iZotope Alloy 2 (Full Version - Download) Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 11 customer reviews
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from Valdosta, GA
May 20, 2013Music Background:
recording studio, pre and post production
My new "GO TO" plugin channelI never thought that anything would replace my Waves SSL 4000 for a channel plugin. The Waves SSL 4000 has been my "go to" plugin channel for years. It is simple, sounds great, and it is reliable. The Alloy 2 was bought mainly for the transient shaper and limiter, but I found out that it easily replaces the SSL and does so much more. If you can not make it sound good with this plugin on it, then it needs to be retaped. It is that simple.
April 22, 2013Music Background:
Alloy 2 is simply awesomeOne of the best values in the plugin world I've come across yet. Just outstanding, sonically. Easy to use. Presets are brilliant, both as a point of departure, and even to use as-is for some stuff. I know that sounds like blasphemy, but it's a testament to how good they sound.
Got a good price at Sweetwater, and happy all around.
from Flushing, NY
March 19, 2013Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Pro Musician
Very nice and intuitiveThis plugin is very nice. It is based on the Ozone platform. I used it on a vocal bus for a track I was working on. I dialed in a preset, made some modifications and the voice came to life. I love the dresser too. They did a nice job on this plugin.
from fort worth Texas Usa
September 14, 2012
from Northern Virginia
May 13, 2013Music Background:
Overall, Very ImpressedAlloy has some great features in one plugin to really enhance your tracks, from the always reliable iZotope EQ and compressors and limiter, to the more specialized tools like the exciter and transient tool. Great for the more advanced engineers who understand the delicate balance between dynamics, color, and space, but can be overwhelming and quite frustrating for the rookie as this all-in-one tool makes it far too easy to overdo and pump & squash your track into a bloated mess.
Love the different circuitry models and the option to switch to multi-band mode. I would've given it a solid 5 stars had I not been a little underwhelmed by the limiter. It seems (to me) to be less accurate that it's big brother, oZone 5.
from Dixon, MO
March 15, 2013Music Background:
Musician, Recording Engineer (Hobbyist)
Great Addition to the StudioI use this along with Ozone 5 in Studio One. After buying and using Ozone 5 and being totally impressed with it, I decided to give Alloy a try for the individual channels. I am totally impressed, ease of getting "full" sounds and CD quality sound out of each channel is easier than ever for me. Once in a while I will use another plug-in with Alloy, but very seldom...it almost always does everything I need. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
from Puerto Rico
December 17, 2012
Great softwareNeed to take your time and explore beyond the presets to really understand how great this product is. CPU gets busy, so have your buses and submixes organized, or an 8core to run an instance in more than 4 tracks at a time.
September 21, 2012Music Background:
Killer SoftwareThis is one sweet plug in the presets are way close to perfect a lil bit of tweekin if ya need but most likely won't.
from San Antonio
September 19, 2012Music Background:
Great! Love the Features!i like this product, i was hoping it would be compatible with my FL But it wasnt, so i load it un Pro Tools 10. But the presets are great and u can modify the settings to your liking to get even better results. its helped my mixes out alot. Great product for the dollar. but then again, with izotope you always get the best bang for your buck!
from Honolulu, Hawaii
October 3, 2012Music Background:
Great simple precise toola good plugin to guide you to a good mix, the only negative thing i could say is that it may not be such a RAM intensive plugin like ozone 5 but it still does eat a nice chunk after 15 tracks or so. Its a good begginers tool. Thank you izotope for making things a little less complicated.
from Poland, OH
September 21, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Sound Consultant
Alloy 2 does most of what's askedStarting with the named presets, Alloy 2 adds processing which provides many desired sounds. From vocals to acoustic guitar, the plugin delivers polished sounds that compete with top recordings. Once you get a starting point, each section can be fined tuned for hours to get your own settings (which you can save). All that is very good and easy to use (including switching in and out each section. The two weak spots so far are the fact the two dynamic processors operate in parallel and the exciter section. Parallel dynamics processing is fine but at times I'd like to put them in series. The exciter section seems to add more distortion than excitement. Compared to classic external exciters like Aphex and BBE, the section is disappointing.