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Alloy 2 Explained®

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Chapter 1: Getting Started

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    Introduction (3:26)


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    Getting Around the Interface (10:14)


Chapter 2: Settings

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    General Settings (10:00)


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    Spectrum Options (4:50)


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    I/O Options (6:02)


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    EQ Options (3:45)


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    Other Options (3:31)


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    Preset Management (8:28)


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    Mouse & Keyboard Shortcuts (2:44)


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    Using History Memory Points (2:19)


Chapter 3: The Modules In-Depth

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    EQ Module (7:43)


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    Transient Module (6:36)


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    Exciter Module (5:26)


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    Dynamics Module (9:42)


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    De-Esser Module (5:37)


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    Limiter Module (8:11)


Chapter 4: Hands On Techniques

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    Sidechain & Multi-band Uses (7:25)


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    The Detection Filter (4:50)


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    Using Dynamics on Drums (7:30)


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    Killer Guitars (7:52)


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    Multi-band Compression on Mixes (8:01)


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    Getting Great Voiceovers (8:51)


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    Clean up Live Drums (6:02)


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    Mixing a Song with Alloy 2 Pt. 1 (10:26)


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    Mixing a Song with Alloy 2 Pt. 2 (15:48)


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    Using 2 Dynamics in Parallel (4:13)


iZotope just made the mixing world way better! DAW master Russ Hughes shows you all there is to know about iZotope's amazing new Alloy2 essential mixing tools.

Find out what everything does with a full show and tell of EQ, Transient, Dynamics, De-Esser, Exciter and Limiter modules. See some cool tricks that utilize Alloy 2 and cover everything from drums, loops, vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, podcast and broadcast voice. There's even a full length video showing you how Russ mixes a track using just Alloy 2.

If you're going to use one of the top DAW mixing tools, make sure you get the top training for it. Checkout "Alloy 2 Explained" today.


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Hammy
Submitted 5 months ago

Very very helpful

I have used Alloy2 for about a year but didn’t really know what I was tweaking I used many presets Now I’m getting an under the hood idea of what is going on and it’s presented logically and simply thanks

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jlscott
Submitted 7 months ago

Great explanation

Russ is always great at explaining audio technology and I find him a pleasure to listen to.

I am a: Hobbyist, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

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MrMixer
Submitted 1 year ago

Great tutorial!

As usual, Russ does an excellent job explaining iZotope's Alloy2, and uses his depth of experience to give some great application examples and useful mixing tips in the process!

I am a: Professional, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

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faraz
Submitted 1 year ago

Alloy2

Extremely well tutorials, very pleased will purchase more in future. Thanks!

I am a: Musician, Student

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Stallingsound
Submitted 2 years ago

Alloy2

I have a good working knowledge of Alloy2 but invested in the tutorials in order to take full advantage of Alloy2. Very clear totoruials that go as deep as you want to go. I now understand the how and why behind all of the multi band options I now own your Nectar2, Ozone and Alloy2 training; well done GROOVE3 !!

I am a: Hobbyist

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Vance
Submitted 2 years ago

Really useful tutorial :-)

Every second of this was helpful. Going to study this again for sure!

I am a: Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Beat Maker, Sound for Film/TV

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jueri
Submitted 2 years ago

Learn to mix

this is a very very fine tutorial. i have learned all features of alloy2 and the highlight is the complete song-mix

I am a: Hobbyist

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thetonybliss
Submitted 2 years ago

Not just a great product tutorial !!

Russ also gives some great tips and process on mixing for different instruments and the art of listening to create great pre - master mixes. The multiband lesson is golden. I feel more confident in Alloy 2 now. Thanks!

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started young. My father was a Jazz piano player who would play Oscar Peterson on the piano, I would go in as a kid and sit and listen to him in wonder. When he left the room I would try and knock out tunes myself. When I was 15 I swapped my bike for a really bad electric guitar which I went home and plugged into my sister's hi-fi, she was not impressed. From there I started having bands in the garage and the rest, as they say, is history.

2. What training have you had?

As a musician, no formal training, I just picked things up by ear. Over the years I've been lucky to work and play with some of the best musicians around, that rubs off on you, playing with great people means you either get better or get a different job! As a trainer I've done a lot of public speaking, presentations and seminars to groups of anything from 10 to 3,000 people. Again, you either get good or get hungry.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was 17 I bought myself a Tascam 244 Portastudio, that was a 4 track cassette based recording system that cost around $1800! In those days that was a miracle being able to record and mix on separate tracks. Once I got that then I was hooked, in fact I forgotten the stuff I've bought over the years, I just look music and technology and so recording ticks both of my passion boxes!

4. People you have worked with/for?

It's a long list and to name drop would sound like throwing pans down a stone staircase. I've worked with and for, in a technical and programming capacity UB40, T-Pau, Elton John, The Beat, New Order, Jools Holland, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran, and Japan to name some of those blasts from the past... I'm old!

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I didn't know I was, perhaps it's the combination of my passion for the music and the gear coupled with a genuine desire to help people to use their gear without any barriers. I read the manual as a last resort (often because they are so badly written) so I guess that other's may feel the same, so I try to find a way of making things as simple as possible, I try not to pretend to be an expert, more a guy who's just figured it out. I also have a terrible sense of humour, which means when I train live there are a lot of laughs.

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Alloy 2 Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very very helpful I have used Alloy2 for about a year but didn’t really know what I was tweaking I used many presets Now I’m getting an under the hood idea of what is going on and it’s presented logically and simply thanks
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great explanation Russ is always great at explaining audio technology and I find him a pleasure to listen to.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial! As usual, Russ does an excellent job explaining iZotope's Alloy2, and uses his depth of experience to give some great application examples and useful mixing tips in the process!
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Alloy2 Extremely well tutorials, very pleased will purchase more in future. Thanks!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Alloy2 I have a good working knowledge of Alloy2 but invested in the tutorials in order to take full advantage of Alloy2. Very clear totoruials that go as deep as you want to go. I now understand the how and why behind all of the multi band options I now own your Nectar2, Ozone and Alloy2 training; well done GROOVE3 !!
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really useful tutorial :-) Every second of this was helpful. Going to study this again for sure!
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Learn to mix this is a very very fine tutorial. i have learned all features of alloy2 and the highlight is the complete song-mix
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Not just a great product tutorial !! Russ also gives some great tips and process on mixing for different instruments and the art of listening to create great pre - master mixes. The multiband lesson is golden. I feel more confident in Alloy 2 now. Thanks!
Date published: 2016-02-27
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