iZotope Alloy 2 Signal Processing Software Suite - Academic Version

Signal Processing Software Suite with EQ, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper, Limiter, and 250-plus presets - Mac/PC AAX 64, RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, VST3, AU
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Your One-stop-shop for Top-quality Signal Processing

Note: This is an educational edition of Alloy 2, and requires proof of your affiliation with a qualifying educational institution. Please call your sales engineer at 800-222-4700 for details.

iZotope Alloy 2 is your one-stop-shop for top-quality signal processing, saving you valuable time and cash with a single affordable plug-in. With six robust tools - Equalization, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter - under one roof, Alloy 2 is a powerful, easy-to-use plug-in for sculpting your unique signature sound. Alloy 2 serves up warm, punchy, vintage-inspired sound processing with precise digital control - the best of both worlds. Whether you're an artist, remixer, studio owner, or post facility, Sweetwater recommends iZotope Alloy 2 for your virtual rack.

iZotope Alloy 2 Signal Processing Software Suite at a Glance:
  • Shape your tracks with Alloy 2's powerful 8-band EQ
  • Add brilliance, warmth, and crunch to your mix with the fully-redesigned Exciter
  • Up the smash factor with Transient Shaper
  • Dynamics gives you the best characteristics of both analog and digital compressors
  • Squash those pesky "s" sounds with De-Esser
  • Give your mixes max slam factor with Alloy's Limiter module
  • Over 250 easy-to-deploy Presets
Shape your tracks with Alloy 2's powerful 8-band EQ

Alloy 2's powerful 8-band EQ combines exceptional sonic quality with precise controls and a large spectrum overlay that gives you the best visual feedback of any EQ available. Enter EQ settings visually or with precise numerical values. You have the choice of Low Shelf, High Shelf, Peak, Lowpass, Sharp Lowpass, Highpass and Sharp Highpass modes for each band, and soft-saturation faithfully emulates analog EQs for a natural sound when pushed hard. For troubleshooting, Alt-click and use your mouse to solo and zero in on problem frequencies.

Add brilliance, warmth, and crunch to your mix with the fully redesigned Exciter

Alloy 2's fully redesigned Exciter features Harmonic Scaling technology that lets you add gentle saturation to your tracks by emulating the sounds of tube pre-amps, tape, and other hardware devices in a unique new way. It's perfect for adding subtle character to everything from vocals to strings to drums. Blend between different Harmonic profiles including Tube, Tape, Transistor and more with an XY pad. Switch to Multiband mode to apply color to different frequency ranges independently. The unique spectrum meter shows you which frequencies are being affected by the Exciter, and the integrated stereo width control allows you to narrow or widen different frequency bands.

Up the smash factor with Transient Shaper

Shape percussive sounds and more with Alloy 2's Transient Shaper module. Add more "stick" to a snare, make a kick drum less boomy, or even apply Transient Shaper to hammered or plucked instruments to fine tune their attack character. Try Multiband mode for unmatched shaping of more complex material like drum loops and busses. Concise controls let you boost or cut the attack and sustain portions of transients with adjustable time values. Adjust sounds in different frequency ranges with powerful Multiband mode.

Dynamics gives you the best characteristics of both analog and digital compressors

Smooth out vocals or slam your drum buss with a Dynamics module that combines the best characteristics of analog and digital compressors. While many "vintage emulated" dynamics plug-ins are useful on only some material, Alloy can switch between tasks with ease. And with advanced sidechaining and a multiband mode this is sure to become one of the most versatile mixing tools in your arsenal.

Squash pesky sibilance with De-Esser

Tame vocal sibilance and harsh high frequencies in other instruments. Alloy 2's De-Esser lets you zero in on sibilant frequencies with a simple-to-use spectrum graph. It's perfect for transparently reigning in vocals, cymbals and other high frequency problem spots. The spectrum meter with solo control helps you set the De-Esser quickly and easily. Multiband mode affects just the sibilant frequencies, while Broadband mode affects the whole signal based on the sibilant band.

Give your mixes max slam factor with Alloy's Limiter module

Alloy 2's Limiter module acts as a zero latency loudness maximizer for busses and tracks, automatically adding gain as you pull down the threshold. Or use it to keep a lid on your levels with a simple and efficient Brickwall limiter. Brickwall mode keeps peaks under zero at all times, or use Soft mode for more forgiving, smooth limiting. Phase Tools panel lets you optimize the symmetry of vocal and instrument waveforms to get more overall loudness, and zero-latency mode ensures your tracks and busses stay in sync, even in hosts without effective latency compensation.

Over 250 easy-to-deploy Presets

Some plug-ins come with five or ten presets. Alloy comes with over 250 presets designed to give you the perfect starting point for a broad range of mixing tasks. Presets customize Alloy 2's display to show you just the sliders and meters you need for the task at hand, giving you powerful preset signal chains with simple controls, making each preset feel like its own custom-tailored plug-in. Presets also combine the most useful parameters and meters for a preset into one useful view.

iZotope Alloy 2 Signal Processing Software Suite Features:
  • Six robust tools in one integrated, easy-to-deploy plug-in
  • Includes EQ, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter
  • Exceptional sound quality; vintage gear processing emulation with digital precision
  • Hear results immediately with zero latency, whether tracking or mixing
  • Visualize your mixing decisions with informative, rich meter displays
  • Over 250 presets and a boatload of advanced controls
  • Mac/PC, AAX 64, RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, VST3 or AU
Process audio like you mean it, with iZotope Alloy 2!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Signal Processing Suite
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Academic Version Yes
Format AAX 64, RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, VST3, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Processor
Hardware Requirements - PC Multicore Processor
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number 90-ALL2

Customer Reviews

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I bought Alloy 2 to finish a recording project. Although I should say that it saved my project. The transient shaper alone was worth the price, but as a whole "channel strip" Alloy 2 is amazing. It is now my go-to plugin for channel processing. The last 3 projects I have been working on have Alloy 2 on EVERY channel. It is very intuitive, has loads of presets to get you started. It has vintage modeling (EQ/Compressors) and the harmonic exciter allows you to blend wet/dry signals as well as multiple emulations (tape/tube/"warm"/"retro"). The built-in de-esser is one of the best I have used and works well on cymbals/overheads in addition to vocals.My only gripe is that it is still a bit of a CPU hog (although It is absolutely more streamlined than Ozone). My studio computer barely even flinches but my laptop gets a bit bogged down when changing parameters during playback (this is partly due to my aging MacBook Pro).Hands down, most useful plugin I have bought in a while.
Music background: Audio Production Student; Freelance Producer/Mix engineer

Great software

Need 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.

Killer Software

This 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.
Music background: Pro
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