iZotope's Ozone is probably the most well known and widely used final processing plug-in for mastering audio. It was iZotope's first commercial product and has been a mainstay for pro and amateurs alike.
Of course it can also be used to process individual tracks and busses too, but primarily it's got a suite of tools to maximize and process for final mixes.
Ozone 7 just got released, and adds a number of new features which make it even more useful.
We had a visit from the iZotope team, and Evan gave us a full lowdown of the new release. As well as the features, Evan drops in a few top tips for getting the best during the mastering process - well worth watching in it's entirety.
Ozone 7 is available now (currently on sale till 11th November)
Ozone 7 advanced $499
Ozone 7 Standard $249 (now with dynamic EQ)
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
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