Best of iZotope Plug-in Bundles
Level up your next mix or master using the best of iZotope’s popular mixing and mastering bundles across a variety of sessions.
In this video we’ll show you how to level up your next mix or master using the best of iZotope’s popular mixing and mastering bundles across a variety of sessions.
Mix and Master Bundle (Standard)
Whether you’re mixing or mastering, knowing what your first move should be is challenging. How do you set up your effects chain? What processing comes first and how much should you apply? Maybe you want to use a combination of effects, but you aren’t sure how to order the modules in your signal chain. That’s where iZotope’s assistive audio technology comes in.
As long as you have a general idea of the sonic vibe you’re after, iZotope’s
Learn more about the powerful tools included in the Mix and Master bundle.
- How to Use Mix Assistant in iZotope Neutron 3
- How to Use Sculptor in Neutron 3
- How to Use Master Assistant in Ozone
- 4 Uses for Vintage Modules in Ozone
Mix & Master Bundle Advanced
The Mix & Master Bundle Advanced unlocks Inter-plugin Communication, a framework that lets bundled plug-ins work together as a team to help you accomplish and streamline mix tasks pro engineers tackle every day. The full power of modules like Mix Assistant’s Balance feature is unlocked through this time-saving framework. Mix Assistant gives you a starting point for your mix by automatically suggesting gain levels for all the tracks in your session based on a “mix focus” of your choice.
While analyzing your session, mix elements are bundled into logical groups (Vocals, Bass, Drums, and Musical) to suggest an initial level balance, which then allows you to quickly make broad-stroke adjustments to the initial suggestions. In just a few clicks, you can achieve a balanced mix for even the most complex sessions. Further adjustments can be made on a per-track basis within the
Other tools in Mix & Master Bundle Advanced, like
Nectar 3 Plus
Tonal Balance Control 2
Tonal Balance Control 2
If you notice an imbalance of energy in one of two helpful viewing modes, like, say, too much or too little low end, you can perform a mixing move by remote-controlling the EQ in Neutron or a mastering move by remote-controlling Ozone.
When you’re ready for masterbus processing, tools like Tonal Balance Control 2, Low End Focus, and Master Rebalance unlock incredible workflows. Low End Focus and Master Rebalance give you the power to reach into a dense stereo mix and carefully accentuate or attenuate track elements. For example, let’s say we wanted to give the low end more warmth and presence using Smooth mode in Low End Focus, increasing the gain gives you the ability to tease out the best parts of kick and bass
Let’s say your vocal isn’t loud enough in the final master, using powerful real-time source separation technology, you can reach into the stereo mix and boost or attenuate vocals. You can also do the same for bass and drums.
Learn more about the powerful tools included in the Tonal Balance Bundle:
- How to Mix Vocals with Nectar 3 Vocal Assistant
- Rebalance the Master with Ozone 9
- How and When to Use Tonal Balance Control
- Mastering Bass with Low End Focus
Music Production Suite 5.2
Next up is
Music Production Suite 5.2
Mix faster and easier with the new
Neutron 4 has M1 Apple silicon native compatibility and comes with Visual Mixer and Relay to help your plug-ins talk to each other plus Tonal Balance Control 2 to view your levels as you mix.
RX Repair Assistant
Before you start mixing, you can use
RX 10 Advanced
RX is also crucial for repairing vocal problems which, if left untreated, will become more audible once you bring up its level with compression and limiting in the mix. That’s why you’ll find it easy to use a module like De-ess for sibilance, De-plosive for vocal pops, Mouth De-click to remove lip smacks and other mouth noises, or even De-bleed to remove metronome bleed that leaked from the singers headphones into the vocal mic. You can also run many of those modules in real time as plug-ins in your session.
RX Music Rebalance
RX also has creative applications like Music Rebalance, which allows you to boost or attenuate vocals, drums, bass and more in a mono, stereo, or surround mix—or automatically separate new stems from the recording. Let’s say you wanted to prepare a track for a remix, and remove everything except the vocal so you can bring that vocal into a new session for remixing.
With Music Rebalance, you can easily isolate a vocal. Simply open the module, turn down the Other, Percussion, and Bass sliders, leaving the Voice slider at its default of zero. Choose your separation algorithm (Joint Channel or Advanced Joint Channel), and adjust the sensitivity meter to more strictly define your vocals from the rest of the audio. When you’re ready, press Render. Now you can export the isolated vocal file and prepare it for a remix within an entirely new genre or sonic environment.
Alternatively, use the Separate button to generate independent audio files for each audio element, and scrap everything you don't need!
Once you’ve repaired a vocal track, you can experiment with
VocalSynth 2 is built to be flexible, giving you three ways to interact and create. In Auto mode, get up and running on any track and apply effects and presets instantly. In MIDI mode, play and automate your production’s effects, harmonies, and other parameters with MIDI input or from any MIDI controller. In Sidechain mode, use any audio signal to drive VocalSynth 2 effects to expand creative horizons.
The latest addition to the iZotope family,
R4 and NIMBUS reverbs
For even more vocal coloration, you can call upon
The unique, real-time 3D spectrogram in Insight 2 creates a detailed topographical map of audio using iZotope's high-resolution spectrogram capabilities and Inter-plugin Communication framework. Unfamiliar with a spectrogram? Using iZotope Relay (included with Insight 2), you can visualize any individual track’s spectral content against the spectrum of your entire mix. Now you can visualize the frequency makeup of track elements like vocals, bass, and more to see which might be too present or not present enough in the overall composition of your track.
Learn more about the powerful tools included in Music Production Suite 4:
- Solve Common Audio Problems with Repair Assistant
- Cleaner, Easier Stem Isolation with Music Rebalance in RX
- Master the Modules: Biovox in VocalSynth 2
- Using Exponential Audio Reverbs in Music Production
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