iZotope Iris is a software solution that enables individuals to take advantage of an innovative synthesizer, which also enables you to test various tones.
Cluttered interface and extensive documentation
The installation process does not pose any kind of issues, while the interface you come across might seem a bit overwhelming at first, seeing it consists of a menu bar, a large amount of buttons, a keyboard and a panel in which to view a waveform.
However, you should know that it packs pretty comprehensive and well-drawn Help contents, as well as multiple tutorials (video and written), so that both power and novice users can easily learn how to handle iZotope Iris.
Select samples, import your music and preview songs
First and foremost, you are required to set up your audio hardware, namely the driver type you use, the audio device and buffer size, while it is also possible to play several test tones by selecting the one that interests you from a drop-down menu.
A pretty long list of samples is available in the main window, while it is also possible to load your songs, as long as they come in a WAV, AIFF or IRSS format. It is possible to preview items before using them, as well as manage the library.
Options you can tweak, and tools at your disposal
A virtual piano is incorporated in the main window, so that you can add new sounds to your songs, while you can also adjust the coarse, fine, gain and pan options, select loop method, change amp envelope options, set the waveform controlling the LFO modulation and modify depth, rate, attack, distortion, chorus, delay, reverb, glide, tracking, velocity and after touch.
Last but not least, there are a number of tools you can take advantage of, namely an eraser, magic wand, brush selection and lasso, while you can also zoom in and out of the waveform, undo or redo your actions and play a selection.
A final assessment
To sum up, iZotope Iris is a pretty well-rounded piece of software which enables you to edit your music using a large number of options. It did not hamper the system’s performance nor did it pop any errors, hang or freeze in our tests.