iZotope keep pushing the boundaries of machine learning with version 3 of Neutron. A complete engine overhaul means faster analyzing, bigger track capabilities, and more powerful components. This all-in-one solution fits perfectly with any skill level. From the musician who doesn’t want technical boundaries to the seasoned engineer who wants fine tuned controls in one window, Neutron 3 has it all.
With Neutron 3, iZotope has introduced machine learning into the mixing game. The brand touts the new Mix Assistant, exclusive to Advanced, as the first-ever plug-in that listens to your project and communicates with each track in the mix. The purpose of this analytical listening is to help you find a starting balance, which will form the foundation of your mix. The plug-in even lets you select which tracks you want to be the focus of your mix and is made to work with instrumentals and vocal-centred music.
The new Sculptor plug-in, available in both Standard and Advanced versions, is designed to sweeten the sound of your instrument tracks. iZotope likens its function to a “per-band army of compressors and EQs” dedicated to shaping your track. Sculptor uses machine learning and custom DSP to craft a “custom preset” for each track. It also arms you with 25 different instrument profiles that can transform each instrument into a “new version of itself”, according to the brand.
iZotope Neutron 3 Advanced has 4 different ‘Assistants’
- The New Mix Assistant which enables you to be able to choose a focal point for a mix and let Neutron 3 Advanced automatically set levels before you ever have to touch a fader.
- An enhanced Track Assistant that listens to your audio and creates a custom preset for you based on what it hears.
- The Visual Mixer from which you can also launch Mix Assistant and move tracks in a virtual space, tapping into iZotope-enabled inter-plugin communication.
- A new Sculptor Module that uses iZotope spectral shaping to make instrument tracks sound more like themselves…or something else entirely.