iZotope Releases Alloy 2 Essential Mixing Tools
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August 14, 2012
iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator indigital audio signal processing, has released the next generation of Alloy, a forward-thinking mixing suite that combines six essential tools in one self-contained and completely configurable plug-in. A modern twist on classic mixing, Alloy 2 takes the traditional channel strip and brings it into the future with powerful sound-shaping tools, exceptional sound quality, and a streamlined workflow. Thoughtfully designed for mixing purposes across the music, audio, post and broadcast industries, Alloy 2 is perfect for engineers, musicians, and producers looking to sculpt their sound while addressing common mix issues."Whatever the track, Alloy 2 provides a wealth of tools that give you both corrective and expressive control over your audio while mixing. We went out of our way tocreate a tool that not only raises the bar sonically, but also enables engineers to achieve a desired sound simply and efficiently with a more seamless workflow," says Brett Bunting, Alloy Product Manager. "Those who havenever used Alloy before will be amazed by the number of mixing solutions contained within a single plug-in, while users of Alloy 1 will be struck by how much we've managed to add and enhance while still improving usability."Key FeaturesGet six powerful tools in one integrated plug-in: Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and LimiterAchieve exceptional sound quality, balancing vintage emulation with digital precisionHear results immediately with zero latency performance, whether tracking in real-time or in the midst of a mix sessionVisualize mixing decisions with rich meter displays to guide the wayStart fast, then go deep with over 250 presets and a tweaker‚s paradise of advanced controls.What's New for Alloy 2?Fans of Alloy 1 will benefit from Alloy 2‚s sonic enhancements, highlights of which include a redesigned Exciter module, a revamped multiband Transient Shaper, a host of new EQ filters, including Treble and Bass Baxandall filters, and more. Alloy 2 users will also click less to achieve more thanks to both a fully overhauled user interface, enlarged to make more controls accessible, and a new Overview panel that dynamically adjusts to show only the most relevant settings of the modules in play. With low CPU usage and zero latency operation, Alloy 2 can be used again and again across a wide range of tracks and buses, making it a perfect mixing complement to iZotope‚s flagship mastering suites, Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced. To this end, Alloy 2 also features an internal Meter Tap, which provides immediate visual feedback from Alloy 2's tracks and buses in the Ozone5 Advanced Meter Bridge.Pricing and AvailabilityFor first time customers, Alloy will be available for $149 until September 6, 2012 after which, Alloy 2's suggested retail price will be $199 /159 EUR.iZotope customers who purchased Alloy 1 on or after June 27, 2012 will receive a free upgrade to Alloy 2 upon release. A special upgrade price of $79 will be available for all Alloy1 customers who purchased before June 27, 2012. For more information on Alloy 2, visit www.izotope.com/alloy.