Eleven iZotope plugins. More than $1,500 worth, 96% off, and available as the ‘Community Appreciation Bundle‘ via Plugin Boutique or iZotope’s home-turf until the end of June…
What’s that? You’re game? Awesome!
Then let us delve right into the goodies you’ll get for just a small ‘appreciation donation‘ of $49!
Stutter Edit 2
From the creative spirit of BT, Stutter Edit 2 immediately comes crashing through the building with an amazing plugin. For ‘any’ possible stutter and glitch, this is the tool you need. Overhauled from its first inception into a limitless ‘izotope’ of inspirations, it now boasts additional features that are best discovered in exploring its far-reaching boundaries.
To aid you in stutterizing your glitches and vice versa, BreakTweaker is added, developed by BT and iZotope to complement Stutter Edit. However, as a beat-sequencing environment on its own that merges melody with rhythm, it can be used for all kinds of slicing and dicing magic in ways found virtually nowhere else.
Like Stutter Edit, this is a beast on its own that packs a punch and stands its ground in almost any given circumstance offering itself within your DAW.
To extend the glitch-ability and mix-ability of BT’s stutter-tool and break-tweaker, iZotope thought of you and added Trash 2, to give you the ability to mangle and transform any of your stutters into whole other-worldly creations, either in a mangled mayhem or a subtle distortion-scheme that twists and turns them thrice around and inside-out.
Design your own distortion sounds and make them scream all through the other side. This plugin takes you there.
This bundle would not be complete without a decent synthesizer plugin added to the set. And iZotope of course foresaw this and went far beyond just adding a synth, but included a tool that can turn ‘any’ given sound into an instrument. Because this sample-based instrument opens a wormhole in time and space like a swirling iris, and transforms any sound you feed it into modulated and customized layers of sounds like Basses, Pads, Leads, Keys and even Rhythmic patches.
Fusing the forces of sampling with modular synth-techniques and rivers of flexibility, no sound remains dull in being swallowed by Iris 2.
The iZotope Elements Suite
Included in the bundle is also a tally-up of Ozone, Neutron, RX and Nectar Elements, combining 4 award-wining technologies in one powerful package of mixing tools!
Ozone Elements draws a set of quintessential mastering tools to balance and ‘stereo-ize’ your mixes while making them louder than life without losing its crisp and shine. Basically, ‘Ozone’ serves to build the atmosphere of your sound, and the direction, thickness and wideness of the air breathing through it.
A built-in assistant serves to guide you through its many gifts and suggest the most efficient means to any task.
Work smarter, not harder, is the phrase best suited to describe Neutron 3. It offers an EQ, Compressor, Exciter and Transient Shaper to mold your mixes to your crafty wishes, scraping all unnecessary roughness until your diamond in the rough is fully formed and exposed. Here too lurks an assistant who can aid in perfecting every one of your symphonic sculptures.
RX introduces you to the medical world of audio, where cleaning wounds and sowing cuts are primarily focused on for any audio-signal that needs it. Even with the elements version you get a De-hum module, a spectogram editor with horizontal scrolling, and an audio editor with again a built-in assistant experienced enough in repairing any audio issue for you or suggest the best care.
Use this to remove buzz, grounding issues, background noise, pops and clicks, clipped audio or any other audio-affliction.
Nectar is an audio solution made of the sweetest elixir to feed your vocals and voices all-round. Clarity, polish, glimmer and glatter are terms that come to mind when speaking of the most palatable tonic you can pour down the throat of your mix. A hands-on vocal assistant to do the labor for you, three different vibe modes to choose from and various scaling controls to fine-tune and tweak are just a few means by which this tool can really dust off the ol’ vocal chords, or at least any recording thereof.
Even with these four ‘basic’ elements suites, iZotope manages to bundle nearly everything you need to perfect your mixes in a single bundle of beef that any DAW will love to set its teeth into.
Truly, we do not have to tell you that this one is a Reverb unit…what we do need to mention though is that it has been a go-to plug-in for many top-producers, mainly because of the authentic reflections and realistic depth it manages to deliver. This is an older plugin from iZotope’s sister company ‘Exponential Audio’.
However, just like wine, age has only sweetened the grape and strengthened the palette. Driven by a naturally-sounding clean algorithm, its neutral vibe truly floats at home in any midi- or audio-track. A wide versatility and sonic precision not to be missed by anyone who enjoys the after-taste of quality!
As they say, no reverb is ever ‘alone’ in any given music project. Here too, one is not enough. iZotope understands this like no other and respond in kind with another reverb unit to add a touch of ‘classic’ to the reverberation of your music. R2 introduces additional dynamics into the reverb-tail, making it suited for thicker, more expressive textures and moody vibes.
Its coloring attitude combined with a precise control-set gives you the hands-on tool needed to reverberate the single light of your production into a musical raindbow-spread.
In its infinite all-knowingness, iZotope realized that a reverb in itself is insufficient to create the dimensional depth that multiple plugins combined would be able to achieve. Therefore, and last but not least, Excalibur is added. And as its name already suggests, this one comes hurling in like an asteroid, levelling the place with its final touch of awesomeness.
A Multi-Effect workbench packed with all tools and extensions needed to ‘effect’ your mixes exponentially and endlessly. With several modulations, pitch shifting and dynamic effects, any sound can be transformed, either subtly or drastically, while driven by four discrete voice modules that offer a wide range of routing and combination capabilities.
To wrap it up we would urge you to read the compatibility and system requirements at the bottom of the page in the links provided, and to take a timely pause every hour or so in your upcoming marathon of plugin-exploration.
Your wallet will even thank you for being kind to it in the process!
iZotope’s Community Appreciation Bundle is 96% off until June 30th!
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