Iris is an innovative sampling re-synthesizer that frees you to create sounds that could never before be produced. Start by dissecting up to 4 distinctive audio samples, using Iris' spectrogram display and easy selection tools to spotlight the most interesting spectral characteristics. Blend, layer and modulate your samples to create completely new and innovative sounds for your music or sound design project.
What's New for Iris 2
In this second edition, Iris 2 is back with fresh new sounds, a new look and exciting new features! The interface has been completely redesigned to incorporate the new features for an intuitive experience. This rethink has brought in some awesome visualisations and metering tools to help you sculpt your creations into awesome tones. There's now a whopping 11GB of audio samples and a range of classic analogue oscilator waveforms that are immediately playable for the sampling novice. Or start your own alchemy by combining sounds synths and your own samples for a crazy new tone; How's about the sounds of a swarming bee hive, a rattling conveyor belt, and a sampled cello to create new musical ambience tones. With Iris, nothing's off limits and you can find music in everything!
But why stop there! With Iris 2 you now have access to a range of Modulation controls, enhanced filters and effects. So you can give your audio mixture a subtle tweak, or transform it completely so it sounds nothing like your original sampled sound.
Who Needs Iris?
Iris is ideal for anyone seeking a completely fresh take on sampling and synthesis, particularly sound designers and composers working on music and sound for lm, television and video games. With over 11GB intensely creative patches available for immediate use, Iris is also perfect for any musician dreaming of diverse and compelling new sounds.
Here's what iZotope say about Iris 2
Produce exciting tracks instantly with an epic library of new patches and audio samples—all included with your purchase of Iris 2.
Inspiring new patches: Get started quickly with hundreds of compelling new patches by world-class sound designers, in categories like Leads, Keys, Bass, Rhythmic, and more.
11 GB sample library: Explore 11 GB of audio samples, all provided as 24-bit .WAV files for use in any sampler.
OSC WAVs: Generate sounds from dozens of classic analog oscillator samples or oscillator waveforms (OSC WAVs), now available in all four sample pools.
Your own sound library: Import your own audio files to craft truly one-of-a-kind sounds.
Tweak your sounds deeply with Iris 2s diverse and intuitive spectral selection tools. Iris 2 makes it fun to experiment and manipulate your selections even further, with additional controls for zooming, inverting, and more.
Spectrogram display: Visualize the frequency content of your audio and discover sonic details a traditional waveform doesn’t show you.
Spectral Filter: Draw your own unique filter shapes and isolate specific frequencies to discover new sonic possibilities in your sample library.
Selection tools: Use a lasso for free-hand drawing of any size or shape, an adjustable brush for more uid selections, and a magic wand for intelligent selection of harmonic regions.
Bring movement and expression to your sound with dynamic tremolo effects, expressive vibratos, and radical filter sweeps, all easily synced to your host tempo. Apply up to five adjustable-curve ADSR envelopes as well as five LFOs with dozens of morphing wavetable options.
Over 100 modulatable parameters: Sculpt your signature sound using up to five LFOs, five Envelopes, MIDI Expression Controllers, and Macro Controls.
Envelopes: Advanced ADSR envelopes let you creatively experiment with your amplitude through adjustable curves, draggable nodes, invert mode, and modulation of all four parameters.
LFO: Morph and visualize shape changes with real-time animation. Our LFOs contain 20 different wavetable types, each with multiple shapes and a modulatable control to move between them.
MIDI controllers and Macro controls: Attach MIDI expression controls like key tracking, velocity, aftertouch, and the mod wheel, and save assignments with your patches. Create Macro controls to control multiple parameters with a single knob in perfect proportions.
Iris 2 features some of the best of iZotope’s award-winning signal processing technology, available in Send or Master signal chains that save with every patch.
Distortion: Add grit and saturation to your sound with six distortion filters like Tube, Clipping, and Aliasing, taken straight from iZotope’s award-winning Trash 2.
Chorus: Supply a subtle widening or radical flanging with a spacious chorus effect, inspired by a classic ’80s synth chorus with modern flexibility and controls.
Stereo Delay: Enjoy lush, crystal-clean decays with a tempo-syncable stereo delay. A bonus analog-modeled overdrive algorithm crunches and darkens your delayed signal like a classic tape echo or bucket-brigade pedal.
Reverb: Expand your sense of space with a meticulously modeled Plate Reverb tailored specifically for synths, great for everything from subtle ambience to cavernous pads.
Filters: Add a smooth, sweeping sound with 17 different filter avors, including classic analog Low-Pass and High-Pass filters as well as exotic Vocal Formant, Band Pass, and Peak filters from Trash 2.
We’ve optimized Iris 2 to be an instrument that helps inspire creativity and introduce new possibilities into your musical process. Each knob, button, panel, feature, and workflow has been reviewed with input from dozens of artists and users.
Redesigned interface: Find the right tool at the right time with a completely redesigned interface. Choose from a comprehensive all-in-one view, or hide/undock modules for a more streamlined view.
Macro Controls: Quickly access and assign macro controls for easy customization of your sound. You can control them via the Patch Browser as well as an undockable window that can always be open.
Visualizations: See the effects of modulation and filters in real time for every modulated parameter. Visualize your spectral content with a spectrum analyzer from our award-winning Insight metering suite, included right in the master section.
Intelligent Zero Crossing: Loop sample selections seamlessly using our new Intelligent Zero Crossing technology.