15. December 2017 | Reviews | Noizefield
iZotope Neutron – Review
What is Neutron?
The Visual Mixer
The Visual Mixer plug-in was designed to place the audio signals to a kind of a virtual stage. With the help of a 2D visualized stage the mixing engineer has control over the panorama the stereo width and the level. Every channel that has Neutron 2 loaded as an insert can send it's signal to the Visual Mixer, which is usually inserted in the master bus. From there it is possible to sum and visually mix all individual channels together. This is a very interesting and clever approach and opens up a totally new way of mixing. In the Visual Mixer there are 3 buttons to save the mixing setup and switch between them. This is super helpful to create different mixes and to compare them against each other.
Advanced Channel Strip
Do the mix for me
The new gate module
Output and master section
A bit underrated and my personal highlight is, apart from the outstanding feature set, the Visual Mixer which enables a new way of mixing. My personal feeling is that Neutron 2 does really hit the benchmark if it will be installed as the advanced version together with Ozone 8 Advanced. There are some remarkable and unique features available that can revolutionize the way of mixing and mastering.
Neutron 2 Standard is directly available for USD 249$ currently USD 199$ at: iZotope
iZotope Neutron - Review
Overall Sound Quality
Neutron 2 is feature packed and will satisfy even very sophisticated mixing professionals. The modules in Neutron 2 designed very well. The sound is top notch.