How Field Music Used Ozone on Their New Album ‘Open Here’

by Dave Godowsky, iZotope

February 2, 2018

Every Friday, we’re sharing a newly released song or album from one of our favorite artists and how they used an iZotope product on it.

This week features David Brewis of English rock band Field Music, talking about how he used Ozone extensively on their new album Open Here, which was released February 2, 2018 on Memphis Industries.

"We've been relying on Ozone for mastering since 2008. It's incredibly flexible, so we've been able to adapt our approach to the software as we've refined our skills. These days, and with the tracks on Open Here, we'll start by seeing how far we can get with just EQ and the Maximizer. If something in the low end needs taming we might compress just the lows. We might still widen, either with the imaging tools or by doing some mid/side processing on a second EQ. We still sometimes use the Exciter, but it's usually quite subtle—and that's always been easy to do with the mix controls. I find that I can preserve a lot of dynamics by automating the volume before it hits the Maximizer and I often automate the EQ too to catch sibilance or percussive spikes.

"Basically, I love the Ozone EQ. It can be as smooth or as surgical as you need it to be. A brilliant tool."

—David Brewis, Field Music

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