Field Report: iZotope Iris
Additionally, each sample has a low frequency oscillator used to control amplitude, pitch and pan. LFO utilization involves intense knowledge of waveform manipulation and requires considerable practice and know-how. Iris can be interfaced into a MIDI environment, which opens up a musician's world involving keyboard control of samples and patches. While MIDI keyboards are rare in radio production, an adept musician/production engineer can make great use of Iris' synthesizer-type controls. MIDI Learn assigns MIDI controllers to Iris' parameters.
As is usual with most mixing consoles, Mix View contains a master section for sample mixes, LFO and effects. Filters allow the user to shape the sound of the overall mix envelopes influenced by the sound of analog predecessors. Retro and warm synth, among others, add characteristics that give more flexibility to the overall sound of the patch.
Where to start
Whether from the iZotope library or otherwise, audio samples are imported into Iris by using the full sample browser, patch browser, or by simply dragging and dropping from folders. Iris sound libraries such as wood, glass, and food offer hundreds of pre-produced sound samples with which crafting and sound design can begin. Iris patches such as vocal, bass and retro combine effects for even more creativity.
Iris windows and views are dockable anywhere in the workspace. Workflow is seamless, and Iris can be used as a standalone application or as a plugin with many NLEs. The frequency-specific augmentation of any audio sample is endless when using Iris. New life will be breathed into any production environment when Iris is put to work.
Wygal is the programmer and engineer for Victory FM at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.
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