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What's New in Neutron 4?

by iZotope Team June 1, 2022

Balance your own mix:

Neutron 4

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iZotope Neutron 4 is the complete suite for crafting a professional mix by helping you mix smarter and faster—all while keeping you in the flow. Complete with eight plug-ins and AI-powered assistive audio technology, take a look at all of the new and improved features that bring you a modern and intelligent mixing experience. 

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Neutron 4 has everything you love about Neutron, including the Sculptor, Exciter, and Transient Shaper modules, plus even more features and upgrades that make your mixing experience easier. 

Why upgrade to Neutron 4? Check out these new features:

Mix in the moment with the new Assistant View

Neutron’s AI-powered Mix Assistant is now modernized into the new Assistant View, your intelligent control center that produces fast, personalized results. Powered by machine learning, the Assistant View starts listening as soon as you play audio, producing a reference starting point and taking you to an intelligent control center where you can perfect your sound.  

Use the Intent Controls to make big sonic improvements by dialing in punch and distortion to taste before jumping into the Detail View to fine tune. This is your Mix Assistant, but even faster and more flexible.

Magically match references with the new Target Library

Reference match in real time—like magic. Dynamically match the tone of your track to a sample or stem using the new Target Library with tone matching technology. Communicate your intent to Neutron by loading stem references into your Target Library to enable the Assistant to match your drums, bass, guitar, vocal, or audio track to the sound you are going for. Borrow from our presets, or build your own with stems, sounds, and acapellas for every situation.

Fix muddy mixes in seconds with Unmask

Neutron 4 discovers and fixes masking issues for you, enabling you to reach new levels of clarity. The new Unmask Module makes space between two competing tracks, balancing your bass and kick or allowing vocals to shine over your mix. Unmask from a track or bus in your DAW, then adjust levels to reach your optimal balance. It’s simple to set up and fixes muddy mixes in seconds.  

Learn more in our tutorial on how to unmask your mix with Neutron. 

Distort responsibly (or not) with the new Trash Mode

The Exciter Module in Neutron 4 now has a slice of fan favorite, Trash 2. Distort and destroy sound with Trash Mode, allowing you to discover new extremes by blending between different textures. Curate character changes with the new Tone Slider to explore the boundaries of weird and wild. Distort responsibly with the Tame button to preserve dynamic expression as you destroy.

Punch it up with the new Punch Mode

Make an impact using the new Punch Mode in the Compressor Module to control and visualize how hard your sounds hit. Add more thump, punch or snap to breathe life into vocals, percussion, bass, and more. Choose from Punch Mode, Modern Mode or Vintage Mode to easily manipulate microdynamics.

Additional Enhancements

Improved UI look and feel

Neutron 4 has a new look, designed to jumpstart your mixing process. With new panels featuring Intent Control you can jump right in to make both corrective and creative changes.

Neutron 4 Assistant View
Intent based controls in Neutron 4

Sidechain metering in the Compressor Module

See your sound, scope your sidechain. The perfect sidechain? It’s now within reach. Visualize your dynamics with the new Oscilloscope View in Neutron’s Compressor. Use the Oscilloscope View after setting up your sidechain to see your sound as you dial in your perfect sound. You’ve heard compression. Now see it, too. 

Improved performance

Neutron 4 is compatible with Apple silicon native (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max) chips for faster processing.

Start mixing with Neutron 4

Now that you know all of the AI-powered modules that can make your mixing process easier and faster, it’s time to get started on using Neutron in your next session. Dive even further into Neutron 4 with a new unmasking tutorial and learn how to use the new Assistant View

Looking for tools that include music production, mixing, and mastering? Neutron 4 is also included in Music Production Suite 5 Universal Edition that has 52 plug-ins with all you need from creative effects and sonic shaping, to assistive mixing, vocal production, intelligent mastering, repair, and balancing. 

Learn more about mixing with Neutron

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