iZotope Neutron is a plug-in that automatically detects instruments, analyzes the signal, and offers customized processing advice for superior mixes. Powered by iZotope's proprietary spectral-shaping technology, Neutron combines five cutting-edge ...
"**Which iZotope plug-ins do you use, and how do you use them?** Oh man, do you have a week? I've been a diehard fan since Vinyl. Beginning with my 2012 #digitalfreedom release, I've mastered all of my releases with Ozone Advanced; currently I don't even go take a leak without putting Ozone Maximizer on it first. I put Ozone Exciter into my morning coffee instead of sugar. Ozone Imager is literally my only friend, the only one who truly understands me and cares about my feelings. And not to mention, I've been shamelessly cheating on FF Pro-Q 2 with the Neutron Equalizer lately, and I practically sleep with Neutron Transient Shaper now. Oh and I almost forgot, if I have to communicate with people verbally, I only do it through VocalSynth. But yeah, it's hard to find a channel in my session that's not being sent through an iZotope plug-in one way or another. My current master chain is Exciter, Neutron Equalizer, and Maximizer as separate units. I'm kind of obsessed with IRC IV Transient mode—the accuracy and transparency is fantastic. The first thing I do when I open a new Ableton session is put Ozone 7 Imager on two return channels with different band settings and compression; anything that needs expanding goes through them. I love using the Vintage Limiter for vocal group tracks and synth group tracks right before the sidechain compression; it really gives a thick warmth to the overall sound of your main melodic elements in the song. I've been using Neutron Compressor for parallel compression on return channels a lot lately. Even though you can adjust the mix amount on the plug-in itself, I still prefer to do it that way. I used to use Alloy 2 Transient for my kicks and snares but, as you know, Neutron Transient Shaper just blew it out of the water; it works ridiculously well and you can fine-tune every little detail on multiple bands. Neutron Track Assistant and the way it can communicate with other instances of itself through all of the channels you put it on is still blowing my mind. I mean seriously, what the f[***] guys?"more
iZotope Neutron is a plug-in that automatically detects instruments, analyzes the signal, and offers customized processing advice for superior mixes. Powered by iZotope's proprietary spectral-shaping technology, Neutron combines five cutting-edge processors — EQ, Compressor, Exciter, Transient Shaper, and Limiter — with intelligent analysis and metering to add clarity and focus to your tracks. Neutron brings out the best qualities of vocal performances and works wonders on instruments such as guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, strings, brass, and more. With its CPU-efficient, zero-latency audio processing across all modules, iZotope Neutron is the easy way to achieve balanced, polished mixes.
iZotope Neutron Features: Includes 5 powerful processors to optimize your tracks Applies proprietary spectral-shaping technology to optimize your tracks Track Assistant analyzes the signal and automatically identifies instruments Intelligently places EQ nodes where Track Assistant determines you need them Recommends processing starting points across all Neutron modules Offers custom presets tailored to your audio Masking Meter lets you visually identify frequency collisions to ensure that instruments don't mask each other and that each track sits better in your mix CPU-efficient audio processing with zero-latency processing Officially qualified for Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, Pro Tools 10-12, Cubase Pro 8, REAPER 5, FL Studio 12, Studio One 3, and Nuendo 7
By far the best isotope product I've bought thus far and there's a ton of good ones so that says something. The masking feature alone makes this epic but you get a great eq out of it, and all the other mix products that come with it are fantastic. The assistant is always useful at setting up a good starting point. Glad I got in on this early. This product is a time saver.