iZotope Iris 2

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KVRian
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Post Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:08 am

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KVRAF
2411 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:10 pm

resistent wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:08 am

What is important for me is that my synths are not overlapping each other and that I'm willing and able to master them fully. I don't use presets or samples from others so this is super important to me and for my artistic expression.
One of the chief complaints with Iris 2 is that beyond the core factory content, it comes with an 11 GB library of expanded sample content that is without factory presets. I guess that "feature" could be pro or con, depending on your viewpoint.

So any presets that you made with those samples would be totally original. Lots of material to work with in various categories like Abstract, Environments, Instruments, Objects, Synthesizers, Toys, and Voice.
Windows10; plugins from AAS, Ableton, AIR, Ample, Arturia, Cakewalk, Cherry, DiscoDSP, Fathom, IKM, Initial, iZotope, KV331, NI, PluginGuru, PreSonus, Surge, TAL, Tone2, Toontrack, Tracktion, u-he, UJAM, UVI, Vital, Waves, XLN ...

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KVRian
1423 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit Sol III

Post Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:08 pm

zzz00m wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:10 pm

One of the chief complaints with Iris 2 is that beyond the core factory content, it comes with an 11 GB library of expanded sample content that is without factory presets. I guess that "feature" could be pro or con, depending on your viewpoint.

So any presets that you made with those samples would be totally original. Lots of material to work with in various categories like Abstract, Environments, Instruments, Objects, Synthesizers, Toys, and Voice.
Mixed blessing: if you like to do your own programming than that sample set is a lot of fun (not just in iris2 either). If not than it is a lot of wasted HD space.
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KVRAF
2411 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:08 pm

CrystalWizard wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:08 pm

Mixed blessing: if you like to do your own programming than that sample set is a lot of fun (not just in iris2 either). If not than it is a lot of wasted HD space.
Optional download. So only wasted HD if you grab it and don't use it...
Windows10; plugins from AAS, Ableton, AIR, Ample, Arturia, Cakewalk, Cherry, DiscoDSP, Fathom, IKM, Initial, iZotope, KV331, NI, PluginGuru, PreSonus, Surge, TAL, Tone2, Toontrack, Tracktion, u-he, UJAM, UVI, Vital, Waves, XLN ...

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KVRian
1423 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit Sol III

Post Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:45 pm

Yes, good point.
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KVRAF
2411 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:49 pm

CrystalWizard wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:45 pm
Yes, good point.
Agreed! But lots of good material for a starting point!
Windows10; plugins from AAS, Ableton, AIR, Ample, Arturia, Cakewalk, Cherry, DiscoDSP, Fathom, IKM, Initial, iZotope, KV331, NI, PluginGuru, PreSonus, Surge, TAL, Tone2, Toontrack, Tracktion, u-he, UJAM, UVI, Vital, Waves, XLN ...

KVRer
9 posts since 4 Feb, 2020

Post Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:04 am

So is Iris 2 still a good tool to use even if it won't be updated anymore? You know lots of hardware from 70s-80s wasn't updated but still are a good tool to use... :D

KVRAF
2411 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:45 am

I think the same logic applies. If it was good once and still works, it doesn't suddenly stop working from lack of updates. Still good.

Plus as you get newer and faster computer hardware it probably won't seem as CPU heavy.

From the Iris 2 manual:

"Iris 2 is a powerful, one-of-a-kind tool that pairs high-quality digital signal processing for
resampling, modeling, and effects along with remarkably flexible modulation options,
resulting in a lot of complex math and data streaming that needs to happen quickly This
can tax your computer’s resources substantially".
Windows10; plugins from AAS, Ableton, AIR, Ample, Arturia, Cakewalk, Cherry, DiscoDSP, Fathom, IKM, Initial, iZotope, KV331, NI, PluginGuru, PreSonus, Surge, TAL, Tone2, Toontrack, Tracktion, u-he, UJAM, UVI, Vital, Waves, XLN ...

KVRAF
5665 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

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KVRist
208 posts since 18 Feb, 2011 from Hawaii

Post Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:27 pm

Glad I didn’t pay for v2. A shame what Iris could’ve been.

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KVRAF
5511 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:24 am

I did pay for it, and I don‘t mind. I have no idea why they give it away for free. Its a really unique synth and mangler. Even if you just use the presets its worth whatever they took for it...

KVRer
12 posts since 4 Nov, 2020

Post Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:20 am

Tj Shredder wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:24 am
I did pay for it, and I don‘t mind. I have no idea why they give it away for free. Its a really unique synth and mangler. Even if you just use the presets its worth whatever they took for it...
Honestly, I don't understand iZotope marketing strategy and pricing at all, sometimes it's impossible to find any offer and some other they completely discount some of their products to a point where it's hard to justify the initial asking price...

KVRian
986 posts since 26 Jun, 2008 from Czech Republic

Post Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:42 am

I have a feeling they did the same for the original Break Tweaker. Imho they're gonna discontinue it.
It won't stop running for the lack of updates. ...on Windows. :hihi:

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KVRAF
5511 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:50 am

Or they have a version 3 in the pipeline... Break Tweaker 2 was just released btw...

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KVRAF
3507 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:00 am

Tj Shredder wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:50 am
Break Tweaker 2 was just released btw...
You are thinking of Stutter Edit 2?

I bought both versions of Iris soon after release & will keep them for a very long time. Really like the hands-on.

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