IZOTOPE SMARTENS UP MIXING WITH NEUTRON
Neutrino, iZotope’s most recent freebie, was just a teaser of the company’s newest mixing plug-in called Neutron. Geared toward making the mixing process easier, Neutron combines both analysis and metering to “deliver unprecedented focus and clarity in mixes.”
Targeted to those who are new to the mixing game, Neutron’s Track Assistant ‘listens’ to your track and recommends custom starting points for processing it. iZotope says Track Assistant can intelligently distinguish instruments, recommend EQ node placements, and set optimal settings for other modules. Think of it as a robot mix advisor; although iZotope assures you’re still always at the wheel.
Neutron’s other half is the Masking Meter, which gives you visual feedback of frequency collisions between instruments, with the purpose of creating more space and definition in your mix.
Zero latency and CPU efficiency means Neutron will handle multiple instances with ease. On board processing includes two multiband compressors, a multiband transient shaper, a multiband exciter, limiter, and both static and dynamic EQ.
“With Neutron, we’re introducing a new mixing paradigm by providing music producers and audio post professionals with a smarter way to mix,” says Mark Ethier, CEO and co-founder of iZotope. “The advanced technology within the software has an intelligence that isn’t the standard, one-size-fits-all mixing solution — Neutron is smart, but you’re still in charge. We envision Neutron being the helpful tool you’ve always wanted. It has a deep understanding of the tracks and where they compete with one another, and it offers subtle enhancements to the sound based on that understanding.”
Pricing (on sale until 31st October 2016):
iZotope Neutron: $249, normally $299
iZotope Neutron Advanced: $349, normally $399
iZotope Music Production Bundle 2: $559, normally $849