iZotope has introduced Dialogue Match. an all-new dialogue editing tool that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. Dialogue Match is exclusively for Pro Tools. At the time I am writing this blog post, Dialogue Match is on sale for $499.00. (The regular price is $599.00.)
Traditionally, the process of matching audio clips recorded in different environments or captured using different microphones required hours of EQ tweaking and reverb crafting – until now. With the ability to instantly learn and transfer reverb, EQ, and ambience content between audio files, Dialogue Match helps to maintain a sense of space and atmosphere between your scenes and keep your audience in the moment.
Dialogue Match Modules:
EQ: Dialogue Match uses iZotope’s powerful EQ matching mechanics in order to produce a comprehensive replica of your reference file’s spectral profile. Select a clip as a reference, then quickly match the tonal aspects of any piece of dialogue and apply it to another.
Reverb: Combining the latest innovations in iZotope machine learning with beloved Exponential Audio reverbs, Dialogue Match’s Reverb module is an industry first. By analyzing the reflections in your audio files, Dialogue Match instantly generates a matching reverb preset to place both files in the same virtual space.
Ambience: Dialogue Match leverages the power of RX’s ambience matching technology to capture and create a more comprehensive profile of your dialogue recordings. Achieve authentic noise floor parity across any number of audio files in two simple clicks.
iZotope has announced that they are offering Ozone Elements version 8 for free through October 2, 2019. The reason is because Ozone 9 is coming soon.
Ozone 9 is just around the corner, and to celebrate, Ozone Elements is free to keep forever – but this offer is only available until October 9, 2019. With an AI-powered Master Assistant, Ozone Elements is the quickest way to add final polish and loudness to your track.
Ozone Elements Version 8 includes:
Master Assistant: Let Ozone 8’s Master Assistant analyze your mix to suggest targets, signal chain, and processor settings so you can get back to what’s most important – adding your personal sonic signature.
Spectral Shaper: This module lets you apply frequency-specific excitement and dynamics. Whether used surgically or for broad strokes, Spectral Shaper offers endless sonic possibilities.
Inter-plugin Communication: Ozone, meet Neutron. Tonal Balance Control can also interact with Neutron instances in your projects, allowing you more immediate and flexible control over your mix and master.
Tonal Balance Control: This plug-in communicates with instances of Ozone in your session and lets you edit them within a single plug-in window. Quickly give your master a professional-sounding balance for any genre.
Ozone 9 is “coming soon”. There isn’t much information about it on the iZotope website at the time I am writing this blog post. A fifteen-second video, which is lovely and a bit mysterious, but lacks specific details.
You can celebrate Make Music Day with the iZotope Music Essentials Bundle. It is a $713 value, but is on sale for $49 USD through July 8, 2019.
In honor of Make Music Day we want to arm music-makers with great tools at an affordable price – while also giving back. For a limited time, we’re offering a special bundle with RX Elements, Neutron Elements, Nectar Elements, Ozone Elements, Trash 2, DDLY and Mobius Filter for only $49.
We’ll be donating a portion of the proceeds to three music-based charities: Last Night a DJ Saved My life, Women’s Audio Mission, and Musicians Without Borders.
iZotope Music Essentials Bundle includes:
- NEW Neutron Elements ($129 MSRP)
- Nectar Elements ($129 MSRP)
- Ozone Elements ($129 MSRP)
- RX Elements ($129 MSRP)
- Trash 2 ($99 MSRP)
- Mobius Filter ($49 MSRP)
- DDLY ($49 MSRP)
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life strives to connect the global dance music community with charitable action in support of children in crisis.
Women’s Audio Mission is a California-based nonprofit organization that uses the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women to attract over 2,000 underserved women and girls every year to creative technology studies.
Musicians Without Borders is the world’s pioneer in using music for peace building and social change.
Neutron 3 was recently launched by iZotope. It has some new things in it that can speed up your workflow and transform the way you mix. You can demo the new features in Neutron 3 for free for 10 days.
Neutron 3 brings your mix workflow into the 21st century, allowing you to use its 8 module plug-ins across your session, independent of the mothership. Easily build your own signal chain alongside your favorite audio plug-ins for the ultimate mixing experience – faster, even better sounding plug-ins in whatever configuration you like.
Here is some of what’s new in Neutron 3:
Mix Assistant is available in Neutron 4 Advanced. It gives you a solid starting point for your mix, so you don’t get lost tweaking levels. It listens to your track and provides suggested gain levels for all tracks in your session, automatically grouping tracks by instrument and a focus element of your choice. From there, you can adjust each group to get a roughly balanced mix, whether your working with 100 tracks or 10.
Sculptor is like having a per-band army of compressors and EQs working tirelessly to shape your track. It even talks to Track Enhance with Mix Assistant, (iZotope’s AI-powered mixing processor that helps pick a custom starting point for a track, or an initial level mix) to identify the instrument you’re working with and give real time feedback to shape the sound of your track.
Masking Meter is all grown up. With a convenient one-window display and smoother metering – which allows you to simultaneously boost and cut to carve space across two competing tracks – Masking Meter is now even better at helping you find and fix elements of your mix.
You can save $50 on Spire Studio during iZotope’s Gateway to Summer Sale. The sale will last though June 7, 2019. Spire Studio will continue to be available after the sale ends at the regular price.
Build songs wherever you go this summer with the intelligent wireless recording of Spire Studio – now $50 off. Easily capture your ideas with a built-in studio-quality mic, direct inputs for any instrument, and the Soundcheck feature to automatically set your input levels.
Pair Spire Studio with the Spire app to unlock even more tools, like creative effects and the Enhance feature to improve your song’s clarity and dynamics. Even export stems to a DAW for further production. Wherever summer leads you, be prepared for inspiration to strike with Spire Studio.
The Spire Studio app is available on Android and iOS. Layer up to 8 tracks and use the Spire app to add effects, clarity, and fullness to your sound. Visually mix your tracks, export to desktop, send to friends, and publish from within the app.
Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Dimensions: 4.8 x 4.4 x 3.4 inches
Inputs: 2 XLR/TS combo jacks, 48v Phantom Power
Outputs: Two headphones 1/8” outputs
Sample Rate/Bit Depth: 48 kHz/24-bit
Connection Type: Built-in Wi-Fi network
Power Supply: Universal power adapter
Battery: Internal rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: 4+ hours
Operating System: Android, iOS
iZotope, the experts in intelligent audio technology, announces the acquisition of the Exponential Audio product line. Exponential Audio is a leading company in digital reverb, best known for R4 PhoenixVerb Surround and Symphony. The company has become a mainstay for audio professionals in both music and audio post production.
Exponential Audio reverb plug-ins help audio engineers quickly and easily bring character to musical performances, fit dialogue into scenes, mix in immersive audio formats, and create never-before-heard sound effects. Developed in consultation with award-winning Hollywood re-recording mixers, these reverbs lead the market in supporting the most advanced industry formats for surround audio.
In addition, Exponential Audio founder and renowned reverb expert Michael Carnes joins the iZotope team as a Research Fellow to continue innovating new possibilities for sound.
Carnes is a long-time software developer and musician. Prior to starting Exponential Audio, he was creator of Lexicon’s 960L, the PCM96, and the Lexicon plug-ins. Beyond hardware and software development, Carnes holds an advanced degree in classical composition, adding musicality and creativity to the plug-ins he develops.
Exponential Audio’s products will now be sold through iZotope.com. Current and future uses of Exponential Audio products will become part of the iZotope community and will be supported by iZotope’s Customer Care team.
Visit iZotope at NAB 2019 at South Hall (lower) booth #SL8827.
Vocal Doubler is being offered by iZotope as a free product. To get it, you need to visit the iZotope website and get your serial number. As far as I can tell, this is not a limited time offer.
Get thicker, more engaging vocal sounds with the new Vocal Doubler plug-in, an easy-to-use and powerful tool for creating doubled vocals instantly. Vocal Doubler creates polished doubling effects with an intuitive interface and one low price – FREE.
The iZotope Vocal Doubler is a free plug-in designed to enhance your vocal with a natural doubling effect, adding richness and depth. Their acclaimed doubling technology has been reimagined with a brand new interactive UI dedicated to helping you achieve a great double faster than ever.
Vocal Doubler is perfect for placing directly on your vocal track and just adding a touch of space to make it stand out in the mix. Using “Effect Only” mode, you can also create multiple doubled vocals on different tracks to further customize your sound.
Mac: OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) – macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
PC: Windows 7 – Windows 10
Plug-in Formats: AudioUnit, AAX (64-bit), AAX-AS (64-bit AudioSuite), VST 2, VST 3
Supporting Plug-in Host Applications: Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9-10, Pro Tools 10-12018, Cubase 9.5, Nuendo 8, FL Studio 12, Studio One 3-4, Reason 10, Audition CC 2018, Premier Pro CC 2018, Digital Performer 9
iZotope announced that RX7 is coming soon. To celebrate, iZotope is has a sale where you can save up to 50% off RX6 and get a free upgrade to RX7 upon its release.
Since it was first released in 2007, RX has helped music and post production specialists push the barriers of what’s possible in audio repair. With RX7, we challenged ourselves to fix the unfixable.
Soon, you’ll be able to reshape the intonation of a dialogue performance, rebalance musical elements in a mix, isolate or remove vocals from a song – and all in multi-channel audio up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2.
What is coming in RX7:
- Automatically reduce noise, clipping, clicks, and more
- Reshape the intonation of dialogue to rescue or improve a performance
- Remix vocals, bass and percussion
- Isolate or even remove vocals from a stereo mix
- Tackle audio issues that appear with multichannel support up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2
Starting September 1, buy any version of RX6 and get the equivalent version of RX7 when it’s released later this month. Choices include:
RX6 Advanced: Perfect for post production professionals and facilities.
- Everything in RX Standard and Elements
- Dialogue Isolate
- EQ & Ambience Match
- 13 component plug-ins
- Includes free upgrade to RX7 Advanced
- Regular price $1,199 USD – On sale now for $799
- Everything in RX Elements
- Breath Controller
- Mouth De-click
- Spectral Repair
- Composite view
- Includes a free upgrade to RX 7 Standard
- Regular price $399 USD – On sale now for $299
- Stand-alone audio editor
- Voice De-noise
- Includes a free upgrade to RX7 Elements
- Regular price $129 USD – On sale now for $99
Every so often, iZotope has a sale. Their Back to School Sale has begun! You can save up to 50% off of selected products. Go from passing to professional this Summer!
The Back to School sale includes iZotope’s Music Production Suite, O8N2 Bundle, Ozone Elements, Ozone 8 Standard, Ozone 8 Advanced, Neutron Elements, Neutron 2 Standard, and Neutron 2 Advanced.
Music Production Suite combines seven of the most powerful music production tools in iZotope’s portfolio – Ozone 8 Advanced, Neutron 2 Advanced, RX 6 Standard, Nectar 2 Production Suite, VocalSynth, and Trash 2 Expanded, in a go-to collection of the industry’s best mixing, mastering, vocal production, and audio repair tools. The regular price is $999 USD, but is on sale now at $499 USD.
O8N2 Bundle combines two award-winning product lines for mixing and mastering with new intelligent metering and analysis tools. Get Neutron 2 Advanced for mixing, Ozone 8 Advanced for mastering, and Tonal Balance Control, the industry’s first visual analysis tool that allows you to control any instance of Neutron 2 or Ozone 8 Equalizers across your session. It is regularly priced at $699 USD, but is in sale now at $399 USD.
You can also purchase Ozone Elements, Ozone 8 Standard, Ozone 8 Advanced, Neutron Elements, Neutron 2 Standard, and Neutron 2 Advanced individually. All are being offered at a discount from their regular prices during iZotope’s Back to School Sale.
iZotope has introduced its Nectar Elements Vocal Mixing Plug-in. It introduces Vocal Assistant, the latest innovation in iZotope’s assistive audio technology, which helps mix your vocals quickly and allows you more freedom to make those creative decisions.
This re-introduction of Nectar Elements streamlines meticulous mixing workflows by acting like an assistant who takes care of time-consuming tasks with your creative judgement. The Vocal Assistant in Nectar Elements analyzes and adapts to your vocal sound, taking the guesswork out of placing your vocal in the mix.
The biggest difference from the previous version of Nectar Elements is Vocal Assistant. It uses machine learning to learn any vocal and apply a custom sound for it. Pitch, De-ess, Dynamics, Clarity, Tone and Space are all custom-built to help you get a professional sound with incredible speed.
The new version of Nectar Elements includes iZotope’s latest DSP and simplifies many of the modules that were included in the old version of Nectar Elements. What they learned from the first iteration of Nectar Elements is that while presets are useful, they were rarely custom built for the vocal. Vocal Assistant ensures that your vocal chain is custom built every time with machine learning, rather than having a set of parameters that have zero context about the source material.
Nectar Elements just cracks the surface of what iZotope has planned to help relieve common mix issues. With technological additions like Track Assistant, Master Assistant, and Vocal Assistant, iZotope aim’s to provide time-saving, intelligent features that get you to a great result faster while easing frustrating issues like masking, tonal balance, and now vocal placement.