iZotope Releases Mobius Filter Plug-in Delivers ‘Psychotropic Sonic Textures’

iZotope_mobius_filter_screenshotiZotope has announced the release of Mobius Filter, a new effect plug-in that “creates the sensation of infinite movement.”

Based on the auditory illusion of the Shepard Tone, the filters within Mobius Filter produce the sense of perpetually rising or falling effects that can be manipulated with an X/Y pad.

The ascending or descending results bring impact to a track: as an intensifying build-up to a chorus or drop, or as a creative effect on individual tracks and instruments.

According to the company, Mobius Filter can be used as an alternative to a standard flanger or phaser or as the “spark for psychotropic sonic textures.”
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iZotope Announces New Resources For Audio Repair & Problem-Solving

izotope-logoiZotope has announced the RX Plug-in Pack, a set of audio repair plug-ins; and a free online resource for audio problem-solving, the RX Audio Cookbook.

The new RX Plug-in Pack is a kit of four audio repair plug-ins for cleaning up flawed recordings, transforming them into more usable material. This collection of repair tools includes De-click, De-hum, De-clip, and Dialogue De-noise, directly from RX 5 Audio Editor, iZotope’s software for audio repair and enhancement.

The plug-ins can be used within audio or video editing software to fix recordings that have distracting clicks, crackles, hums, distortions and other noises.
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iZotope Releases Free Delay & Vinyl Effects Plugins

iZotope_Vinyl_pluginiZotope has released two audio effects as free downloads.

The first, Vinyl, is an updated version of tehir free vinyl simulation plug-in. By emulating the characteristics of vintage records and record players, Vinyl is the ultimate lo-fi weapon for anyone looking to add the dirty, dusty feel of a different era to their sound. Continue reading

SoniVox Debuts ‘Singles’ Virtual Instruments at 2016 NAMM Show

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Virtual instrument developer SONiVOX announced at The 2016 NAMM Show that they have released the first five of its series of virtual instruments called Singles. SoniVox describe Singles as “bite-sized downloadable virtual instruments” which provide producers “a single high-quality instrument at an outstanding value.” With Singles, artists can choose the specific instrument they need, complete with a powerful synthesizer and effects to customize the instrument for a range of production situations.

Each Singles instrument is self-contained and comes with its own player. Each Singles instrument is optimized for its specific task, and each player differs slightly from the others in functionality and aesthetic, but Sonivox staff assure that all share “the same essential traits of sonic realism, intuitive operation and unexpected low cost.”
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iZotope Updates Mastering Platform Ozone and Ozone Advanced

izotope-ozone-7-advancediZotope recently released a major update to their Ozone and Ozone Advanced audio mastering software.

Ozone 7 is a set of essential mastering tools that enable music producers of all levels of experience to add polish to their mixes and audio recordings.

While retaining the familiar workflow and precision audio processing of previous versions, developers have brought many sonic characteristics of analog hardware to modern digital recordings, along with all-new features, to Ozone 7.
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iZotope Announces RX 5 Audio Editor & RX Post Production Suite

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iZotope has announced RX 5 Audio Editor, an update to their application for repairing, enhancing and restoring audio.

The update brings workflow enhancements, smart default settings, instant audio fixes, and tighter integration with Avid Pro Tools. Continue reading

iZotope Announces Free Spire Recorder for iPhone

This week, iZotope announced their Spire Recorder for iPhone. Spire offers musicians and “audio dabblers” the capability to record, mix, and share their content via an “easy-to-use and powerful” four-track recording app, powered by iZotope’s digital signal processing (DSP) technology.

Users can record up to four tracks, tap and set tempo with a streamlined metronome, and personalize each track with simple touch-and-drag mixing controls. Users can share their creation via text and email, or share more widely by submitting tracks to the Made With Spire SoundCloud.
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iZotope Updates Free Mastering e-Book

iZotope_Mastering_With_Ozone_2015iZotope has published an updated edition of Mastering with Ozone, their free educational guide.

The book is a wide-ranging resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the mastering process, along with more experienced users who are interested in keeping pace with the evolving world of mastering technology and technique.

Mastering With Ozone covers mastering basics, general EQ tips, dynamics, loudness maximizing, stereo imaging, meters, dynamic EQ, along with other concepts. The book also features insights from mastering professionals on how they approach mastering, and their use of specific tools.
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