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iZotope Insight 2 Explained®

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    Introduction

    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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    Levels

    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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    Intelligibility

    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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    Spectrum

    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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    Spectrogram

    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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GorasPletch
Submitted 1 week ago

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.


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The_Synth_Lord
Submitted 2 weeks ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Studio One


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TheoEvag
Submitted 1 month ago

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.


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LesWelling
Submitted 7 months ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Cakewalk Sonar


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bromineion
Submitted 8 months ago

Learned More Than I Was Expecting

Learned a lot from this that I will be able to apply right away.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Reason, Studio One


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ANNMS
Submitted 1 year ago

Very helpful and to the point!

I needed this tutorial! It's amazingly simplified. Big ups

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, FL Studio


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Omega287
Submitted 1 year ago

Good primer.

Good primer on Insight 2. A more in depth tutorial (various uses in music/post work) would be great too.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools, Reason


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NiftyNodes
Submitted 1 year ago

Extremely Useful Info

This course has very useful information regarding metering in general and recommend for anyone.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Acid, Bitwig Studio, FL Studio, Cubase, Logic Pro, Mixcraft, Pro Tools, Reason, Reaper


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SonicDiscovery
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome

Awesome

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Pro Tools


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Nairolfri
Submitted 1 year ago

So nice !

It was very clear in general, thanks for this video !

I am a: Beginner, Student, Musician, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, FL Studio


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GorasPletch
Submitted 1 week ago

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.

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

The_Synth_Lord
Submitted 2 weeks ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Studio One

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

TheoEvag
Submitted 1 month ago

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.

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

LesWelling
Submitted 7 months ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Cakewalk Sonar

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

bromineion
Submitted 8 months ago

Learned More Than I Was Expecting

Learned a lot from this that I will be able to apply right away.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Reason, Studio One

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ANNMS
Submitted 1 year ago

Very helpful and to the point!

I needed this tutorial! It's amazingly simplified. Big ups

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, FL Studio

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Omega287
Submitted 1 year ago

Good primer.

Good primer on Insight 2. A more in depth tutorial (various uses in music/post work) would be great too.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools, Reason

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

NiftyNodes
Submitted 1 year ago

Extremely Useful Info

This course has very useful information regarding metering in general and recommend for anyone.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Acid, Bitwig Studio, FL Studio, Cubase, Logic Pro, Mixcraft, Pro Tools, Reason, Reaper

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SonicDiscovery
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome

Awesome

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Pro Tools

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Nairolfri
Submitted 1 year ago

So nice !

It was very clear in general, thanks for this video !

I am a: Beginner, Student, Musician, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, FL Studio

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started producing music just over 5 years ago, right about when Skrillex's Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP dropped.

2. What training have you had?

I'm fully self-taught, and haven't had any formal training. I use online resources and learn a lot by talking to other producers about how they do things too.

3. When did you get into recording?

(same answer as number 1)

4. People you have worked with/for?

DJTechTools, iZotope, Output, CAPSUN Pro Audio, Loopmasters, Plugin Boutique, Industrial Strength, 5Pin Media

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I've had a lot of experience in the EDM space, from producing tracks and sample packs that have charted on sites like Beatport, through to DJing internationally and running a record label. And on the training side I've produced thousands of tutorials, and also tutor people one to one.

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iZotope Insight 2 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13 .
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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