iZotope Mix and Master Bundle - Audio Production Software (Crossgrade, Download)

iZotope Mix and Master Bundle - Audio Production Software (Crossgrade, Download)

iZotope Mix and Master Bundle - Audio Production Software (Crossgrade, Download)

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iZotope Mix and Master Bundle - Audio Production Software (Crossgrade, Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Includes Neutron 2 Standard
  • EQ, Compressor, Transient Shaper, & Gate
  • Track Assistant for Custom Presets
  • Includes Ozone 8 Standard
  • EQ, Dynamic EQ, & Dynamics Section
  • Exciter, Stereo Imaging, & Maximizer
  • Dither & Sample Rate Converter
  • Master Assistant for Custom Presets
  • Mac & Windows Compatible
  • Requires Any Standard iZotope Product
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  • 1Description

Available for download, the iZotope Mix and Master Bundle comprises two plug-ins bundled together for your convenience. Standard versions of Neutron 2 and Ozone 8 are provided, giving you essential tools for the mixing and mastering process, be it in music or post-production scenarios.
 

Neutron 2 offers an equalizer, compressor, exciter, limiter, gate, and transient shaper, as well as a Track Assistant that analyzes any audio passing through the plug-in and creates a subsequent preset. Similarly, Ozone 8 sports a Master Assistant for smartly pushing your mixes one step further into final, polished, mastered products. Ozone 8 also sports an equalizer, a dynamic equalizer, an exciter, a stereo imager, a dynamics section, a maximizer, and other tools necessary for mastering, such as dither and sample rate conversion.

Both plug-ins are compatible with Mac and Windows computers, and each can operate in AAX, AU, AudioSuite, RTAS, and VST formats. Please note, this plug-in is only available for customers who have previously purchased a standard iZotope product, excluding DDLY, Mobius Filter, or any free product. Also, please note that the Mix and Master Bundle does not include iZotope's Tonal Balance Control, which is available with the Advanced Editions of this product.  

  • Ozone 8 Mastering Software (Full Version, Download)

    Available for download, iZotope Ozone 8 is software designed for mastering music, providing many modules for the task. The software builds upon the offerings of previous iterations with visual improvements, tweaks to algorithms under the hood, a handy Master Assistant control, and much more. Aside from workflow improvements, the creative elements of mastering continue to be pushed front and center in this version, allowing you to create masters of your music in an intuitive, user-friendly manner.

    A major feature is the new Master Assistant that walks you through the process. For example, when you select this task, the assistant asks you, "What are you going for?" and you are offered a choice of targets: Streaming—for online platforms as such as Spotify and iTunes Radio, CD—for louder masters optimized for the compact disc, and References—which allow you to target a specific example of your own selection and match it for tonal consistency and levels.

    After the algorithm listens to a portion of your song, intelligent settings for equalization, compression, loudness, and dynamic EQ are dialed in. These aren’t cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all presets—instead, you’ll notice subtler implementations, such as EQ shelves applied only when needed, or dynamic equalization to reduce artifacts in the limiting stage. If the algorithm decides your mix doesn’t need compression to achieve your desired target, none is applied.

    Another useful tool is intelligent track referencing, which allows you to import up to ten reference tracks and compare your master against them equally. This gives you the ability to create markers within the reference to use as looping points. A gain slider lets you level-match your master with the reference track right inside the plug-in. Such features render many third-party referencing plug-ins redundant as they are incorporated within Ozone 8 itself. They are also useful for creating cohesive albums. You can master one track to taste, and then use that track as a master for level and frequency comparison.

    Changes have been made to Ozone’s popular IRC IV algorithm in the Maximizer module to promote low-latency implementation and improve the low-end response to the limiter. This results in smoother limiting with fewer artifacts. Within the maximizer is a stereo-independence section with separate sliders for transients and sustain so you can tweak how the maximizer reacts to stereo information in a more precise manner. Global, interdependent steps make Ozone part of an ecosystem. Using Tonal Balance Control, you are provided with inter-plugin communication to bridge the EQ across the Ozone 8 Equalizer and Post Equilizer modules, and Neuron 2 EQ modules.

    Usable both as a standalone application and as a plug-in with a supported host, this software is compatible with Windows and Mac platforms. It can operate in AAX, RTAS, VST 3, VST 3, and AudioUnit formats.

    Key Features at a Glance

    Master Assistant
    • Create intelligent presets for your masters
    • Tailor masters for various destinations (Streaming, CD, Track Referencing)
    Track Referencing
    • Intelligent track segmentation—Ozone 8 automatically places markers where it thinks different sections occur, and you can adjust these as you see fit
    • Import up to 10 reference tracks
    • Reference gain slide
    • Waveform view
    • Overlay reference spectrum for quick frequency-comparison between your master and the reference track
    Improved Maximizer
    • Stereo independence sliders added for transients and sustain
    • Intelligent threshold-learn function added
    • Threshold and ceiling link now available
    • IRC IV now available in low-latency mode
    • IRC IV responds to low-end in a smoother manner and with fewer artifacts
    • IRC I, II, and III included
    Imager
    • Link-band functionality added
    • Stereoize mode for widening monaural information
    • Antiphase prevention
    • Integrated vectorscope and correlation meter
    • Stereo-width spectrum view
    Equalizer
    • Surgical mode
    • Baxandall, proportional Q, band shelf, and high- / low-shelf filter shapes
    • Mid/Side mode
    • Match EQ for matching and approximating reference material
    • Additional post-equalizer module
    Dynamic EQ
    • Mid/side mode
    • Auto-scale mode
    Exciter Module
    • Independent, per-band exciter modes—use tape on low-end and retro on high-mids, for example
    • Bands now linkable
    • Triode and dual-triode modes
    • Retro, tape, warm, and tube modes
    Dynamics Module
    • Learn mode for crossover points
    • Adaptive release mode for smoother compression without pumping and breathing
    • Mid/side mode
    Additional Features
    • Custom presets
    • Standalone application with sample-rate conversion technology
    • Multiband modes
    • Dither
    • I/O section
    • Audition panel
    • Undo history
    • Seamless bypass mode
    • Customizable signal chain
    • Third-party plug-in hosting
  • Neutron 2 Mixing Software with Track Assistant (Full Version, Download)

    Available for download, iZotope Neutron 2 is a channel-strip plug-in designed for mixing music and audio-post production. Like its predecessor, Neutron 2 provides a compressor, equalizer, exciter, transient shaper, and a limiter, as well as the frequency-masking meter and the track-assistant feature. Many of these features have been improved upon, and several new elements have been introduced to make your mixing session a more intuitive and gratifying enterprise.

    Take the new Visual Mixer, for instance. This separate module included with the plug-in gives you a visual picture of your mix; any element you process with Neutron 2 can be manipulated across this visual plane, which gives you a graphical indicator not unlike an XY matrix. Move a track from the left to the right, and you are essentially panning that track from the left to the right. Move the track up and down and dictate its overall level within the visual framework. Each element represented in this pictorial overlay is encapsulated in a sort of bubble; grab the handles of this bubble and pull it outwards or inwards to manipulate its overall stereo width. This tool is meant to benefit Neutron as an ecosystem, promoting integration between tracks boasting Neutron, and allowing you to position them without navigating through windows, fader banks, and other potential hindrances.

    In addition to the UI improvements, which include a more intuitive layout—making features like the masking meter easier to use—Neutron 2 has also improved many of the machine-learning algorithms which made the original Neutron handy in the first place; the track assistant, for instance, now allows you to set ratios, thresholds, and time constants for the dynamic processes. The functionality of the exciter has been expanded as well. Now you can set the drive and blend of the harmonic distortion when it analyzes your track.

    Track Assistant also gives you a range of potential options for its custom-created presets. When you first turn it on, a menu asks you what style options you'd like (balanced, warm, and upfront) as well as intensity choices (low, medium, and high). You can tell the algorithm what the instrument is or choose auto-detect. If you choose auto-detect, a new detection mode is implemented to identify the instrument (pianos, for example). Instrument and dialogue detection have also been improved. When Track Assistant is finished processing, it gives you the ability to accept or reject the custom-created channel setting.

    Another new module is a multiband noise gate with hysteresis. It has musical controls for eliminating unwanted, extraneous signals in a natural manner. You’ll find a soft-saturation option attached to the equalizer, two different multiband compressors, the exciter and transient shaper, and a low-latency true-peak limiter.

    Utility options abound that improve the work-flow. All multiband processors can be switched into single-band, and controls below the I/O section allow you to monitor in mono, flip the polarity to affect stereo panning, increase the width on both the left and right channels, and swap left/right channels as desired. Below the utility controls, you’ll find the Neutrino section, which helps you maintain the clarity, focus, and separation of individual tracks across your mix by means of three controls. This software is compatible with Windows and Mac platforms. It can operate in AAX, RTAS, VST 3, VST 3, and AU formats.

    Key Features at a Glance

    Improved Track Assistant
    • Automatically detects instrument types (guitar, vocals/dialogue, bass, drums, piano)
    • Creates custom starting points based on your specific audio tracks
    • Offers three styles of processing and levels of intensity
    • Adds Neutrino's Spectral Shaping to help maintain focus and clarity
    • Intelligently places EQ nodes and creates an EQ curve
    • Adjusts settings for signal flow, including single or multiband processing
    • Uses algorithms to intelligently place crossovers in multiband modes 
    • Automatic selection of compressor styles (digital or vintage) as well as setting assignments (threshold, attack, release, and ratio) 
    • Selects Exciter algorithm blend and dials in a custom amount as per the audio's needs
    • Sets threshold in Transient Shaper
    • Improved instrument/dialogue detection
    Visual Mixer Plug-In
    • Control volume, pan, and stereo width
    • View sonic activity with node metering
    • Create snapshots of your mix
    • Automatic track labeling from your DAW (requires AAX, AU, or VST3 support)
    • Select, show, and hide tracks
    Gate Module New to Neutron 2
    • Analog-style hysteresis
    • Three bands of gating
    • Hold function
    • Learn function
    • Multiband mode
    Masking Meter
    • Visually identifies which frequencies are being perceptually masked by another track, helping you to make intelligent EQ decisions
    • Adjusts both the selected track and masking track’s EQ settings from within the same plug-in 
    • Identifies frequency-masking trouble spots over time using the histogram
    Neutrino
    • Based on iZotope’s spectral shaping technology
    • Uses simplified controls to influence clarity and detail over elements of your mix
    • Intended to enhance, in a subtle manner, the separation and focus of individual instruments
    • CPU efficient 
    Equalizer
    • Up to 12 EQ bands 
    • Static or Dynamic functionality per node
    • Analog-style soft-saturation mode (switchable)
    • Side-chain functionality for Dynamic nodes
    • Flat LP/HP, Resonant LP/HP, Analog lo/hi shelf, Baxandall bass/treble, Vintage lo/hi shelf, Prop Q, and Band shelf
    • Multiple frequency scale types: Linear, Mel, Log, Extended Log, Flat Log
    • Adjust both the lead track and masking track's EQ settings from within the same plug-in
    • Piano-roll overlay
    Compressor
    • Modern or vintage compression modes (i.e., clean or colorful)
    • Single or multiband modes
    • Threshold and crossover frequency auto-learn
    • Peak, RMS, or transparent true-envelope detection
    • Program dependent auto-release
    • Internal or external side-chain per band
    • Analog (zero-latency) or hybrid (transparent) crossovers
    Transient Shaper
    • 3 Global Modes (Precise, Balanced, Loose)
    • 3 Contour Shapes (Sharp, Medium, and Smooth)
    • Single or multiband
    • Crossover frequency auto-learn
    • Analog (zero-latency) or hybrid (transparent) crossovers
    Exciter
    • 3 global modes to fine-tune saturation color (Full, Defined, Clean)
    • 4 saturation types (Tube, Warm, Tape, & Retro), blendable at will
    • Single or multiband
    • Crossover frequency auto-learn
    • Analog (zero-latency) or hybrid (transparent) crossovers 
    Improved I/O Section
    • Input/output metering
    • Stereo width and panning controls
    • Sum-to-mono button
    • Swap channels button
    • Phase invert button
    • Delay offset
    • Intuitive limiter with three styles and ceiling control
    Audio-Post Workflow Enhancements
    • True-peak limiter suitable for BS.1770-4 compliance
  • Ozone 8 Mastering Software (Full Version, Download)
    Supported Operating Systems OS X 10.8.5 to macOS 10.12.6
    Windows 7 to10
    Supported Hosts Pro Tools 10 to 12, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, Cubase 9, FL Studio 12, REAPER 5, Reason 9.5, Bitwig Studio 2, Studio One 3, Nuendo 7, Sonar, Digital Performer
    Supported Plug-In Formats AAX (64-bit Real-time and 64-bit AudioSuite), RTAS (32-bit Real-time), DPM (32-bit AudioSuite), VST 2, VST 3, AU
  • Neutron 2 Mixing Software with Track Assistant (Full Version, Download)
    Supported Operating Systems OS X 10.8.5 to macOS 10.12.6
    Windows 7 through 10
    Supported Hosts Pro Tools 10 through 12, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, Cubase 9, FL Studio 12, REAPER 5, Reason 9.5, Bitwig Studio 2, Studio One 3, Nuendo 7, Sonar, Digital Performer
    Supported Plug-In Formats AAX (64-bit Real-time and 64-bit AudioSuite), RTAS (32-bit Real-time), DPM (32-bit AudioSuite), VST 2, VST 3, AU
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