Neutron 3 Standard represents the next step forward in iZotope's channel-strip plug-ins. As with previous iterations, you get an equalizer, a compressor, a transient shaper, an exciter, and other goodies from Neutron 2. But iZotope has brought a new module into the mix as well—a sweetening, tone-shaping module called Sculptor.
The modules offered in version 2 have been optimized to take as little CPU as possible. The GUI has seen an overhaul with a resizeable window as well as visualizations that provide improved sliders from Version 2. The Masking Meter, which helps you identify and fix competing frequencies between two tracks, is now elegantly compacted into one, easy-to-understand window, with essential parameters like inverse link more readily available.
The most prominent additions to Neutron Standard is Sculptor. This module applies a comprehensive EQ, one that fluctuates in real-time, reacting to the track as it plays. It makes multiple dynamic choices per second. Use it to add both final polish and a creative emphasis to any track.
Neutron 3 Standard is compatible with Mac and Windows computers and is available for download. It works in AU, AAX, and VST formats.
Improved Masking Meter
Other Features at a Glance
- Visual Mixer & iZotope Relay: Launch Mix Assistant directly from Visual Mixer and move your tracks in a virtual space, tapping into iZotope-enabled inter-plugin communication.
- New EQ Functionality: EQ now has a Soft Saturation mode for a more analog feel and sound.