Cambridge, MA (April 20, 2012)—iZotope has released Iris, which the company dubs "a new concept in sound design and sample manipulation in the form of a 'visual instrument.'"
Powered by iZotope's visual-feedback technology, Iris reportedly helps users extract, layer, manipulate and discover new sounds from within any audio file. With synthesis features, presets, and 4 GB of source material, Iris is a tool targeted for "sound design, musical inspiration and sonic experimentation."
According to the company, Iris can be used to isolate spectral portions, to create new textures and soundscapes by layering multiple sounds from similar or completely diverse audio sources, to help shape musical material from noise, ambient textures and soundscapes, then use advanced controls to tweak, modulate and add effects to taste--all powered by iZotope's DSP.
In addition, iZotope has released two complementary sound libraries designed exclusively for use with Iris: Glass and Wood. A bundled version of Iris, Glass and Wood, Iris+2, is also available at a special price.