Neutron Tutorial

iZotope Neutron 2 Explained®

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12 Videos | Length: 1hr 35min 51sec
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    Scottie welcomes you and lays out what you'll be learning. He then reveals the Neutron 2 user interface and other global parameters. You then dive into the powerful Preset Manager, enabling you to pick and choose from some awesome starting points.

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    Track Assistant

    Next, take a look at why Neutron 2 is different from all other channel strip plug-ins. See and hear how it can make some great musical choices for when you start mixing.

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    Scottie now starts to break down Neutron 2 per module. Also see how Neutron 2 has a very useful take on this vital stage of mixing including Sidechain and Dynamic mode.

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    Discover how Neutron 2 has two compressors built in that offer a wide selection of ways to utilize compression within a mix. They also look great.

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    This module is all about saturation. Explore how you can color your mix with many different flavors, adding excitement and character to different signals along the way.

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    Neutron 2 also introduces a new Gate with Hysteresis. This gives you even more control when you want to remove parts of the signal.

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    Transient Shaper

    Have you ever wanted to add some attack or remove some sustain? Using the Transient Shaper makes these potentially difficult changes easy.

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    Scottie reveals how limiting isn't only for the Master Bus. See how it can help sculpt many different types of instrumentation, and do some pretty interesting things to very transient material.

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    The spectral shaping section of Neutron 2 is very subtile. See however, how lots of little subtleties across many tracks can make a huge difference.

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    Masking Meter & Mix Tap

    Next, learn all about Masking and how Neutron 2 can help you find those potentially problematic frequencies.

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    Tonal Balance Control

    The idea behind this device is simple. You can use Tonal Balance Control to compare your mixes to the tonal balance of professional mixes. See how!

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    Visual Mixer

    Finally, Scottie shows you a new way to mix. See how you can use Nodes to visually place out tracks within the stereo field, creating depth, width and balance!

Product Overview

iZotope wiz Scottie Dugan brings you in-depth videos on all things Neutron 2! Learn what all the features and functions do, as well as how to apply them to your instruments and tracks along the way. This series gives you the important foundational info you need to understand and use Neutron 2 effectively.

Scottie starts off by welcoming you and goes over the Neutron 2 User Interface, Global Parameters, as well as the Preset Manager. From there, Scottie go deep into all the different modules; EQ, Compressor, Exciter, Gate, Transient Shaper, Limiter, Neutrino, Masking Meter, Mix Tape Tonal balance Control and the Visual Mixer.

Learn the modules that make up Neutron 2 inside and out, and how to apply them to your tracks, as well as how Neutron makes them all work together interactively, enabling you to craft a truly superior mix.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to iZotope Neutron 2 and want to fully understand what it is and what it offers for your mixing tasks, “iZotope Neutron 2 Explained” is the answer. Watch it today!

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iZotope Neutron 2 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 31 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A great reference I like being able to come back whenever I need to refresh. iZotope is amazing!
Date published: 2021-03-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Groove 3 WELL PRESENTED TUTORIAL I find Groove 3 tutorials are some of the best and simplest tutorials to understand.
Date published: 2020-12-24
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Helpful Everything explained simple way
Date published: 2020-12-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial A clear explanation of a complex series of plugins.
Date published: 2020-01-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from High Level Course Apart from professional tools from iZotope, you get a professional insight into the functionality of this tool. Excellently explained and demonstrated. I think there's nothing better in this on the tutorials/courses market.
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from An ideal overview I just upgraded from Neutron Elements, and this course is an ideal foundation to show what the advanced versions are capable of. Excellent material, to the point, clearly explained, and inspiring.
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from jup, i get it Could've been a little more precise examples than some tweaking around but overall been very helpful tutorial
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from this is great - answered my questions great
Date published: 2019-03-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super Helpful Intro To Neutron 2. Can't wait to watch more Love this training. Definitely worth it if you've just bought neutron 2 and need to learn how to use it like me haha
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very good. Break away from the presets Break away from the presets and just slapping on the track assistant. This will explain all the intimidating settings and let you know what everything does. I have not used Neutron a lot, mostly because I did not know what I was doing. No I can't wait to start a next mix with it.
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Let s learn to use our toys the most efficient (and quick) way with Groove3 ! ! The more powerful our tools are the more we need this type of Groove 3 videos . It s a quick and understandable way to learn how to use them and be back to making music making with the benefits of mastered new tools of the trade !
Date published: 2019-01-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Information Great learning tools for a complex piece of software from Izotope. I have found this tutorial to be very helpful.
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Easy to follow, even without program open in front of me sometimes. Thorough. Feel like I know the basics already even opening for first few times.
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Informative! So glad to have finally see a video covering this awesome plugin. now I don't have to be afraid to use it.
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Love this teacher voice was clear vids were very understandable
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Dive Into This Product I learned so much about the ability of the components and feel I have a great working knowledge. Now I just have to work with it but it will be much easier having watched these videos. Thank you!
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from These video’s really help me to get the maximum benefit and enjoyment from these powerful plugins The groove3 programs are a very inexpensive way to really understand my plugins. Trial and error works in a very small degree. Most important to me is the ability to watch how a pro uses the plug ins. After watching, I have a solid understanding of how to use them effectively while ruling out what I don’t need.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Good overview of N2 Nice look into N2, not in depth but gives an idea of how it works.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Neutron well explained Izotope have a great and innovative bundle of plugins, but all are very deep, different GUI respect other plugins, and a lot of hidden features. In this way, although a good online manual is available you'll appreciate a guided tour by an expert
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Good and not too long explanation of Neutron 2 I was really pleased with this video series. It covered almost everything you need to know about Neutron in a very convenient way!
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Something new for the Mix I bought Neutron II Advanced in a bundle and wasn't expecting to use it. Since I have it, I decided to watch this video series to see if it could help me. The result: I may never mix without Neutron II again. I found this series very helpful in bringing out every aspect of the program and learned why and how to use it.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Explains in detail the functionality of Neutron 2 Great job breaking down Neutron 2, its functions, what they can be used for and how to use them with visual aid. This has assisted in my ability to wrap my brain around Neutron 2 and mixing concepts and functionality. Thank you!
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good product. Does what it says. If you're looking to become familiar with Neutron 2, this is a great video series. The instructor walks through all of the settings, explains them well, and shows how you might use them. But, his examples are not planned very well--you can tell he's making it up as he goes along. For example, he shows how Neutron works, but doesn't choose good examples of when the different types of excitation would actually be used in a mix. I give it 4 stars: great for learning Neutron, but it did not improve my ability to use it creatively in a mix or my ability to mix in general.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great and indepth Gave me a great insight into Neutron 2.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! This was really helpful.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really helpful explaination! He gave lots of real world examples on HOW to use the modules creatively! Thanks, and well done!
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well done! A quick and to the point dive into Neutron 2. Easy to follow and understand. My only request would be a future video mixing a tune from scratch with only Neutron 2 tools and then master the same tune with Ozone 8. A deep dive if you will with not only the how's but the why's....
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent This is a terrific intro to Neutron. He gives clear examples and goes over all the key areas in an easy to explain manner. I highly recommend this one.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Demo! Neutron 2 is an extremely robust program and this series breaks it all down, making it easy to understand and use.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Astounded! After spending several thousand dollars on various plugs from various vendors, I have come to realize that the meat and potatoes of what matters is O8N2. I'm having a hard time admitting this, but it's true. So many things I have sought after as individual processors are so very much better in Neutron 2, from transient shapers to compressors. The visual mixer is an intuitive answer to a mixers wildest dreams. I've spent so much money on other things only to realize that, to a very large degree, it is all here and better. Hats off to Scotty Dugan for presenting it all in an easy to understand totality. I have this, it is better than other high end gear. I have wasted a great deal of money on other things. O8N2 is the holy grail of mixing and mastering.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Lovely; Quick and helpfull Love Neutrino, and That's a great tutorial
Date published: 2017-11-24
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