Mixing Tutorial

Mixing Pop Rock with Neutron

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    Let’s take a listen to the song we will be mixing with Neutron… only.

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    The Foundation

    First let’s start with the basics. We can use Neutron to bring clarity and punch.

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    The Room

    Next let’s bring in the room mics. Neutron’s compressors bring the drums to life.

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    Finishing the Drums

    Now we can round out all the other close mics. Let’s focus on the toms.

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    Let’s see how Neutron can enhance clean and crunchy guitars.

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    Synths & Effects

    Our song had a couple lead synth lines. Let’s make sure they are heard and fit in.

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    Now let’s spend some time with our stacks and harmonies. The trick here is to keep the lead vocal out front.

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    Master Bus

    Now let’s work on the stereo mix. We can add glue and loudness with Neutron’s compressors and limiter.

Product Overview

Scottie Dugan follows up “Neutron Explained” with a video tutorial series on mixing a pop rock track exclusively with iZotope Neutron. See how you can now mix your own tracks easily with awesome results!

Scottie begins by playing you the song you’ll be mixing together, followed by revealing the basic steps to add clarity and punch.

The drums are then gone over, and Scottie uses Neutron to bring them to life as well as tame them. Guitars, Synths and effects are then explored and Neutron is applied to make them fit and sit just right.

Scottie then uses Neutron on the vocals to make them stand out and be the focus of the track. Finally, Scottie moves to the master bus, dialing in Neutron to add the “glue” that makes the track sound finished and polished.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re ready to mix your first track with Neutron, check “Mixing Pop Rock with Neutron” out and be prepared to rock your mix!

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Mixing Pop Rock with Neutron is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 18 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great job! Thank you for this. It is really helping me out. I have to rewind a lot but the more I use it the faster I will be able to follow. I'm still having an issue with m lead VOX sounding thin when I put this on it. Other than that.....love it!
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very nice! Very clear and interesting videos
Date published: 2021-05-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great tutorial picked up a lot of useful tips on neutron.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice Insight This mix was a nice insight into the great capabilites of Neutron. Definitely an eye opener as to where technology is going in the future if not anything else.
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Interesting This really ticked all the boxes. Clear and precise as well as informative this tutorial showcases the power of Neutron. I would love to see a follow up video of how to use Neutron withother plugins such as reverb and so on. What do we do if we want to use “vintage” EQ, Compressors, and Effects. There is so much more to learn.
Date published: 2018-10-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Help Very useful example of using Neutron for a beginner such as myself . Well explained and presented . Only slight criticism was audio files could have been arranged in various Daw formats as projects, so the various bus and aux channels he uses were replicated in for example Logic X . This would have saved a lot of time .But apart from that a worth while exercise and learning tool .?
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful Nice overview in this walk through of Neutron.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Nice demonstration and tutorial It really explains and shows how powerfull tool is Neutron!
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic tutorial! This video was amazing, great job! You were able to do an incredible amount with just 1 plugin (Albeit a versatile one). That track assistant is freakin' awesome!
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great tutorial this is the best tutorial I have seen for Izotope Neutron so far! good one!
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Prety Good Too Helpful!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Future of Mixing? Scott did a great job on series. This song tutorial along with Neutron Explained really gives you all you need to understand the power of Neutron. I couldn't help but notice that Neutrino was not changing with the instrument tracks. Stayed on Clear...don't know if this was by design or not but thought I would point it out...
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Do we really need such trashy lyrics? I'm disappointed in Groove3 for hosting a tutorial using a song with such foul lyrics. Not everyone is bicoastal and ready for what Scottie calls, "let's get to the juicy part." It reflects a coarse disdain of others sensibilities and is gratuitous ... lot's of songs could easily have been chosen lacking the 'ef bomb.'
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very, very helpful I really like neutron. My mixes are a little better but being shown exactly what to do is a great help. And Scottie Dugan is a good teacher. (actually all Groove 3 trainers are good teachers - haven't come across a bad one)
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Neutron Tutorial This is an excellent and very useful Neutron tutorial. The software has so many features it is essential to have a guide like this to maximize awareness of the depth of this software.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A great practical demo of Neutron These video series were amazing! I think neutron could be the only plugin one would really need, to make great records. It is the ultimate channel strip! I liked how Scottie explains everything and showed how fast you can get a mix without relying on effects.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent. Thorough treatment of Neutron. Shows and explains all of the features.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Comprehensive and focussed... Continually refers to the big picture while providing details of each aspect of the mix and how they interract. Great tutorial.
Date published: 2016-11-18
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