What you'll learn
- Using iZotope's Machine Learning to Mix Faster
- Learn About Inter-Plugin Communication
- Dynamic EQ & Unmasking
- Sculptor Targets
- Mixing for "Balance", "Clarity" & "Consistency"
- iZotope's Bass/Low End Tools
- Achieving Target Loudness
- Workflow Tips
- Students Should Own Neutron Standard or Advanced
- Ozone & Nectar Are Discussed and Will Be Helpful (But Not Essential)!
- Be Able to Use a DAW (e.g. Cubase, Ableton, Pro Tools, Logic, Reaper, etc.)
This course is going to bring you up to speed on iZotope Neutron and it’s amazing machine learning-based mixing tools! This course offers valuable skills to beginners and experienced producers/audio engineers. If you're just starting out with mixing audio, this course will show you how to use Neutron's machine learning to automatically make great mixes using Mix Assistant. If you're more experienced, you'll discover what Neutron offers the modern mixing engineer - from spectral target curves in Sculptor to dynamic and side chain EQ. iZotope's Neutron offers power and flexibility in an awful lot of common mixing situations.
As a professional recording, editing and mixing engineer I’ve had a lot of experience with the challenges and possibilities within modern DAW audio production. I founded my recording studio about 12 years ago for my own projects. As that studio became commercial, I was tasked to do better work, more quickly and bring my clients the best, most modern tools. iZotope Neutron introduces modern tools like Dynamic EQ, machine learning for multiband compression crossovers and much, much more. This course covers what a beginner needs to know while offering the perspective of a seasoned producer using these tools in a commercial setting.
Modern Tools for Full -Length Albums to Sound Design
At the heart of Neutron is a technology called Inter-Plugin Communication (or IPC). IPC allows plugins to 'talk' to each other and control each other's settings. This allows you to apply changes across your mix quickly and intuitively based on the larger artistic goals of your project! For example, you can using EQ inverse linking to boost a specific frequency on your guitar track, while creating a precise opposite cut to your keyboard track. Imagine using the Visual Mixer to set width, panning and volume for any track in your mix from one visual dashboard... And then A/B different mix snapshots to see what you like best.
Content and Overview
When you’ve completed this course, you’ll understand all of the main features of Neutron and how and when to use them. But, that is really just the beginning because Neutron uses machine learning to automate and/or enhance so many mixing tasks. In other words, the more experienced you are, the more creative you can become with Neutron. Learning about Mix Assistant, Sculptor target curves, Unmasking and Track Enhance is just the beginning.
This course offers a mixing strategy (not just a software overview). The sections and lessons are designed to help you make the most of Neutron and it’s machine learning tools. You’ll develop a workflow that will help you make better mixes, more quickly - and in a more fun way! After we check out the ground-breaking Mix Assistant (which basically can automatically mix your track for you), the course will present a strategy for good mixing:
Mixing for Balance (Unmasking, Sculptor and Transient Shaper)
Mixing for Clarity (Sculptor, Track Enhance, Visual Mixer, Gating & HPFs)
And Mixing for Consistency (Dynamic/Sidechain EQ, Bass and Multi-band Compression)
Towards the end of the course, there is a whole section on doing your own pre-mastering using iZotope Neutron’s cousin software - Ozone. You’ll learn about mastering for streaming, loudness and even using Master Assistant to master your track to match any reference track of your choice! This section is a bonus to Neutron users since many Neutron users likely have access to Ozone. But, rest assured that this course focuses on Neutron and Neutron's modules.
Neutron and iZotope’s family of machine learning based software is going to be a game changer for beginners and experienced producers alike. If you're undecided about enrolling, please watch the free preview lessons! Then enroll today and get started - I'll see you in the course!
Who this course is for:
- Music Producers Without Expert Mixing Skills
- Musicians Wanting Easier Mixing Tools
- Established Beginner Mixers/Producers Wanting a Learning Tool
I am a full-time professional musician who has broad teaching experience with guitar & bass students in rock, blues, jazz and many other genres. I perform live on bass, guitar and keyboards. In addition, I perform live electronic music improvisation. I've devoted over 26 years to my own well-rounded musical education, focusing on a mastery of all aspects of modern music - from music theory to ear training; from live performance to composition and practice routines.
I specialize in bridging the gap between music and technology, focusing on using modern tools to demonstrate all aspects of music. I compose and perform with Ableton and Push 2 and I have experience with Cubase, ProTools and Logic. I'm extremely comfortable using web-based tools and mobile devices in education, performance and composition. I have created custom MIDI and OSC interfaces for live performance.
I currently maintain a full calendar of private one-on-one students in addition to hundreds of online students in electronic music, guitar and bass. I offer clear, accessible lessons for beginners and experts alike.