iZotope Alloy 2 Review
iZotope brings the Alloy 2, the successor of the first version of Alloy from 2010, one of the most popular all-in-one effect plugins developed by this company. Alloy 2 combines one parametric EQ, two dynamic modules, one de-esser, harmonic exciter, transient designer, and one limiter. All these modules cover all your needs for sound processing.
From some points of view Alloy 2 is similar to another iZotope plugin: the Ozone plugin. This plugin covers all major aspects of mixing software and delivers high-quality results for sound processing work.
Those two dynamic modules come with some changes including an overall detection signal filter (high- and low-pass), and better per-band sidechaining.
The Equalizer module brings new innovations and features including Pultec-style ‘vintage’ shelves and bell, resonant shelves, flat and brick wall filters, and gentle Baxandall bass and treble options.
Alloy 2 interface is very intuitive, clean, and easy to navigate and use. Each control can be found on the front panel of each module. Also, each component can be bypassed individually allowing A/B comparisons that will give you more accuracy.
Do not forget about presets. As usual, iZotope brings a wide range of presets to their plugins. Alloy 2 presets provide an excellent starting point for all types of sound shaping and are grouped into Global and module-specific. You will get over 250 presets for basses, drums, pianos, vocals, post-production, guitars, final mix, and much more cool presets. You can edit any of these presets and create your own ones fast and easily. Save them and use them in your next projects fast and easily.
Alloy 2 can be used by engineers, producers, and remixers for project studios, postcats, and broadcasts delivering the best quality available with iZotope’s award-winning DSP.
Is a great opportunity to save money and time with this all-in-one plugin. Priced at £84.96, is much cheaper than having to buy separate plugins for each module included by Alloy 2.