iZotope Retires Iris 2, Breaktweaker, & Trash 2

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iZotope has announced that it’s retiring Iris 2, Breaktweaker, and Trash.

iZotope has announced that it is retiring Iris 2, Breaktweaker, and Trash 2.

  • iZotope Iris 2 is a sample-based synthesizer that they said combines ‘the power of a sampler, the flexibility of a modular synth, and the fun of spectral filtering’.
  • BreakTweaker was created as a collaboration with BT, and was described as ‘futuristic drum sculpting and beat sequencing machine’.
  • iZotope released Trash 2 in 2012, an update to its audio mangling and distortion app for Mac & Windows. They called it “the ultimate distortion plug-in for any instrument.”

The products are no longer available for purchase on the company’s site. Support will remain in effect for 12 months from your date of purchase.

In explaining the reasoning for their decision, iZotope said “We occasionally need to retire older products in order to focus our resources and development efforts on building new, innovative products and features.”

The news follows the 2021 announcement that Native Instruments and iZotope were partnering to create a new technology group, now known as Soundwide; and Native’s announcement last month that they were retiring Absynth.

For more information, see the FAQ on the iZotope site.

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