iZotope Iris

iZotope has announced Iris, an innovative sampling re-synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

Unearth a world of sounds you’ve never heard before.

Driven by iZotope’s award-winning visual selection technology, iZotope Iris™ is a groundbreaking sample-based synthesizer that harnesses the power of both your eyes and your ears.

Fuel your creativity with Iris’s new spin on sound design: a “visual instrument” that’s perfect for musical inspiration and sonic experimentation.

Iris features

  • Discover what’s inside any sound: Load audio into Iris and explore spectral details that a regular waveform locks away.
  • Highlight what intrigues you: Extract and isolate the most interesting sonic components with a full suite of visual selection tools.
  • Combine the unthinkable: Layer completely diverse sound sources into totally unique combinations… what do a tattoo needle and a swamp bird and a slot machine sound like together?
  • Stay musical: Rely on intelligent root note detection to help shape musical material from noise, ambient textures, soundscapes… even mistakes!
  • Enhance and invigorate your sound: Apply world-class iZotope reverbs, distortions and delays, then take advantage of extended synth features like amp envelopes and LFOs.
  • Get amazing sounds immediately: Spark your imagination with over 500 patches by world-class sound designers, or design your own with Iris’s 4 GB library of diverse sound samples.

Iris for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AudioSuite) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD (regular $249 USD). The Wood and Glass sound libraries are available for $29 and $49 USD repsectively, and a bundle of Iris + both libraries is currently available for $199 USD (regular $299 USD).

Introductory prices available through May 4th, 2012.

More information: iZotope