iZotope Iris 2

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zzz00m
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1727 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:09 pm

Iris 2 is a great synth. Don't listen to the whining from the Iris 1 crowd.
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Dillinger
KVRist
201 posts since 2 Apr, 2016

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:14 pm

Iris 2 is good, don't get me wrong, Ive had it since launch, but it was abandoned, just not officially. Same with BreakTweaker except that one was officially abandoned.

at $29 its a great deal

zzz00m
KVRAF
1727 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:31 pm

I would love to see iZotope resume development on Iris, but I got the impression that the Iris 1 crowd gave a rather harsh reception to the Iris 2 upgrade. That may have sealed its fate. I hope I'm wrong about that!
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zzz00m
KVRAF
1727 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:36 pm

Dillinger wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:14 pm

at $29 its a great deal
The 11GB sample library alone is probably worth that! :D
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Dillinger
KVRist
201 posts since 2 Apr, 2016

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:20 pm

zzz00m wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:31 pm
I would love to see iZotope resume development on Iris, but I got the impression that the Iris 1 crowd gave a rather harsh reception to the Iris 2 upgrade. That may have sealed its fate. I hope I'm wrong about that!
This was what I witnessed as well. It seemed some were upset about buying expansions that were now being included to all with the update to v2. At about the same time, some were very vocal about initial bugs on the mac platform and became combative (not to blame them). I've also heard that development on it was very expensive and was deemed by VC to be undesirable (this was hear-say, no proof).

For creative sound design, it is one of a kind, has a great time stretch algo Radius RT and as you said the fantastic sample library, contributed to by the likes of Dave Spears I do believe, as well as others, is well worth the sale price.

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Tj Shredder
KVRAF
2023 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:39 am

First of all its different! That made me get the deal immediately...
I guess this kind of developement requires a crazy developer be bound to the company for being able to sustain it. Crazy developers don‘t like to be bound, they spill out their wonderful idea and move on. Someone else would need to maintain that beast... Or they have to be paid a fortune until the company gives up for the high cost...

Ph-J
KVRist
262 posts since 13 May, 2003

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:04 am

Is it possible to have both installed and separate ? (Iris 1 & Iris 2).
I have 1 and would buy 2 if it doesn't mess with the sounds I have for 1.

baconpriest
KVRist
111 posts since 4 Aug, 2012

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:11 am

I bought 2, yesterday, and 1 still seems to be working fine.

imrae
KVRian
560 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:59 am

Musical Gym wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:01 pm
The Iris Collections have just been added to the HGS Group Buy if anyone's interested.
"..the Circular Group Buy is a great opportunity to get the HGS Iris collections. We are almost at 3 Bonus Products now and all 5 of Iris releases are available as selections!"
Great opportunity to pick up several new Kontakt libraries/instruments that are very inspiring/innovative. No-brainer buy-in price.
https://hgsounds.com/product/circular-for-kontakt/
That is pretty tempting! I still need to choose my bonuses. Any advice on which Iris libs are the most useful? How do they differ from the Iris 2 factory library?

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Sampleconstruct
KVRAF
14429 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:52 am

Ph-J wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:04 am
Is it possible to have both installed and separate ? (Iris 1 & Iris 2).
I have 1 and would buy 2 if it doesn't mess with the sounds I have for 1.
Yes you can have both versions installed, independent libraries.

Ph-J
KVRist
262 posts since 13 May, 2003

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:27 am

Sampleconstruct wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:52 am
Yes you can have both versions installed, independent libraries.
Thanks, I just bought it (29$ :o )

Examigan
KVRAF
4683 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:50 pm

$29? Definitely a no-brainer!

beatmangler443
KVRist
378 posts since 11 Jun, 2013

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:45 pm

Is Iris officially discontinued?

tdm
KVRist
104 posts since 3 Dec, 2013 from United States

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:30 pm

I don't think so. Just officially ignored. :party:

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Tj Shredder
KVRAF
2023 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: iZotope Iris 2

Post Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:39 am

I simply would not expect any updates to it. If a synth isn‘t updated for years and gets a price drop of 80%... If it works and seamingly all potential users who would pay any price for it have it already, one could get some extra cash in with that method...
Issues which have not been fixed in the last two years most likely won‘t be fixed ever. But who knows, they might recreate something like that from scratch and call it v2... I don‘t think so...

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