iZotope Iris 2 Combines Power Of Sampling With Modular Flexibility

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iZotope has released Iris 2, a sample-based synthesizer that they say combines ‘the power of a sampler, the flexibility of a modular synth, and the fun of spectral filtering’.

Highlights of the new version include:

  • Flexible new modulation system – Iris 2’s modulation system was rebuilt from the ground up. Now, over 100 parameters can be modulated—using up to five LFOs, five Envelopes, MIDI Expression Controllers, and Macro Controls—with a single-click-and-drop assignment system.
  • New patches – The Iris 2 Sound Library includes hundreds of new patches, plus an 11 GB sample library. The sample library includes reorganized and remastered samples from the original Iris+8 library, as well as 3 GB of brand new samples for Iris 2.
  • Sample pools that can load a sample and classic oscillator waveforms – Enjoy increased flexibility with four sample pools that allow you to load any sample. Additionally, dozens of classic analog oscillator waveforms (OSC WAVs) are now available in all four sample pools, accessible right from the empty spectrogram.
  • Redesigned interface and experience
  • Extensive visualizations and metering – Quickly identify the effects of your spectral filtering and processing. Every modulated parameter meters the effects of modulation in real time, and a version of the spectrum analyzer from Insight metering suite is included in the master section.
  • Enhanced effects and filters – including distortion and filters from Trash 2, a new delay, and modulatable controls of nearly every parameter within the Multi-mode Master Filter and four effects processors.

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iZotope Releases Ozone 6 Mastering Platform

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iZotope, Inc. has launched the latest version of its mastering software, Ozone. 

According to the company, ‘Ozone 6 features the largest user-interface overhaul in iZotope history’. The update emphasizes usability and making it easy for users to experiment, so the mastering process can be used creatively. Continue reading

Numark NV, Serato DJ Controller, Ships October 1

Featuring a performance of a hybrid dubstep treatment of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” Numark has a new video out for the NV, its intelligent controller for Serato DJ.

The Numark NV, which is being released October 1, features two 4.3-inch, high-resolution full color screens. The controller’s backlit performance screens provide “vivid, real-time visualization” of Serato DJ, complete with spinning Virtual Decks, effects (FX), Cue Points, waveforms and more.

Supporting four decks of control, its screens also provide song library navigation and detailed waveforms respective to each deck. These features allow the performer to manage set elements with the source laptop closed or out of sight without sacrificing functionality.
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iZotope Releases RX4 Audio Repair/ Enhancement Tools

Audio technology company iZotope has released the latest update of their RX series of audio repair tools. iZotope’s RX software “fixes” flawed audio by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems.

Announced earlier this summer, the new RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced tool kits incorporate new workflow-optimizing functionality into audio and video editing.
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iZotope Announces RX4 and RX4 Advanced Audio Repair Suite

iZotope has announced an update to its RX audio repair and enhancement suite.

Available in September, the new RX 4 is designed to be companion to the user’s DAW or NLE with new “intelligent modules, time-saving features, and deeper levels of integration” with their hosts.
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Modern Grooves by Black Octopus: A New BreakTweaker Expansion Pack From iZotope

iZotope have teamed with Black Octopus, creators of sounds for music production, to release Modern Grooves, a new expansion pack for BreakTweaker, iZotope’s drum sculpting and beat sequencing plug-in.

The expansion includes more than 300 sounds with 40 presets: modern, clean and crisp sounds “with a dash of retro throwback,” all “designed to have a timeless feel” and work well with a wide range of material. Continue reading

AIR Releases Gigantic, Multi-Developer ‘Advance Music Production Suite’

AIR Music Technology has introduced the Advance Music Production Suite, a comprehensive collection of virtual instruments, effects, sample packs, and production resources pre-loaded on a 500GB hard drive.

A collaborative effort involving over a dozen developers, this wide-ranging collection offers > $5,000.00 worth of professional-grade music software, samples, and subscriptions to DAW users.

The Advance Music Production Suite features over two dozen virtual instruments, more than 15 effect plug-in processors, and over 15 sample packs, enabling musicians to compose, produce, mix, and master music with their DAW of choice.
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iZotope Resonant Sound Library Features Kalimba, Vibraphone… and Lampshades

ResonantAudio technology company iZotope has released its eighth sound library for Iris, its award-winning software synth built on spectral selection technology.

The new Iris library, called Resonant, features a “fresh palette” of playable, acoustically-inspired patches built around bell, glockenspiel, kalimba and vibraphone-like samples. Along with more traditional musical instruments, Resonant also boasts unusual sounds based on cans, tubes and lampshades. Resonant has pitched percussion sources made of a wide variety of materials, including metal, wood, and plastic.

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