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Iris 2

Visual Instrument Plugin by iZotope

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Native Instruments and iZotope unify leadership teams01 Nov 2021Native Instruments and iZotope: A meeting of the minds21 Apr 2021Native Instruments and iZotope join forces under new music and audio creator group11 Mar 2021Best Audio and MIDI Software - 2019 KVR Readers' Choice Awards Winners20 Dec 2019No pre-conceived notions - An interview with iZotope founder Mark Ethier05 May 2019Winter NAMM 2019 Show Report13 Feb 2019KVR to host A3E Workshop at A3E at NAMM with Jordan Rudess and Mark Ethier24 Jan 2019Pro Sound Effects Upgrades Freelancer Program with New Libraries and Software02 Nov 2016NAMM 2015: Welcoming Back the Masses10 Feb 2015iZotope releases Iris 2 - Sample-based Synthesizer20 Nov 2014KVR Interview with iZotope and BT: Artists Making Products/ Products Making Art04 Aug 2014iZotope releases "Iris Resonant" and "Iris+8" bundle14 May 2014iZotope releases "Toys Sound Library" for Iris18 Sep 2012AudioThing releases "Strings" for Kontakt and Iris04 Sep 2012Sonic State and iZotope team up to host the "Find Music in Everything" Sound Design Competition30 Jul 2012patchpool launches Annual Subscription for Iris Patches27 Apr 2012iZotope releases Iris - Visual Instrument18 Apr 2012

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Comments & Discussion for iZotope Iris 2

Discussion: Active
6 January 2015 at 8:07am

hmm, i use a early 2010 MacBookPro 6,1 (with orig. Samsung 830 SSD and i7 CPU, 8GB - with samples stored on a "fast" external firewire hard disk) and did not reached the system limits with Iris 2 so far, but mainly used Iris waves in the samples.

There are other products from iZotope which grabbing much more system Ressources like Breaktweaker if runned faster then 48 kHz for me, requiring track bouncing often in my projects with higher track counts and resolution.

But getting such computation without lack of fidelity typically costs large CPU (and partly bus) ressources - even if the critical code got optimized for that type of CPU. If your CPU did not offer a fast and capacitive variant of the cpu/math features the software relys on this could result in a significant performance loss. So having a modern workstation CPU is important if you want to run professional audio processors.

27 January 2015 at 10:09am

You wrote:

IRIS 2 does feel like a tool that plays samples with basic loop functionality and applies effects and modulation. The spectrum analyser window is helpful but is best left tucked away to reduce CPU load.

The spectral filtering window is the core of Iris, that's what it's all about, if you tuck it away and don't use it, you have totally missed the point of Iris. Using it as a sample player of course will only yield frustration due to the limitations, it's made for spectral resynthesis/filtering, nothing else.

19 February 2015 at 7:31am

I'll stick to creating within the limitations of the software or hardware. Usually the case in additive synthesis. One can't get frustrated when using a machete to shape a block of wood, because one decided to use it.

Yeah, so now i just reduce the release times and polyphony, use shorter samples and single cycle wave forms, hand draw wave forms and paste them together in external editor. import these into Iris2 scrape out some frequencies in the loops. Spectrum window is useful but was hoping it opens out to a separate window with options for zoom and x-y axis. Since we're using a spectrum analyser, maybe the ability to specify frequencies and Q factors in the filters/tools would be really helpful. Multiple loop points and the ability to change the sequence of these loops for each loaded audio would be appreciated. The visuals are aids, but we still create sounds by hearing and feeling them, adjusting the frequencies and amplitudes that affect that experience. A request for finer control for a better sound. Howz about it Izotope?

4 July 2015 at 12:02pm

After 6 months of use.

4 July 2015 at 12:14pm

After 6 months of use would have to say it sounds good. All patches made in IRIs2 are enhanced by the effects section which is quite good. The distortion sounds nice.

Still best to use as a tool for ambient sounds, pads and fx.

The options for modulation and control are numerous.

Best results seem to happen when the samples are edited and processed well before importing.

The recent crossgrade sale should make it attractive enough for most to get Iris2. I guess iZotope did listen when they sent the survey out, that the owners of Iris and the other tools would like a better deal for upgrades to the latest versions on offer.

BTW I was convinced enough to get Nectar2 Production Suite. Their effects sound good.


13 September 2015 at 7:55pm

After reading a thread squaring Off Hive / Syelnth today, I have to laugh; I bought Iris 2 several months ago.

...and Apple's inclusion of Alchemy out of the box (for under $200, $29 for Mainstage!) has prompted some of these sales too I believe. I see that iZotope has reduced Iris 2 by 50%, and of course there have been direct comparison's given Alchemy's Spectrogram. I've watched videos comparing the two.

Often Omnisphere and Alchemy are directly squared off in a similar fashion. MacProVideo calls the latter "The Most Powerful Synth on the Planet:" http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/wha ... pro-x-10-2

And Iris 2 costs *almost* as much as Logic -- ON SALE.

14 September 2015 at 6:48am

No idea what you tried to "compare" there (j own Iris, the former Alchemy and MainStage plus Omnisphere in version 2).

Just beside the fact that Alchemy isnt developed as AU and VST anymore - Iris is Iris and Alchemy or Omnisphere doesnt include the full functionality plus bring in resource overhead for users just want to work with a timeline spectrum tool like Iris.

19 September 2015 at 3:03pm

I would like to think that each product is not a one-size-fits-all type of product... each has it's advantages and disadvantages. The more a software programmer develops a program and attempts for it to become a "jack of all trades" it tends to become a "master of none." iZotope's Iris 2 is a FINE product, as is Alchemy, as is Omnisphere 2. I have zero information on MainStage. I simply think that in order to create a unique synthesizer the developer has to include and not include some features to focus on what they intend the product to DO.

You could also try out 2CAudio's Kaleidoscope which is processor intensive but worth every strain on your computer if you are attempting to manipulate original sounds in unique ways.

I guess I am just saying that each plug-in has it's inherent capabilities but there will never be one plug-in to "rule them all".



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