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iZotope’s Dialogue Match Wins Cinema Audio Society Award

iZotope, the experts in intelligent audio technology and makers of two-time Emmy Award winning software RX, recently accepted the prestigious Cinema Audio Society Award for their dialogue editing software, Dialogue Match.

The award represents recognition from the CAS membership, a “who’s who” of television and film sound. Dialogue Match was introduced in November 2019 and has very quickly become a critical tool for dialogue editors and automated dialogue replacement (ADR), both for cinema and TV audio.

“We now have a way of seamlessly matching EQ, reverb, and ambience of ADR to existing production recordings,” explained Doug Mountain, dialogue editor for movies and TV shows such as Catch 22 and Walking Dead. “This takes all the guesswork and time out of mixing ADR into existing production. It’s a huge timesaver. You can’t even tell what is ADR now, it blends so perfectly with production. This is a serious game changer.”

Dialogue Match is the first tool to automatically learn and match the sonic character of dialogue recordings. It is also the first product to combine brand-new machine learning from iZotope with ground-breaking reverb technology from Exponential Audio’s product line, which was acquired by iZotope in 2019.

For re-recording mixers and ADR editors, Dialogue Match is an unprecedented time-saver. Tonal characteristics can be matched between a boom and a lavalier microphone, localized audio can automatically be matched to the original language, and global snapshots and reference photos can be saved or loaded.

This is iZotope’s seventh CAS award. Dialogue Match builds on the success of iZotope’s RX, which streamlines audio workflows for post production editors and mixers and has become a mainstay of the CAS awards. RX has taken nome six awards since 2014.

Download iZotope’s Ozone Imager V2 for Free!

iZotope has updated its Ozone Imager stereo imaging plug-in, and is currently offering it as a free download. Ozone Imager Version 2 comes updated with Stereoize II and a resizable window, so you can narrow or widen your stereo image with simple controls.

Updated in 2019 with immersive, fluid visuals, full resizability, and a smooth new Stereoize mode, this free plug-in offers a wider world of possibilities for imaging in your mix.

Control the width: Easily widen or narrow your sounds to fit them in any mix. It’s the easiest way to spread out a narrow-sounding synth or nestle your bass guitar in the center.

Stereoize it: Stereoize can turn mono into stereo, with no need for reverb or doubling. Use the new Stereoize II mode for subtle enhancement, or Stereoize I for a colorful phasing effect.

Visualize your sides: Three different vectorscope meters help check your stereo width and see if your left and right channels are lining up properly. Resize your plug-in window to get an even better view of the action!

System Requirements:

  •  Mac: OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) – macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
  • PC: Win 7-Win 10

Available Formats: All plug-in formats are 64-bit only

  •  Audio Unit
  • AAX
  • VST2
  • VST3

Supported Hosts: Logic Pro X, Live 9-10, FL Studio 20, Pro Tools 12.8-2019, Cubase 9.5-10, Studio One 4, Reason 10-11, Reaper 5-6, Bitwig Studio 3, Audition CC 2019, Premier Pro CC 2019, Sound Forge Mac 3, Sound Forge Pro 13, Digital Performer 10, Nuendo 10, Wavelab 9, Final Cut Pro X

iZotope Introduces Dialogue Match

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.

Get Ozone Elements from iZotope Free – For a Limited Time

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.

Celebrate Make Music Day with iZotope’s Music Essentials Bundle

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.

What’s New in iZotope’s Neutron 3?

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.

Get Spire Studio During iZotope’s Gateway to Summer Sale

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.

Tech Specs:

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 Acquires Product Line from Exponential Audio

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.

Get iZotope’s Vocal Doubler for Free

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.

System Requirements:

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 RX7 is Coming Soon!

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
  • De-rustle
  • De-wind
  • EQ & Ambience Match
  • 13 component plug-ins
  • Includes free upgrade to RX7 Advanced
  • Regular price $1,199 USD – On sale now for $799

RX6 Standard:

  • Everything in RX Elements
  • De-bleed
  • 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

RX6 Elements:

  • Stand-alone audio editor
  • Voice De-noise
  • De-click
  • De-clip
  • De-hum
  • Includes a free upgrade to RX7 Elements
  • Regular price $129 USD – On sale now for $99