iZotope

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IndustrySoftware industry/SIP licensing
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Productsaudio middleware
Websitewww.izotope.com

iZotope, Inc. is an audio technology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. iZotope develops professional audio software for audio recording, mixing, broadcast, sound design, and mastering which can be used in wide range of Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) programs. In addition, iZotope creates and licenses audio DSP technology including noise reduction, sample rate conversion, dithering, time stretching, and audio enhancement to hardware and software companies in the consumer and pro audio industries.

Software[edit]

Product name Release date Description
Alloy 2 August 14, 2012[1] channel strip plugin with EQ, Transient Shaper, Dynamics, Exciter, Limiter, and De-Esser[2]
ANR-B May 10, 2007[3] iZotope's only hardware unit — adaptive realtime noise reduction for broadcast audio[4]
BreakTweaker January 23, 2014[5] drum sculpting and beat sequencing machine that blurs the line between rhythm and melody[6]
DDLY Dynamic Delay February 9, 2016[7] responds to track musical dynamics to create unique delays[8]
Insight November 13, 2012[9] CALM Act compliant essential metering suite[10]
Iris 2 November 19, 2014[11] spectral sampling re-synthesizer featuring spectral selection tools[12]
Nectar November, 2010[13] vocal production suite
Nectar 2 October 18, 2013
Nectar 3 October 16, 2018[14]
Neutron October 5, 2016[15] audio mixing plug-in suite including advanced analysis and metering
Neutron 2 October 5, 2017[16]
Neutron 3 June 6, 2019[17]
Ozone 7 November 3, 2015[18][10] mastering suite with equalizer and dynamic eq, dynamics processing, exciter, spectral shaping processor, imager, maximizer, track referencing system and mastering assistant[19]
Ozone 8 October 5, 2017[16]
RX 6 April 20, 2017 audio restoration suite
RX 7 September 13, 2018 audio restoration suite
Stutter Edit January 13, 2011[20] sample stutter effects and slicing[21]
Tonal Balance Control October 5, 2017[16] visual analysis tool measuring the distribution of energy across frequency spectrum, comparing audio to program-specific or custom-created targets[22]
Trash 2 November 19, 2012[23] 64-bit modeling of guitar amplifiers, distortions, delays and filters[24]
Vinyl February 1, 2001[25] record simulation and lo-fi effect[26]

Mobile applications[edit]

  • Spire — iOS recording app
  • iDrum and iDrum Mobile (acquired on December 4, 2006)[27] — virtual drum machine[28]
  • Music and Speech Cleaner — audio cleanup and enhancement suite[29]
  • Sonifi — mobile remix mobile application developed by Sonik Architects[30]
  • The T-Pain Effect (released July 20, 2011)[31] — beat and vocal recording software with pitch correction

Third-party plugins[edit]

  • Ozone Maximizer Rack Extension (released June 14, 2012)[32] for Reason — Reason 6.5 Rack Extension
  • Mastering Essentials (released January 20, 2012)[33] for Acoustica Mixcraft Pro Studio 6
  • Radius (released May 19, 2006)[34] — world-class time stretching and pitch shifting for Logic Pro and SoundTrack Pro

Discontinued products[edit]

  • Ozone MP — analog modeled audio enhancement for Winamp and Windows Media Player
  • pHATmatik PRO[35] — loop-based sampler
  • PhotonShow — photo slideshow software
  • PhotonTV — photo slideshow software
  • Spectron (released March 6, 2003)[36] — 64-bit spectral effects processor[37]

Compatible software[edit]

iZotope's software can be used with Pro Tools, Apple's Logic Pro and GarageBand, Cakewalk SONAR, Nuendo, Digital Performer, WaveLab, Adobe Audition, Magix VEGAS, Reaper, FL Studio, Ableton Live etc.

Hardware[edit]

Izotope recently launched an iPhone-driven physical recording device competing with Zoom and Tascam, branded Spire Studio. It works wirelessly with the Spire IOS app and includes 4Gb of storage and XLR/TS ports for instrument jacks and mics in addition to the on board, internal mic. It is small, portable and not rack mounted and appears to be targeted to smaller bands and single musicians as well as home studios, as well as the podcasting and meeting sectors.

Licensing[edit]

iZotope has recently branched out its business to include software and technology licensing after ten years of developing audio processing algorithms and tools for their own software. iZotope offers development of technology for Mac and Windows platforms, Mobile, Video Game, and Embedded DSP. Clients have included Sony, Adobe, Xbox, Harmonix,[38] Smule, Sonoma Wire Works, and most recently, Blue Microphones.[39] Algorithms are delivered as a plugin or SDK for easy implementation. To date, iZotope technology has shipped in nearly 68 million products worldwide.[40]

Licensed technologies[edit]

Mac/PC[41]

iZotope has audio technology readily available in the form of VST, DirectX, AudioUnits, RTAS or AudioSuite plug-ins. Typical uses for licensed technology for Mac or PC applications include audio finalizing, music production, audio for video, presentation audio, metering to address broadcast loudness standards, and media playback. Categories of available licensed technologies include audio enhancement, voice enhancement, audio repair tools, creative tools, DJ tools, audiophile tools, time manipulation and audio for video.

Video Games[42]

iZotope has developed plugins for use directly in Audiokinetic WWise for audio enhancement, voice effects occlusion and room modeling. In addition, iZotope has developed sound design tools and special effects for sound designers using the FMOD middleware engine. For middleware engines supporting XAudio and Multistream formats, iZotope has a collection of licensable DSP for use in music related games or karaoke.

Mobile SDKs[43]
  • Core FX
  • Audio Repair
  • DJ FX
  • Vocal FX
  • Trash FX
  • Fun FX
Embedded[44]

Noise reduction DSP is available for use in hardware using Analog Devices SHARC and Blackfin processors. In 2012, iZotope embedded Adaptive Noise Reduction and Keyboard Click Reduction technologies on Blue Microphones' Tiki USB Mic.[45]

Other
  • Omega — realtime time and pitch control
  • Radius — natural time stretching technology. Integrated into Digidesign's Pro Tools Elastic Time as well as Cakewalk SONAR. Available as a plug-in for Apple Logic Pro. [1]
  • SRC — 64-bit sample rate conversion.

Notable licensing partners[edit]

Mac and PC Video games Mobile
  • Acoustica (Mixcraft)
  • Sony (Soundforge, ACID)
  • Avid (Pro Tools 10)
  • Adobe (Audition)
  • Serato (DJFX)
  • Image-Line (FL Studio)
  • Telestream (Screenflow)
  • Prism Sound (SADiE 6)
  • Akai (MPC Studio, Renaissance)
  • Audiofile Engineering (Fidelia, Triumph)
  • Cakewalk (Sonar X1)
  • Grass Valley (Edius)
  • Techsmith (Camtasia Studio)
  • Audio Hijack (Rogue Amoeba)
  • Microsoft (Halo 4, Forza 4, Forza Horizon)
  • Ubisoft (Michael Jackson: The Experience)
  • Harmonix (Rockband 3)
  • Capcom (Resident Evil 2)
  • Smule (I Am T-Pain)
  • Sonoma Wireworks (GuitarTone)
  • Audiofile Engineering (FIRe 2)
  • Harmonix (VidRhythm)
  • Seven45 Studios (Soulo Karaoke)

Artist references[edit]

Awards and accolades[edit]

2013

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Vinyl". iZotope, Inc. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  7. ^ "iZotope Announces DDLY". www.izotope.com. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "iZotope release free DDLY Dynamic Delay |". Soundonsound.com. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
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  13. ^ "iZotope Announces Nectar: Complete Vocal Suite". www.izotope.com. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  14. ^ "iZotope Releases Nectar 3". www.izotope.com. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  15. ^ "iZotope Announces Neutron Audio Mixing Plug-in". www.izotope.com. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  16. ^ a b c "iZotope Ushers in the Next Evolution of Mixing and Mastering with Ozone 8 and Neutron 2". www.izotope.com. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  17. ^ https://visualsproducer.com/2019/06/06/izotope-neutron-3/
  18. ^ "iZotope Launches Ozone 7: Vintage-Inspired Mastering Tools" (Press release). Izotope. November 3, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  19. ^ "Ozone 8". www.izotope.com. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
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  22. ^ "Tonal Balance Control". www.izotope.com. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
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  30. ^ "Sonifi iPhone App lets your fingers remix music". Los Angeles Times. November 17, 2009.
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  32. ^ McConnon, Brian. "iZotope Releases Ozone Maximizer Rack Extension for Reason". Music Marcom. Archived from the original on February 24, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  33. ^ McConnon, Brian. "iZotope Introduces Mastering Essentials". Music Marcom. Archived from the original on May 7, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  34. ^ McConnon, Brian. "iZotope Releases iZotope Radius for Logic". Music Marcom. Archived from the original on February 24, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  35. ^ McConnon, Brian. "iZotope Acquires iDrum and pHATmatik PRO". Music Marcom. Archived from the original on February 24, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
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  39. ^ "tiki FAQ". Blue Microphones.
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  44. ^ "Embedded Audio Repair Tools". iZotope. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  45. ^ "AES12: iZotope Technology Embedded Into Microphones". Sonicstate.com. October 30, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  46. ^ "Year Zero". NinWiki. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  47. ^ "Red Bull Music Academy". Red Bull Music Academy. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
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