and 2
  • Side chaining support allows for controlling the dynamics module from other tracks in the mix
  • Affect the whole signal or zero in on just the desired frequency range with advanced multiband side chaining
  • Cross chaining allows for triggering the dynamics module with another frequency band of the same input source for unusual compression and gating effects
  • Completely customize the signal routing with two dynamics stages, side chain mapping, and more
  • Gain insight for setting controls with visual feedback and metering in every module, including new Gain Trace meters in the Transient Shaper, De-Esser, Limiter and Dynamics modules
  • Simpler and powerful workflow tools-history list lets you go back in time, and the integrated preset editor allows for easily browsing, managing and customizing presets
  • Prevents sync problems in hosts like Pro Tools SE with Zero Latency mode
  • Support for Pro Tool's AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) plug-in format
  • Compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit hosts in Windows and OS X
  • Choose between online authorization, offline challenge-response, or iLok authorization
Equalizer
  • Eight-band EQ
  • Recreate a classic sound reminiscent of the renowned Pultec EQ with new vintage low- and high-shelf filters
  • Easily boost or cut bass and treble with freely adjustable Baxandall filters
  • Aggressively eliminate unwanted frequencies with resonance-free brickwall and flat-pass filters
  • Explore additional filter options like asymmetrical vintage bell, resonant shelf, sharp and resonant pass filters, and more
  • Create complex and complementary EQ curves with fewer nodes
  • Save time with workflow boosts, like zooming by time and/or frequency in the EQ graph
  • Large spectrum overlay provides useful visual feedback
Transient Shaper
  • Accentuate the attack of a mix element, or blend it back into the mix
  • Make a kick drum less "boomy" or add more snap to a snare
  • When on a drum bus in multiband mode, easily shape the kick drum, snare and cymbals independently
  • Subtly tweak or correct a variety of other instruments, like the pick sound of a guitar or the attack/release characteristics of a piano
  • Experiment with extreme attack and sustain settings for unique creative effects
  • Benefit from visual cues to learn how a sound can be shaped, including the Transient Detection Indicator for visualizing where the hits, plucks, and picks are in the incoming audio signal, and a Gain Trace view
Exciter
  • Add harmonic flavor to a wide variety of material, including vocals, strings, guitars, drums, and more
  • Emulate the subtle warmth of tube preamps, the aggressive grit of tape, the screech of a distortion, and anywhere in between
  • Adjust an intuitive X/Y control to blend between different harmonic profiles, such as Tube, Tape, Retro and Warm saturation
  • Switch to multiband mode to apply color to different frequency ranges independently, including different saturation types on each band (e.g. Tube on low, Tape on high)
  • Sculpt specific frequencies coming out of the module, like any high-end harshness with the Post Filter
  • Narrow or widen different frequency bands with an integrated stereo width control
  • See how frequencies are being affected with the Saturation meter
Dynamics
  • Helps balance a mix by combining the best characteristics of analog and digital compressors
  • Includes two independent dynamics modules, available for use anywhere in the signal chain
  • Enable Vintage mode for smoother, more forgiving compression, or Digital mode for a cleaner, more surgical style
  • Run both dynamics modules in parallel to boost impact while retaining dynamic subtleties
  • Trigger dynamics processing from other elements of your mix with advanced side chaining capabilities, or cross chain between different frequency bands
  • Use the Detection filter to determine exactly which frequencies trigger dynamics processing
  • When in multiband mode, easily set every dynamics control for each frequency band in one convenient all bands view
  • Dig deeper into additional dynamics options like hard or soft knee compression, RMS or peak level detection, and auto-gain compensation
De-Esser
  • Squash "ess" sounds and other harsh hissing common to vocals and instruments
  • Perfect for transparently reining in vocals, cymbals and other high frequency problem spots
  • Zero in on sibilant frequencies with a simple-to-use spectrum analyzer
  • Set target frequencies quickly with the spectrum analyzer and solo control
  • Use it in multiband mode to hone in and cut back on sibilant frequencies exclusively
  • Use it in broadband mode as a unique alternative to standard dynamics processing, reducing gain on the entire audio signal when certain frequencies are detected
  • Adjust the extent of attenuation with attack and release controls
Limiter
  • Makes a mix sound as full as possible
  • Increases loudness on tracks and buses while controlling peak levels, ensuring that audio doesn't clip or distort when tracking or mixing
  • Use it to keep a lid on your levels with as simple and efficient brickwall limiter
  • Perform more forgiving, smooth limiting in the limiter's Soft mode
  • Keep peaks under zero at all times in the more aggressive Hard mode
  • For material with a wide stereo image, limit the left and right channels independently with the stereo unlinking option
  • Zero Latency mode ensures tracks and buses stay in sync with the other tracks in the mix, even in hosts without effective latency compensation
  • Get more overall loudness by optimizing the symmetry of vocal and instrument waveforms
Presets
  • Over 250 presets designed to suit a broad range of mixing tasks and each equally valuable as both a starting point or an endpoint.
  • Customize favorites to define a sound
  • Module Preset system allows for selectively mixing and matching settings across all modules
  • Jump quickly into mixing individual instruments, vocals, ensembles, and buses
  • Speedily address an array of utility tasks, including ones specific to broadcasting and podcasting, post production, and more
  • Load and save settings specific to individual modules with Module Presets, including 60 new presets that highlight the best uses for each mixing tool
Who's It For
Engineers
  • Six versatile mixing effects that can be used across a range of tracks and buses thanks to low CPU usage and zero latency operation
  • Get quick results on tracks and buses with 250+ professional presets, each tailored to a useful purpose like "Remove Muddy Mids," "Smooth Cymbal Wash," or "Vintage Tone Stack"
  • Fine tune settings when needed with extensive advanced controls
Project Studios
  • Augment a DAW with excellent sound quality and a helpful mixing workflow
  • Pick the perfect starting (or ending) point for any track or bus with 250+ professional presets
  • Minimize technical distraction by combining the most useful tools for mixing into one simple, integrated interface
  • Single plug-in replaces the need for other channel strips and plug-in collections
Producers/Remixers
  • Enjoy modern tools for mixing with forward-thinking features, interface and visual feedback
  • Add character to tracks with analog-emulated Dynamics, EQ and Exciter modules
  • Add vibrant personality to drums with transient shaping, multiband processing, and parallel compression
  • Make tracks pump with versatile side chaining
Post and Broadcast
  • Use time-saving presets as starting points for voiceovers, Foley, FX, music beds, and more
  • Keep flexible EQ, dynamics and sound shaping tools integrated together in a single interface
  • Improve the loudness of voiceovers with variable phase rotation
  • Duck music beds with voiceovers and more with convenient side chaining features
System Requirements Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later (Intel-based Macs only)
Windows XP (32-bit), Vista (64-bit), Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)

Plug-In Formats
Pro Tools 7.4+ (RTAS/AudioSuite), AAX, VST, VST3, Audio Units, DirectX

Plug-In Host Compatibility
Pro Tools
Cubase
Nuendo
WaveLab
GarageBand
Logic
Audition
SONAR
ACID
Vegas
Sound Forge
Peak
Ableton Live, and many more
Compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit hosts

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Comments about iZotope Alloy 2 - Essential Mixing Tools:

I always asked myself how to get more punch for my tracks. Here is the solution.

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