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Iris 2

The world is your instrument

Power and Versatility

Iris 2 is iZotope’s inspiring sample-based synthesizer with the power of a sampler, the flexibility of a traditional synth, and the fun of spectral filtering—or, select from hundreds of expertly crafted Bass, Keys, Leads, Pads, and Rhythmic patches.

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A virtual audio canvas

Iris 2 generates sound by playing back up to four audio files at once, allowing you to mix instrument samples, found sounds, and synthesizer waves.

Spectral filtering

Load up to four individual voices and "paint" filters using Iris 2's unique Spectral Filtering system.

Artistic modulation

Bring movement and expression to your sound with tremolo effects, vibratos, and filter sweeps.

Why Iris 2?

Spectral editing dashboard

Intuitive Spectral Editing

 Load up to four individual audio files and "paint" filters onto each sample using Iris 2's unique Spectral Filtering system.

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Endless Creative Versatility

Bring movement and expression to your sound with effects that you can apply to samples and oscillators.

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Comprehensive Sample Library Included

Quickly get a great sound with an epic library of patches and audio samples—all included with your purchase of Iris 2.

What people are saying

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"One of the most interesting and creative ways to play and modify samples and recordings. It turns everything into an instrument."

Alessandro Cortini
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"Iris 2 is one of my go-to synths for creative sound design. The ability to rework a sample with in-depth parameters allows me to create unique sounds with ease."

Tony Maserati

"Iris 2 is a new and improved version of one of the virtual instruments closest to my heart; it is at once a robust sampler and a clean, malleable synth."

Producer: Bjork, FKA Twigs and Kanye West

Listen to Iris 2 Examples



Read About Iris 2

Watch Iris 2 videos

iZotope Iris 2: Exploring Patches | 20-Minute Manual Video #1


iZotope Iris 2: Using Effects | 20-Minute Manual Video #10

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iZotope Iris 2: Build Your Own Patches | 20-Minute Manual Video #2

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Review specs and system requirements for Iris 2

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Mac: macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) - macOS Big Sur (11.3.x)*
  • Windows: Windows 7 – Windows 10

* Intel-based machines only


Plugin Formats:

AU, AAX (64-bit), VST2, VST3, RTAS (32-bit), Application.


Supported Hosts:

Ableton Live 9–11, Cubase 10–11, Digital Performer 10, FL Studio 12–20, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 10–11, Pro Tools 10–2021, Reaper 4–6, Reason 10, Studio One 4–5.


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