iZotope Iris 2

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KVRAF
10921 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:11 pm

Interesting. I’m an Iris fan, since V1, though I did sort of scratch my head when V2 was missing things and didn’t have backwards patch compatibility. Still good, though. Nothing really quite like it, so it’s odd to stop development. I was actually just using it a week or two ago.
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KVRAF
2411 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:16 am

dune_rave wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:22 am
uses much cpu
It did when it was released. But not on a decent modern CPU. Sometimes older software runs better on newer hardware.
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KVRAF
1793 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:54 am

It's still a CPU hog (like many of iZotope's other plugins) compared to some newer plugins from other developers.
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KVRAF
2411 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:45 am

starflakeprj wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:54 am
It's still a CPU hog
Not likely on a properly tuned 10th gen i9.

It barely registers on my 9th gen i5 CPU meter. :D
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KVRist
494 posts since 11 Mar, 2010

Post Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:53 am

I tweaked all the presets for having maximum 6 voice polyphony each. It took me an hour but I'd say it was worth it. I don't have to bother about CPU usage anymore.

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KVRAF
1793 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:57 am

zzz00m wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:45 am
starflakeprj wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:54 am
It's still a CPU hog
Not likely on a properly tuned 10th gen i9.

It barely registers on my 9th gen i5 CPU meter. :D
Ok, I'll have to admit I haven't tested it yet on my latest CPU. My last one though, an i7 4930K didn't always sing in tune with Iris 2 :)
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KVRist
494 posts since 11 Mar, 2010

Post Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:58 am

Oh, and I turned reverb off in all presets as well. I don't like built-in reverb in synths (and get some more free CPU cycles)

KVRian
1227 posts since 16 May, 2020 from a skip somewhere in yorkshire

Post Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:55 am

Can Iris 2 be used like a vsti plugin in a digital audio workstation?

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KVRAF
15574 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:24 am

Henry Jimdrix wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:55 am
Can Iris 2 be used like a vsti plugin in a digital audio workstation?
Of course.

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KVRian
673 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:37 am

Henry Jimdrix wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:55 am
Can Iris 2 be used like a vsti plugin in a digital audio workstation?
sys specs say:
Plug-in Formats:
AAX (64–bit), AU, RTAS (32–bit), VST, VST3
https://www.izotope.com/en/products/iris.html#findspecs

KVRian
1227 posts since 16 May, 2020 from a skip somewhere in yorkshire

Post Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:23 am

O.k thanks. One more question, is it necessary to install the iris 2 core library and the other libraries such as abstract library? II think I'm right in thinking these are just sound files, and you can drop your own WAV files into Iris 2, so there isn't really any need to install the libraries, Is that correct?

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KVRian
673 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:51 am

afaik, not sure though, the core library is necessary
for presets - which actually you will like because you can learn iris, walkthrough examples etc
if storage space is an issue: you can install the iris libraries on an external disk
so if you have an external 20gazillion-super-disk for your casual sample library, iris will be happy with it :-)

KVRian
1227 posts since 16 May, 2020 from a skip somewhere in yorkshire

Post Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:58 am

Thanks, I thought the core libraries would probably be necessary, I think I would probaly be alright for disk space, but if the other libraries are just sound files that do the same as dropping a WAV file into iris 2 , then I probably would not bother because I have so many Wav samples already.

KVRian
717 posts since 29 Jun, 2020

Post Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:24 am

Aye, I believe the extra libraries are not used in the presets. When I had a look via the Iris 2 browser though, I couldn't tell which were the core wavs and which were the extra ones (I installed all available libraries). Perhaps someone can clarify?

KVRAF
2411 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:35 am

leeleema wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:24 am
Aye, I believe the extra libraries are not used in the presets. When I had a look via the Iris 2 browser though, I couldn't tell which were the core wavs and which were the extra ones (I installed all available libraries). Perhaps someone can clarify?
Main product download: https://www.izotope.com/en/products/downloads.html

Here is the list of the Iris 2 add-on downloads. If you just want the presets, grab the Core Content Installer here (assuming that you have already run the main installer) https://www.izotope.com/en/products/dow ... d-ons.html

If you want the additional Sample Library Installers, they are listed just below the Core Content Installer.

They are just sample libraries, without additional presets included. Essentially just construction kits for you to create presets with.
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