iZotope Neutron v2.01




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Mix with confidence - Meet your new assistant

Achieve a clear, well-balanced mix with Neutron’s innovative new mixing and analysis tools. Control every aspect of your music, from the visual soundstage of your tracks to the overall balance of your mix—all with iZotope’s award-winning digital signal processing.


Key features:

  • Get to an optimal starting point in your mix with the improved Track Assistant
  • Visualize your entire soundstage, controlling individual tracks including pan, width, and gain via the new Visual Mixer
  • Includes 6 award-winning effects including Dynamic EQ with soft saturation, 2 Compressors, Gate, Transient Shaper, Exciter, and True Peak Limiter
  • Get focus and clarity across all your tracks with Neutrino’s Spectral Shaping, which automatically detects vocals, guitar, bass, piano, and drums
  • Ships with 500+ professionally designed presets
  • Now with redesigned user interface for improved workflow

Introducing Visual Mixer

The new Visual Mixer creates a picture of the entire soundstage, giving you control over individual tracks and enabling you to quickly and intuitively set the contour of your mix—all without leaving a single window. Control the pan, gain, and width inside of Neutron so your mix sounds exactly how you intended.

Improved Track Assistant

Another industry first, Neutron’s updated Track Assistant lets you create a custom starting point based on your audio so you can focus on what’s most important—your creative take on the mix. In version two, we’ve made improvements including the ability to set auto-release, ratio and attack on the Compressor, piano instrument detection based on machine learning, and more.

Award-winning processing 
Neutron features some of the best audio processing we've ever created allowing you to achieve professional sounding mixes inside your digital audio workstation. It now includes six industry leading mixing processors, all zero-latency capable, including a new Gate with hysteresis, a static/dynamic Equalizer with analog-inspired soft saturation, two multiband Compressors, a multiband Exciter, and a multiband Transient Shaper, as well as an ultra low-latency True Peak Limiter—perfect for all your mixing needs.

Neutron vs. Neutron Advanced

Neutron comes in two different flavors with Neutron Advanced offering all the modules as individual plug-ins and surround support for professional post production needs.

Neutron - Perfect for all musicians and mix engineers

+ Neutron plug-in with with 5 built-in mix modules and a limiter
+ Neutrino spectral shaping technology
+ Track Assistant
+ Masking Meter
+ 250+ professionally designed presets

Neutron Advanced - Perfect for all professional music and audio post production engineers

+ Everything in Neutron, plus...
+ Individual plug-ins for:
+ EQ
+ Compressor
+ Transient Shaper
+ Exciter
+ Surround support up to 7.1


Neutron Feature Comparison

Whether you're just starting to dive into mixing or you're a music production or audio post professional, there's a version of Neutron for everyone. Use the chart below to compare each version of Neutron: Neutron Elements, Neutron, and Neutron Advanced.

  Neutron Elements Neutron Standard Neutron Advanced
Channel strip-like workflow
Individual component plug-ins    
Professionally-designed presets 200+ Presets 500+ Presets 500+ Presets
Intelligent DSP
Track Assistant
Instrument Detection for Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocalls/Dialogue
Neutrino Mode: Spectral Shaping technology
EQ Node "Smart Learn"
Masking Meter  
Static EQ Mode
Dynamic EQ Mode  
Individual EQ plug-in    
Compressor 1 ✓*
Compressor 2  
Clean modern or colorful vintage modes
Sidechain functionality for Dynamic nodes  
Individual Compressor plug-in    
Exciter ✓*
4 blendable saturation types: Tube, Warm, Tape, and Retro
3 global modules to fine-tune saturation color: Full, Defined, and Clear
Individual Exciter plug-in    
Transient Shaping
Transient Shaper ✓*
3 contour shapes: Sharp, Medium, and Smooth
3 global modes: Precise, Balanced, Loose
Individual Transient Shaper plug-in    
Audio Post Workflow
BS. 1770-4 True Peak Limiter  
3 Limiting Algorithms: IRC II (Transparency), IRC LL (Low Latency), and Hard  
Surround support up to 7.1    

*Feature is single-band only.



What's new in version 2.01?

New Features/Enhancements

  • Added Japanese translations to the Neutron 2 help documentation.
  • Added Japanese translations to the Tonal Balance Control help documentation. | Advanced Only
  • Added support for Nuendo 8 & Reason 10.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed slow session loading when opening sessions that contained several instances of Neutron 2.
  • Fixed persistent tooltip box that would appear in some host applications.
  • Fixed Search function in the help documentation.
  • Fixed latency compensation issue in Tonal Balance Control. | Advanced only
  • Fixed installer and help documentation path issues.


Operating Systems:

Mac: OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) - macOS 10.13 (Sierra)
Windows: 7, 8, & 10

Supported plug-in hosts

Pro Tools 10-12, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, Cubase 9, FL Studio 12, REAPER 5, Reason 9.5, Bitwig Studio 2, Studio One 3, Nuendo 7, Sonar, Digital Performer

Supported plug-in formats

  • AAX (64-bit Real-time)
    • AAX-AS (64-bit AudioSuite)
  • RTAS (32-bit Real-time)
    • DPM (32-bit AudioSuite)
  • VST 2
  • VST 3
  • AudioUnit


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