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Iris 2 Explained®

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    Overview

    A brief overview of the Iris 2 Software Synthesizer.

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    Patches, Samples & Oscillators Pt. 1

    First, William shows us the patch selection tool and shows us around the presets section. William then shows us some of the different wave shapes and oscillators within Iris 2, and plays through some sounds so we can hear the synth in action. We then go through some of the samples that Iris 2 includes, and then William shows us the different modes we use to control the instrument.

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    Patches, Samples & Oscillators Pt. 2

    In this video, William shows us how to create our patches and how to improve our own file management within Iris 2. William then shows us the Voice Mode and Midi Assign section. Then William goes through the Glide, Intensity and Output knob at the top.

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    Sample Pitch, Pan, Level & Keymaps

    Learn how to assign pitch, level, panning and key mapping for each tone in an Iris 2 sound.

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    The Spectrogram Section

    Learn how to use the spectrogram tools to extract exactly what you need sonically from each tone in an Iris 2 sound.

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    The Effects Section

    Learn about the 4 built-in effects processors and the different routing modes for the effects.

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    Control & Modulation Pt. 1

    William shows us what an envelope is and it's different controls (ADSR), and helps us understand how to use an envelope in different ways by assigning them to different parameters. William shows us the different shapes and modes within the LFO section, and gives us some examples on how to assign them and start making interesting sounds.

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    Control & Modulation Pt. 2

    William shows us Real Time Controllers, and how the assignment / modulation works within Iris 2. William then shows us how to many parameters with just one knob by using the Macro knobs, and gives us some different examples of interesting sounds by experimenting with the simple parameters.

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    Layout & Global Settings

    Learn about the different global options and the sizing and layout customization of Iris 2.

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    Using Iris 2 for Sound Design

    Learn how to use Iris 2 to manipulate basic sound sources into an evolving sound effect.

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    Remixing with Iris 2

    Learn how to use Iris 2 to reassemble different parts of a song into a new version.

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    Using Iris 2 as a Musical Tool

    Learn how to use the sounds in Iris 2 to quickly create an evolving composition.

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    Using Iris 2 as a Sample Processor

    Learn how to import a sample and use the various features of Iris2 to drastically change it.

Product Overview


iZotope's Iris 2 sample-based synthesizer offers a dizzying level of flexibility and potential, and virtual instrument expert William Sprawls shows you how to tame this beast!

Will first introduces just how powerful this instrument is, with its amazing Filters, Modulators Effects, and 11GB Factory Library. He then begins with Patches, Samples, and Oscillators, teaching you the fundamental building blocks of this creative tool.

From there, Will teaches you how to use the Spectrogram, and explores the 4 Built-in Effects Processors and different Routing Modes. After going through the basics, Will shows you all of the Modulation and Control Tools at your disposal, as well as your Global Settings and Layout Options.

Finally, Will shows you how you can use Iris 2 for Sound Design, Remixing, and of course as a Musical Tool. If you're an Iris 2 user looking to dive into this monster synthesizer, or if you're just curious about what this unique instrument has to offer, watch "Iris 2 Explained" today!


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AdyTheSoundguy
Submitted 1 week ago

Awesome Kick Start to Iris 2

I got Iris 2 and several other sampler and synths "just in case" but not really the time to jump in the many functions Finally I took time to check out some more tutorials and this one just helped me massively to understand the power of Iris 2 but also to understand all the knobs for other synth software I use, thumbs up, highly recommend Examples are good in this tutorial and the guide is amazing ! No further questions haha

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Reaper


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MAXWELL
Submitted 4 months ago

i HAVEN'T PURCHASED ANYTHING FROM IZOTOPE THAT HASN'T IMPRESSED ME. THE EASE OF USE, THE FUNCTIONALITY, THE DEPTH AND THE OVERWHELMING POSSIBILITIES. I THINK THE EASIEST WAY TO PUT THIS IS THAT EVERYTHING THEY TOUCH IS GOLDEN, AMAZING, JUST UNBELEVABLE. SIMPLY THE BEST

RECORDING SOFTWARE, SYNTHS AND PROCESSORS SERVE NO PURPOSE IF THEY AREN'T REALLY WELL THOUGHT OUT. IZOTOPE IS WELL THOUGHT OUT AND THESE TUTORIALS HELP REACH THE DEPTH THAT IZOTOPE OFFERS IN EACH AND EVERY PRODUCT.


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CD Sky
Submitted 2 years ago

Time to buy!

I've been looking at Iris 2 as a potential buy. After walking through the various features and abilities I am ready to pull the trigger.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer


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Dreamamine
Submitted 2 years ago

Very thorough overview.

This video does a really good job of introducing the Viewer to Iris 2, but it ALSO is a great video for folks that are new to software synthesis in general, because it includes a lot of general information about LFOs, envelopes, filters, modulation assignments and other basic concepts in synthesis and sampling. Highly recommended!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Acid, FL Studio, Reason


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dnbguy84
Submitted 2 years ago

Good tutorial and tutor.

Been interested in getting this synth for a while, mainly for some ambient sound design stuff. This tutorial explained the ins and outs of it for me. The tutor is particularly good, not speaking too fast or slow and giving just the right depth of information. As opposed to a lot of other tutorials that seem too shallow, or give me too much at once that I can't follow easily. Will be checking out his other tutorials.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Reaper


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kiranrajae
Submitted 3 years ago

Awesome

Awesome tutorials guys, Thank you.


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Bruno
Submitted 3 years ago

very interesting

good exposition of the functionality e usage. Very interesting.

I am a: Hobbyist


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Gaeran
Submitted 3 years ago

Iris 2 Explained

As a technical lecturer myself I appreciate Groove £'s measured and informed approach to the tutorials I also like to be able to use it on my IPAD rather than my desktop. So it is useful to be able to stream it on the IPAD

I am a: Musician


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AdyTheSoundguy
Submitted 1 week ago

Awesome Kick Start to Iris 2

I got Iris 2 and several other sampler and synths "just in case" but not really the time to jump in the many functions Finally I took time to check out some more tutorials and this one just helped me massively to understand the power of Iris 2 but also to understand all the knobs for other synth software I use, thumbs up, highly recommend Examples are good in this tutorial and the guide is amazing ! No further questions haha

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Reaper

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MAXWELL
Submitted 4 months ago

i HAVEN'T PURCHASED ANYTHING FROM IZOTOPE THAT HASN'T IMPRESSED ME. THE EASE OF USE, THE FUNCTIONALITY, THE DEPTH AND THE OVERWHELMING POSSIBILITIES. I THINK THE EASIEST WAY TO PUT THIS IS THAT EVERYTHING THEY TOUCH IS GOLDEN, AMAZING, JUST UNBELEVABLE. SIMPLY THE BEST

RECORDING SOFTWARE, SYNTHS AND PROCESSORS SERVE NO PURPOSE IF THEY AREN'T REALLY WELL THOUGHT OUT. IZOTOPE IS WELL THOUGHT OUT AND THESE TUTORIALS HELP REACH THE DEPTH THAT IZOTOPE OFFERS IN EACH AND EVERY PRODUCT.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

CD Sky
Submitted 2 years ago

Time to buy!

I've been looking at Iris 2 as a potential buy. After walking through the various features and abilities I am ready to pull the trigger.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Dreamamine
Submitted 2 years ago

Very thorough overview.

This video does a really good job of introducing the Viewer to Iris 2, but it ALSO is a great video for folks that are new to software synthesis in general, because it includes a lot of general information about LFOs, envelopes, filters, modulation assignments and other basic concepts in synthesis and sampling. Highly recommended!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Acid, FL Studio, Reason

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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dnbguy84
Submitted 2 years ago

Good tutorial and tutor.

Been interested in getting this synth for a while, mainly for some ambient sound design stuff. This tutorial explained the ins and outs of it for me. The tutor is particularly good, not speaking too fast or slow and giving just the right depth of information. As opposed to a lot of other tutorials that seem too shallow, or give me too much at once that I can't follow easily. Will be checking out his other tutorials.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Reaper

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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kiranrajae
Submitted 3 years ago

Awesome

Awesome tutorials guys, Thank you.

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Bruno
Submitted 3 years ago

very interesting

good exposition of the functionality e usage. Very interesting.

I am a: Hobbyist

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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Gaeran
Submitted 3 years ago

Iris 2 Explained

As a technical lecturer myself I appreciate Groove £'s measured and informed approach to the tutorials I also like to be able to use it on my IPAD rather than my desktop. So it is useful to be able to stream it on the IPAD

I am a: Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I have been playing music for 35 years since I was 6 years old. I play Piano, Synth, Guitar, and program Drums.

2. What training have you had?

I have attended training workshops for the last 15 years at the music stores I worked for, as well as several offsite training centers in LA for major recording companies such as JBL, Focusrite, Apogee, and Roland.

3. When did you get into recording?

I got my first 4 track recorder at the age of 14 and have been very interested since then! (25 years ago)

4. People you have worked with/for?

I have worked with several artists including The Hawthorne Effect, The Morning Stares, Giovanni James, and worked on musical projects for Microjams, WGN and the Chicago Blackhawks, Nike, Harpo Productions and Warner Chappell Productions.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Since I was a young kid, I always liked to take things apart and figure out what made them tick so to speak. I like to do the same with software and really learn how to get the most out of it. I also really enjoy being able to use my musical abilities to help inspire those who are just starting their musical journey, as I have really enjoyed mine so far.

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Iris 2 Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Kick Start to Iris 2 I got Iris 2 and several other sampler and synths "just in case" but not really the time to jump in the many functions Finally I took time to check out some more tutorials and this one just helped me massively to understand the power of Iris 2 but also to understand all the knobs for other synth software I use, thumbs up, highly recommend Examples are good in this tutorial and the guide is amazing ! No further questions haha
Date published: 2019-11-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from i HAVEN'T PURCHASED ANYTHING FROM IZOTOPE THAT HASN'T IMPRESSED ME. THE EASE OF USE, THE FUNCTIONALITY, THE DEPTH AND THE OVERWHELMING POSSIBILITIES. I THINK THE EASIEST WAY TO PUT THIS IS THAT EVERYTHING THEY TOUCH IS GOLDEN, AMAZING, JUST UNBELEVABLE. SIMPLY THE BEST RECORDING SOFTWARE, SYNTHS AND PROCESSORS SERVE NO PURPOSE IF THEY AREN'T REALLY WELL THOUGHT OUT. IZOTOPE IS WELL THOUGHT OUT AND THESE TUTORIALS HELP REACH THE DEPTH THAT IZOTOPE OFFERS IN EACH AND EVERY PRODUCT.
Date published: 2019-07-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Time to buy! I've been looking at Iris 2 as a potential buy. After walking through the various features and abilities I am ready to pull the trigger.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very thorough overview. This video does a really good job of introducing the Viewer to Iris 2, but it ALSO is a great video for folks that are new to software synthesis in general, because it includes a lot of general information about LFOs, envelopes, filters, modulation assignments and other basic concepts in synthesis and sampling. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good tutorial and tutor. Been interested in getting this synth for a while, mainly for some ambient sound design stuff. This tutorial explained the ins and outs of it for me. The tutor is particularly good, not speaking too fast or slow and giving just the right depth of information. As opposed to a lot of other tutorials that seem too shallow, or give me too much at once that I can't follow easily. Will be checking out his other tutorials.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Awesome tutorials guys, Thank you.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very interesting good exposition of the functionality e usage. Very interesting.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Iris 2 Explained As a technical lecturer myself I appreciate Groove £'s measured and informed approach to the tutorials I also like to be able to use it on my IPAD rather than my desktop. So it is useful to be able to stream it on the IPAD
Date published: 2016-11-29
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