Dang, I love Izotope's Iris

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KVRAF
11067 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:40 am

I think a lot of people, myself included at one point, miss Iris' point. It's got nothing incredibly new in the world of synthesis and upon my first time listening to demos and reading the specs I thought, "Oh, between Poseidon and Alchemy I've already got this synth."

Then I demoed it. What's brilliant about it is the interface and ease of use. It's fun to work with. While that might not seem like a lot, it can often be the difference between using a synth every now and then and using it often. To me, on a type of sound that I like to use sparingly, (as these types of synthesis are to me) that becomes important and is why I picked up Iris. It's not only just fun to play, it's fun to play with.

Hey Izotope, you can use that as your tag-line if you give me all your expansion packs for free. :lol:

I've not used Padshop Pro, but at a glance I can see that I could probably do the same thing with Alchemy. Of course, Padshop Pro might have it's own charm and make it a synth worth having. It's a bargain at $80... but I can't for the life of me figure out why you'd really bring it up in a thread about a Spectral Analysis synthesizer.
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KVRist

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236 posts since 31 Dec, 2012

Post Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:45 am

Totally agree with you Zerocrossing. The ease of use makes it a total joy. It doesn't feel like a science project. So easy to audition layers of samples and mess with LFO'S, FX, and then hit the spectral analysis.

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KVRAF
2549 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Post Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:52 am

Yeah, I really hope that alchemy 2 offers a serious upgrade to the spectral editor. It's extremely clunky and cumbersome compare to iris.

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KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:56 am

What is the copy protection of Iris? Dongle?

If not, how many machines can one licence be installed on, one or more?

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KVRAF
15631 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:57 am

Numanoid wrote:What is the copy protection of Iris? Dongle?

If not, how many machines can one licence be installed on, one or more?
It's either challenge/response or iLok. I have it installed on three computers using c/r.

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KVRist
208 posts since 23 Feb, 2011 from Norway

Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:00 am

For those who migt be interested, I just shared here on Kvr nine soundscapes for Iris, derived from originally recorded choir samples and field recordings. Hope you enjoy. Any feedback is very welcome :-)

KVRian
549 posts since 9 Aug, 2005 from USA

Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:27 am

I agree, this synth doesn't get enough kudos.
Its great for unique and interesting sounds.
:D

KVRAF
6343 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:05 am

masterhiggins wrote:Yeah, I really hope that alchemy 2 offers a serious upgrade to the spectral editor. It's extremely clunky and cumbersome compare to iris.
I asked about that too, but was told at the time by Ben, that probably wouldn't be part of 2.0
One can still hope though. 8)

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