Dang, I love Izotope's Iris

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KVRist
235 posts since 31 Dec, 2012

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:50 am

Finally have a weekend off to spend some time with Iris, which I've had since last Fall. I could get lost in this for months. So many possibilities, so little time. When I first got this, I remember thinking I need to get some good 3rd party presets. Guess I was so used to the standard Virus / Moog / etc. VSTi emulations and letting sound designers do the work for me. The beauty in Iris is your imagination runs the show. The internet makes it so easy to find wave samples of just about anything you can think of and if you can't, get a field recorder & record your own. I love the layout and having 3 slots for layering samples plus one for Sub waveforms with individual LFOs and effect sends distortion, chorus, delay, and reverb is sweet . The spectrogram window is a lot of fun to work with. I get the feeling not too many KVR folks use this but it's such a great program aside from the lack of onboard control over sample playback time. Just thought I'd share some love.

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KVRAF
5752 posts since 25 May, 2002 from Bobo-dioulasso\BF__Geneva/CH

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:06 am

+1 i agree a lot,

... it's a real gems for (dead) easy, customized sound design

KVRAF
6316 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:21 am

+1 :hug:
I got mine through a package sale and then jumped on the Patchpool Subscription as well as the Luftrum set. Thing is, once you have all those elements, clearing the patch and using the samples to create your own is endless. And nowhere as difficult as some try to make it seem. This one is addictive, and I've entered the new plane of sampling myself via a Sony PCM field recorder and Izotope's RX3. And now wanting RX3 Advanced. The only thing is I still don't think I get enough time with it.
But it has become one of my favorites and I use it with other VSTs in Blue Cat's Patchwork to get some very interesting and usable combinations.
I have become an Izotope fan in general for their processing and editing. Although not really into their Stutter/Tweaker VI, Iris is a must for me.

KVRian
1117 posts since 11 Sep, 2008 from UK

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:25 am

So when you clear the patch (ie, press 'new') do all the amp envelopes, LFO's and effects settings remain in place?

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KVRAF
5752 posts since 25 May, 2002 from Bobo-dioulasso\BF__Geneva/CH

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:27 am

@ BBFG#


indeed, coupling it with RX3 (and some more generic audio editors BTW) is a winner combination ,IMO

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KVRAF
5752 posts since 25 May, 2002 from Bobo-dioulasso\BF__Geneva/CH

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:29 am

sazb30 wrote:So when you clear the patch (ie, press 'new') do all the amp envelopes, LFO's and effects settings remain in place?
i don't think so : initializing process

...better change samples in their respective windowa to keep some parameters untouched

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KVRist
395 posts since 29 Aug, 2006 from Eta Carinae

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:45 am

BBFG# wrote:...I got mine through a package sale and then jumped on the Patchpool Subscription ...
Simon's Patchpool subscription for Iris is very nice:


http://www.patchpool.de/izotope_iris.html
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KVRist
173 posts since 21 Sep, 2008

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:58 am

Did they ever add proper time stretching of samples? Iris is definitely cool, but feels sorta half finished.

KVRAF
1558 posts since 21 Dec, 2012

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:06 am

Also here really love this plugins. GUI is fantastic, no so "difficult" to learn and a lot of fun.
With the possibility to drag samples in it, it's a unlimited fun factory ;)
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KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:08 am

I would also love it, but I love my money more :oops:

Padshop Pro can do a lot of Iris work, at a fraction of the price.

KVRAF
6316 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:17 am

Krakatau wrote:@ BBFG#
indeed, coupling it with RX3 (and some more generic audio editors BTW) is a winner combination ,IMO
The Sony Recorder came with Sound Forge Audio 'lite' version I use also. I've added a couple of other free samplers that I haven't yet got around to trying too. (OcenAudio, TX816, Mangle).

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KVRAF
12522 posts since 21 Mar, 2008 from Hannover, Germany

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:18 am

Numanoid wrote:I would also love it, but I love my money more :oops:

Padshop Pro can do a lot of Iris work, at a fraction of the price.
Iris uses spectral synthesis while padshop uses granular synthesis. Not exactly the same...


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KVRAF
6316 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:21 am

sazb30 wrote:So when you clear the patch (ie, press 'new') do all the amp envelopes, LFO's and effects settings remain in place?
I 'clear' and mute/solo each osc. So everything else remains until I change them (Samples, filters, effects, etc.).

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KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:25 am

Ingonator wrote:Iris uses spectral synthesis while padshop uses granular synthesis. Not exactly the same...
Both can mangle sound quite a bit, drag and drop your own samples, layer them, tinker with 'em, so even though method of synthesis is not the same, they got some similarties

KVRAF
6316 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:27 am

BTW, Alchemy does Granular and Spectral, but the visual process is more detailed in Iris. And Padshop/Iris seems to have a different overall character than Alchemy. I don't feel any of them really discount each other.
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