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iZotope’s VocalSynth2 is Coming Soon

iZotope announced that VocalSynth 2 and a new iZotope Creative Suite are “coming soon”. They put together a video that gives a first look at VocalSynth 2, including the new user interface, the brand new Biovox module, the enhanced and rebuilt Shred effect, and more.

This month, we’re celebrating and enabling creativity. We’ve been cooking up something here at iZo HQ, and we’re thrilled to announce two exciting updates to our creative product line: VocalSynth2 and the iZotope Creative Suite, featuring seven of our innovative software tools to invigorate your music productions.

Improvements have been made across the board in VocalSynth2, including a new module, new and improved effects, deeper control and customization for every module, inter-plugin communication capabilities that work with Ozone 8 and Neutron 2, enhanced stereo processing functionality, and optimizations in sound quality and performance.

Some features include:

Biovox – A new module that models the physics and sounds of the human vocal tract. Use it to adjust human vocal characteristics like nasality, vowel shapes, and formants for a smooth, textural vocal treatment.

A Stompbox Playground – For VocalSynth2, iZotope focused on improving sound quality and adding deeper control across the plug-in. They added advanced controls in all modules, including access to Vocoder band controls, per module, Oscillator presets, and per module panning and filters.

Inter-Plugin Communication – For existing Music Production Suite, O8N2, Ozone 8, or Neutron 2 customers, iZotope added the ability to see VocalSynth2 in Neutron 2’s Masking Meter and Visual Meter, as well as in Tonal Balance Control.

The iZotope Creative Suite is a collection of iZotope’s most exciting, inspiring products, focused on creative workflows for music production and sound design. Included in the Creative Suite are VocalSynth2. Iris 2, Trash 2 Expanded, BreakTweaker Expanded, Stutter Edit, DDLY, and Mobius Filter.

Enter the Spire “New Year New Gear” Sweepstakes

The Spire “New Year New Gear” sweepstakes is sponsored by iZotope. You must enter by January 31, 2018. The sweepstakes is giving away over $1,300 of new gear.

There are two ways to enter the “New Year New Gear” sweepstakes. The first is to purchase a Spire Studio by January 31, 2017.

The other way is to sign up for the Spire Newsletter mailing list. To do that, you need to enter your email address into the box on the sweepstakes website. The newsletters will include tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your songwriting in 2018.

Those who enter the sweepstakes, by either of those two methods, will be automatically entered to win the “New Year New Gear” prize packages worth over $1,300.

Grand Prize ($800 value) – Fender Classic ’50s Stratocaster with gig bag.

Second Prize ($400 value) – Traveler CL-3EQ Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar with gig bag

Third Prize ($168 value) – Kala Pacific Walnut Series Concert Ukulele with gig bag

As always, anyone who enters a sweepstakes should take the time to read the Terms & Conditions. Here are a few things to be aware of:

  • The Terms & Services call it the “Spire Sweepstakes”.
  • The Spire Sweepstakes ends on January 31, 2018, at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time).
  • The sweepstakes is open to legal residents who are 18 years of age or older. It appears the Terms & Conditions are talking about legal residents of the United States and Canada.
  • The winners of the sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Etnries received through the Promotion Period.
  • The winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on February 15, 2018.

Black Friday Special Sales are Up at iZotope

iZotope is obsessed with great sound. Their intelligent audio technology helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. For a limited time, iZotope is having a Black Friday sale. This sale will expire on November 30, 2017.

The sale you’ve been waiting for all year is now here. Get any of our new Elements plug-ins including Ozone Elementals (with Master Assistant), Neutron Elements (with Track Assistant), and RX Elements (with the RX Audio Editor and Voice De-noise) for only $29 each. Or, get all three as part of our new Elements Suite for only $79.

Ozone Elementals, Neutron Elements, and RX Elements are usually $129 each. The Elements Suite is usually $199.

If you already own one or more of iZotope’s products, you can save on iZotope bundles. To access these deals, you need to visit the iZotope website and log in to your account. This sale includes:

Mix & Master Bundle: Ozone 8 Standard+Neutron 2 Standard for any Standard product owner. It is on sale now for $199. (The regular price is $398)

O8N2 Bundle: Ozone 8 Advanced + Neutron 2 Advanced for any Standard product owner. It is on sale now for $399. (The regular price is $499)

O8N2 Bundle: Ozone 8 Advanced + Neutron 2 Advanced for any Advanced product owner. It is on sale for $299. (The regular price is $499)

Visit the iZotope website for more information, and to see what else is on sale.

iZotope Introduces Ozone 8 and Neutron 2

iZotope introduces the next evolution of mixing and mastering! Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 have game-changing features, including the ability to communicate with each other through the Tonal Balance Control plug-in.

For the first time, you can fix mix issues that hinder mastering and bridge the gap between the two workflows. Achieve tonally balanced, professional mixes and masters that sound great in any listening environment.

Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 are also packaged with a host of new features, including assistive technology, intelligent DSP, visual mixing, and many other enhancements. With advances in inter-plugin communication and machine learning, these are the most innovative music production tools we’ve ever released.

Ozone 8 is the industry’s most comprehensive mastering suite. Ozone 8 adds to its legacy by introducing new intelligent signal processing, spectral shaping, Tonal Balance Control, and more. It’s the smartest version of Ozone yet.

Neutron 2 provides a smarter way to mix. Achieve a clear, well-balanced mix with Neutron’s innovative new mixing and analysis tools. Control every aspect of your music, from the visual soundstage of your tracks to the tonal balance of your mix – all with iZotope’s award-winning digital signal processing.

Now through October 31, 2017, iZotope is offering introductory processing on their new music production lineup. If you own an iZotope product, you are eligible for a special discount on Neutron, Ozone, Music Production Suite, and the O8N2 Bundle. Visit the iZotope website for more details.

Get Ozone Imager from iZotope for Free

Founded in 2001, iZotope is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They are obsessed with great sound. Their intelligent audio technology helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft, rather than the tech behind it. Right now, iZotope is offering their Ozone Imager for free.

Ozone Imager is a free stereo imaging plug-in for your DAW or NLE. Born from Ozone’s legendary imaging technology, Ozone Imager can narrow or widen your stereo image with simple controls, stunning visuals, and incredible sound.

Make an impact with Ozone’s legendary Imaging technology. Add depth and width to mono or narrow mixes in Stereoize Mode for a fuller, wider, sound.

Receive immediate, intuitive feedback as you adjust to taste. An integrated Vectorscope and Correlation Meter give you precise feedback to help guide your mixing and mastering decisions,

System Requirements:

Operating Systems:
Mac: OS X 10.8.5 (Pro Tools 10 only), OS X 10.9 – macOS Sierra (10.12)
Windows: 7, 8 & 10

Plug-in Formats:
VST2, VST3, AudioUnit (Mac Only), AAX (Real-time & AudioSuite; 64-bit only), RTAS (Real-time & Audiosuite (DPM); 32-bit only)

iZotope Neutron Elements on Sale for a Limited Time

iZotope logoiZotope is a maker of world-class audio plugins. It’s worth jumping on any chance you might have to pick up new iZotope plugins, and this month, there’s a great opportunity to do just that.

iZotope’s suite of Neutron plugins is focused on producing better audio mixes:

Achieve unprecedented focus and clarity in your mixes with Neutron. This new mixing plug-in combines the latest innovations in analysis and metering with award-winning audio processing.

With powerful new features like Track Assistant and Masking Meter, Neutron helps you quickly reach an optimal starting point, clearly identify perceptual frequency collisions, and fully wield creative control over all your mix decisions.

iZotope offers three tiers of this plugin: Neutron Elements, Neutron, and Neutron Advanced. Neutron Elements is currently on sale for a limited time. Here are some features that can be found in Neutron Elements:

  • Channel-strip style workflow with over 200 professionally-designed presets
  • Instrument detection for guitar, bass, drums, and vocals/dialogue
  • Spectral shaping technology
  • Equalizer with static and dynamic modes
  • Compressor with clean modern or colorful vintage modes
  • Exciter with four blendable saturation types and three global modules to fine-tune saturation color
  • Transient shaper with three contour shapes and three global modes

iZotope Neutron Elements normally sells for $129 but is available now for $99 until June 30th.

iZotope’s Spire is a Multitrack Music Production App

Spire logoIt’s easier than ever to create multitrack music productions. Devices like portable recorders, smartphones, and tablets allow musicians to do everything from capture song ideas to produce full multitrack compositions almost anywhere.

It seems only logical that an established music-production software company like iZotope would take advantage of this modern portable recording landscape. And the company has done just that with the recent release of its multitrack music-production app, Spire.

iZotope’s Spire app allows users to record up to eight tracks with “professional polish.” Spire also allows users to edit tracks to tighten up productions and create seamless loops. Spire users can then mix those tracks by adjusting individual track volume and pan settings. Users can also choose between mono or stereo playback. And finally, multitrack creations made within Spire can be exported to other audio-production apps for enhanced processing, or they can be uploaded to external services for further sharing and storage options.

iZotope’s Spire app may sound impressive enough just based on its features alone. But the most remarkable thing about Spire might be its price, as Spire is completely free! No in-app purchases. No weird registration requirements. Just download the app, and get to work producing your next musical masterpiece.

iZotope RX Plugin Pack on Sale Now

iZotope logoiZotope makes some of the most versatile and useful audio production plugins available. The company offers its plugins in packages that range in price in order to make its products as accessible as possible. A few times a year, iZotope will sell some of its plugins at reduced prices. And one of those sales is on now.

The iZotope RX Plugin Pack is normally priced at $129. But for the next couple days, this bundle is being offered at 60% off, for a price of $49:

From hit records to Hollywood blockbusters, iZotope’s RX plug-ins have made it easy to quickly clean up audio from less-than-ideal recording scenarios. RX Plug-in Pack includes four essential audio reair plug-ins curated directly from iZotope’s award-winning RX software:

De-click Plug-in

Salvage great dialogue and vocal performances by removing the unintended clicks and other mouth noises that make their way through the pop screen. Treat continuous background clicks on old recordings and vinyl transfers.

De-hum Plug-in

Get rid of the electrical hum and line noise of ground loops and buzzes that can end up on multitrack recordings, and often only gets caught later in the process.

De-clip Plug-in

Salvage great performances by quickly reducing distortion on a vocal recording and cut down on the need for retakes. Repair digital and analog clipping artifacts to save single-take recordings—especially live shows, rehearsal recordings, and archival material.

Dialogue De-noise Plug-in

The zero-latency Dialogue De-noise real-time plug-in is the most powerful denoiser for working with any voice recordings: voiceover, podcast, sung vocals, and more.

These iZotope plugins are compatible with most modern versions of Windows and macOS. Available plugin formats include Native AAX 64 bit, RTAS 32 bit, Audiosuite DPM 32 bit, AU 32/64 bit, VST 2 32/64 bit, and VST 3. Check out iZotope’s “Master the Mix” store for special pricing on other iZotope products.

iZotope Offers Neutrino Spectral Shaping Plugin as Free Download

iZotope logoiZotope is well known in the media production space for its high-end processors and plugins. And while there are many iZotope fans who swear that the company’s products are worth every penny, it’s true that iZotope stuff doesn’t come cheap. That’s just one of the reasons it’s a newsworthy event when the company decides to give away a new plugin for free.

That’s exactly what iZotope is doing with Neutrino, a “spectral shaping” plugin:

Add that final polish to your mix with Neutrino, a free spectral shaping plug-in that offers a glimpse into iZotope’s newest mixing technology. Insert Neutrino on multiple tracks across your session to reveal a subtle amount of detail that can help elevate great mixes to a new level of refinement.

Neutrino is being released in VST, AU, AAX, and Audiosuite formats for both Windows and Mac. According to iZotope, the plugin is compatible with Logic Pro X.2, Ableton Live 9.5, Pro Tools 12.4, Pro Tools 11.3.1, Cubase Pro 8.5, REAPER 5.11, FL Studio 12.2, Studio One 3.1.1, and Pro Tools 10.3.1. It’s unclear if Neutrino is capable of running under other DAWs.

You’ll need to give up an e-mail address to get your free copy of Neutrino. It’s a small price to pay for what looks to be a pretty cool piece of software. Once you’ve filled out the download form, the iZotope website will give you your software serial number and automatically trigger the Neutrino download. You should also receive an e-mail from iZotope that contains your serial number along with a download link, just in case.

iZotope Offers Limited-Time Deals on Plugins

iZotope logoiZotope, the developer of popular high-end audio plugins like RX and Nectar, is running a special on some of its standalone products. The sale was launched as a way for iZotope to celebrate its Facebook page receiving 100,000 likes. The company is offering up to an 80% discount on some items. All of the plugins are priced at $100 each. Here’s a list of what’s available thru this special offer:

Insight Metering Suite: “Insight provides an extensive set of audio analysis and metering tools, perfect for visualizing changes made during mixing and mastering, troubleshooting problematic mixes, and ensuring compliance with broadcast loudness standards. Fully customizable and scalable, Insight allows you to visually monitor all relevant information from your mono, stereo or surround mix in a convenient floating window.”

BreakTweaker Expanded: “Make beats you’ve never heard before with BreakTweaker, a drum sculpting and beat sequencing instrument that blurs the line between rhythm and melody. Give your beats an ever-evolving depth that gets better the longer they play. Use rhythmic slicing to drive everything from pitched melodic lines to sweeping rhythmic overtures. BreakTweaker Expanded includes 4 Expansions including Modern Grooves by Black Octopus and Kicks & Snares by Beatport Sounds.”

Nectar 2 Standard: “Bring your vocal tracks to life with Nectar 2. Explore 11 powerful vocal production tools in one plug-in: Plate Reverb, FX, Pitch, Delay, De-Esser, Saturation, Compressors, Gate, Harmony, EQ, and Limiter. Whether you’re tracking or you’re mixing, Nectar 2 delivers professional vocals in an instant.”

Iris 2: “An inspiring sample-based synthesizer, Iris 2 combines the power of a sampler, the flexibility of a modular synth, and the fun of spectral filtering. Get started with 350+ expertly crafted Bass, Keys, Leads, Pads, and Rhythmic patches. Iris 2 comes with an 11 GB library of audio samples, a modern modulation system, classic filters, evocative effects, and more.”

The plugin sale can be found here. It currently has 9 days to go before it expires.