iZotope Neutron Elements

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garryknight
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1158 posts since 6 Jan, 2015 from London, England

Post Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:20 am

It looks like iZotope are selling a cut-down version of Neutron called Neutron Elements. All I can tell so far from the product page is that it has one less compressor available. It's also on a deal at the moment, at $99 with a regular price of $129. Has anyone tried it?

https://www.izotope.com/en/products/mix ... ments.html

DarkStar
KVRAF
10044 posts since 2 Sep, 2003 from Surrey, UK

Post Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:25 am

DarkStar, ... Interesting, if true
Inspired by ...

Whoomph
KVRian
993 posts since 4 Mar, 2004

Post Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:38 am

thanks guys

garryknight
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1158 posts since 6 Jan, 2015 from London, England

Post Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:25 pm

Ha! I missed seeing that the Masking Meter and Limiter were missing. Oh, well.

Some videos here, for anyone thinking of getting it:

Intro video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq0n0WmhhEE&t=0s

Using Track Assistant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dV9tYgQP0s

Creating punchy kick drums
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v

Using the EQ Learn function
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTW7WQF2Uqs

Using parallel processing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia7yhtepdww

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pekbro
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4443 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:47 pm

Izotope is ridiculous only offering crossgrades to the production bundle from
the production bundle, and no upgrade from Alloy 2 to Neutron.

What a blatant, I *will charge you more money for stuff ploy.

No thanks...
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ghettosynth
KVRAF
13134 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:59 pm

Way overpriced IMO!

I love the production bundle. There are ways to get into it cheap, keep your eye out for a great sale and make sure that you have some other iZotope products. If you just want Neutron, I'd way for a sale on the regular product and just pass on this silliness.

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pekbro
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4443 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:12 pm

ghettosynth wrote:Way overpriced IMO!

I love the production bundle. There are ways to get into it cheap, keep your eye out for a great sale and make sure that you have some other iZotope products. If you just want Neutron, I'd way for a sale on the regular product and just pass on this silliness.

I have the first production bundle, I will upgrade when they come to
their senses a bit, in regard to the price.
Or, I can wait, forever if necessary...

Otherwise, I'll just buy it used at some point.

I just think they could be a little less obvious about stuff, I mean
do they really think were all stupid? Neutron uses exactly the same presets
as Alloy FFS. Geez...

ghettosynth
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13134 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:42 pm

pekbro wrote: I just think they could be a little less obvious about stuff, I mean
do they really think were all stupid? Neutron uses exactly the same presets
as Alloy FFS. Geez...
Hilarious, I did not know that. I don't have Alloy, I came to iZotope a bit later. I do like aspects of their old interface style as well, I use Nectar and Trash 2 quite a bit.
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Kr3eM
KVRian
661 posts since 1 Sep, 2007

Post Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:46 pm

pekbro wrote: I have the first production bundle, I will upgrade when they come to
their senses a bit, in regard to the price.
Or, I can wait, forever if necessary...
+1

SparkySpark
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2205 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Lancaster, UK

Post Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:22 pm

ghettosynth wrote:Way overpriced IMO!
...
If you just want Neutron, I'd way for a sale on the regular product and just pass on this silliness.
Sorry for my ignorance, but why is this overpriced in your opinion? What resembles this package? I 'd really be interested if there are others like it.
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:15 pm Passing Bye wrote:
"look at SparkySpark's post 4 posts up, let that sink in for a moment"
Go MuLab!

ghettosynth
KVRAF
13134 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:33 pm

SparkySpark wrote:
ghettosynth wrote:Way overpriced IMO!
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If you just want Neutron, I'd way for a sale on the regular product and just pass on this silliness.
Sorry for my ignorance, but why is this overpriced in your opinion? What resembles this package? I 'd really be interested if there are others like it.
Neutron Standard's introductory price was $99. It will go on sale at that price at some time in the not too distant future. What resembles this package is Neutron Standard which has significantly more capability and is, consequently, much more useful.

Therefore, this is overpriced as compared to THEIR OWN product line.

Others may really find the automatic features more useful. I do use them every once in a while to find a good starting point, but, that's not what makes Neutron so useful IMO. I like the dynamic EQ, the integration, and the multiband compressors, enhancer, and transient shaper. When you take the majority of those features out it's a low end channel strip with a few tricks. There are more than enough tools that are comparable, free even, to the basic tools of Neutron "Elements."

SparkySpark
KVRAF
2205 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Lancaster, UK

Post Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:45 pm

Ah - got it. :)

Thanks!

For anyone interested: you can run it for free for ten days. There are also constant fifty percent academic deals (on full price) on everything Izotope.
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:15 pm Passing Bye wrote:
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DubLifeSD
KVRian
512 posts since 29 Jul, 2009 from San Diego, CA

Post Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:22 pm

Not even included if you have Neutron Advanced :clap: :lol:

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rod_zero
KVRAF
3268 posts since 28 Jan, 2011 from MEXICO

Post Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:03 pm

The masking meter was thebest part of neutron...
dedication to flying

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Russell Grand
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2789 posts since 22 May, 2017

Post Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:43 pm

DubLifeSD wrote:Not even included if you have Neutron Advanced :clap: :lol:
What more do you want? Neutron Advance has all of what Neutron Elements has x 100! :lol:

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