With the idea that the world of DAWs didn't need another channel strip, the engineers behind Alloy designed a better way of working with the essential tools you need for all of your tracks and busses... Read More
With the idea that the world of DAWs didn't need another channel strip, the engineers behind Alloy designed a better way of working with the essential tools you need for all of your tracks and busses. Alloy provides the key dynamics and sound-shaping effects you'll use again and again in a self-contained and completely configurable interface.
Add iZotope Alloy to your tracks and busses and bring them to life with six processors designed to add character to every element of your mix. Alloy gives you exceptional sound quality, vintage emulation balanced with digital precision, timesaving presets and workflow features, and a forward-thinking interface that puts just the controls you need at your fingertips.
As essential as EQ is to mixing, why do so many EQs force you to work with tiny graphs or clumsy knobs? Alloy's powerful 8-band EQ combines exceptional sonic quality with precise controls and a large spectrum overlay that gives you the best visual feedback of any EQ available.
¢Enter EQ settings visually or with precise numerical values
¢Choose from Low Shelf, High Shelf, Peak, Lowpass, Sharp Lowpass, Highpass and Sharp Highpass modes for each band
¢Soft-saturation emulates analog EQs for a natural sound when pushed hard
¢Alt-click and use your mouse to solo and zero in on problem frequencies
Alloy's Exciter features new Harmonic Scaling technology that lets you add gentle saturation to your tracks by emulating the sounds of tube pre-amps, tape, and other hardware devices in a unique new way. It's perfect for adding subtle character to everything from vocals to strings to drums.
¢Blend between different Harmonic profiles including Tube, Tape, Transistor and more with an XY pad
¢Switch to Multiband mode to apply color to different frequency ranges independently
¢Unique spectrum meter shows you which frequencies are being affected by the Exciter
¢Integrated stereo width control allows you to narrow or widen different frequency bands
Shape percussive sounds and more with Alloy's simple and powerful Transient Shaper module. Add more "stick" to a snare, make a kick drum less boomy, or even apply Transient Shaper to hammered or plucked instruments to fine-tune their attack character. Try Multiband mode for unmatched shaping of more complex material like drum loops and busses.
¢Perfect for shaping drums and other percussive sounds
¢Concise controls let you boost or cut the attack and sustain portions of transients with adjustable time values
¢Adjust sounds in different frequency ranges with powerful Multiband mode
Smooth out vocals or slam your drum buss with a Dynamics module that combines the best characteristics of analog and digital compressors. Alloy can switch between tasks with ease. And with advanced sidechaining and a multiband mode this is sure to become one of the most versatile mixing tools in your arsenal.
¢Vintage mode combines a forgiving multi-stage release curve with program dependent characteristics; Digital mode provides clean, linear compression
¢Gate/Expander provides gating and even upward compression effects
¢Sidechaining lets you trigger the Compressor or Gate from external sources”even to individual frequency bands in Multiband mode
¢Crosschaining lets you trigger dynamics processes on one band with audio from another, for completely new gating and ducking possibilities
¢Two dynamics stages for parallel compression effects
¢Soft Knee, RMS, and Auto-gain modes; single or multiband operation
Tame vocal sibilance and harsh high frequencies in other instruments with Alloy's De-Esser which lets you zero in on sibilant frequencies with a simple-to-use spectrum graph. It's perfect for transparently reining in vocals, cymbals and other high frequency problem spots.
¢Spectrum meter with solo control helps you set the De-Esser quickly and easily
¢Multiband mode affects just the sibilant frequencies; Broadband mode affects the whole signal based on the sibilant band
¢Control over De-Ess attack and release times
Alloy's Limiter module acts as a zero-latency loudness maximizer for busses and tracks, automatically adding gain as you pull down the threshold. Or use it to keep a lid on your levels with a simple and efficient Brickwall limiter.
¢Brickwall mode for keeping peaks under zero at all times; Soft mode for more forgiving, smooth limiting
¢Phase Tools panel lets you optimize the symmetry of vocal and instrument waveforms to get more overall loudness
¢Zero-latency mode ensures your tracks and busses stay in sync, even in hosts without effective latency compensation
Some plug-ins come with five or ten presets. Alloy comes with over 150 presets designed to give you the perfect starting point for a broad range of mixing tasks. MacroPresets customize Alloy's display to show you just the sliders and meters you need for the task at hand, giving you powerful preset signal chains with simple controls, making each preset feel like its own custom-tailored plug-in.
¢MacroPresets combine the most useful parameters and meters for a preset into one useful view
¢Over 150 presets included covering individual instruments, ensembles, busses, utility tasks, broadcasting & podcasting, post production and more
¢Create or customize your own MacroPresets that show custom configurations of controls in Alloy's Macro screen.
iZotope Alloy Essential Mixing Tools is perfect for engineers, home recordists, producer/remixer, as well as post-production work and broadcasters.
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