iZotope, Inc., the audio concern out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has premiered the latest upgrade of their mastering software, Ozone 7.0. The new version features a set of software mastering tools that claims to bring the best sonic characteristics of analog hardware to modern digital recordings.
The Ozone family of products includes both Ozone 7 and Ozone 7 Advanced, which adds four brand-new vintage-inspired modules, designed to add deep, rich analog character to digital recordings. Additionally, the new Codec Preview feature lets Advanced users audition the effect of industry-standard codecs on their master, making it easier to make necessary adjustments before exporting for digital distribution.
By starting with Ozone’s collection of presets, users can polish their recordings in any genre. Through visualizations and controls, the software aims to takes the guesswork and manual labor out of the mastering process, helping users experiment.
Ozone 7 Features & Enhancements:
» “Vintage” Limiter: Glue a mix together, control dynamic range, and add character
» “Vintage” Tape [Advanced]: Add the sonic characteristics of analog tape to modern digital recordings
» “Vintage” Compressor [Advanced]: Add subtle warming and sweetening effects with a single-band, program-dependent vintage compressor
» “Vintage” EQ [Advanced]: 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
» New export options: Encode mastered audio to MP3 and AAC formats
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. Ozone 7 runs as a standalone application, or as a plug-in in your audio editing software. Ozone 7 Advanced includes ten additional component plug-ins for direct access to individual Ozone modules in your host.
iZotope’s Ozone 7 and Ozone 7 Advanced are available now for $249 and $499 respectively. Upgrade pricing from early versions of Ozone can also be found on iZotope’s website.