Year / Release Date : 10/04/2019
Version : 9.0.1
Developer : iZotope
Developer’s site : iZotope
Format : EXE / VST / VST3 / AAX
Bit : 64bit
Tabletka : cured
System Requirements : Windows: 7, 8, and 10
Description : iZotope Ozone is a complete and functional application that can be safely called a full-fledged system for mastering. In one integrated plug-in, all the necessary tools are collected that are necessary for the post-processing of various musical compositions. iZotope Ozone is an ideal option that puts at the disposal of every musician absolutely innovative and perfect instruments. Using such an application, which is distinguished by its flexibility and functionality, you can quickly and accurately process any musical composition, bringing it to perfection and making its sound more high-quality, perfect and uniquely sounding.
One of the main innovations is the Master Rebalance function. With it, musicians can adjust the levels of instruments in the finished mix. The developers note that for making edits, the original tracks are not required – you can make changes even after exporting the track. Together with Master Rebalance, users can enhance vocals without harming the mid frequencies, eliminate turbidity in the lower range, and compact drums.
According to iZotope, the function will save a huge amount of time on making surgical adjustments with an equalizer. Moreover, the work of Master Rebalance is automated: you can make adjustments only in selected segments of the track.
Another interesting new feature was the Low End Focus function, created specifically to combat the hum and turbidity in the lower frequencies. The function is based on bass processing algorithms that improve the sound of instruments in the lower range. The result is a clean and clear bass sound without the need to translate the track.
Inside the Low End Focus module, there are two main controls – Punchy and Smooth. The first one adds attacks and enhances transient transients, the second gives the signal heat and volume. Together, the controls let you give your bass instrument the right timbre and character. For example, you can give an additional attack to the barrel and make the bass volume without compromising the clarity of the entire mix.
A number of improvements were received by the smart assistant Master Assistant. The machine learning assistant has a new Vintage mode. In this mode, the program generates custom presets using vintage compressors, equalizers and other processors, allowing you to give the music a softer shade.
The improved Master Assistant interface now allows you to adjust the intensity of the entire chain of effects in Streaming and CD modes. In addition to this, the assistant is now able to work with reference tracks: a special Reference Mode selects settings based on the sound of the selected reference.
The Tonal Balance Control analyzer also received new features. For example, the module was equipped with new genre presets: now you can look at the frequency content of tracks in different styles of music. The analyzer data is based on thousands of compositions in different genres – the algorithm analyzed a lot of songs to get average information about how the frequencies are in metal, rock, hip-hop, jazz and other styles. The information will be especially useful for producers working in a wide range of areas.
The equalizer module Match EQ also received a portion of improvements. So, for example, the equalizer can now be used as a separate plug-in on any track in the project, and not just as part of the entire iZotope Ozone 9. The developers note that now, when analyzing the track, Match EQ checks more than 8000 frequency ranges to get the most accurate snapshot of settings with reference.
The new regional settings make it possible to analyze not only the entire reference, but also its individual parts. At the same time, for comparison, you can use audio imported into DAW as well as a track loaded directly into Ozone 9 for comparison. The analyzed equalizer settings are saved as presets, which simplifies the work of sound engineers and musicians – you do not need to analyze the track for each new project.
The Imager module in iZotope Ozone 9 received a new “Stereoize II” mode of operation, which promises a more natural and transparent work with the stereo field. The rest of the module has not changed, remaining an effective tool for tuning the stereo field and expanding the sound of audio.
Other notable innovations include full support for the NKS format and enhanced plug-in performance. The developers note that compared to the eighth version of iZotope Ozone 9 is less demanding on processor resources. In addition to this, all elements of the plug-in received a scalable interface that allows you to change the scale not only of the plug-in window, but also of individual elements inside it.