iZotope Neutron Elements

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Post Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:33 am

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KVRAF
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Post Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:29 am

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KVRAF
5056 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:13 pm

Anything new in v3 or is it still the same Elements version ?

KVRist
126 posts since 14 Oct, 2018

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:49 pm

If the mix assistant recognises “dialogue” properly as a category (Advanced has this), then that’s a huge step up if you’re using it on dialogue or podcasts. Vocal has always been too aggressive. The new interface is also pretty great, though probably not worth buying an upgrade for

KVRAF
10011 posts since 2 Sep, 2003 from Surrey, UK

Post Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:34 am

Neutron 3 Elements is now on sale ($49 or equivalent) at iZotope and your favourite reseller.

Question: What, if anything does Neutron 3 Elements add over Ozone 8?
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KVRAF
5056 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Post Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:24 am

If anyone wants mine, I’ll swap it for something interesting.

KVRian
1021 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Post Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:56 am

DarkStar wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:34 am
Question: What, if anything does Neutron 3 Elements add over Ozone 8?
I don't own elements, I have the suite. I think the difference between Neutron and Ozone is one of purpose. Ozone is made for living on a bus. Neutron may be using similar modules and probably very similar code under the hood, but the layout, settings and style of it is for individual tracks. I think they kept this in mind when designing the tools.

For instance, just looking at the compressor. Ozone advanced has mid/side and L/R modes, but Neutron doesn't.
On the other hand, Neutron exposes the knee, offers a toggle between RMS, peak and true peak detection. I don't know why these things are not in Ozone, but that's how it its. Also Ozone has 3 comp modes vs Neutron's 2 modes. Why? Not sure.

The compression behavior of both is similar though. It's a distinctive compressor when compared to other brands. But they've clearly put a lot of thought into what's available in each compressor, and operating them feels different for a module that should more or less be the same on both.

KVRAF
2183 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Lancaster, UK

Post Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:34 pm

jochicago wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:56 am
I don't own elements, I have the suite. I think the difference between Neutron and Ozone is one of purpose. Ozone is made for living on a bus. Neutron may be using similar modules and probably very similar code under the hood, but the layout, settings and style of it is for individual tracks. I think they kept this in mind when designing the tools.

For instance, just looking at the compressor. Ozone advanced has mid/side and L/R modes, but Neutron doesn't.
On the other hand, Neutron exposes the knee, offers a toggle between RMS, peak and true peak detection. I don't know why these things are not in Ozone, but that's how it its. Also Ozone has 3 comp modes vs Neutron's 2 modes. Why? Not sure.

The compression behavior of both is similar though. It's a distinctive compressor when compared to other brands. But they've clearly put a lot of thought into what's available in each compressor, and operating them feels different for a module that should more or less be the same on both.
I agree there is a huge overlap between the two products. I can only assume Izotope has done so to make more money (otherwise they could have had a "bus" front panel and a "track" front panel (and why not a "vocal" front panel instead of Nectar). So I'd say it's a marketing decision - but I say this without contempt. I don't feel it's a sneaky product line honestly. I like it a lot, especially for the price at flash sale times.

I have found I like to use Neutron over Nectar on vocals, not sure why though (maybe I gave up too soon or expected too much from Nectar).

FWIW, I jumped the deal on upgrading to Ozone Advanced from Elements (99 bucks; 84 at JRR shop as form of an "automatic group by") and am pleased I did. It included the Tonal Balance Control, which I believe will be much more elaborate by soon, with many more templates to choose from etc. My hope is that TBC will eventually put an end to harsh and boomy mixes caused by mixing on unsuitable headphones or badly treated/bedroomish studios. Then we can mix on whatever 'phones we want!
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KVRAF
10011 posts since 2 Sep, 2003 from Surrey, UK

Post Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:58 am

Thank you, guys. That confirms my thinking. I did see the Transient Shaper in Neutron; understandably not in a "Mastering" plug-in.

Perhaps Ozone 9 could incorporate all the modules / variants into a general-purpose plug-in (a la T-RackS)? You could get / use the processing modules that you need. That would be a clearer sales model for the users (= buyers).
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KVRist
94 posts since 10 Jan, 2020

Post Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:42 pm

Anyone want an unregistered license for free just PM me

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