Neutron’s Gate and Compressor modules are examples of how we allow you to directly interact with their audio. Pulling down the Threshold over the waveform begins to affect the signal's dynamic range, or in the case of the Gate, sets the point at which the signal starts being attenuated. You can see exactly where the parameters fall in your audio, how it affects your output, and an input/output comparison to make clear where processing has occurred.
Going broad to fine
One of our core design principles at iZotope is to provide broad to fine control. The idea behind this is to give you the right amount of control when you need it.
When opening an iZotope product, you should be able to quickly understand the bounds of what is possible with your audio in just a few clicks. These broad controls should get you 80% of the way there. As a more experienced user, you should then be able to go deeper into a product to fine-tune your audio.
You can see this in our contextual HUDs that follow your node. Expanding these allows you to access even more feature-rich aspects of our EQ if you want to dive down another level: