In some ways, the demo mix sounds decent. However, this particular piece will be for a commercial. Since there will be a voice-over that will be placed on top, I need the spoken elements to be very clear to hear. For this reason, I want to mellow out any instruments that are creating lots of buzz, and shape the sound to allow more space for the vocal to sit on top.
Assuming you've already successfully installed Neutron Elements, you'll want to add it as an insert onto your track so we can get to work. In my case, I'm working in PreSonus Studio One 4 Professional. You can use the effect browser to find the desired plug-in, but one of the easier methods of adding an insert effect to a track is by selecting the track and clicking the + button in the inserts section. You'll be met with the dropdown pictured above, which will give you a list of available plug-ins. Choose the iZotope category and select "Neutron Elements." This will insert the plug-in on the track.
Note: If you're using a different DAW, you'll want to refer to the reference manual for instructions on how to add insert effects to a channel.
As you can see, when Neutron Elements is loaded onto a track, it instantly opens the Preset Manager window. This will be our goldmine for various mix enhancements, so let's dive into how it can help you achieve great results with minimal effort.