Top iZotope VST Plugins
Top iZotope VST Plugins

Top 10+ iZotope VST Plugins 2021

We have created for you a rating of the Best 10 iZotope VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

VST list navigation:

  1. Elements Suite v6
  2. Neutron 3 Advanced
  3. RX 8 Advanced
  4. Mobius Filter
  5. Stutter Edit 2
  6. Excalibur
  7. Insight 2
  8. Trash 2 + Expansions
  9. PhoenixVerb
  10. RX 8 Elements

1. Elements Suite v6

 
Elements Suite v6
 

Repair, Mix, and Master for one low price

The iZotope Elements Suite combines 4 powerful, award-winning audio technologies in one package:

  • RX Elements
  • Neutron Elements
  • Nectar Elements
  • Ozone Elements

Ozone Elements

The future of mastering

The brand new Ozone Elements delivers essential mastering tools in one affordable package. Balance your audio in stereo with an improved Imager, featuring a new “Stereoize” mode that can bring transparent width and depth to narrow mixes. Quickly create a custom preset with Master Assistant, which listens to your audio and makes suggestions for loudness and tone. Work faster with improved plug-in performance, smoother metering, and resizable windows that let you see more of your sound without taking up your CPU. It’s the easiest way to get your music ready for primetime.

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. 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 unrivalled quality and speed to your mix.

RX Elements

Essential audio repair at an affordable price

RX Elements is the perfect introduction to the world of audio repair, offering essential plug-ins and modules to remove noise, clipping, clicks, hum, and other problems in dialogue and music productions that plague small studios. Get four of iZotope’s best repair modules, also available as plug-ins. This includes the completely overhauled De-hum module, which now features increased precision for better hum detection and new parameter controls for fine-tuning.

You also get a standalone audio editor featuring the groundbreaking Repair Assistant, and an intuitive Spectrogram editor—now with horizontal scrolling—all at an affordable price. If you’re just getting started in the world of home recording or need a quick fix for problematic production audio, RX Elements is your go-to solution.

Nectar Elements

Vocals, in the mix

Give your vocals professional clarity and polish with Nectar Elements. Using the new Vocal Assistant, Nectar Elements analyzes and adapts to your vocal sound, taking the guesswork out of placing your vocal in the mix and letting you make your vocals stand out in just a few clicks.

NECTAR ELEMENTS MAIN FEATURES

  • Vocal Assistant: Get polished vocals with AI
  • Easy-to-adjust sliders let you fine tune your sound
  • Intuitive Control
  • Automatically set reverb, compression EQ, and more
  • Automatic De-esser cleans up your sibilance

Vocal Assistant
Using our latest advances in machine learning, Vocal Assistant listens to your vocal and creates a custom preset unique to your sound.

Select from three distinct mixing modes covering vocals of all styles, from modern music to dialogue. Nectar Elements automatically detects resonant frequencies, chooses the right amount of compression and reverb, reduces problematic sibilance, and then adjusts the tone to your chosen target.


2. Neutron 3 Advanced

 
Neutron 3 Advanced
 

Neutron 3 Advanced – The Modern Way to Mix

From the makers of Ozone and RX, Neutron 3 will bring your mixes into the 21st century with new assistive audio technology, new interactive visuals, and faster performance.

We’re Transforming Mixing

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

Start your Track

Neutron’s Track Enhance seamlessly detects and molds your instrument sounds with tools like the new Sculptor module.

Start your Mix

Neutron 3 listens to your whole session and kicks things off right by suggesting an initial level mix.

Sculptor Module

The be-all, end-all of audio goodness. For sweetening, fixing, and even creative applications, Sculptor is like having an army of EQs and compressors working tirelessly to shape your track. Choose from 25 unique instrument profiles to shape your instrument into a totally new version of itself.

New Interactive Visuals

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

Communicate Across your Session

Use the included Visual Mixer plug-in to adjust the gain, pan, and width of any Neutron or Relay in your session.

EQ with Masking Meter

With a convenient one-window display and smoother metering, Masking Meter is now even better at helping you find and fix competing elements of your mix to create space for your instruments.

Improved Performance

  • Neutron on More Tracks: Sessions with Neutron 3 load up to 3X faster than Neutron 2, so you can
  • transform your mix with premium processing anywhere and everywhere. 
  • MUCH faster processing: Sessions with Neutron 3 use up to half the memory of Neutron 2. Forget about messing with settings and bouncing in large sessions.
  • Lower buffer size: Neutron 3 sessions use up to a third of the CPU of Neutron 2 at the lowest buffer sizes. Create on the fly at lower buffer sizes without slowdowns or dropouts.

Neutron 3 Modules

  • Sculptor
    Remove resonance and add excitement to your tracks with the ultimate hands-off audio tool.
  • Transient Shaper
    Change the contour of your sound and control attack and release with this mixing secret weapon.
  • Exciter
    Add modern character or warm, vintage grit with our Exciter module.
  • Gate
    Add impact and energy to your audio with our flexible multiband gate.
  • Compressor
    Fit your tracks perfectly in the mix with our swiss-army-knife compressor.
  • Equalizer
    Auto detect frequencies and remove masking with our intelligent EQ.

3. RX 8 Advanced

 
RX 8 Advanced
 

INTRODUCING RX 8 ADVANCED

Designed specifically for the demanding needs of post production professionals, RX 8 Advanced continues to be the industry standard audio repair tool used on movies and TV shows to restore damaged, noisy audio to pristine condition.

Trusted by the top audio pros around the world, RX 8 continues to lead advances in audio signal processing and machine learning that were once unimaginable.

In RX 8, we’re giving you more control over your audio. Use Spectral Recovery to restore discarded frequencies in audio from compressed live-streams or video calls, or use the all-new Wow & Flutter module to fix pitch drift in music recordings.

Break out Guitar De-noise to tighten up your guitar recordings, an even more powerful Music Rebalance for stem separation and mix tweaking, and the revamped Loudness Control module. Unleash the overhauled Batch Processor on audio of any kind for simultaneous multi-file editing, reformatting, and exporting.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Perfect for post production studios and facilities
  • Includes everything in RX 8 Standard
  • Replace missing high-end frequencies in dialogue recordings with Spectral Recovery
  • Correct pitch drifts in music recordings with Wow & Flutter
  • Remodel the performance of a line with Dialogue Contour
  • Remove the reverb on dialogue with Dialogue De-reverb
  • Perform mix adjustments or stem separation with the improved Music Rebalance
  • Repair multichannel audio up to 7.1.2
  • Remove rustle from lav mics and other sources with De-rustle
  • Isolate dialogue from noisy backgrounds with Dialogue Isolate
  • Reduce intermittent low-end wind rumble with De-wind
  • Spectrogram editor with horizontal scrolling
  • Features machine learning tech and Advanced-only tools

The Latest Advances In Machine Learning

Years of research and innovations in machine learning have allowed us to solve some of the most impossible repair issues in audio post production, making re-recording a thing of the past. To process audio in RX 8, our trained algorithm makes around 100,000 decisions per second about the amount of dialogue present in each pixel of the spectrogram.

Advances in machine learning have allowed us to develop repair solutions for lavalier mic rustle, unwanted dialogue reverb, noisy dialogue backgrounds, vocal extraction, and vocal removal.

RX 8 Advanced: Features

Spectral Recovery [Advanced only] NEW.
With the increasing necessity of remote meetings, podcast interviews, and video calls, real-time audio streaming is becoming more and more prevalent. Unfortunately, audio transfer protocols over the internet compress the audio and remove high-end frequencies that aid in clarity and intelligibility. Spectral Recovery restores frequencies above 4 kHz, turning grainy dialogue audio into clear, articulate recordings.

Wow & Flutter [Advanced only] NEW.
Physical audio recordings—such as tape and vinyl—inevitably fall prey to the elements as time goes by. This often results in pitch fluctuations in audio recordings. Wow & Flutter is designed to correct this symptom regardless of the intensity of the modulating pitch. Use Wow to fix longer, sustained pitch drift, and Flutter to correct pitch variances that occur at faster rates. Wow & Flutter is the key to performing pitch-perfect music restoration in record time.

32 Audio Tab Limit NEW
Time is precious when editing audio in post. To help you tackle more work faster, RX 8 doubles the previous 16-tab limit, now allowing you to view and edit up to 32 files within RX Audio Editor, so you can cover more ground in less time with greater efficiency and in-app real estate.

Horizontal Scrolling NEW
You asked, and we listened: horizontal scrolling is now built into the intuitive Spectrogram Display. Use the scroll gesture on your trackpad or mouse with your cursor to scroll through your audio across the X-axis or lightning fast edits.

Dialogue Contour [Advanced only]
Using Dialogue Contour, you can reshape the intonation of dialogue to rescue or improve a performance in post production. Dialogue Contour features pitch correction processing that is tailored to speech and designed to adjust the inflection of words within a phrase of dialogue that may not match or flow correctly with the rest of the dialogue in the clip.

Dialogue De-reverb [Advanced only]
Reduce or remove unwanted reverb from dialogue clips using an algorithm trained with machine learning and optimized to separate spoken dialogue from reverberant signal content. Rescue production audio with too much reverb to avoid ADR and save money.

Batch Processor [Standard + Advanced Only] IMPROVED
Process several audio files in one pass with the newly overhauled Batch Processor. View pertinent metadata in your audio files prior to processing, then apply a full series of processors with Module Chain, now accessible from within the Batch Processor interface. Finally, export your files in multiple file formats and bit depths for optimal efficiency and organization.

Multichannel Support [Advanced only]
Tackle audio issues that appear in any or every surround channel effortlessly up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2.

AudioSuite Plug-ins
Fix production audio without ever leaving Pro Tools, saving time and money.

AudioSuite Plug-ins Include:

  • Dialogue Isolate
  • De-rustle
  • Music Rebalance
  • Breath Control (also available as insert effect)

Music Rebalance IMPROVED
Music Rebalance intelligently identifies vocals, bass, percussion, and other instruments in a mix for independent gain adjustment—and it’s now stronger than ever. With improved source separation algorithms and the ability to generate stems from a stereo recording, you can easily re-animate a mix, make room for scene dialogue in post, remove or isolate vocals for a remix, or even create and export new stems for further processing and mixing. Also available as an AudioSuite plug-in for Pro Tools.

Repair Assistant 
Representing the latest advances in iZotope’s assistive audio technology, Repair Assistant is a game-changing intelligent repair tool that can detect noise, clipping, clicks, and more. Solve common audio issues faster than ever, simply by selecting the type of material (music, dialogue, other) and letting RX 8 Standard analyze the audio. Repair Assistant then offers different processing suggestions to help give you the best result, as well as three different intensities (light, medium, or aggressive) for each. Review and audition different suggestions, hit render, and let Repair Assistant do the rest for you!

Quickly repair these common issues in just 3 clicks:

  • Obscured Vocals
  • Spectral Artifacts
  • Noisy recordings
  • Mouth clicks and pops
  • Clipped or crackling audio
  • Distracting, low-end hum
  • Digital audio damage
  • …and more!

De-hum IMPROVED. 
Remove ground loop hum and line noise improved and detection and reduction algorithm featuring independent frequency reduction bands, and redesigned, intuitive interface.

Loudness Control [Standard + Advanced Only] NEW
Prepare your recordings for final delivery with the detailed level readings and loudness management power of the all-new Loudness Control module. Instantly load preset loudness standard targets and conform your production audio to broadcast requirements in seconds, and monitor your levels using the built-in numeric and histogram readouts for integrated, short-term, and momentary loudness. Plus, resize the module to fit your display perfectly and suit your own unique workflow.

Variable Time [Standard + Advanced Only]
Adjust the time stretch amount of an audio selection without altering its pitch.

Variable Pitch [Standard + Advanced Only]
Adjust the pitch of an audio selection while preserving the time and length.

De-rustle [Advanced only]
Developed with machine learning, De-rustle enables you to remove lavalier mic rustle from dialogue with a single click—an industry first!

Dialogue Isolate [Advanced only]
Developed with machine learning, Dialogue Isolate extracts dialogue from noisy environments with complex background sounds like clanging plates in a restaurant, traffic noise, and machinery.

De-wind [Advanced only]
Clean up intermittent low frequency wind rumble from location dialogue.

Composite View
Edit multiple files at once—up to 32 at a time—to fix problems picked up by multiple microphones or in multichannel files.

Mouth De-click [Standard + Advanced Only]
Remove distracting mouth noise with the new low-latency Mouth De-click.

Spectral De-ess
Tame overly aggressive sibilance. The new Spectral De-ess mode transparently attenuates sibilance with iZotope’s Spectral Shaping technology.

De-bleed
Fix bleed problems in multi-mic’d situations, click track bleed, and other bleed issues.

Ambience Match [Advanced only]
Fill in consistent ambience beds under constructed sentences and ADR lines right from within Pro Tools AudioSuite.

EQ Match [Advanced only]
Impart the EQ profile of location dialogue to ADR with two clicks.

Spectral Repair [Standard + Advanced Only]
Visually paint away audio problems like ringing cell phones, birds, and squeaky bass drum pedals.

Voice De-noise
Fine-tuned for vocal application, reduce unwanted steady state or changing background noise like air conditioning, refrigerator hum, and amp hiss.

Breath Control
Reduce or remove distracting breaths between words and phrases.

De-plosive
Transparently repair unwanted plosives with a single click.

Spectral De-noise
Attenuate amp buzz, tape hiss, and other unwanted steady state background noise.

De-click
Clean up vinyl clicks, clocking errors, and more with the new low-latency De-click algorithm.

De-clip
Repair digital and analog clipping artifacts to restore distorted audio.


4. Mobius Filter

 
Mobius Filter
 

Perpetual Motion Machine

Add movement and emotion to your music with Mobius Filter’s infinitely ascending or descending filter sweeps. Find the sweet spot for your track quickly and fluidly, to push to extreme heights or add subtle hints of motion.

Create fresh filter effects for any genre – massive filter swells, psychedelic alternatives to flange effects, or fresh inspiration for adventurous soundscapes.

Based on the auditory illusion of the Shepard tone, Mobius Filter creates perpetually rising or falling effects while maintaining full-frequency bandwidth. Add it to any source audio to instantly create fresh energy for your tracks.

Key Features

  • Drag it Around: Draw your own expressive sweeps with the X/Y pad, making fluid adjustments to both Center Frequency and Resonance using a single control.
  • Get in Sync: Get a rapid, pulsing effect or slower motion by adjusting the Host Tempo Sync to anything from eighth notes to eight bars.
  • Immerse Yourself: Create an immersive environment with the Stereo slider, which widens the stereo field in an amount of your choosing.
  • Put it on Hold: Create a static filter effect by pausing the filter motion with the Pause function. Or, pause when it feels right and then automate to create custom sweeps.

Infinite Filter Potential

Mobius Filter creates the sensation of constant movement in your audio by applying the concept of the Shepard Tone to filters instead of pitches. Depending on your preferences, your audio can rise or fall at varying speeds for complex—but easy to achieve—spatial movement. Combined with automation in your audio editing software, the possibilities with Mobius Filter are endless. 

Move Over Flangers and Phasers!

Mobius Filter can take over for phasers on your guitar tracks to produce unique and fresh filtered tones. When a solo isn’t quite cutting it, try Mobius Filter for that extra nudge of character. On distorted instruments, introduce needed motion and activity to an otherwise steady track. Fire it up on a psychedelic rock session for a modern spin on retro vibe-y flanger tones.

And Now for Something Completely Different

Set Mobius Filter aggressively and then dial back with the Mix control to get a sense of complex motion while still preserving your mix. Liven up a dull vocal track without detracting from the intelligibility. For a bridge that isn’t getting anywhere, add Mobius Filter to the vocals, one of the instrument tracks, or even on the whole mix. Create an emotional swelling or descending effect on sections of the mix with perpetually rising or falling filters to bring it all back from a drop or enhance a transition. 


5. Stutter Edit 2

 
Stutter Edit 2
 

From the mind of BT
From the mind of BT and in collaboration with iZotope, Stutter Edit 2 lets you create the famous “stutter” editing effect with one button to slice and dice your samples, tracks, and mixes.

Create exciting movement with the new Curve Editor and control any effect in tempo. Dive deeper with new banks full of pre-made presets soaring gestures, glitched-out breakdowns, and beyond.

Elevate your productions and get a bottomless well of inspiration in a single plug-in with Stutter Edit 2.

BT Producer, music-technologist, and the creator of Stutter Edit 2
“Experimenting is the greatest thing about Stutter Edit 2. It’s an absolute wormhole of power and inspiration. It’s the one thing you need in your toolbox for exciting, modern, ear candy edits for the master and individual tracks.”

One-button Access
With the new AUTO mode, you can easily try out sounds in your mix and fire off gestures without any routing required. Or, easily connect a MIDI controller via an online help system that detects your DAW and provides step by step setup instructions. Get inspired with professionally designed presets that give you cinematic rises, exciting transitions, and club-ready filter sweeps out of the box, ready to be added to your productions. However you want to start your journey into Stutter Edit 2, you’ll be up and running and making sounds quickly.

Movement in the Mix
An upgraded Distort module, new Comb, Chorus, and Limiter modules, and a new Reverb module from BT’s personal collection join a suite of 11 effects that offer everything from lo-fi ear-candy to attention-grabbing tape stops. Every knob and slider in Stutter Edit 2 can move in time with your session using the new Curve Editor, letting you draw in the motion of your effects without needing to use your DAW’s automation. Choose your range with the blue sliders, pick a premade curve (or draw your own), and play back to hear your creation.

Make stutters, breaks, and cuts..
Put Stutter Edit 2 on your tracks to fire off rhythmic gestures, sweeping filters, glitchy effects, or everything at once. Access dozens of unique gestures through custom banks, each with their own rhythmic flavour ready-made to deliver inspiration fast. Chop up your samples to the beat, or just shred them into pitched, synth-y oblivion with the Stutter and Buffer controls. Get simple. Go deep. Try different gestures, and create your own!

MAIN FEATURES

  • Create instant rhythmic patterns out of any sound. Trap your hi-hat. Make your vocals skip and jump. Turn percussion into pitch. Make an instant dubstep breakdown.
  • An easier setup with AUTO mode lets you audition sounds in your mix hassle-free with one button. Or hook up a MIDI controller with step-by-step in-app help that detects what DAW you’re in.
  • Curve Editor affects any setting in Stutter Edit 2, letting you make sweeping filters, pumping reverbs, and blends of lo-fi energy. Drill into any setting to edit the curve in detail, or choose from 12 premade curves for instant inspiration.
  • Effects modules: get the creative juices flowing with deeper controls and more options for motion and chaos. Stutter Edit 2 adds new Comb and Chorus modules, along with a full-featured Reverb and two-band Distort module.
  • Banks and gestures designed by BT deliver a wealth of effects, ideas, and sounds. Saved banks auto-map to your MIDI key keyboard, giving you dozens of gestures at your fingertips.
  • UI experience offers a logical workflow, with a new dedicated output section, easier Stutter controls, and a flexible system for saving banks and gestures.

One plug-in, endless inspiration
From wild stutter edits to sweeping filters, Stutter Edit 2 gives you the power to take your arrangements from demo to done.


6. Excalibur

 
Excalibur
 

Creative Effects for Music and Sound Design

Excalibur is a stereo multi-effects plug-in unlike any other. With several modulation, pitch-shifting, and dynamics effect modules, Excalibur has the creative tools to tackle any music production, post production, or sound design project. Four independent voice oscillators can subtly change the timbre of your recordings or drastically transform any audio source with swirling kinetic effects.

Imagination, Meet Innovation

Born of the same DSP algorithms that cemented Exponential Audio as a manufacturer of indispensable reverb tools, Excalibur takes this effect processing technology with a totally unique approach to effect routing. Excalibur is driven by four independent voice modules, which can be used to route audio signal and effect parameters through one another, creating unique modulation effects you’ve never experienced before.

A Multi-Effects Workbench in one Plug-In

Excalibur is an entire effects toolbox in a single plug-in. Complete with several pitch shifting, modulation, and distortion functions, all with the ability to sync to your session tempo, you can be sure that Excalibur has the right tools to color your audio just the way you want.

Distinct Interactive Effects Engine

With Excalibur, not only can you implement creative modulation features and time- and pitch-based effects, you can also route your processed audio signals to interact with and modulate one another, producing otherwise unachievable, one-of-a-kind sounds.

Four Voices of Sonic Versatility

With four discrete Voice modules, Excalibur lets you combine and modulate effects using its unique signal routing capabilities and tempo-syncable LFOs, giving you unprecedented control over the sounds you create.

Key Features

  • Versatile multi-effects plug-in
  • Independently process 4 signal change or have them modulate one another
  • Effects include pitch shifting, modulation, distortion, and more
  • Sync modulators to tempo
  • Low CPU demand for studio or live use

7. Insight 2

 
Insight 2
 

Introducing Insight 2: Intelligent Metering for Music & Post

Insight 2 is a comprehensive metering and audio analysis plug-in that is a core component of award-winning post production studios, music studios, and broadcast facilities. It is perfect for visualizing changes made during mixing and mastering, troubleshooting problematic mixes, monitoring the intelligibility of your dialogue, and ensuring compliance with broadcast loudness standards.

With Insight 2, you can immediately detect potential mix problems through real-time visual monitoring and colour-coded alerts. Customize your view by choosing the meters you want to see, set your preferred targets, and resize the window to fit your current workflow.

You can also route any audio track in your DAW to Insight 2 to quickly check loudness, levels, intelligibility, phase, frequency content, and more.

With layouts and targets for every stage of post and music production, you can deliver the optimum mix the first time around. Save time and money when mixing and mastering audio by monitoring your audio with the highest accuracy. Keep an eye as well as an ear on your mix at all times with Insight 2!

Insight 2 now supports the Netflix loudness spec!

Get Insight Into Any Mix

Get a complete set of meters that can be customized and form fit to any session. Gain valuable perspective on any aspect of your mix, from loudness, intelligibility, spectral balance, and more.

Whether you’re measuring loudness for broadcast compliance, ensuring clear dialogue for film, or managing a complex 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos session, Insight 2 is the metering tool for the job.

Let Your Dialogue Be Heard

Don’t let your dialogue get lost in the mix! Insight 2’s new Intelligibility Meter takes the guesswork out of setting dialogue levels and provides you with a clearer picture of how an audience will experience the dialogue, no matter their listening environment. Mix with confidence using visual benchmarks that confirm your dialogue is sufficiently clear.

Perfect for music and post-production

  • Updated look and feel
  • Re-designed to be easier to use
  • Current loudness standards
  • Multichannel support up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2
  • Ensure that dialogue is clear in the mix with the Intelligibility Meter
  • Resize the meters and window as small or large as wanted
  • Colored warnings available for Level meters
  • Expanded inter-plugin communication with iZotope Relay

Introducing the Intelligibility Meter

Setting the dialogue level can be subjective and situational. Insight 2’s Intelligibility Meter takes the guesswork out of setting dialogue levels and provides you with a clearer picture of how an audience will experience the dialogue.

You can now measure the intelligibility of your dialogue compared to the rest of the mix to ensure that your dialogue level can be clearly heard in different listening environments. iZotope’s own powerful DSP is used to determine when levels in your mix are preventing the dialogue from being clearly heard.dialogue

NEW STYLE

Updated Look & Feel

Insight 2 has an updated design that matches the rest of the iZotope family. The most important targets have been emphasized to make Insight 2 easier to read at a glance.

Resizing

Now you can easily resize individual meters in the main window by clicking and dragging between two-meter frames. Additionally, the main window can now be resized to be as small as the smallest meter—perfect for throwing your loudness meters up in the corner of your third monitor!

Customize Your Layout

Insight 2 is customizable and flexible for your perfect setup. You can display and resize any meter you want or select one of the many Layouts designed for specific post and music production settings.

NEW FEATURES

Intelligibility Meter

A brand new addition to Insight 2, The Intelligibility Meter provides guidance on whether dialogue is likely to be overshadowed by the loudness of the rest of your mix.

Using iZotope Relay or other compatible plug-ins, Insight 2 takes information from your dialogue track and gives you the best recommendation on where your dialogue should be when compared to the rest of your mix. Select from different target Listening Environments, ranging from low to high noise, to check how the intelligibility of your dialogue holds up for listeners in those spaces. Now it’s even easier to ensure your dialogue tracks are loud and clear on any sound source!

MultiChannel Support
Analyze your audio in surround sound up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2.

Deliver for Today’s Standards
Set your loudness targets for EBU R128, BS.1770-1, BS.1770-2/3/4, ATSC A/85, OP-59, and more.

Sound Field
Analyze the channel spread of your audio in stereo or surround.

Spectogram
The Spectrogram lets you view your audio on a 3d topographical plane.

Custom UI
Display and resize any meter you want and create your own unique workspace.

iZotope Relay: Communicate Across Your Session

Perform detailed analysis by routing audio from any tracks or buses to Insight 2 with Relay. Enjoy the flexibility of using any plug-in while still getting all the benefits of our innovative new tools across your entire mix.

Get a clear picture of how your tracks stack up against your entire mix using the included iZotope Relay plug-in. Any channel with the Relay plug-in on it can be viewed in Intelligibility Meter and on the Spectrogram inside Insight 2, letting you visually compare your track to the rest of the mix.

Relay is also compatible with iZotope’s Visual Mixer plug-in, letting you adjust the levels, pan, and width of your tracks in a visual space.

Important note: Visual Mixer is available seperately in Neutron 2 Advanced and is not included with Insight.

Relay features:

  • Inter-plugin communication with compatible iZotope products (Intelligibility Meter, Tonal Balance Control, Masking Meter, Visual Mixer, and more)
  • Delay Offset: align multi-mic’d sources and correcting phase issues in your tracks
  • Phase Invert: quickly compare and contrast the phase of tracks in your mix
  • Sum to Mono: audition your stereo audio data to see how it translates to mono listening formats
  • Swap Channels: Switch left and right channels of any stereo track to audition the stereo image and check for balance issues
  • High Pass Filter: Clean up and control the sub frequency content in your tracks with a simple High Pass Filter in Relay

Meters in Insight 2
Easily show or hide meters with the meter selection buttons at the top of the screen.

Insight 2 includes meters for:

  • Loudness
  • Levels
  • Sound Field
  • History
  • Intelligibility
  • Spectrum
  • Spectrogram

8. Trash 2 + Expansions

 
Trash 2 + Expansions
 

THE MOST CREATIVE DISTORTION PLUG-IN EVER MADE
Trash 2’s multi-band, dual-stage distortions and advanced post-filtering enable immediate sonic transformation.

Trash 2 takes the best of Trash and makes it even better. With an entirely new sonic architecture, brand new features, optimized performance, better sound quality, and support for modern hosts and formats, Trash 2 is primed for a powerful new era of audio mangling, distortion, and experimentation. Let sonic mayhem ensue.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Distort in ways you never dreamed with the Trash module’s 60+ distortion algorithms, perfect for transforming your sound into something never before heard
  • Design your own unique distortions, from massive to mild and everything in between, with a new, customizable, multiband Waveshaper
  • Let your tracks inhabit any space or object with the new Convolve module. Choose from over 100 impulse responses or load your own to put your bass in a washing machine or your keys in a cave
  • Find a new voice: make your audio speak and growl with two redesigned Filter modules, each one featuring new vowel formant filters, screaming peaks, node modulations, and more
  • Start trashing your audio immediately with an extensive new preset library and an ear-friendly Limiter that ensures you can play without fear

Trash and Burn

Not all distortions are created equal. Trash 2 combines the power of multi-band, dual-stage distortions and advanced post-filtering for immediate sonic transformation. Give your low end some thump, get a warm crunch on the midrange, and let your high end soar—all without the over-hyped side effects (unless, of course, that’s what you want).  Trash any track: not just guitars and basses, but drums, synths, pads, vocals, brass, woodwinds, and more.  A distortion engine like no other, this is Trash 2.

Shape Shifter

Invent a distortion that the world has never heard. Design your own distortion algorithms with Trash 2’s new customizable Waveshaper. If the physics of waveshaping have your brain in a knot—not to worry. With Trash 2 it’s easy: simply draw in, tweak, and create infinite distortions. Don’t know where to start? Load one of Trash 2’s 60+ distortion algorithms and adjust at will. Trash has shaped everything from major music releases to film and game sound effects over the past decade. Your audio is next.

Follow Your Impulses

The power to morph sound from one object to another is yours with the new Convolve module. Melt your synth bass into a metal bowl, push your electric piano into a vintage cabinet, or play your guitar tone through a human voice box. Convolve includes over 100 impulse responses—a collection of amps, objects, animal sounds and mouth shapes that are ready and waiting to transform your sound. Or, concoct a unique convolution and load any .wav or .aiff file into Trash 2. Impress the sonic characteristics of your wildest imagination onto any track or instrument. A single mouse click is all you need.

Beyond Distortion

Explore new sonic dimensions with the Filter, Delay and Dynamics modules. Breathe life and movement into your audio using the dual Filters, each with 20+ evocative filter types to shape your tone. Modulate, invigorate and apply exotic filter sounds, then control and manipulate each node with LFOs, envelopes and side-chaining. A filter bank unlike any other, you’re free to custom-design your ultimate filter styles and reach the bleeding edge of sound design. Polish it all off with Trash 2’s rich, organic Delay options and a new analog-modeled compressor worth turning up to 11. Throughout the wild ride, the ear-friendly Limiter keeps you and your speakers safe.

Multiband Trash Module

The heart of Trash is its dual-stage multiband waveshaping distortion—allowing you to chain pairs of distortions together for sonic manipulation. Split the signal into multiple bands and apply distortion independently to individual frequencies, each with their own custom waveshape. Use the new Waveform Trace to see exactly how you’re mangling your waveforms in real time, and DC offset filtering to keep them centered and on track. Be extreme or be benevolent: the power of audio annihilation is completely within your control.

  • Apply different distortion types to up to 4 frequency bands.
  • Chain two distortion algorithms for each frequency band for up to 8 different flavors of destruction.
  • Choose from over 60 different distortion algorithms.
  • Design and edit your own distortions using the new graphic-based Waveshaper.
  • Filter each stage with the included Post Filter.
  • Further refine your distortions with the DC Offset Filter and Logarithmic Distortion modes.

Filter Modules

With distortion, tone is everything. Trash 2 gives you two new redesigned Filter modules to drive the frequencies you want into distortion or tame the ones you don’t want. Shape the tone and make it your own with re-engineered Filter shapes and new Vowel Filters.

  • Experiment with 20+ sweepable filters for tons of tonal options that range from clean and warm to fat and juicy to harsh and clipping.
  • Get twice the filter action with brand new Filter 1 and Filter 2 modules.
  • Add LFO and envelope modulation per node to get wahs, wubs, tremolos, and other sweeping effects.
  • Let your Filter settings react dynamically to other incoming audio with new sidechaining support.
  • Put both Filter modules in parallel to achieve different combinations of filter settings simultaneously.

Convolve Module

Trash features extremely realistic amp, device, cabinet, effect and speaker convolution modeling, freeing you to place your audio into another space (or object) entirely. Choose from classics, combos, boutique models, and stacks, or play with creative synthetic impulses from a number of different sources. There’s a tone and character for any situation—let Trash bring you outside the box with telephones, clock radios, sheet metal, plexiglass tubes, piano cabinets, tin cans, and more. Still want more? You’re in luck! With the Convolve module, you can teleport your sound wherever you please by loading in your own audio files.

  • Explore over 100 redesigned Impulse Responses, each one capturing the audio characteristics of another space or object.
  • Load your own custom Impulse Response using any .wav or .aiff file.
  • Adjust stereo width and placement using stereo imaging controls.

Multiband Dynamics Module

Controlling distortion goes far beyond simple filtering and limiting. To get the most out of your tracks, Trash 2 includes a multiband Compressor and Noise Gate to squash the peaks, add grit and character, silence the noise, or draw out sustain. With the addition of sidechaining support, multiband processing, and an updated compression algorithm, the Dynamics module is sure to be among the most powerful tools in Trash 2.

  • Get analog-modeled and grit-filled compression and gating from the redesigned Dynamics module.
  • Apply Dynamics to different frequency ranges independently with 4-band Multiband support.
  • Trigger the Compressor or Gate via external sources with sidechaining support–even to individual frequency bands in Multiband mode.
  • Keep an eye on extensive Dynamics metering for immediate visual feedback
  • Determine exactly which frequencies trigger Dynamics processing using the new Detection Filter, or exploit the Filter’s resonance for more creative applications of compression.
  • Dig deeper into additional Dynamics options like Hard or Soft Knee compression, RMS or Peak level detection, and Auto-Gain compensation.

Delay Module

Trash isn’t just about distortion. Go a step further by using a classic lo-fi Delay. Choose from delays that include: tape delay with saturation and nonlinear tape machine artifacts, tape-tube delay with added tube saturation modeling, classic analog delay with analog degradation, and lo-fi digital delay with quantization noise and aliasing.

  • Experiment with 6 different delay types: Tape, Tape/Tube, Analog, Lo-fi Digital, Broken Bit, and Digital
  • Adjust the special Trash slider for distorted delay effects.
  • Adjust the post filter with resonance to tweak the wet signal.

Other Highlights

  • Trash your audio quickly with over 300 new presets for both wild and subtle audio mangling.
  • Trash your audio easily with a fully redesigned UI that makes more controls accessible.
  • Trash your audio safely with an Output Limiter that keeps a lid on your levels, no matter how crazy you go.

Trash 2 Expansions

Increase your distortion potential with new presets and impulses in our versatile Expansion Packs, each designed for exclusive with Trash 2.

Classic Textures

Trash 2 can unleash sonic mayhem on any signal that runs through it, but with that power comes great responsibility. With a sophisticated sense of restraint, Classic Textures is Trash 2’s most responsible pack yet. Explore 30+ new impulses, from dark vinyl to classroom projectors to crackling fires, and discover a wide palette to gently texturize any track. Or, choose from 70 new presets to coat your mix in everything from 80’s synth grit to warm wax to earthy, retro moods. It’s easy to get a feel for Classic Textures—give your sound the subtle nuance it deserves.

Features:

A Sampling of 30+ Impulses:

  • 1940s Explosion, Reel To Reel, Classic Film, Gas Burner, Lo Fi Arcade…

A Peek at 70 Patches:

  • UV Hamonics, Old Tele, Mason Jar, Fuzz Factor, Vintage Soundtrack, Cassette…

Trash 2 Expansion: Edge

The Edge Expansion Pack is full of extra-exotic and extra-gritty presets for a broad range of sonic treatments, perfect for unconventional guitars, synth basses, synth pads, drum mangling, and more. Bit-crushed, filtered, and filled with an extra-dirty vibe, the Edge Expansion presets offer a more angular, vintage, and experimental “edge” to your Trash 2 experience. With 30 new Impulse Responses for further tone coloring and 70 new Presets built directly for these impulses, the Edge Expansion content was born to bring out the best of Trash 2’s warm, jagged, nasty, subtle, classic, out-there sound.

Features:

A Sampling of 30+ Impulses:

  • Voodoo, Muck, Gravel, Big Wheel, Magnum, Taxicab, Powerman, Ignite…

A Peek at 70 Patches:

  • Electric Blaze, Hard Cider, Parasite, Filter Shred, Bleached, Ugly Couch…

9. PhoenixVerb

 
PhoenixVerb
 

Create authentic depth and natural ambience with PhoenixVerb.

Complete with more than 900 presets and intuitive parameter controls, it’s easier than ever to add realistic spatial effects to your music.

Classic stereo reverbs for music
PhoenixVerb brings clear, lifelike dimension to your mixes. Whether crafting spaces from scratch or using one of over 900 presets, it’s never been easier to create natural, authentic depth for your music.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Realistic stereo reverb algorithm
  • Dimension- and frequency-shaping controls for each stage of the reverb signal
  • Global high- and low-pass filters
  • Independent output controls for attack, early reflections, and tail
  • Clear, informative frequency display and responsive UI
  • Over 900 presets (rooms, plates, halls, chambers, and more)
  • EuControl support

Clean, natural spatial reflections
The go-to reverb plug-in for top producers everywhere, PhoenixVerb is designed to generate authentic reflections and bring realistic depth to any music production. Instantly place your performers in a pristine studio setting, a resonant echo chamber, or any other sonic environment you can dream up.

Clear, natural reverb algorithm
PhoenixVerb’s neutral spatial reflections fit any music production. Create a reflective hall for your piano, a large, resonant chamber for your vocals, a tasteful plate for your percussion.

Powerful and precise control
A sophisticated and powerful user interface perfectly complements the high-quality reverb algorithm itself. With just the right balance of control and intuitiveness, you’ll have no trouble dialling in the exact tone your tracks demand.

Extensive sonic versatility
With over 900 spaces to choose from—including room, plate, hall, chamber, and more—you’ll never find yourself at a loss for articulate spatial effects, no matter how tight the deadline for your project may be.


10. RX 8 Elements

 
RX 8 Elements
 

RX Elements is the perfect introduction to the world of audio repair, offering essential plug-ins and modules to remove noise, clipping, clicks, hum, and other problems in dialogue and music productions that plague small studios.

Get four of our best repair modules, also available as plug-ins.

This includes the completely overhauled De-hum module, which now features increased precision for better hum detection and new parameter controls for fine-tuning.

You also get a standalone audio editor featuring the groundbreaking Repair Assistant, and an intuitive Spectrogram editor—now with horizontal scrolling—all at an affordable price.

If you’re just getting started in the world of home recording or need a quick fix for problematic production audio, RX Elements is your go-to solution.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Perfect for home musicians and podcasters on a budget
  • Includes standalone RX 8 Audio Editor with spectral editing
  • Get instant audio repair solutions with Repair Assistant
  • Remove buzz and grounding issues with the newly improved and redesigned De-hum plug-in
  • Remove unwanted background noise with Voice De-noise plug-in
  • Eliminate clicks and pops with De-click plug-in
  • Fix clipped audio takes with De-clip plug-in
  • Workflow enhancements including horizontal scrolling
  • Increased audio tab limit in RX Audio Editor—up to 32 files at once
  • RX 7 preset migration for uninterrupted workflow
  • Horizontal scrolling in Spectrogram display
  • 4 individual module plug-ins in AAX, AU, and VST format—and much more

Standalone editor with intelligent processing
More than a plug-in suite, RX Elements also gives you a standalone editor that offers beautiful, informative visualization, intelligent repair powered by machine learning, and a complement of useful audio tools. Repair Assistant analyzes your audio and automatically detects noise, clicks, pops, and more. It can even offer you different processing suggestions and lets you audition the results in real time at different intensity levels. For those looking to dive deeper, you get access to four powerful audio repair processors with AU and VST support, along with other utilities such as Fade, Gain, Stereo, and Phase controls.

Industry-leading repair tools for small studios
Get four of our most essential tools for fixing problems that would otherwise ruin a recording. Eliminate ground hum and other tonal noise with the improved De-hum. Reduce background room noise, amp hiss, and other ambient issues with Voice De-noise. Fix distortion caused by clipping at your mic preamp with De-clip, and handle clicks, pops, and other artifacts with De- click. With RX Elements, high-quality production audio is now within your reach.

RX Elements: Features

32 Audio Tab Limit NEW
Time is precious when editing audio in post. To help you tackle more work faster, RX 8 doubles the previous 16-tab limit, now allowing you to view and edit up to 32 files within RX Audio Editor, so you can cover more ground in less time with greater efficiency and in-app real estate.

Horizontal Scrolling NEW
You asked, and we listened: horizontal scrolling is now built into the intuitive Spectrogram Display. Use the scroll gesture on your trackpad or mouse with your cursor to scroll through your audio across the X-axis or lightning fast edits.

Repair Assistant

Representing the latest advances in iZotope’s assistive audio technology, Repair Assistant is a game-changing intelligent audio repair tool that can detect noise, clipping, clicks, and more, so now anyone can solve common audio issues faster than ever. Simply select the type of material you’re working on—music, dialogue, other—and let RX Elements analyze and diagnose problem areas in your audio files. Repair Assistant then offers its processing suggestion at three different intensities (light, medium, or heavy) to help give you the best result. Review and audition different suggestions, hit render, and let RX Elements do the rest for you!

RX Audio Editor standalone application

Visually identify audio problems with the horizontally-scrollable Spectrogram view, and then use familiar image editing tools to fix the issue.

De-hum [Improved!]
Remove ground loop hum and line noise.

Voice De-noise
Finely tuned for vocals and dialogue, reduce unwanted steady state or evolving background noise like refrigerator hum, air conditioning noise, and amp hiss.

De-clip
Repair digital and analog clipping artifacts to restore distorted audio.

De-click
Clean up vinyl clicks, mouth noise, and soften up clicky bass guitars with the new low-latency De-click algorithm.

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