iZotope Iris 2

Iris 2

The world is your instrument

Iris 2 is iZotope’s inspiring sample-based synthesizer, combining the power of a sampler, the flexibility of a modular synth, and the fun of spectral filtering.



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Iris 2 is iZotope’s inspiring sample-based synthesizer with the power of a sampler, the flexibility of a traditional synth, and the fun of spectral filtering—or, select from hundreds of expertly crafted Bass, Keys, Leads, Pads, and Rhythmic patches.

Why Iris 2?

Iris 2 Spectral Editing

Intuitive Spectral Editing

 Load up to four individual audio files and “paint” filters onto each sample using Iris 2’s unique Spectral Filtering system.


Endless Creative Versatility

Bring movement and expression to your sound with effects that you can apply to samples and oscillators.


Comprehensive Sample Library Included

Quickly get a great sound with an epic library of patches and audio samples—all included with your purchase of Iris 2.


Iris 2’s Spectrogram not only displays the spectral makeup of your sample but also offers an array of sophisticated editing tools for easily manipulating your sample within the Spectrogram itself.
Iris 2 Spectral Editing


Five LFOs and Envelopes can be mapped to virtually any parameter within Iris 2, giving you the ability to shape the attack, duration, and tail of your synth sounds—plus much more!e mapped to virtually any parameter within Iris 2, giving you the ability to shape the attack, duration, and tail of your synth sounds—plus much more!



Polish your sound with voice-specific or global creative effects. Use Send FX to process each sample individually, or apply Master FX to affect the entire patch for added character.

Meet the Iris 2 effects

Distortion in Iris 2


Harmonic excitement or total destruction

Iris’s built-in distortion module brings subtle or dramatic transformation to your synth patch.

Chorus in Iris 2


Shimmering modulation and width

Add fluttering depth to your sound with intuitive chorus controls.

Delay in Iris 2


Independent stereo echo

Syncable with host tempo, the delay module adds stereo fullness or independent channel delay.


Add space in a snap

The simple but effective reverb module can add discrete realism or sprawling space to your patch.


Expansion Libraries

Seven free sample and patch banks for creative sound design

A virtual canvas for your audio

Iris 2 generates sound by playing back up to four audio files at once, allowing you to mix instrument samples, found sounds, and synthesizer waves into nearly unlimited combinations.  The unique Spectrogram interface lets you manipulate your audio by “painting” in filters, unlocking creative filtering possibilities that would be impossible with traditional synthesizer controls.

Additional information

Iris 2 Technical Specs

Iris 2 runs as a plug-in or as a standalone application.

Operating system requirements:
Windows: 7, 8, 10

Mac: OS X 10.7–10.13 (Intel only)

Plug-in formats:
32/64 bit Audio Units, VST, VST3, AAX, and RTAS

Plug-in host compatibility:
Ableton Live 8 and 9, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, FL Studio, Bitwig

Installing the full Iris 2 Sound Library:
The Trial version includes only 45 patches and a small sampling of the epic library of great-sounding content. The remaining patches and 11 GB of samples are available to you after you purchase Iris 2. To access the full Iris 2 Sound Library after purchase:

1. First, use your unique serial number to authorize your installation of Iris 2.

2. Then log in to your iZotope account, where you'll now have access to the Iris 2 Sound Library downloads.

3. Download the installers from your account and install them on your computer.

Product support policy

How long does iZotope provide customer support for product that you purchase?

You can email us with any question for 12 months after you buy any iZotope product. Past 12 months, we’ll still help you with your account and authorization but will not provide technical support for in-depth product questions. If you need more detailed help on how to use the product, you can check out our FAQs and Tutorials.

How long does iZotope support its products?

Although we can’t guarantee it, we do our best to keep our products up to date with the operating systems and plug-in hosts that we support. Sometimes, other companies make changes that we’re not able to support, but we actively work with other companies to avoid these sorts of compatibility problems. We also do our best to address bug fixes within the product itself to ensure our products operate in accordance with our specifications.

We will provide software updates for 12 months from product release. After 12 months, no software updates will be provided.

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