iZotope Music Production Suite 2 - Audio Production Plug-In Bundle (Educational Edition, Download)

iZotope Music Production Suite 2 - Audio Production Plug-In Bundle (Educational Edition, Download)

iZotope Music Production Suite 2 - Audio Production Plug-In Bundle (Educational Edition, Download)

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  • Includes RX 7 Standard for Audio Repair
  • Includes Nectar 3 for Vocal Mixing
  • Includes VocalSynth 2
  • Talkboxes, Vocoders & More
  • Includes Neutron 2 Advanced
  • For Mixing Instruments with Ease
  • Includes Ozone 8 Advanced for Mastering
  • Includes Insight 2 Metering
  • Includes Tonal Balance Control
  • Frequency Meter with Reference Targets
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NOTE: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified students, faculty/staff, and accredited academic institutions only. Proof of current educational status is required. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us prior to purchasing.

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iZotope Music Production Suite 2 overview

  • 1Description

Designed for pro-audio people who want to produce, mix, and master their own music, Music Production Suite 2 packages many different pieces of software together, making them available for download in one easy bundle. Included is Nectar 3, a vocal channel strip tailored toward making your vocals sound the best they can. You also get VocalSynth 2, which can transform your vocals into synthesizers and vice versa. Talkboxes, vocoders, and more are available from VocalSynth 2.

For the rest of your instruments, Neutron 2 Advanced's channel strip with EQ, compression, gating, masking meter, and mixing assistant will come in handy to simplify the mixing process. For the mastering stage, iZotope provides Ozone 8, a suite with all the tools you need to process competitive masters ready for streaming or download.

Ozone 8 already has good level metering, but for a complete picture, iZotope has included: Tonal Balance Control, a specialized spectrum analyzer with reference targets; and Insight 2, which provides comprehensive metering for levels, phase correction, and more. Should you find clicks, pops, or other noises that you may want to repair, RX 7 Standard can help you restore damaged, noisy audio to pristine condition.

Note: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified students, faculty/staff, and accredited academic institutions only. Proof of current educational status is required. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us prior to purchasing.

  • RX 7 Standard Audio Restoration and Enhancement Software (Educational Edition, Download)

    Available for download, iZotope RX 7 Standard is the latest update to iZotope's audio repair software, which is considered a staple for recording, mastering, and audio-for-video post-processing. The software can operate either as a standalone application or as a plug-in for both Mac and Windows based DAWs and NLEs. From fixing common audio problems like noises, distortions, and inconsistent recordings to repairing severely damaged audio using Spectral Repair, RX can transform previously unusable audio into something usable.

    The standard edition of RX 7 takes nearly all the modules provided in RX 6 Standard and implements a graphic overhaul more in line with iZotope's current aesthetic. You'll also find several new processes sure to help out in audio-restoration contexts, including Variable Time, Variable Pitch, Music Rebalance, and the Repair Assistant. 

    Variable Time lets you change the time stretch of an audio selection without affecting its pitch, while Variable Pitch does the opposite, allowing you to adjust the pitch of an audio selection without negatively impacting its duration. Previously, these processes were combined into one module. 

    Music Rebalance analyzes a full mix of music and allows you to rebalance the levels of its bass, vocals, drums, and harmonic content, doing so with four dedicated sliders. Do you have a bit of background music whose vocal line interferes with the dialogue? Use the Music Rebalance module to lower the offending vocal. Need to beef up the bass in an anemic mix that came your way? Use this tool to emphasize the bass with the bass slider. 

    Repair Assistant takes the concept behind iZotope's Mixing and Mastering Assistants and applies them to the restoration of audio. Simply select the audio you need to process, click on the Repair Assistant button, and let the program analyze your audio. It will offer you three options for processing (light, medium, and aggressive), and you can choose among them after auditioning each one. Next, hit render, and the Repair Assistant will automatically fix the issue.

    All the tools work as they did in earlier versions of RX, allowing you to paint away audio problems on the spectrogram, as does the Module Chain, which reduces the number of mouse clicks required for using a series of processes. Many algorithms which did not provide real-time preview now do, which makes working a bit faster. 

    High-quality re-sampling and dithering are once again provided, as is batch processing. A detailed spectrum analyzer detects peaks automatically, and a suite of automatic, intelligent modules reduces manual tasks in the audio production workflow. RX 7 can be used as a standalone audio editor (including standalone but connected to your host via RX Connect, or as your DAW's audio editor, in the case of Logic Pro), and much of it can be used as a suite of plug-ins. 

    Note: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified students, faculty/staff, and accredited academic institutions only. Proof of current educational status is required.

    New Modules and Features

    Variable Time
    Adjust the time-stretch amount of an audio selection without altering its pitch.
    Variable Pitch
    Adjust the pitch of an audio selection while preserving the time and length.
    Music Rebalance
    Identify vocals, bass, percussion, and other instruments in a mix, and adjust the gain for each element. Isolate or remove vocals. This module is also available as an AudioSuite plug-in.
    Repair Assistant
    Repair Assistant is an intelligent tool that detects noise, clipping, clicks, and more, allowing you to solve audio-restoration issues quickly and effectively. After analyzing any snippet of audio you select, it will provide three different options for processing, and let you make the ultimate choice.

    General Features

    Composite View
    Composite View allows you to edit and apply processing to 16 individual audio tracks as if they were one, easily addressing audio issues that appear across multiple microphones.
    De-bleed
    Working across multiple tracks, the De-bleed module reduces the leakage of one signal into another. De-bleed can help reduce or eliminate bleed from headphones, click tracks, multiple mics with small amounts of cross bleed, and even some drum bleed issues.
    De-ess
    The De-ess plug-in and module attenuates or reduces sibilance (the harsh high-frequency sounds that come from S, F, X, SH, and soft C sounds). Two modes for handling sibilance are provided. Classic Mode detects sibilants and attenuates them with a broadband gain envelope. Spectral Mode is more transparent, intelligent, and frequency-specific and only attenuates the high frequencies where sibilance is most active, leaving the lower frequencies untouched.
    Mouth De-click
    The Mouth De-click module has been finely tuned to detect and reduce mouth noises such as clicks and lip smacks—many listeners' worst nightmare. It's designed for use on longer audio selections, but it can also be used to remove individual clicks.
    Breath Control
    The Breath Control module intelligently detects breaths in dialogue or vocal recordings and suppresses them. Removing and reducing breaths in recordings can be a time-consuming process for dialogue editors and music producers. Breath Control can help reduce the time spent on repetitive editing without sacrificing audio quality.
    Voice De-noise
    The zero-latency Voice De-noise has been designed to focus on dialogue and sung vocal treatment. Voice De-noise has an Adaptive mode that can adjust to a changing noise floor in real time, making it ideal for dialogue denoising. Also added are optimization modes for dialogue and music. When optimized for music, Voice De-noise excels at attenuating unwanted background noise from like air conditioners and street noise from sung vocals in apartment recording situations.
    Key Features at a Glance
    • De-plosive eliminates every plosive from any dialogue track with transparency
    • Leveler smooths any volume inconsistencies with an automatic clip gain envelope; leveler optimized for dialogue using intelligent De-breath and De-ess algorithms
    • Instant Process tool is a one-click eraser for removing unwanted coughs, scene-interrupting sirens, etc.
    • Module Chain can process multiple modules at once, save your customized chains as presets, and execute them all with a single click, enhancing workflow and reducing mouse clicks
    • Sync and integrate the RX Audio Editor with any DAW or NLE timeline using RX Connect
    • Pro Tools support for clip-by-clip and handles, which preserves the boundaries of clips, allowing for simpler picture changes
    • Corrective EQ for removing harsh high frequencies, whines, rumbles, resonances, and distortion artifacts, and for accurately honing in on any problem frequency areas
    • Sixty problem-oriented presets across several modules
    • Signal Generator creates accurate test tones, calibration tones for post-production delivery specs, bleep tones for eliminating obscenities in dialogue
    • Markers and regions (search) provide greater flexibility for those longer edits, with the ability to perform text based searches of any markers, regions, and comments in the metadata of the audio
    • Turn flawed audio into usable material by removing noises, distortions, and more
    • Edit audio with visual editing techniques using precision drawing tools, such as a brush and magic wand
    • Salvage unusable material by filling in audio gaps instantly with Spectral Repair
    • Seamlessly integrates with audio or video editing software, both as a standalone application or plug-in
    • EQ Match allows for quickly learning the EQ of a source audio clip and applying that EQ curve to a target audio clip, enabling sonic balance and smooth transitions between multiple audio sources with different EQ qualities
    • Ambience Match for matching the environment noise of two different audio recordings
    • Learn the ambient noise from a source audio clip and apply it to another audio clip, and create long sections of constant ambient noise to insert under inconsistent dialogue recordings
    • Loudness module processes whole program mixes or segments to comply with international industry standards, ensuring mixes never fail network specifications
    • High-quality resampling using the SRC sample rate conversion algorithm
    • Reduce bit resolution for final delivery of a project without sacrificing quality with the MBIT+ Dither algorithm
    • Rebuild distorted audio caused by analog and digital overload, and get through projects faster with the automatic Suggest feature
    • Spectrum Analyzer delivers a detailed spectral display that detects peaks automatically
    • Adaptive Hum Removal notches out fundamental hum frequencies that may change over time, like when recording a shot in multiple locations
    • Non-destructive Clip Gain allows for easily adjusting and balancing the volume of vocals and instrumentals
    • Export marker regions as files
    • Metadata display (see ID3 tags and broadcast WAV metadata like source Timecode, etc.)
    • Time-reverse audio
    • Updated timeline ruler that displays original recorded source Timecode
    • Movable tabs
    • Full-screen support for Mac
  • VocalSynth 2 - Vocal Resynthesis and Harmony Generation Software (Educational Edition, Download)

    Featuring a complete graphical redesign and a whole new voice-modeling module, iZotope VocalSynth 2 is a tool designed to transform an input signal—usually a vocal—into a creative, synthetic sound. An instance of this plug-in provides access to five separate vocal engines. You get the four modules from the original Vocalsynth (Vocoder, Talkbox, Polyvox, & Compuvox), and a whole new one called Biovox.

    Biovox utilizes scientific modeling of the human vocal tract, allowing you to change aspects like formants, vowel shapes, and nasality in a smooth manner. Use Biovox for subtly-changed vocal doubles when you've only got a single vocal track, or utilize this module as an eccentric sound-design tool.

    The effects section has been updated to provide better sound quality, and two new stompbox-style modules have been added to the mix: Chorus and Ring Mod, the latter also serving as an idiosyncratic tremolo effect. As with the previous version of VocalSynth, you can use the plug-in in various modes, including Auto Mode (requiring no MIDI or sidechaining), MIDI Mode (imparting the consonants, formants, and vowels of a sidechain inpun upon the MIDI synth); and Sidechain Mode (applying the quality of the vocal to an audio source, say a guitar for example).

    This plug-in also allows for inter-communication between iZotope plug-ins, meaning you can seamlessly integrate VocalSynth 2 with Neutron 2, Ozone 8, and Tonal Balance Control. VocalSynth 2 can be seen and manipulated within Neutron 2's Visual Mixer and Masking Meter as well. This software is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms, and supports AU, VST, and AAX formats.

    Note: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified students, faculty/staff, and accredited academic institutions only. Proof of current educational status is required. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us prior to purchasing.

    5 Vocal Processing Engines
    VocalSynth 2 provides separate engines for Vocoder, Talkbox, Polyvox, Compuvox, and now Biovox. Use any of these to emulate the tones of classic records or to achieve something truly new.
    Stompbox Style Effects
    VocalSynth 2's effects include two brand new pedal-style effects: Chorus and Ring Mod with a tremolo effect. Now drag to re-order all seven effects including an improved Shred with sequencer as well as Distort, Filter, Transform, and Delay.
    3 Modes
    VocalSynth 2 is built to be flexible, giving you three ways to interact and create: Auto Mode, MIDI Mode, and Sidechain Mode.
    Inter-Plugin Communication
    Use VocalSynth 2 within Neutron 2's Visual Mixer and Masking Meter, as well as Tonal Balance Control for a bird's eye view of your music production at all times.
    Improvements Over Original
    Improvements have been made to the Vocoder module, as well as Talkbox, Polyvox, and Compuvox. These improve usability, CPU utilization, and sound quality.
  • Insight 2 - Metering & Audio Analysis Plug-In for Music & Post Production (Educational Edition, Download)

    Available for download, iZotope Insight 2 is an update to their renowned metering software and comprises a set of tools designed for post-production and broadcast applications. Insight 2 provides an extensive set of audio analysis and metering tools that can help you visualize the changes made during mixing and mastering. These meters can be essential for troubleshooting problematic mixes, as well as ensuring compliance with broadcast loudness standards.

    Fully customizable and scalable, Insight 2 allows you to visually monitor all the relevant information from your mono, stereo, or multichannel mix in a convenient floating window. This window has been redesigned and updated to provide a sleek look more in concert with iZotope's current design scheme. Also, the GUI is now resizable: it can encompass a full screen or just one tiny meter floating in the corner of your DAW. Thus, the metering can be adapted to suit your workflow as it changes.

    Insight 2 visually guides you throughout the mixing process, empowering you to look deeper into your audio with intelligent analysis tools and real-time monitoring capabilities. Loudness meters are clearly visible with color-coded readouts for short-term, momentary, and integrated values. Multichannel RMS metering is on hand, as is sound-field monitoring, a loudness history graph, a spectrum analyzer (for frequency content), a customizable spectrogram, and a new addition to the family: the Intelligibility Meter.

    This tool works in conjunction with iZotope's new Relay module to help you see, at a glance, whether or not dialogue is intelligible over the rest of the mix. Simply put Relay on your mix, and track the results in the meter. With an easy-to-read scale, you will discover if your dialogue's intelligibility will translate to other listening environments. You can even choose listening environments to check if the dialogue will read well over moderately noisy or severely noisy confines. 

    The included Relay module facilitates intercommunication with compatible iZotope products as well as the ability to monitor the output of audio affected by third-party plug-ins; the latter function is accomplished by instantiating Relay as the last plug-in in your chain. The module itself has multiple useful features, including delay offset, phase invert, sum-to-mono, L/R swap, and high-pass filtering. 

    Fully compliant with EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-1/2/3/4, ATSC A/85, OP-59, and other current standards, Insight 2 provides the tools you need to be confident that your audio meets regulations. It is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms, and operates in AU, AAX, AAX-AS, RTAS, DPM-AS, VST2, and VST3. 

    Note: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified students, faculty/staff, and accredited academic institutions only. Proof of current educational status is required.

    Updated Look and Feel
    Insight 2 has an updated design that matches the rest of the iZotope family. Important metering targets have been emphasized to make the metering suite easier to read at a glance.
    Resizable
    Now you can easily resize individual meters in the main window by clicking and dragging between two meter frames. Also, the main window can be resized to be as small as the smallest meter, or to take up the whole screen.
    Customize Your Layout
    Insight 2 is customizable and flexible to suit your workflow. Select one of the many Layouts designed for specific post- and music-production settings.
    Intelligibility Meter
    This meter provides guidance on whether dialogue is likely to be overshadowed by the loudness of the rest of your mix. Using iZotope Relay or other compatible plug-ins, Insight 2 takes information from your dialogue track and gives you recommendations on where your dialogue should be when compared to the rest of the elements. Select among different target listening environments that range from low to high noise. This will help you check how your dialogue will translate to different listeners in different spaces.
    Multichannel support
    Analyze audio in surround sound up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2
  • Ozone 8 Advanced - Mastering Software (Academic Edition, Download)

    Available for download, iZotope Ozone 8 Advanced 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.

    Take the new Master Assistant, for instance. After you select this task, a window will pop up asking you “what are you going for?” From here, you’re 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 allows you to target a specific example of your own selection and match it for tonal consistency and level. Next, a window asks you for your desired intensity, with each choice dictating a different framework for compression, EQ, and ultimate loudness. After the algorithm listens to a portion of your song (iZotope playing the loudness 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 will be applied.

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

    A new module has been introduced into the Ozone ecosystem. Called Spectral Shaper, this module is designed to tame, smoothen, and otherwise sculpt particularly harsh bands of a mix. This module is useful for taming harsh hi-hats in a mix, de-essing a sibilant vocal within the context of a stereo track, smooth out the attack of an acoustic guitar in a folk tune, and more. The module utilizes three sliders to control tone, attack, and release, as well as a threshold control, a frequency-band selector, intensity selectors, the ability to solo the frequency band in question, and to listen/home in on the spectral shaping effect apart from the mix.

    Included with Ozone 8 Advanced is a Tonal Balance Control plug-in that provides an intuitive and adjustable frequency analysis over your whole master. It's designed to help you balance the frequencies of your track, ensuring it's commensurate with tonal profiles of modern, vintage, or orchestral music. You can also upload your own reference tracks into Tonal Balance Control and aim to match those. On the low end, a crest factor meter is provided to make sure you don't over-compress the bass frequencies. Within the plug-in, you can call up and tweak equalizers in any instance of Ozone 8 or Neutron 2 across your mix. This gives you a new level of control and inter-connectivity across the iZotope ecosystem. 

    Changes have been made to Ozone’s popular IRC IV algorithm in the maximizer module to promote low-latency implementation, as well as to improve the low-end response to the limiter, which results in a smoother limiting with fewer artifacts. Also 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. All of the vintage modules from Ozone 7 are included, with improvements made to the compressor under the hood. 

    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.

    Note: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified students, faculty/staff, and accredited academic institutions only. Proof of current educational status is required.

    Key Features at a Glance

    Master Assistant
    • Create intelligent presets for your masters
    • Tailor masters for various destinations (Streaming, CD, Track Referencing)
    Tonal Balance Control Module
    • Intuitive frequency meter for mastering
    • Broad or fine view panels
    • Control EQ of any Ozone 8 or Neutron 2 module in your mix
    • Three tonal presets
    • Low-end crest factor meter monitors if your bass frequencies are over-compressed
    • Import a reference track or a folder of reference tracks for matching frequency-balance
    Track Referencing
    • Intelligent track segmentation; Ozone 8 automatically places markers where it thinks different sections occur, yet you can manipulate 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
    Spectral Shaper Module
    • Smooth out harsh frequencies to better balance sibilance, unpleasant hi-hats, and more
    • Flexible frequency selection
    • Listen and solo options
    • Available as a plug-in
    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
    • Available as a plug-in
    Imager
    • Link-band functionality added
    • Stereoize mode for widening monaural information
    • Antiphase prevention
    • Integrated vectorscope and correlation meter
    • Stereo-width spectrum view
    • Available as a plug-in
    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
    • Available as a module and plug-in
    • Additional post-equalizer module and plug-in
    Dynamic EQ
    • Mid/side mode
    • Auto-scale mode
    • Available as a plug-in
    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
    • Available as a plug-in
    Dynamics Module
    • Learn mode for crossover points
    • Adaptive release mode for smoother compression without pumping and breathing
    • Mid/side mode
    • Available as plug-in
    Vintage Compressor
    • Tames dynamics in a manner more reminiscent of analog hardware
    • Improved ballistics and sound quality
    • Mid/side mode
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Vintage Tape Module
    • Approximates the harmonic characteristics and behaviors of analog tape
    • New 7.5 IPS setting
    • 15 and 30 IPS setting
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Vintage Limiter
    • Provides limiting in a manner reminiscent of analog hardware
    • Tube, analog, and modern modes
    • Threshold and ceiling link
    • True-peak limiting
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Vintage EQ
    • Provides equalization in a manner similar to pultec-style EQs
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Additional Features
    • Custom presets
    • Standalone application with sample-rate conversion technology
    • Multiband modes
    • Codec preview: audition the sound through MP3 or AAC codecs
    • Dither
    • I/O section
    • Audition panel
    • Undo history
    • Seamless bypass mode
    • Customizable signal chain
    • Third-party plug-in hosting
  • Neutron 2 Advanced - Mixing Software with Track Assistant (Educational Edition, Download)

    Available for download, iZotope Neutron 2 Advanced is a channel-strip plug-in designed for mixing music and audio-post production. Like its predecessor, Neutron 2 Advanced 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 modules have been improved upon, and several new elements have been introduced to making your mixing session a more intuitive, 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 track using Neutron 2 Advanced or the Mix Tap plug-in (explained later) can be manipulated across an intuitive, visual plane, giving you a graphical indicator not unlike an XY matrix. Move a track from the left to the right, and you are panning that track from the left to the right. Move the track up and down to dictate its sonic level within the visual framework. Each element represented in this pictorial overlay is encapsulated in a node; grab the handles of this node and pull it outwards or inwards to manipulate the element's overall stereo width. This tool is meant to benefit Neutron as an ecosystem, promoting integration between tracks boasting Neutron 2 or the Mix Tap plug-in, and allowing you to carve space without navigating through windows, fader banks, and other potential hindrances.

    As for the Mix Tap plug-in, the concept behind that is relatively straight-forward: perhaps you don’t want to load Neutron on a relatively unimportant track in your mix, but would still like to manipulate that element within the Visual Mixer. If that’s the case, simply instantiate Mix Tap on the track, and it will now interface with the Visual Mixer—but it doesn’t stop there: Mix Tap also lets you integrate non-Neutron tracks with iZotope’s Tonal Balance Control Plug-in and the Masking Meter to better implement frequency changes throughout your mix.

    This leads us nicely into the Tonal Balance Control plug-in, included with Neutron 2 Advanced. Tonal Balance Control provides an intuitive and adjustable frequency analysis over your whole mix. It's designed to help you ensure a frequency profile commensurate with the norms of modern, vintage, or orchestral music. You can also upload your own reference tracks into Tonal Balance Control and aim to match those. On the low end, a crest factor meter is provided to make sure you don't over-compress the bass frequencies. Within the plug-in, you can call up and tweak equalizers in any instance of Neutron 2 or Ozone 8 across your mix. This gives you a new level of control and inter-connectivity across the iZotope ecosystem.

    A new module has also been added into the fray, one that is sure to come in handy: a multiband noise gate with hysteresis, which also sports musical controls for eliminating unwanted, extraneous signals in a natural manner. 

    In addition to the UI improvements, which include a more intuitive layout—making features like the masking meter easier to use—Neutron 2 Advanced 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 has the ability to set time constants for the dynamic processes. The functionality of the exciter has been expanded so that now you can set the drive and blend of the harmonic distortion when it analyses your track. Track Assistant also gives you a range of potential options for its custom-created presets. When first firing it up, a menu will ask you what you’re going for, giving you style options (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 the latter, know that a new detection mode has been implemented to identify pianos. When it’s done processing, the Track Assistant gives you the ability to accept or reject the custom-created channel setting.

    More options abound which improve work-flow and creativity. For instance, you’ll find a soft-saturation option attached to the equalizer. 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, increase the width on both the left and right channels, and swap them. Below these 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 AudioUnit formats.

    Note: This product is an educational discounted version. As such, it is only available to qualified students, faculty/staff, and accredited academic institutions. Proof of current educational status is required. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us prior to purchasing.

    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
    • Automatic 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 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
    Tonal Balance Control Plug-In
    • Intuitive frequency meter for mastering
    • Broad or fine view panels
    • Control EQ of any Ozone 8 or Neutron 2 module in your mix
    • Three tonal presets
    • Low-end crest factor meter monitors if your bass frequencies are over-compressed
    • Import a reference track or a folder of reference tracks for matching frequency-balance 
    Mix Tap Plug-In
    • Route any track to Visual Mixer
    • Route any track to Tonal Balance Control
    • Route any track to Masking Meter
    • High-pass filter
    • Delay offset
    • Phase invert
    • Sum to mono
    • Swap channels
    Gate Module New to Neutron 2
    • Analog-style hysteresis
    • Three bands of gating
    • Hold function
    • Learn function
    • Multiband mode
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Masking Meter
    • Visually identifies which frequencies are being perceptually masked by another track, thus helping you to make intelligent EQ decisions
    • Adjusts both the selected track and masking track’s EQ settings from within the same plug-in GUI 
    • 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, Proportional 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 GUI
    • Piano-roll overlay
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    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
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    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
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    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 
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    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
    • Surround support up to 7.1
    • LFE bypass-toggle for each module and limiter
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    Windows
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  • Neutron 2 Advanced - Mixing Software with Track Assistant (Educational Edition, 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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