USA - iZotope (www.izotope.com) 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.
Key Features • 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 paradise of advanced controls.
What's New for Alloy 2? Fans of Alloy 1 will benefit from Alloy 2 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 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 tracks and buses in the Ozone5 Advanced Meter Bridge.
Pricing and Availability For first time customers, Alloy will be available for $149 until September 6, 2012 after which, Alloy 2 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.