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iZotope Neutron 2 in Action

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16 Videos | Length: 2hr 35min 34sec
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    Marcus introduces the series & the track that will be used for the course. He also explains his basic setup in his DAW of choice, and talks about how he has set the mix up, to facilitate a quick mix and easy organization & navigation.

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    Neutron 2 Gate Overview

    Marcus demonstrates the newly added Gate in Neutron 2, and explains ways to use it and scenarios when it might be useful.

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    Tonal Balance Control Overview

    Learn all about the powerful Tonal Balance Control Plug-in included with Neutron 2 & Ozone 8, and how it can be used as a visual aid/reference when working in a different mix/mastering environment.

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    The Mix Tap Plug-In

    Marcus demonstrates the simple but incredibly useful Mixtap plug-in that's included in Neutron 2, along with a couple of tips on how to create instant stereo width on mono source tracks.

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    The Visual Mixer

    Learn how the Visual Mixer can be used to A/B different versions of your mix without destructively changing automation and levels in your DAW.

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    Setting Up the Static Mix

    Follow Marcus as he goes through the tracks and tweaks the static mix so that its sitting at a solid starting point before the mix takes place.

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    The Game Plan

    Marcus talks about his game-plan / approach to take for mixing the track, including some insights on how to set up Sub Groups and VCA Channels to streamline the whole mixing process.

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    Track Assistant Improvements

    Learn all about the new & improved track assistant and how it can be utilized to auto-detect a good starting point for mixing your tracks.

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    Mixing the Drums

    Marcus now mixes the drums using a Preset from Neutron 2, then tweaks it to better suit the track.

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    Mixing the Bass

    Learn how to use the Masking Meter to reference potential frequency collisions, and fix them by using a side-chain in Neutron 2 in order to create a dynamic EQ node that ducks under the Kick Drum, to help it cut through the mix.

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    Mixing the Male Vocals

    In this detailed video, Marcus demonstrates how to use the Track Assistant to come up with a solid starting point for the male lead vocals. In addition, he also turns to some presets, and uses some tricks to add stereo width to the mono lead vocal.

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    Mixing the Guitars

    Marcus now gently shapes and contours the Guitar Buss to better sit in the mix, by applying some EQ, and Filters, as well as an exciter to give them a bit more bite.

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    Mix Check Using Tonal Balance Control

    Moving on Marcus pulls up the Tonal Balance control to monitor the overall balance of the mix as it starts to come to life. He makes some tweaks where needed, and gets ready to bring in the female vocals.

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    Mixing the Female Vocals

    In this video, Marcus begins to shape the female vocals by giving specific treatment to the lead vocals as well as some shared processing to the female background vocal elements.

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    Mix Buss Processing & Loudness Level Check

    Marcus demonstrates how to uses Neutron 2 to add some Mix Buss Compression, EQ, Excitement, and Saturation to the mix. In addition he also checks the loudness levels to ensure that they?re in line with his intended delivery spec.

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    Final Mix Check & Tweaks Using the Visual Mixer

    In this last video, Marcus makes some final tweaks on the mix, and uses the Visual Mixer to test out some potential alternate mixes without affecting the overall balance of his mix.

Product Overview

Studio guru Marcus Huyskens pulls back the curtain and shows you what using iZotope’s Neutron 2 mixing tool is all about. See this amazing mixing assistant in action, in a real-world mix session. You’ll then be able to tackle your own mix sessions with success!

Marcus begins by welcoming you and plays the track that will be used in the series. He then covers basic setup and the approach you’ll use together to mix the track at hand. You’ll also get in-depth overviews of the Neutron 2 Gate, Tonal Balance Control, Mixtap Plug-In, and the Visual Mixer.

Moving on, Marcus now shows you how to set up the static mix, gives a deeper explanation of the game plan / approach to mixing the track, and reveals the new & improved track assistant and how it can be utilized to auto-detect a good starting point for mixing your tracks.

Now it’s time to mix, and Marcus gives you individual videos on using Neutron 2 to mix the Drums, Bass, Male Vocals, Guitars, Female Vocals, Bus Processing and more. Wrapping it up, Marcus makes the final tweaks and demonstrates how to check your final mix using the Visual Mixer.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re ready to learn more about Neutron 2 and how to mix with it, pull up a chair and check out “iZotope Neutron 2 in Action” today!

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iZotope Neutron 2 in Action is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 13 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A Revelation? I've had Izotope plugins for some time but have often been swayed by some of the great promotional videos and deals by the big plugin houses. This series has shown how to do what is essentially the most important aspect of a good mix - a great balance without trashing your CPU with a dozen plugins per track - all with ONE plugin. Marcus is an extremely knowledgeable and learner-centered presenter and keeps the learning easy and well explained. Recommended!
Date published: 2021-02-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great job reducing the learning curve for me with Neutron 2! Had never even looked at the MixTap or Visual Mixer before. Awesome! The only way that this could help more of us 'home' studio people is if your initial recordings/tracks/sounds were not as good. So many times the track was so good you really didn't do much to it. Doesn't seem to happen as often to me in the real world.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Great for getting to know Neutron 2
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Made My Purchase Awesome! So great to learn the various parameters of Neutron 2 by watching them open and work in real time on a mix. Like learning most new plugins, trial and error are the best ways. Thank you Markus for a killer tutorial!
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! Thanks Marcus! Studio One tutorials from Marcus also great!:)
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great course. This helped me understand not only how Neutron 2 works but how to apply it.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very insightful! It's great because he not only explains the modules but, also demonstrates how he uses them.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Help! Marcus does a fabulous job of explaining his moves in Neutron 2 on a full mix from scratch. It would have been good to have him bounce mix and play on his familiar monitors to see how mix translated using Total Balance Control and headphones to check accuracy...
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent hands-on coverage of Neutron 2 First rate coverage of Neutron 2 by Marcus Huyskens. If he is covering a topic in the future then I am watching it! The lessons are lean and always on point.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpfull Very good tutorial, helps to better understand what Neutron 2 does and opened up new possibilities that I hadn't thought of before
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Absolutely informative and professional made and really going into depth As each and every video made by Marcus this is another must for people like me, who are interested in th real depth of working tools. Very well declared and easy to understand - big hands on Marcus!
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from XLNT As usual, Marcus is my hero...
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Hands-on Video Helpful Understanding each Section and their Functions...
Date published: 2017-12-11
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