Mixing is one of the most important steps in making a track, but it can take hours just to get to a decently leveled starting point.
Thankfully, this is where some AI-powered tech from iZotope’s flagship mixing and mastering tools—Neutron and Ozone—can help. While these tools aren’t necessarily designed to mix and master your tracks for you, they can certainly get you to a great starting point by taking care of tedious level setting and rough EQing. This lets you focus as much of your mixing time as possible on creative mixing decisions (ex. “Should the guitar actually become the focal point for this section of the song?”) rather than tedious setup tasks.
In the video above, watch Splice’s own Max Nepa-Rewak put iZotope’s assistive audio tech to the test, trying to mix and master a track in as little time as possible. Then, watch Max compare the results to his own rough mix and reflect on what each plugin contributed to the track.
How do you think the Mix Assistant did? What other topics in mixing and mastering would you like to see us explore on the Splice YouTube channel next? Let us know in the comments section of the video.
Want to test it out yourself? Try iZotope’s Neutron 4 for free, and then Rent-to-Own it for $19.99/mo until it’s yours. Plus, access special upgrade pricing if you’ve leased a version of Neutron with us before:
July 27, 2022