A new set of mastering tools to polish your mix 04/11/15
iZotope has released the latest version of their flagship mastering software, Ozone. Ozone 7 is a set of essential mastering tools that iZotope says enable both professionals and aspiring music producers to easily add a final level of polish to their mixes and audio recordings. They tell us that, while retaining the elegant workflow and precision audio processing of previous versions, Ozone 7 brings the best sonic characteristics of analog hardware to modern digital recordings.
iZotope believes that by starting with Ozone's expansive collection of presets, pros and newcomers alike can quickly achieve authentic sounds in any genre. Through helpful visualizations and intuitive controls, the software aims to takes the guesswork and manual labor out of the mastering process, helping users experiment without fear of making the wrong sonic choices.
iZotope Product Manager Izzy Maxwell, told us, "Ozone 7 builds on iZotope's reputation for superior sound quality and mastering tools. We've added new processing capabilities that honor all the aspects of vintage hardware that people love-warmth, saturation, character, richness-and reimagines them for the modern digital music production realm."
Ozone 7 Key Features:
Vintage Limiter: Glue a mix together, control dynamic range, and add character
Vintage Tape [Advanced only]: Add the distinctive sonic characteristics of analog tape to modern digital recordings
Vintage Compressor [Advanced only]: Add subtle warming and sweetening effects with a single-band, program-dependent vintage compressor
Vintage EQ [Advanced only]: Add the richness, warmth, and color of analog equalization to digital audio
Maximizer with new IRC IV mode: Increase perceived loudness without pumping or distortion with the mode's innovative new spectral shaping technology
Dynamic EQ: Now included in both versions of Ozone with improved features and optimized performance
A comprehensive bank of presets: Achieve authentic sounds for any genre and style and explore Signature Mastering Presets from Greg Calbi, the notable mastering engineer whose career spans from John Lennon to Bruce Springsteen to Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
New export options: Encode mastered audio to MP3 and AAC formats
You can check out the full features of Ozone 7 Advancedhere.
Pricing and Availability: Ozone 7 and Ozone 7 Advanced are available now. Ozone 7 Advanced is also available as part of iZotope's Music Production Bundle with Insight, Alloy 2, Nectar 2 Production Suite, and Trash 2 (plus two Trash Expansions).
The Music Production Bundle, Ozone 7 Advanced, and Ozone 7 are on sale through November 11, 2015:
Music Production Bundle is available for $549 USD, €505, £135, £379
Ozone 7 Advanced is available for $449 USD, €429, £309
Ozone 7 is available for $199 USD, €185, £135
Upgrade pricing can be found on iZotope's website, and owners of previous versions of Ozone can find their upgrade coupons in their iZotope accounts.
All customers who purchased Ozone 6 or Ozone 6 Advanced after August 26, 2015 will receive a free upgrade to the respective version of Ozone 7.