"iZotope Alloy is a breakthrough plug-in. It´s amazing - well laid out and simple. From a musician´s point of view, you couldn´t ask for more." – Danny Byrd (Producer/DJ/Remixer, Hospital Records)
"Alloy is one heck of a tool. Its features are seductive and I could easily see it becoming a ‘go to’ plug-in for a whole range of creative or corrective uses." - Sound on Sound
“Overall this is a highly flexible set of tools demonstrating fantastic detail in both the level of control and the GUI, making it a joy to use.” – Music Tech
“Alloy´s precise, powerful Swiss Army knife approach nicely complements the kind of ´virtual vintage´ plug-ins that most of us already have plenty of.” - Music Radar
The world of DAWs doesn´t need another channel strip. What it needs is a better way of working with the essential tools you need for all of your tracks and busses. That´s why we designed Alloy. Alloy provides the key dynamics and sound shaping effects you´ll use again and again, in a self-contained and completely configurable interface.
Add iZotope Alloy to your tracks and busses and bring them to life with six processors designed to add character to every element of your mix. Alloy gives you exceptional sound quality, vintage emulation balanced with digital precision, time-saving presets and workflow features, and a forward-thinking interface that puts just the controls you need at your fingertips.
Who is it for?
The best sound quality available
Six versatile mixing effects you´ll use in every project
MacroPresets give you fast starting points and simple control layouts
Build your own custom plug-in layouts and signal chains
The most useful tools for mixing combined into one simple, integrated interface
Upgrade your DAW with iZotope´s renowned sound quality and useful workflow tools
Over 150 MacroPresets give you the perfect starting point for any track or bus
An amazing value—takes the place of channel strips and suites of plug-ins costing far more.
Top quality tools for mixing with forward thinking features, interface and visual feedback
Add character to all of your tracks with analog emulated Dynamics, EQ and Exciter
Add life to drum samples with the Transient Shaper module
Make the track pump with versatile sidechaining.
Post and Broadcast
Time saving MacroPresets give you starting points for voiceovers, foley, FX, music beds and more
Flexible EQ, dynamics and sound shaping tools integrated together in one simple interface
Useful Phase Tools including variable phase rotation to improve the loudness of voiceovers
Use sidechaining to duck music beds with voiceovers and more.
Six precision tools for mixing in one integrated system – Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter.
Load one plug-in for all of the essential EQ, dynamics and sound-shaping effects you need on your tracks and busses. Save custom presets and effect chains to suit any need.
Phase Tools panel includes phase invert controls, and a zero-latency phase rotation control to improve waveform symmetry.
Zero-latency mode prevents sync problems in hosts like Pro Tools LE.
Easy to navigate, forward-thinking UI with precise controls and extensive visual feedback for setting modules.
All modules feature useful meters that give you essential feedback for setting controls.
Completely user-customizable signal routing with two dynamics stages, sidechain mapping and more.
Dynamics, Exciter and Transient Shaper have both single and multi-band operation, giving you more simplicity or more control depending on the task at hand.
Includes a huge range of presets that range from simple and useful EQ and Dynamics configurations to complex chains that use all six modules.
MacroPresets combine key controls from any combination of Alloy´s six modules into a custom UI that shows just what you need to see.
Sidechaining support for VST, AU, RTAS, MAS and DirectX hosts lets you control the Dynamics section from other tracks in your mix. Affect the whole signal or zero in on just the frequency range you want with advanced multiband sidechaining.
Crosschaining allows you to trigger the dynamics section with another frequency band of the same input source for never-heard-before compression and gating effects.
Powerful workflow tools make your life simpler -- the History list lets you go back in time, and the integrated preset editor lets you browse, manage and customize presets easily.
Simple authorization lets you choose between simple challenge-response (up to 3 machines for personal use) or iLok.
As essential as EQ is to mixing, why do so many EQs force you to work with tiny graphs or clumsy knobs? Alloy´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
Choose from Low Shelf, High Shelf, Peak, Lowpass, Sharp Lowpass, Highpass and Sharp Highpass modes for each band
Soft-saturation emulates analog EQs for a natural sound when pushed hard
Alt-click and use your mouse to solo and zero in on problem frequencies
Alloy´s Exciter features new 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
Unique spectrum meter shows you which frequencies are being affected by the Exciter
Integrated stereo width control allows you to narrow or widen different frequency bands
Shape percussive sounds and more with Alloy´s simple and powerful 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.
Perfect for shaping drums and other percussive sounds
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
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.
Vintage mode combines a forgiving multi-stage release curve with program dependent characteristics; Digital mode provides clean, linear compression
Gate/Expander provides gating and even upward compression effects
Sidechaining lets you trigger the Compressor or Gate from external sources– even to individual frequency bands in Multiband mode
Crosschaining lets you trigger dynamics processes on one band with audio from another, for completely new gating and ducking possibilities
Two dynamics stages for parallel compression effects
Soft Knee, RMS, and Auto-gain modes; single or multiband operation.
Tame vocal sibilance and harsh high frequencies in other instruments. Alloy´s De-Esser lets you zero in on sibilant frequencies with a simple-to-use spectrum graph. It´s perfect for transparently reining in vocals, cymbals and other high frequency problem spots.
Spectrum meter with solo control helps you set the De-Esser quickly and easily
Multiband mode affects just the sibilant frequencies; Broadband mode affects the whole signal based on the sibilant band.
Control over De-Ess attack and release times
Alloy´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 for keeping peaks under zero at all times; 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
Zero-latency mode ensures your tracks and busses stay in sync, even in hosts without effective latency compensation.
Some plug-ins come with five or ten presets. Alloy comes with over 150 presets designed to give you the perfect starting point for a broad range of mixing tasks. MacroPresets customize Alloy´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.
MacroPresets combine the most useful parameters and meters for a preset into one useful view
Over 150 presets included covering individual instruments, ensembles, busses, utility tasks, broadcasting & podcasting, post production and more
Create or customize your own MacroPresets that show custom configurations of controls in Alloy´s Macro screen.
Windows (XP, x64, Vista, Windows 7)
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Formats: Plug-ins: Pro Tools 7+ (RTAS/ AudioSuite), VST, Audio Unit, MAS, DirectX