Neutron Tutorial

iZotope Neutron 3 Explained®

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  • Introduction 2:28


    In this video, we cover the differences between the Standard and Advanced versions of Neutron 3 and also discuss the features of the Suite.

  • The Interface & Signal Flow 4:18

    The Interface & Signal Flow

    We now cover the interface of the Mothership Plug-in, including Presets and Signal Flow.

  • Basic Mix Balance Using Mix Assistant 12:44

    Basic Mix Balance Using Mix Assistant

    In this video, see how to use Neutron 3's Visual Mixer to create a basic volume balance for your mix. Using Izotope's Inter Plug-In Communication Technology (IPC) the visual mixer talks to the individual Relay Plug-Ins to create the mix balance. We then tweak this further using the Visual Mixer?s Groups Parameter.

  • Visual Mixer Parameters 3:50

    Visual Mixer Parameters

    Larry explains and explores the Visual Mixer's ability to adjust volume, pan and width on any sound with a Neutron 3 or Relay Plug-In loaded on its channel. Also see how to save mix snapshots using the Snapshots feature.

  • The Track Assistant 7:13

    The Track Assistant

    In this video, Larry goes over the Track Assistant feature and how to create a custom preset for our vocal using modules from Neutron 3. He then explains the different settings used to tailor the processing.

  • The Neutron 3 Gate 10:09

    The Neutron 3 Gate

    Discover the features of the Neutron 3 Gate module including the metering options, open and close threshold and ratio, attack, hold and release functions.

  • The Gate Advanced Tab 4:04

    The Gate Advanced Tab

    In this video, Larry demonstrates how to create choppy rhythmic effects using the Neutron 3 Gate Module.

  • The Equalizer Pt. 1 7:15

    The Equalizer Pt. 1

    Get a detailed overview of the EQ module interface and the different ways in which you interact with the visual display, including the various types of shapes and general parameters.

  • The Equalizer Pt. 2 10:44

    The Equalizer Pt. 2

    Larry now goes over the Advanced Tab of the EQ module so you know how to work dynamically and also utilize the sidechain feature, which can be used to make the EQ react to another area of the frequency range, or even an external signal.

  • The Masking Meter 9:42

    The Masking Meter

    In this video, see how to use the Equalizer Masking Meter to create space between the Kick and Bass in a Tech House track, utilizing the Histogram displays and Inverse Link to sculpt the respective frequency spectrums of the 2 sounds.

  • The Compressor Module Pt. 1 12:34

    The Compressor Module Pt. 1

    In this first video, we go through the parameters of the Compressor Module and its Interface. We also demo the compressor in Expander Mode allowing it to enhance the snap of a drum loop.

  • The Compressor Module Pt. 2 6:52

    The Compressor Module Pt. 2

    Moving on, Larry shows how to bring out the low end of a live drum loop using the sidechain feature of the compressor, and also how to sidechain the full mix to the vocal part to create a mix that has the vocal out front.

  • The Transient Shaper 7:12

    The Transient Shaper

    In this video, learn all the parameters of the Transient Shaper and then how to use it to fix a drum sound that is lacking in punch.

  • The Exciter Module 9:14

    The Exciter Module

    Larry now teaches you about the controls on the Exciter module and then demonstrates the enhancement of perceived volume vs transient energy.

  • The Sculptor Module 9:31

    The Sculptor Module

    Having gone through the parameters of this plug-in, Larry now loads it up on different buses to enhance the individual groups of the mixdown.

  • Tonal Balance Control 14:48

    Tonal Balance Control

    Wrapping it up, Larry explains the features of Tonal Balance Control and then uses its functionality to access EQs from the mix to make broad stable adjustments, having seen the Tonal Balance readout. Finally, Larry loads a Neutron 3 Mothership instance in order to use various modules to again massage the mix's sounds with tonal balance in mind.

Product Overview

Studio pro Larry Holcombe presents a series of in-depth iZotope Neutron 3 video tutorials! Learn all about this incredible mixing solution's features and functions, as well as how to use them to fix and mix your tracks and productions. This series is designed for new Neutron 3 users.

Larry welcomes you and covers the differences between the Standard and Advanced versions of Neutron 3, followed by a walkthrough of the Neutron 3 Mothership Plug-In interface and its signal flow. Larry then shows you how to use Neutron 3’s Visual Mixer to create a basic volume balance for your mix.

The powerful Track Assistant feature is then explained and explored, and you'll see how to create a custom preset using modules from Neutron 3, as well as how to use Neutron 3's Gate, EQ, and Masking Meter features to find offending frequencies and create sonic space in your mix.

Throughout the rest of the videos Larry covers everything you need to know about Neutron 3's Compressor Module, Transient Shaper, Exciter Module, Sculptor Module and Total Balance Control, including how to utilize their features for making a well balanced, sonically pleasing mix.

To see what these Neutron video tutorials will teach you, and how they will help you get up and running fast with Neutron 3, see the individual Neutron 3 tutorial descriptions on this page. If you're ready to learn all the features and functions of Neutron 3, this Neutron 3 video series is the one to watch... Check out “iZotope Neutron 3 Explained®" today!

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iZotope Neutron 3 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 38 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent job Laurence! This was a great, simple and easy to understand explanation of Neutron 3 and it's modules/standalone plug-ins. I learned a ton!
Date published: 2021-09-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Excellent overview of Neutron 3 but offers also good insights on how to use the tools to shape your sound.
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Seriously good NGL, this is probably one of the best courses I have seen on G3. Author comes across as very knowledgeable, with very practical examples. No fluff, just straight to the point. I could easily follow along on my own track as it's presented in a way that makes it easy to apply. Good work!!!
Date published: 2021-05-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from As it should be! Well detailed, straight to the point.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from It gave me what I was looking for This course seems to assume that the student has a bit of knowledge about mixing already, and I sometimes had difficulty following what exactly was happening (e.g. with side-band compression and the exciter). But as an introduction to the various components of Neutron 3 and how they fit together with each other and with the DAW, it gave me exactly what I wanted.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 1.5 out of 5 by from Disappointed Yes Neutron is a gret exciting software plugin. But I produce music in several genre and very rarely use boom click bang drums and bass. So I am very disappointed to have to listen to many tedious examples of book click bang in these videos. I was hoping to learn how to apply the plugins in various other music contexts. Come back Eli please!
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super useful Great run through of the modules, and how to use them creatively and practically!
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Detail The narrator of the video was very detail and clear with his explaination.
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant Really does explain Neutron in a useful way.
Date published: 2020-10-30
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great! Pacing is great - and very informative.
Date published: 2020-10-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely thorough intro to Neutron I'd no idea that Neutron was such a powerful utility. This video series has shown me its many competencies, but most importantly, how I can use its features to help with my music. Fantastic.
Date published: 2020-10-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Comprehensive Video This was an eye opener to many hidden or glossed over features in N-3
Date published: 2020-09-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Quite helpful I've been using Neutron 3 for a little while now and have been getting my head around some of the aspects of it, but this was great, and it actually also helped reinforce basic plugin principles, too!
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful and insightful. I learn so well from your videos. The way things are explained and demonstrated click very quickly and easily for me. Thank you very much for this!
Date published: 2020-08-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A really helpful insight on Neutron 3 features Easy to follow, and the examples are easily applicable to your own mixes.
Date published: 2020-08-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant Perfect. Start with this one before moving to "mixing with neutron 3". Larry's a great teacher! 10/10
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very useful! Great overview of what Neutron 3 has to offer. Clear and concise.
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excelent Course! Very useful, we saw every detail of every device that comes with Neutron.
Date published: 2020-06-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellet series, Laurence Holcombe is incredible All the videos this author touches are gold. Laurence is my favourite instructor. I hope he will get more and more series because everything he teaches I learn forever. I wonder if he has a degree in Didactics or a B. Ed.
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great This series makes me feel like a master, everything is very well explained and to the point, great teacher
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Thorough! This video gives a thorough overview of the various components and their controls using various recorded track in different styles. It moves at a good pace, sometimes you will have to review steps. Good to use with the program open in your machine of course. Probably helpful to read the background info on some of the modules in the documentation as well. Not necc for complete beginners, some background understanding of EQ and Compression etc would be helpful.
Date published: 2020-05-12
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Lots of Useful Information! I've been using Neutron 3 for a while and thought I knew it pretty well but still learned a lot from this series. Very helpful, well done. There were a couple of segments, such as transient shaper, where a better example might have been better though.
Date published: 2020-04-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear, Concise, Thorough and Precise! Goes over all the functions of Neutron 3. Makes it easy and simple to understand! Great instructional material!
Date published: 2020-03-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Review This course gave me a great foundation on how to use the plugin. Now I feel like a have a good idea as to what each module within Neutron 3 does and how to apply them to my mixes.
Date published: 2020-03-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful and fun to watch! Good introduction to this topic, with helpful tips on how to use this plugins.
Date published: 2020-03-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent tutorial I've been using Neutron 3 for some time now- and this was still an excellent tutorial worthy of my time. I learned some new tricks here and not just on how to better use Neutron 3, but also general mixing technique. Great tutor.
Date published: 2020-02-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful and concise Clear and concise, with good real world examples of usage
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful great tutorial
Date published: 2019-12-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from You see the deal! In comparison to YouTube, here you see the moment, when things are changing. And you know why it sounds different. Good job you are doing. Thank you very much!
Date published: 2019-12-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tool for helping to get started with a magnificent set of tools. The trainer literally talks about what every setting and button does in the context of a real mixing session.
Date published: 2019-12-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very knowledgeable instructor As always great quality of content and a lot of insights to be adopted into my own mixing. Thank you mr. Holcombe and Groove3.
Date published: 2019-12-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Very helpful
Date published: 2019-11-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful Will get you right where you need to be especially if you have never used the advance features.....excellent
Date published: 2019-11-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very informative I've used Neutron (older versions) for a number of years and although I thought I knew enough, this video taught me several good things. Well explained and with good examples.
Date published: 2019-11-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another cracking tutorial series This is another example of why Groove 3 is now pretty much my go-to training platform - really clear and concise, available on my phone, computer, Apple TV app and just really useful and clear instruction! The new iZotope plugins are amazing - game changing for producing and mastering at home! Thank you Groove 3 *_(",)/
Date published: 2019-11-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Helpful!!! First class video, really helped my understanding of this sophisticated software.
Date published: 2019-11-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from READY TO MIX Love the course. I am confident enough after finishing this course to tackle my projects using the power of Neutron 3.
Date published: 2019-11-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Introduction to Neutron 3 The modules are explained well and then shown in use.
Date published: 2019-11-03
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