iZotope’s revolutionary new mixing plug-in, Neutron, will help you to achieve higher levels of focus and clarity in your mixes. Watch the tutorial below or read on to learn more about Neutron’s five built-in mix modules and limiter, as well as an introduction to the new Track Assistant and Masking Meter features.
It’s simple to get started with Neutron. The signal flow between all the modules can be modified by moving the modules at the top of the interface. The signal goes from left to right, and you can reorder the modules in real time to audition different processing combinations and find what works best for you.
Getting up and running with presets
Start with any of the presets by clicking on the preset manager at the top of Neutron’s interface. Track Assistant is another great way to set up your initial settings. It works by analyzing the program material, automatically detecting the instruments, and then giving you a highly customized starting point for each of the modules inside Neutron, including EQ node placement, compression thresholds, crossover frequencies, and more. Just like a preset, it can give you some basic settings to get started with while giving you the flexibility to make any changes.
Go deeper with Track Assistant here.
Using the Compressor Modules
Neutron has two identical compressor modules. They can each work as a single-band compressor or in multiband mode. Each of the three bands can be independently sidechained just like in the dynamic EQ. The compressors both offer a vintage mode—a classic analog character—or a modern digital mode for fast, transparent processing.
Using the Limiter
In addition to Neutron five main modules, you also get a limiter in the output section. Set the limiter’s ceiling and choose different limiting modes that will set how the limiter reacts to the program material. This comes from the same great limiting technology inside the maximizer of Ozone, so you get access to some great transparent limiting built right in.