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Iris Tutorial

Iris Explained®

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Getting Started

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    5:57

    In this first session Russ gives you the overview of the Izotope Iris synth and explains this new synthesis technology in preparation for an in depth exploration of Iris.

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    Tutorial 2

    Samples

    4:43

    It all starts with samples and then pools, which are the building blocks of this new organic synthesis. In down to earth language Russ demystifies this brave new world.

Under The Hood

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    Tutorial 3

    The Options Menu

    8:14

    The options menu is where you fine tune Iris to work just how you need. This session explains every single item in detail.

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    Tutorial 4

    Saving & Loading

    8:11

    This session will make sure you never lose a sound and know where to find them when you need them.

Understanding The Interface

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    Tutorial 5

    The Global Menu

    4:44

    Become a master of this universe by understanding the global menu - it's the centre of the Iris interface.

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    Tutorial 6

    The Tools Menu

    12:25

    Take time to learn how to zoom, mark, paint, select and all the other cool tools that Iris gives you to shape the sound in new and interesting ways.

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    Tutorial 7

    The Synth Section

    13:05

    Tweak each part with envelopes, effects, LFO and much more - it's all in the synth section.

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    Tutorial 8

    The Keyboard Menu

    10:59

    Find out how to map samples, edit loops and layer your sounds so they play across the keyboard just how you want. Then learn how to assign additional modulators controlled from velocity and aftertouch.

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    Tutorial 9

    The Mix View

    7:38

    Get the big picture with the Mix View, this is where you can see everything you need to tweak your patches and get them working together.

Take Control

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    Tutorial 10

    Assigning Macros

    6:44

    Russ shows you how you can use just a few knobs to control an entire patch - it's all down to macros. In this session you can find out how to map them, name them and getting them working just how you want.

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    Tutorial 11

    MIDI Learn

    3:50

    In a matter of minutes you can map your hardware controller to Iris. Russ shows you how.

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    Tutorial 12

    Modifier Keys & Right Click

    5:54

    Fly around Iris by learning all about the modifier keys and the hidden shortcuts - before you know it you'll be an Iris speed demon.

Turbo Charge The Sound

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    Tutorial 13

    Mastering Effects

    12:31

    The effects can work in several ways, understanding the difference between Send and Master effects can reveal new ways to add another dimension to your sound.

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    Tutorial 14

    Radius RT

    4:17

    Find out how Radius RT can make sounds work in amazing new ways with some very cool time-stretching tricks.

Lets Make Some Noise

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    Tutorial 15

    Anatomy of a Patch

    8:54

    In this tutorial Russ deconstructs an Iris patch to better explain the signal flow of the entire instrument.

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    Tutorial 16

    Create a Pad Sound

    13:21

    See how to make a lush pad sound with endless movement and organic undertones.

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    Tutorial 17

    Create a Beat

    8:42

    This tutorial unlocks the full power of Radius RT and Fixed Tuning to create edgy beats.

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    Tutorial 18

    Create a Electric Piano

    7:46

    Whilst Iris may excel at soundscapes, this tutorial shows just how able it is at creating beautiful pianos.

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    Tutorial 19

    Create a Extreme Bass

    5:05

    Get ready to shake the room with the grit and bass with equal doses of dirt and sub.

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    Tutorial 20

    Create an Organic Soundscape

    6:35

    The possibilities to create cinematic soundscapes are at your fingertips - Russ shows you just one in a million possible ways to design one.

Russ Hughes takes you deep inside the revolutionary iZotope Iris virtual synth plug-in. Unlike other synthesis types, iZotope has created something very special and this series will teach you the ins and outs of the unbelievable new technology.

Russ starts at the beginning, with an in-depth overview and then how to navigate the plug-in. Next he covers Global menus, options, controls and parameters, breaking them all down so you can easily understand them. He then goes over the different tools and synth functions and features. He wraps up the series with automation techniques, saving and exporting files and creating a whole bunch of cool sounds!

If you're excited about using iZotope Iris, this series is a must see...It will get you going quickly and show you all of its features and functions, as well as creative uses. Learn to see your sounds with Iris... Watch "Iris Explained" today.

Jemusic
Submitted 1 year ago

Iris Explained

This is a great intro to Iris. I have been wanting Iris for a long time now and had the opportunity to pick up Iris 2 for a very good price. But before jumping right in Iris 2 and all its features I felt it was necessary to just get a good solid grounding in Iris in general and this video certainly provides that. It is a very complex instrument and I highly recommend this video first. I will certainly be purchasing Iris 2 Explained as well very soon.

I am a: Mastering Facility, Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started young. My father was a Jazz piano player who would play Oscar Peterson on the piano, I would go in as a kid and sit and listen to him in wonder. When he left the room I would try and knock out tunes myself. When I was 15 I swapped my bike for a really bad electric guitar which I went home and plugged into my sister's hi-fi, she was not impressed. From there I started having bands in the garage and the rest, as they say, is history.

2. What training have you had?

As a musician, no formal training, I just picked things up by ear. Over the years I've been lucky to work and play with some of the best musicians around, that rubs off on you, playing with great people means you either get better or get a different job! As a trainer I've done a lot of public speaking, presentations and seminars to groups of anything from 10 to 3,000 people. Again, you either get good or get hungry.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was 17 I bought myself a Tascam 244 Portastudio, that was a 4 track cassette based recording system that cost around $1800! In those days that was a miracle being able to record and mix on separate tracks. Once I got that then I was hooked, in fact I forgotten the stuff I've bought over the years, I just look music and technology and so recording ticks both of my passion boxes!

4. People you have worked with/for?

It's a long list and to name drop would sound like throwing pans down a stone staircase. I've worked with and for, in a technical and programming capacity UB40, T-Pau, Elton John, The Beat, New Order, Jools Holland, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran, and Japan to name some of those blasts from the past... I'm old!

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I didn't know I was, perhaps it's the combination of my passion for the music and the gear coupled with a genuine desire to help people to use their gear without any barriers. I read the manual as a last resort (often because they are so badly written) so I guess that other's may feel the same, so I try to find a way of making things as simple as possible, I try not to pretend to be an expert, more a guy who's just figured it out. I also have a terrible sense of humour, which means when I train live there are a lot of laughs.

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Iris Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Iris Explained This is a great intro to Iris. I have been wanting Iris for a long time now and had the opportunity to pick up Iris 2 for a very good price. But before jumping right in Iris 2 and all its features I felt it was necessary to just get a good solid grounding in Iris in general and this video certainly provides that. It is a very complex instrument and I highly recommend this video first. I will certainly be purchasing Iris 2 Explained as well very soon.
Date published: 2016-11-06