November 22, 2013

iZotope RX 3 – The press give their verdict…

Back in September, audio specialists iZotope whose other products include the powerful Ozone, Alloy, Iris and Nectar software, released the third reincarnation of their audio repair and restoration plugin – RX. RX transforms troubled recordings (noise, clipping, hum, buzz, crackles, unwanted reverb etc) into professional-grade material. Furthermore, the Advanced version of RX 3 delivers even more specialised features  including the ability to remove or reduce reverb from instruments, vocals and…

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February 20, 2013

iZotope Trash 2 – the press give their verdict

Originally released ten years ago, iZotope’s Trash steadily became a cult favourite of many well-known artists such as Noisia, Garbage, Sigur Rós and Nine Inch Nails who loved the plugin’s ability to add plenty of dirt, grit, grime and character to their tracks. In November last year, iZotope released Trash 2 which saw the original version rewritten from the ground up incorporating new features, optimised performance, better sound quality and…

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November 27, 2012

iZotope Alloy 2 Essential Mixing Tools – the press give their verdict

Back in August, iZotope released Alloy 2 – a complete mixing software featuring six powerful mixing tools including Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter. Version 2 brought a completely updated interface, more efficient control, a new transient shaper, a redesigned Exciter module, new EQ filters and more making it one of the most advanced mixing plugins on the market. Since then, the UK press have been trying out…

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August 16, 2012

Garritan Classic Pipe Organs – the people’s verdict…

In July, renowned orchestral software developer Garritan released Classic Pipe Organ Collection – a virtual instrument powered by the ARIA engine that offers six different historic pipe organs and 75 different stops. It is the first collection of its kind to offer a variety of different pipe organs, each unique and representative of a specific school of organ building – from early Baroque to Classical, Renaissance, Romantic, and the Modern…

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June 28, 2012

iZotope Iris sample-based synthesizer takes the press by storm

When iZotope first revealed the concept of Iris to us last year we knew straight away that music producers were in for a real treat and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the first Beta version. To recap, Iris embraces iZotope’s award-winning visual selection technology within a groundbreaking sample-based synthesizer that requires the user to employ their eyes as well as their ears to create never-heard-before soundscapes, ambiences…

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April 13, 2012

Rob Papen Blade – the people’s verdict

A few weeks ago Rob Papen unleashed his latest virtual synth onto the world in the form of BLADE. Blade is an additive synthesis engine that has an individual character and flexibility never seen before in a software synth. One of the most prominent features of this synth is the Harmolator – a set of global controls that get to the heart of the synthesis engine without the need to…

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