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v3.1.1 iZotope Neutron Elements

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iZotope Neutron Elements

The Modern Way to Mix

From the makers of popular audio plug-ins like RX and Ozone, Neutron 3 is designed to bring your mix workflows into the 21st century. The completely new Neutron Elements includes 4 powerful tools for great mixes for less than the cost of a single plug-in.

At $129, it’s the easiest way to get your feet wet with all the tools Neutron has to offer, and add some serious power to your plug-in collection. It’s the easiest, most intelligent way to bring unrivaled quality and speed to your mix.

Neutron 3 packages the latest advances in audio and passes them on to you—so you can focus on your craft.

Highlights

4 plug-ins for the price of 1

Neutron Elements includes an EQ, Compressor, Transient Shaper, and Exciter built with an obsession for great sound. Pick from hundreds of professionally designed presets or go totally manual with confidence that you’re on your way to a great mix.

Machine learning that listens

Neutron is the first-ever collection of mixing plug-ins that can listen to audio and suggest a custom preset to fit your taste. Just select the intensity, and Track Assistant will identify instruments and suggest settings in the signal chain that compliment what it hears—in under 10 seconds.

Touch your audio

Resizeable, beautiful, and faster than ever. Dive into analysis tools to enhance your mixing experience and get results with plug-in controls made for humans, not machines.

Features

  • 4 modern tools for great mixes: Compressor, Exciter, Transient Shaper, and EQ—now with Soft Saturation mode.
  • Track Assistant listens to your audio and creates a custom preset for you based on what it hears.
  • EQ with intellect: EQ Learn auto-detects frequencies that need your attention.
  • Beautiful, smooth visualizations and a resizable interface invite you to step in and take control.

 

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 ElementsNeutron StandardNeutron Advanced
Updated UI and metering NEW
Improved performance NEW
Resizeable window NEW
Mix Assistant NEW
Track Enhance (Track Assistant)
Auto-detect instruments
Balance
Choose Mix Focus
Communicate with Neutron & Relay
Sculptor NEW
Difference Metering
Set action region
Control amount, tone, and speed
Over 20 Targets
Equalizer
12-band EQ
Static EQ mode
Soft Saturation mode
Dynamic EQ mode
Masking Meter IMPROVED
Internal and external sidechain
Available as a plugin
Compressor
Compressor 1
Vintage mode
Sidechain mode
Compressor 2
Crossover learn
Multiband mode
Available as a plugin
Gate
Hold function
Analog-style hysteresis
Crossover learn
Multiband mode
Available as a plugin
Exciter
Emphasis modes
Crossover learn
Multiband mode
Available as a plugin
Transient Shaper
Sharp, medium, and smooth contour shapes
Precise, balanced, and loose modes
Crossover learn
Multiband mode
Available as a plugin
Output Section
Zero Latency mode
Stereo width
Panning
Sum to mono
Swap channels
Delay offset
Phase invert
BS. 1770-4 true peak limiter
3 limiting algorithms IRC II (transparency), IRCLL (low latency), and hard
Surround support up to 7.1
Visual Mixer Plugin
Talks to Neutron 3, Nectar 3, Relay, Vocalsynth 2
Mix Snapshots
Control volume, pan, & stereo width
View sonic activity with node metering
Automatic track labeling
Select, show, hide tracks
Run Mix Assistant
Relay Plugin
High-pass filter
Sum to mono
Swap channels
Delay offset
Phase invert
Tonal Balance Control Plugin
Import custom tracks to create your own targets
Broad or fine modes
Control Neutron or Ozone EQ
Low End Crest Factor meter

Operating Systems:

  • Mac: OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan–macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • PC: Win 7 64-bit (Latest Service Pack)–Win 10

Plugin Formats:

AAX (64–bit), AU, VST2, VST3
*All formats are 64-bit only.

Supported Hosts:

Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9–10, Pro Tools 12.8-2019, FL Studio 20, Cubase 10, Nuendo 8–10, Studio One 4, REAPER 5, Reason 10, Audition CC 2019, Premiere Pro CC 2019

If you are running Mac OSX 10.15 (Catalina) please read our knowledge base article before installing – Learn More

Version 3.1.1 released December 16, 2019

Changes to Operating System Support & Bug Fixes:

  • Support for installation on macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Bug fixes: Japanese file path crash

Version 3.1.0 released October 3, 2019

Bug Fixes & Improvements
  • UI/UX enhancements
  • Japanese help documentation
  • Spectrum metering improvements
  • Performance improvements
  • Various bugfixes

Tips for Mixing Bass

This is an audio tutorial about mixing bass and the instructor uses iZotope Neutron, but says you can use any plug-ins that you have in your arsenal. He uses the tune “Futureproof” by The Rare Occasions, which is a great indie pop song.

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Fix Common Audio Problems with Neutron

iZotope released a Master the Mix video series earlier this year on how to Fix Common Audio Problems. This is the full series, plus info on the new Neutron Elements.

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Correcting Lead Vocal Sibilance in Neutron

Sibilance is speech or singing sounds having a hissing effect, like “sss” or “shhh” as heard in “She sells seashells by the seashore”. iZotope Neutron has a feature to help hissy sibilance.

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