iZotope Audiolens Matches Tone, Dynamics, Width
Makes referencing your audio to existing tracks really simple (and it’s free until 11/22)
Match EQ – a feature in some equalizers that builds a curve from audio you feed it and applies it to yours – has been around for a while, in fact you can even find it in the stock processors that come with some DAWs.
iZotope takes that concept considerably farther. Download it now before the price jumps from $0.00 to $99 on November 22.
Installing it on a Mac may be a bit of a faff, as they say in England (you have to start up in Recovery mode and loosen your security settings for it to install the Soundflower extension it needs to route system audio through it), but it’s not a big deal.
Here’s the release:
iZotope, Inc., Boston, MA (November 9, 2022) – iZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, have released Audiolens, a new desktop app that makes track referencing and comparison simple by collecting and analyzing reference track data directly from any streaming platform or audio source without the need for downloading media files or setting up tedious audio routing setups.
Reference tracks offer a representation of the desired end result of a track and are a crucial part of achieving the perfect mix or master. Audiolens aims to streamline the referencing process, assisting engineers that are looking to find balance on a final
master for a client and producers that want to make sure their song will stack up on a playlist.
The new innovative app gathers information on key sonic characteristics such as tone, dynamics, and width, and saves the analysis as a reference track to help users quickly visualize and compare how their own mixes and masters stack up their chosen references.
Audiolens can then integrate seamlessly with the AI-powered Assistants of iZotope plug-ins Ozone 10 and Neutron 4, automatically populating saved referenced targets to the Target Libraries where characteristics can be matched. Further adjustments are able to be dialed in using the Assistant Views, whether that’s adding more thump to bass, crisping up snares, or making hi-hats sizzle.
*Current iZotope owners should ensure they are running the latest version of their product. New users can try out Audiolens with iZotope plug-ins by downloading a 10-day free trial of Neutron 4 here, and a 10-day free trial of Ozone 10 here.
References can also be saved to the Audiolens Target Library to build a personal catalog of reference track data that can be accessed at any time. Saved references can be named and organized to help users quickly find the sounds they want to match and compare tonal balance profiles with ease. The Target Library communicates with Ozone 10 and Neutron 4, automatically populating references to those plug-ins if they are owned.
Take a look under the hood with iZotope product specialist Geoff Manchester, in the following walkthrough video.
Pricing and Availability
Audiolens is available to download for free from the iZotope website as of November 9, 2022 and for $99 USD from November 22, 2022.
Existing iZotope customers may be eligible for additional loyalty discounts on Neutron 4 and Music Production Suite 5 Universal Edition. Details can be found in the user’s Account section on iZotope.com.
For more information, visit the Audiolens product page and the resources below:
- ● Introducing Audiolens, Your New Track Referencing Companion
- ● How to Use Reference Tracks in a Mastering Session
- ● 4 Popular Mixing Reference Tracks, and Why They Work