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Insight Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    5:39

    In this video Mike provides an overview of Insight and outlines the common elements used in Insight, like accessing presets, scaling, maximizing and minimizing the modules and accessing and using the Options.

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    Tutorial 2

    Level Meters

    15:22

    In this video goes through the Level Meters module, explaining the different peak & RMS meter options. Next Mike outlines the need for loudness metering and then walks through the loudness metering section of the level meters module.

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    Tutorial 3

    Loudness History Graph

    13:39

    In this video Mike explains the Loudness History Graph module, how to use it, export loudness history data and loudness overview automation.

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    Tutorial 4

    Stereo Vectorscope

    7:57

    In this video Mike walks through the Soundfield module in its stereo vectorscope mode, covering the vectorscope modes, balance and correlation meters.

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    Tutorial 5

    Surround Vectorscope

    4:48

    In this video Mike explains the Soundfield module in its Surround Scope mode, including its settings and correlation alerts.

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    Tutorial 6

    Spectrogram

    12:40

    In this video Mike covers the Spectrogram module in both 2d & 3d modes, how to set it up to display what you need to see as well as demonstrating the Meter Tap feature where you can view audio from different sources in the one display.

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    Tutorial 7

    Spectrum Analyzer

    9:43

    In this video Mike goes through the spectrum analyzer module, how to set it up, adjust the scales and configure it to display problem audio clearly.

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    Tutorial 8

    Preset Manager

    10:10

    In this final video Mike explains how to use the Preset Manager to quickly reconfigure Insight to different modes, to edit and create your own presets and how to save them and re-order them into folders.

Insight is the amazing new visual metering suite by iZotope. Do you know what you're looking at? Well, Pro-Tools-Expert.com contributor Mike Thornton will reveal all its secrets in this in-depth collection of video tutorials and get you using the metering plug-ins like a pro.

Mike begins with a thorough introduction of the plug-in followed by a full look at the Level Meter sections. Next up is the Loudness History Graph and then both Stereo and Surround Vectorscope tutorials. The Spectrogram and Spectrum Analyzer are explained and then Mike wraps up the series with a helpful Preset Manager tutorial designed to turbo boost your workflow.

If you're an engineer, producer or mixer, metering is essential to getting your music and masters just right. Using your ears first is always a good rule, but using your eyes to see potential problems you can't hear, is even better. iZotope Insight is just what the doctor ordered and Mike Thornton delivers the things you need to know about this powerful suite with surgical precision.

See what you've been missing, watch "Insight Explained" today!

Konrad Welz
Submitted 4 months ago

Totally Excellent

Mike Thornton's explanation of Insight is honestly as good as it gets. He is a total expert in post-production audio and his explanation of Insight carries that gravitas. After a few hair-raising experiences with new loudness standards and DCP, I decided to invest in Izotope's wonderful Insight plugin. This video has given me everything I was expecting to approach Loudness levels with confidence.

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DW
Submitted 5 months ago

Great in depth look into all the pieces of Insight

This course looks into every little aspect of Insight, while describing why you would use it.

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Reb
Submitted 5 months ago

Amazing

Lots of possibilities to deal with sonic world. Everything is well integrated giving you every detail over your sound. Easy to use, very legible, paints your sound just in your eyes. If your target is confidence, Insight is the answer. Get it.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live

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voxart444
Submitted 10 months ago

Very helpful series!

Really easy to understand all of the features of the product. The videos are done in a clear, straightforward manner that really breaks down the different sections of the plug-in and explain each one clearly.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Pro Tools

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Trogon
Submitted 10 months ago

Good overview

This certainly goes over the controls and functions very adequately. Brief tutorials on how to fix problem areas would be a great enhancement to this video.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro

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joeman7890
Submitted 10 months ago

Great Insight

Mike goes all the way in this series

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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galetmg
Submitted 1 year ago

Great overview

Great overview of this very powerful meter. Learned a lot about some items I hadn't come across yet. Reinforced some of the basics.

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Geoff
Submitted 1 year ago

Nice

Very clear and complete review of program.

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David70srock
Submitted 1 year ago

Great overview!

Fully explained with a fair bit of detail...only piece missing is that I wish there would be updated info and presets for todays loudness standards with Spotify, YouTube etc...but I guess you can make your own preset...well done!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician

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Stallingsound
Submitted 2 years ago

Insight what do I do with this info??

great education. I guess this really is meant for a pro. A hobby guy like me has no idea what to do with these measurements or how to fix them if out of range?? help!!

I am a: Hobbyist

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started working with sound doing the theatre productions at school when I was around 14, putting together sound effects tapes for plays and also doing the lighting, completely self taught.

2. What training have you had?

I served an apprenticeship at Marconi's in Essex, England, home of the inventor of radio. I have an ONC & HNC in Electronics and then became their audio test and development engineer.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was at school but I got a lot more serious when I was in Essex becoming chief Engineer of Hospital Radio Chelmsford, as well as providing sound services for the 'Am Dram' scene in Chelmsford.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Acoustic tracks for The Alarm, albums for Fairground Attraction, whilst I was at Piccadilly Radio in Manchester. Since then I have made so much programming for BBC Radio as well as OBs for ITV in the UK. I was the first person to do a live Dolby Surround transmission in the UK.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I have been training folk on Pro Tools since it was v2.5. 4 tracks on a good day with a following wind. People say I am patient and can explain techy stuff simply. I am also a media apprenticeship mentor and assessor for a variety of schemes here in Manchester, England where I am based.

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    tutorial video

    Insight Explained

    Insight is the amazing new visual metering suite by iZotope. Do you know what you're looking at? Well, Mike Thornton will reveal all its secrets in this in-depth collection of video tutorials and get you using the metering plug-ins like a pro.

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    iZotope RX 2 is hands down one of the best and most complete audio repair toolkits on the market. Presented by Pro-Tools-Expert.com leader Mike Thornton, this collection of in-depth video tutorials will demystify all that is RX 2, giving you the knowledge to repair, enhance or manipulate, any audio you come by.

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    iZotope RX 3 Explained

    iZotope RX 3, the next generation of sound repair and restoration software has arrived! RX 3 master Mike Thornton (Mr RX It) reveals every feature and function of this in-depth industry standard solution, and shows RX 3 in action on real-world audio examples for a complete understanding of the RX 3 package. Wether you use the regular or "Advanced" version, this is the most comprehensive RX 3 video series available, so learn it right the first time, or just take your existing knowledge to the next level.

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    iZotope RX 4 Explained

    iZotope RX 4 is here and iZotope guru Mike Thornton (Mr RX It) delivers everything you need to know to jump into RX 4 and harness its full potential! Get detailed information using real-world examples and clean up your recordings making them sound better than ever. No matter what DAW you use, iZotope RX 4 Explained provides expert knowledge that allows you to reduce unwanted noise and eliminate damage to your precious audio.

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    iZotope RX 5 Explained

    iZotope's RX 5 Audio Editor is in a class by itself when it comes to repairing, restoring, and enhancing audio. Likewise, Mike Thornton, Aka MR. Rx It, offers you the most comprehensive video tutorial series available, covering both RX 5 and RX 5 Advanced with a fine toothed comb filter, leaving no aspect of the software unexplored.

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Insight Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Totally Excellent Mike Thornton's explanation of Insight is honestly as good as it gets. He is a total expert in post-production audio and his explanation of Insight carries that gravitas. After a few hair-raising experiences with new loudness standards and DCP, I decided to invest in Izotope's wonderful Insight plugin. This video has given me everything I was expecting to approach Loudness levels with confidence.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great in depth look into all the pieces of Insight This course looks into every little aspect of Insight, while describing why you would use it.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Amazing Lots of possibilities to deal with sonic world. Everything is well integrated giving you every detail over your sound. Easy to use, very legible, paints your sound just in your eyes. If your target is confidence, Insight is the answer. Get it.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful series! Really easy to understand all of the features of the product. The videos are done in a clear, straightforward manner that really breaks down the different sections of the plug-in and explain each one clearly.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Good overview This certainly goes over the controls and functions very adequately. Brief tutorials on how to fix problem areas would be a great enhancement to this video.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Insight Mike goes all the way in this series
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great overview Great overview of this very powerful meter. Learned a lot about some items I hadn't come across yet. Reinforced some of the basics.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice Very clear and complete review of program.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great overview! Fully explained with a fair bit of detail...only piece missing is that I wish there would be updated info and presets for todays loudness standards with Spotify, YouTube etc...but I guess you can make your own preset...well done!
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Insight what do I do with this info?? great education. I guess this really is meant for a pro. A hobby guy like me has no idea what to do with these measurements or how to fix them if out of range?? help!!
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from If levels are the game...you need some Insight! Excellent and thorough overview of the features of this powerful Metering plugin suite
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from just what i needed this video has been a great help in understanding this amazing plug-in
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Covers all the features All of the controls and features were explained very clearly. My only complaint was that I wanted some real-world examples. It would have been nice to hear some actual audio while watching the meters and point out what is happening an why. Also, even though I am not producing video, a hands-on tutorial of a video segment with some audio problems being dealt with would have made this review four stars.
Date published: 2016-03-17