I just took advantage of Izotope’s 30% discount on plug-ins and libraries through the end of the year and picked up the Wood, Food, Glass, and Toy libraries for Iris. Iris is definitely my favorite virtual instrument at the moment. I picked up Iris a few weeks ago and instantly fell in love with it’s ability to resynthesize samples from my extensive sample library. The interface, which is quite similar to Izotope’s RX product, is very elegant and simple to use. You can layer up to three samples per patch, plus an additional sub waveform (sine, square, etc.) which is great for implying tonality over otherwise atonal material. It’s definitely an amazing tool for adding some musique concrete-style elements to tracks. Be sure to check out the free trial.