Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with the leading audio software company iZotope. Through this partnership, Splice will release the brand new versions of iZotope’s critically-acclaimed mixing and mastering plugins, Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 through our popular Rent-to-Own model. This is the first time that Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 have been available for both direct purchase from iZotope and through Rent-to-Own on Splice.
Splice’s Rent-to-Own is a modern and affordable distribution model for music software. Through Rent-to-Own, musicians get instant access to a plugin, then pay it off over time in small monthly installments with no interest or extra fees. Users can pause or cancel their plans at any time, and all Rent-to-Own plans start with a three day free trial, allowing musicians to explore new creative tools without any risk, commitment or investment.
“We are pleased to bring Ozone 8 Standard and Neutron 2 Standard to the Splice platform,” says John Bigay, CMO of iZotope. “Splice is a thriving community of musicians who demand modern tools and have embraced the rent-to-own model. This partnership was a natural fit for both companies and brings the latest in mixing and mastering technology accessible to a brand new audience.”
Ozone 8 and Neutron 2: A new generation of beloved plugins
The latest versions of Ozone and Neutron Standard are intelligent tools that reduce busy work and allow musicians to focus on what’s most important–their creative take on their music.
iZotope’s Ozone is the industry standard in mastering, and the latest version of Ozone 8 adds to the plugin’s legacy by introducing new intelligent signal processing like Master Assistant and in-app track referencing. Enhanced to meet demands of the modern mastering workflow, Ozone 8 is a one-stop shop for a competitive, professional master.
The latest version of Neutron 2 Standard helps musicians achieve a clear, well-balanced mix with innovative new mixing and analysis tools. The plugin allows musicians to control every aspect of their music, from the visual soundstage of a track to the overall balance of a mix—all with iZotope’s award-winning digital signal processing.
On Splice, musicians will now be able to purchase these plugins, which retail for $249.00, in monthly installments of $9.99. Splice is also offering an exclusive Ozone 8 + Neutron 2
Standard mix-mastering bundle for $14.99 per month. Musicians can save 25% by purchasing the tools together as a bundle.
Rent-to-Own: A creative solution for modern musicians
When we first launched Rent-to-Own with the popular software synth Serum, our long-term vision was to establish a new precedent for how software is distributed in the music industry. We believed that by modernizing the way musicians try and buy plugins, we could make world class creative tools accessible to musicians who otherwise couldn’t afford them and combat piracy in an industry where the majority of software is “cracked.” What’s more, we saw the model as a way to offer musicians a viable pathway to ownership of their gear, unlike traditional subscription models that never enable creators to own their tools.
iZotope’s embrace of Rent-to-Own is a major step in establishing this new precedent. iZotope has been a market leader in audio software for over a decade, and the company’s products have been used on everything from Billboard hits to the soundtracks of Hollywood blockbusters.
We believe that the Rent-to-Own model can empower musicians of all levels by offering them access to high quality plugins in a way that works for them and their creative process. We’re working hard to make more tools accessible through Rent-to-Own soon and envision a world in which musicians have access to all the tools they need to make their best work.