Insight Tutorial

iZotope Insight 2 Explained®

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    Adam welcomes you to the course and gives a preview of what he will be covering.

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    Interface & Layouts

    Familiarize yourself with Insight's interface. Explore layouts, global vs meter specific options, and the reset, pause, and continuous calculation buttons.

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    Loudness & History

    Adam introduces Short Term vs Integrated vs Momentary LUFS, and shows how these are recorded visually in "History". He then demonstrates an important nuance about the "target" line color, as well as scales, and recommended LUFS levels.

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    Learn about "True Peak", why it's important, when it might be an issue, and of course, how to work around it. Adam also includes a warning about RMS, scales, and finally, a recommended target "peak".

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    Sound Field

    Discover the Polar Sample, Polar Level, and Lissajous sound field meters. Find out what you want them to look like, and why. Adam introduces the concept of "phase", "out of phase", what this looks like in the meters, and why this is important. He finishes by showing this applied to a practical example.

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    Adam dives into how to use the new Intelligibility module to evaluate dialogue loudness/intelligibility in a range of listener playback environments. He also explains the concept, demonstrates it in action, and explores the various nuances of gain structure and processing you need to be aware of.

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    In this video, Adam explores the spectrum analyzer. He first demonstrates the customization options by creating a tonal balance/frequency balance meter. Secondly, "forensic" use case, he uses Spectrum to figure out what was going wrong in a client's piece of audio. The explanation explores a few important principles about frequencies and file types.

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    Familiarize yourself with the Spectrogram. The first example shows how this can be used to understand the kick/sub bass relationship, and their respective dynamics. Then, to demonstrate seeing multiple sources at once, Adam shows an example using pink noise, to reference the frequency balance, to see how "flat" your audio sounds. Finally, he shows 2D mode, and how best to use it.

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    Loudness Overflow Automation

    See how to make Insight 2 write in automation, for where Integrated LUFS exceeded target loudness (useful for very long audio files).

Product Overview

Adam Pollard delivers an in-depth video tutorial series covering everything you need to know about Insight 2 from iZotope and how to use it constructively! Learn how “seeing is believing” when it comes to all things audio in your productions.

Adam begins by welcoming you and then jumps right in covering Insight 2’s interface, its layout, the differences between Global and Meter specific options, as well as the Reset, Pause, and Continuous Calculation buttons.

Next you’ll explore Short Term vs Integrated vs Momentary LUFS, and how these are recorded visually in the ‘History’ section of Insight 2. You’ll also learn an important nuance about the “Target” line color, as well as scales, and recommended LUFS levels.

Moving along, Adam goes deeper and covers topics such as “True Peak”, RMS, Scales, and a good recommended target “peak” for your signals. Sound Field, the new Intelligibility Module, Spectrum Analyzer, Spectrogram, and Loudness Overflow Automation are then all revealed and explained so you have full visual command over what’s going on in your sessions, and make the correct decisions regarding your levels and mixes.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to iZotope’s Insight 2, or just want to know more about it, pull up a chair and watch “iZotope Insight 2 Explained®” today.

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iZotope Insight 2 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 31 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Honestly satisfied... These videos helped me learn a lot. . So easy to learn and very insightful teachings.. I will be back for more as soon as I master this.. Thanks Multiplier..
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Insightful Multiplier makes the information understandable and relatable with good examples and share reasons why you choose to make decisions based on what this Plug-in indicates. Great Job. I will say he has a very soothing voice and cadence and as I didn't sleep well last night it put me to sleep for a minute. Not because it bored me though!
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Way better than reading the manual! Some great demonstration, thanks.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Clear The instruction is Extremely Thorough, and well-thought-out. I appreciate his attention to detail, and his ability to relate all of the information together.
Date published: 2020-11-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great and tight explanation Succinctly demystified this for me, including the Relay location issue, so much appreciated. Thanks!
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from a digital audio masterclass, using Insight 2 While this video is primarily about Insight 2, Adam takes us on a journey of audio related concepts well beyond Insight 2. Well worth viewing if you've any interest in working with digital audio.
Date published: 2020-10-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Video for someone (like me) who knows next to nothing I am new to music production and even though I only understood maybe 20-25% of what was being demonstrated, it did give me some very useful "insights" (forgive the pun) into how this could benefit my future productions. Overall--excellent! Cheers.
Date published: 2020-08-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Overview An easy to understand and concise overview of Insight 2 and what you can do with it.
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just What I Was Looking For I just changed to DaVinci Resolve for video editing and it's work flow is much different than what I was used to. In watching tutorials on DR, I learned about the loudness requirements for YouTube. As I can use all my VSTs in DR, and after using it's loudness metering in Fairlight, It was a no brainer to drop Insight 2 onto the master bus. This tutorial brought me right up to speed, as I had recently updated all my iZotope products. This is much better than the loudness tutorial, which had way too much repetition. Adam seems to have listened to the feedback from that tutorial and made adjustments. I think it should be assumed that anyone requiring this information is going to be pretty intelligent, even if it is dry by nature.
Date published: 2020-06-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Learned more than I expected Well… for "casual pros" like me this course was an ear and eye opener. And … a good starting point to dig deeper.
Date published: 2020-06-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thanks for the helpful tutorials! Thanks for recording! :)
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent to start with! some great basics about audio
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Quick and good explanations! Good instructor!
Date published: 2020-04-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Once again! Nice. Thanks for sharing this information. I agree it would have been nice to see what approach you would have used to correct the overages in the automation video, but you can't give it all away in one video lol. Maybe in the mastering video. Much love
Date published: 2020-03-20
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Informative but not practical enough He obviously knows his stuff but I would like to have seen him use this tool in common musical situations. Using it in different genres of music and then making corrections or modifications as a result.
Date published: 2020-03-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great course Very good information, all well explained. Worth the time and money invested.
Date published: 2020-01-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from iZotope Insight 2 Explained Very helpful, Multiplier does an excellent job explaining the different aspects of iZotope Insight 2.
Date published: 2019-12-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! Received Insight in a iZotope bundle. Didn't think much of it after hearing mixed reviews on youtube. After watching this tutorial I now have new insight into Insight. Def recommend! This is definitely a useful utility. Multiplier is a master at explaining in simplistic detail!
Date published: 2019-11-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from High quality content Very in-depth information conveyed in an accessible manner with some great examples, you are definitely going to know how to use it afterwards.
Date published: 2019-11-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great explanation of phase. Phase is one of the trickier concepts in audio which is broken down pretty well here. While I had a basic understanding of phase issues I honestly never understood how to use those meters until now.
Date published: 2019-11-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Very Good! This is a conclusive look on Insight, along with a lot of great technical information on the subject of metering, mastering and broadcasting.
Date published: 2019-10-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Full of good info. Groove 3, as always, makes my life easier on the road to becoming a great Sound Engineer, Music Producer and Song Writer etc.
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Learned More Than I Was Expecting Learned a lot from this that I will be able to apply right away.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful and to the point! I needed this tutorial! It's amazingly simplified. Big ups
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Good primer. Good primer on Insight 2. A more in depth tutorial (various uses in music/post work) would be great too.
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely Useful Info This course has very useful information regarding metering in general and recommend for anyone.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Awesome
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from So nice ! It was very clear in general, thanks for this video !
Date published: 2018-10-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from thumbs up great tutorial
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from In Depth This is a very interesting and informative tutorial for those wishing to understand the deeper uses of Insight 2. I like the way “real world” examples have been used to demonstrate the way Insight deals with sound.
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good precise and short For me was very helpful the precise and short volume and phase explanation.
Date published: 2018-09-28
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