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Neutron Tutorial

iZotope Neutron Explained®

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    What is Neutron and why should I use it? Let’s find out!

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    Track Assistant

    How would you like a personal assistant to prep every mix for you? Now you do!

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    Masking Meter

    Masking is one of the biggest challenges when mixing. Neutron helps us identify these problematic areas.

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    Using the EQ

    Now let’s begin fixing some problems. The first tool is EQ and Neutron has a nice one.

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    The Compressor

    Neutron’s compressor is incredibly flexible. It’s easy to use and sounds great too.

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    The Exciter

    Like harmonic distortion? Good. Neutron’s exciter is warm and fuzzy in all the right ways.

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    The Transient Shaper

    Want more punch? Done. Want more warm sustain? Done. Say hello to your new secret weapon.

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    Next let’s take a look at how the built in limiter can both preserve transients and remain transparent.

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    In this video learn how to customize Neutron to work exactly how you want it to.

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    In the Mix

    Finally, let’s take a listen to how just a few instances of Neutron can completely transform a mix.

Product Overview

iZotope have done it again, this time changing the way you mix, for the better, with Neutron! Studio wiz Scottie Dugan shows you all its features and functions, as well as examples of it in use.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re intrigued by Neutron and what it can do for your mixes, or have it and are ready to learn it inside and out, watch “iZotope Neutron Explained” today!

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iZotope Neutron Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 60 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from 10 Stars!!!!! Very nice videos
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Useful This is a very comprehensive starter for understanding iZotope Neutron. They are in bite sized chunks and so it can be used as reference material as well as simply learning the ropes. I enjoyed watching them and found lots of information to get me started. My only disappointment was that these videos did not go into more depth or show how to get the best out of the software, particularly in relation to other plugins.
Date published: 2018-09-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Overview! Easy to Understand. This is a must if your using Izotope!!!!
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Full of information I haven't bought Neutron yet but I'll buy it as soon as I can and this tutorial will help me a lot. Hope a more advanced segment come in the future.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Toll in geman language: tolles Tutorial, sehr sympathisch erklärt
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Not helpful This course only shows the sections within Neutron with minimal explaining. Comparing this "explained" to the amazing "Alloy 2 explained," this doesn't go into detail with examples on how to use each feature in multiple instances.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Had Neutron Advanced for a while now and never used it. I'm kicking myself for not watching this sooner. Covers Neutron in great detail and I can already see the massive improvement in my mixes. Great plug-in!
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent!! This tutorial is amazing! Great info ! Groove3 is SO WORTH the money! All of their tutorials are top notch! And Neutron is amazing.. pretty much anything from Izotope is a winner!
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Example: Very Helpful Example: I am so excited about everything this has to offer. It has help me to... yes
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good stuff, thoughtful explanations. Dude is smart and clear throughout.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great This walks you through Neutron and shows you the capabilities of the plugin.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Love it! I really does what it is supposed to, and with ease and style.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Definately Helpful I recently purchased Neutron and really didn't know much about its capabilities. This tutorial has been very helpful to me in learning the different elements available within the plugin. Down to earth, laid out nicely so anyone can understand.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Okay In general, useful; however, doesn't discuss strategy for placement of Neutron.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Nice, easy to use,,, would buy it.. Just a great Add to your music
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nicely Done This guy is always very clear, logical and well organized. This video is no exception.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Yes. Very Helpful to see what this plugin is capable of. Yes. Very Helpful to see what this plugin is capable of. Right out of the box with some background with mix tools, this explanation give me the information I needed to justify the cost outlay. Yes I am happy with my purchase, if for no other reason than how empowering learn mode is, that I can compare what I heard to what this plug heard is eye/ear opener.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good stuff Good intro to Neutron
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Good overview I would have liked to have more details. I didn't feel that the author has very good sound engineer skills.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Loved it. Well done. Easy to follow, perfect pacing... and informative.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very, very helpfull. I was very impressed with the videos, as they were very easy to follow and were packed with info. Great stuff.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Not as detailed as expected. Not as detailed as expected in comparisson with iZotope Ozone tutorial.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Covered the Basic Features adequately The reviewer did a decent job of demonstrating the program. However, I was more impressed with some of the other Groove 3 Tutorials such as the Ozone 7 series (with the englishman). This review did not have as many higher level tips, real world use and applied mixing techniques as did the other. The other reviewer (in the Ozone series) took time to include more of his personal use with tips and tricks. It felt more like a mastering lesson and featured more of what the engineer was thinking and attempting to accomplish and why. This neutron series was good for getting around the program and of good quality, but not much better than a Youtube tutorial.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from VERY Informative! I really liked the instructors manner of presenting all the ins and outs of Neutron Advanced. It's amazing how much more I can get out of this amazing plugin from iZotope after purchasing this training video! The only thing I would wish were different is that there be a little pause between each little tidbit of information. The instructor moves very quickly from one idea to the other (almost too quickly) and I need to pause and take notes way too often.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from fix the mix It's a great explanation of how to fix your mix with neutron. Thanx! :)
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful it was very helpful
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Short and Concise The videos were very concise. It may be a bit too fast for starting producers and mixers but for seasoned engineers who just want to get the gist of things, it's quite on spot. My only comment is he whizzed by during the "Options" part, when he goes through "Gain Offset" in the EQ Module and "Bypass" and "Auto Gain" in the General section I believe. Mentioning it was explained in previous videos. True as it may, I just had to go over each video again to find it and make a note on it. As these are important aspects of how to use Neutron effectively. Overall, I like the videos. Thank you very much for your work.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Good! Helps alot.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very informative! Excellent videos!!!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Plug in!! Easy to use, awesome results!
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and complete, without wasting time. I have had Neutron for several months, but haven't been using it because I thought the learning curve would be too high. Scott did a great job of walking me through the process, without getting bogged down. I feel confident enough to use it on my next mix and see if it improves my workflow.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from on point on point
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from very helpful very helpful
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Nice Job! Great Software! Keep it up.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Amazing Very helpful and very efficient tutorial.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial for an incredible plug-in! I'm not one to skim through manuals when i get a shiny new plug-in; maybe i should, but Groove 3 was there for me even in my laziness. I've been using Neutron for a couple months and these tutorial videos really took it to another level for me. i cannot wait to dig in deeper to get better mixes with this plug-in. Thanks G3!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Excellent. I'll just cover what I think will improve it. * EQ section should have showed learning whilst masking * I feel the compression section could have been covered a lot more comprehensively with more examples. I think they should bolt on another lesson to this. Rushed. * Transient shaper should have covered learn mode. Could have moved the bands around a bit more to give a better overview. Don't get me wrong though, excellent tutorial I'm just hypercritical. Thanks.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great overview Just started using Neutron, and very impressed by its power and flexibility. This tutorial is a great way to get a good overview of the software. Most of the typical uses are explained with contextual examples; a few situations I use regularly are explained in theory but not shown with examples (eg. using an external input to trigger a side chain)
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent kickstart for the incredible Neutron! The contents are explained at a nice calm pace and result extremely useful to have an integral vision of the program's concept... a must.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from short, focused and well explained easy to understand. get u up and running fast!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Decent Introduction Was very excited to purchase Neutron, and after diving in raw began craving a deeper understanding. This video does a suitable job in explaining each function, how it fits into one's workflow and the effect it can accomplish over a mix. It begins at a comfortable pace, taking time to explain and elaborate. However the instructor feels rushed midway and through to the end. I was left wishing for more explanation, more time to hear the changes implemented in the sample mix and a fleshing out of situational mixing. In particular features I am not accustom to like multi-band compression. This video does require one to be fairly well acquainted with the mixing process in general, and what different modules do to sound. The instructor assumes this familiarity in the student in many cases. While I was able to keep up with my amateur grasp on the subject, there were times when the narrative began to slip away from me, going over my head. It's not so much a criticism of the instructor, as it is the overall goal of the series itself. If you are already actively mixing with other equipment/software, and would like to learn how to implement Neutron into your workflow, this video is perfect. If, on the other hand, you purchased Neutron as a learning/simplifying tool to aid in developing your skills, you may be left wanting as I am. Neutron is the perfect product for this purpose, and the instructor does hit on this concept, however it would pay to spend time learning basics concerning elements like compression, implementing side chains, and other basic elements of mixing.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Generally a good overview A worthwhile learning experience. But please dont make adjustments (like the wet/dry EQ controls during a Before and After demo. Also, dont assume making adjustments to the history whilst out of Screenview that we'll know what you've just done.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great tutorial! I liked the pace and focus of this tutorial! Goes into each module with just the right amount of depth!
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Detailed, clear and very useful Very helpful start to a complex plug in. Scott paces the information very well and is clear in his explaniations
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from good starting point good starting point like neutron and covers what is needed
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic review about a fantasic Product Explained so much features i´ve overseen, so thanks for this video!
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial Great video. You'll get a nice overview and deeper look into Neutron. Features you would probably need much more time to explore by yourself. I would have been happy if there would be a more detailed description of how to implement Neutron on which tracks and how the connection between using it on busses and single tracks is. Overall great work!
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Neutron unleashe! this tutorial is fantastic you will stand on the shoulders of giants as you learn all the fine details and capabilities of this outstanding program get it and take notes
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from All that I need to know and mire I own most of the Izotope products. I've read the manuals, but gave Groove3 products a test. The alloy2, Ozone7 and Nectar2 were so helpful that buying the Neutron training was a no brainer. These are incredible tools and only makes sense to fully utilize them. Well done Groove3
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed!! This training gets you to understanding the heart of the Neutron very quickly and effectively. It also helps you understand its advanced features. Highly recommended!!!
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Recommend to anyone new to mixing as an awesome training program
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Tells All! Great tutorial that explains all the amazing things that you can accomplish with Izotope Neutron. It's the best one out there and I should know because I've watched them all.
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial ! I think this is an excellent source of information on the subject.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Amazing explanation and demonstration. The tutorial was objective and portrayed real use of the plugin. Also, some nice subtleties of the plugin were explored.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great!! Thanks.. very useful tips! just a great tutorial. It shows really everything.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Boom! Nice job giving us the business ! Extremely well explained from top to bottom, very easy to follow and just the right length to ensure that the viewer doesn't fall asleep!
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well presented Definitely one of the better courses. Very measured and informative delivery with very clear visuals
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect thank you Thank you very much This is modern world for brand new Neutron so fast learn Tutorial Thanks a lot to Groove3
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Neutron is the Bomb Good coverage of a great product. The videos are competent and cover all the bases, but a little more time could have been spent explaining it all. I do understand the rush to get out a competent series on a groundbreaking product and that is what is done here. I do have Neutron as part of the "Creative Bundle 2" from iZotope (look at that bundle and then get it, fantastic!). I find that I use Neutron on most tracks replacing EQ, compression, and saturation/exciter, and in the bargain I am getting better sound and a savings in processor load than from the biggest-name plug-in makers. Many of my tracks now only have Neutron with sends to FX like reverb. There are a couple tracks where I found the need to use something other than Neutron, but those are exceptional cases. Neutron is the best single plug-in for getting each track on the right track, and if you are not an absolute pro, it will guide you in a very good direction with "Track Assist" and "Learn" functions which give you a tremendous starting point. The videos show you where everything is and provide some very useful tips.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Quick start guide in a video The video tutorial is a really good way to get a grip on this very complex plugin; it's a quick start guide in video format. After viewing the tutorial I think I have a solid understanding of what the plugin is capable of and how iZotope intended it be used. The tutorial could have been better, such as it doesn't cover the Neutrino portion of the plugin because a free Neutrino video is already available on Groove3 but this makes the classic mistake of doing what's easy for the provider instead of what's best for the customer. What would have been better is to simply splice the Neutrino video into this one so the customer could have everything in one simple-to-use resource. A minor gripe on the instructor is the hazy and, dare I say, clumsy manner in which he dealt with the MAC-OS and Windows-OS keyboard modifier differences; he should take the time to learn what they are and then impart both modifiers to the customer base wherever they arise.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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