iZotope released Neutron 3 designed to bring mix workflows into the 21st century. Thanks to advances in machine learning, Neutron 3 Advanced is the first-ever plug-in that listens to the entire session, communicating with every track in the mix. Create a balanced starting point for an initial level mix built around a focus chosen by the mixer with Mix Assistant, saving time and energy for creative mix decisions.
“Neutron 3 moves us closer to a world where technology enables what all our customers love doing; being creative and making music.” says iZotope Product Manager Dan Gonzalez. “Our customers are always finding innovative ways to use our Assistants to benefit their workflow and Mix Assistant is no different. With machine learning, we’re helping everyone get to a great starting point for their mix, so they can stay focused on their creative input. I’m personally very excited to see where this takes music making.”
Workflow is just one way Neutron 3 is bringing mixing into the 21st century. Sculptor is a new module (available in Neutron 3 Standard, and Advanced) for sweetening, fixing, and creative applications. Using never-before-seen signal processing, Sculptor works like a per-band army of compressors and EQs to shape any track. It also communicates with Track Assistant to understand each instrument and gives real-time feedback to help shape tracks to a target EQ curve, or experiment with new sounds.
In addition, Neutron 3 includes many new improvements and enhancements based on feedback from the community, such as the redesigned Masking Meter that automatically flags masking issues and allows them to be fixed from a convenient one-window display.
Neutron 3 has also had a major overhaul in performance for faster processing and load times and smooth metering. Sessions with multiple Neutrons open much quicker, and refresh rates for visualizations have doubled.
We built Neutron 3 to transform your mixing workflow, so it’s packed with new features. Watch this video for a breakdown of the brand-new Sculptor module, improved Masking Meter, machine learning powered Mix Assistant, completely overhauled plug-in performance, and much more.
Neutron 3 Key Features
- NEW Mix Assistant: choose a focal point for a mix and let Neutron 3 automatically set levels before you ever have to touch a fader.
- NEW Sculptor module: Use iZotope spectral shaping to make instrument tracks sound more like themselves…or something else entirely.
- Improved Masking Meter prevents tracks from stepping on each other and muddying the mix.
- Visual Mixer & iZotope Relay: Launch Mix Assistant directly from Visual Mixer and move tracks in a virtual space, tapping into iZotope-enabled inter-plugin communication.
- Improved interface: Beautiful, smooth visualizations and a resizable interface that invite you to step in and take control.
- Work faster with huge performance gains that make system slowdowns and standstills a thing of the past.
- Improved Track Assistant listens to your audio and creates a custom preset for you based on what it hears.
- 8 plug-ins in one convenient mothership. Build your signal chain directly within one highly connected, intelligent interface with: Sculptor, EQ with Soft Saturation mode, Transient Shaper, 2 Compressors, Gate, Exciter, and Limiter.
- Component plug-ins: Complete freedom and control over Neutron’s 8 modules as a single plug-in or as 8 individual plug-in workhorses.
- Tonal Balance Control: Updated to support Neutron 3 to further help you shape a balanced mix based on tens-of-thousands of professional mixes.
- 7.1 Surround sound support and zero-latency mode in all 8 modules for professional, lightweight processing for audio post or surround music mixes.
More info here: iZotope | Neutron 3