iZotope has released the next generation of Alloy, a 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.
“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 to create 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 have never 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.”
- Get six powerful tools in one integrated plug-in: Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, De- Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter.
- Achieve exceptional sound quality, balancing vintage emulation with digital precision.
- Hear results immediately with zero latency performance, whether tracking in real-time or in the midst of a mix session.
- Visualize mixing decisions with rich meter displays to guide the way.
- Start fast, then go deep with over 250 presets and a tweaker’s paradise of advanced controls.
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 Ozone 5 Advanced Meter Bridge.
On the Mac, Alloy 2 requires OS X 10.5.8 or later, an Intel processor, and a host application compatible with Audio Unit, VST, VST3, AAX or RTAS/AudioSuite (Pro Tools 7.4+) plug-ins.
For first time customers, Alloy 2 will be available for $149 until 6 September 2012, after which, the suggested retail price will be $199 / €159. iZotope customers who purchased Alloy 1 on or after 27 June 2012 will receive a free upgrade to Alloy 2 upon release. A special upgrade price of $79 will be available for all Alloy 1 customers who purchased before 27 June 2012.