iZotope Releases Free Update To Ozone Mastering Software
Ozone 6.1 includes new processing power and the reintroduction of a classic Ozone feature
Cambridge, MA (March 19, 2015) — iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, is releasing a free update to its critically acclaimed line of mastering software, Ozone.
With Ozone 6.1, iZotope is including powerful processing features and bringing back a popular feature from Ozone 5. "We're really excited to make this free update available to the Ozone 6 community," says Product Manager Izzy Maxwell. "We're always listening to customer feedback, and we wanted to bring some exciting new processing into Ozone 6 while adding back a popular feature."
New Ozone 6.1 features include Tube Limiting and Adaptive Release modes.
Users can add an analog-type sound with the Maximizer's new Tube Limiting mode, which combines the warmth of final stage limiting with the ease and precision of digital maximizing. The resulting audio has a tube warmth while remaining competitively loud and appropriate for modern mastering. With a new algorithm inspired by tube hardware limiters like the Fairchild 670, the Tube Limiter adds a vintage sonic character to Ozone's maximizing algorithm.
Adaptive Release helps users produce louder, clearer, and fuller masters. This mode for Ozone's Dynamics module intelligently automates the difficult task of finding the right release times. The compressor actually interacts with the audio in real time, adjusting the release values based on the transient properties of the incoming signal.
Based on customer feedback, iZotope has also brought back Module Presets, a highly requested feature from customers who owned previous versions of Ozone. Module Presets help users to experiment with different module settings. Users can more easily load and save settings for individual modules without affecting the settings of other modules.
Other additions and enhancements to Ozone 6.1 include selectable segmentation loops, automatic track numbers on export, and sound quality improvements.
The Ozone 6.1 update is free for existing Ozone 6 customers. For those who don't yet own Ozone, Ozone 6, Ozone 6 Advanced, and upgrades are on sale through April 9.
*For international customers, check with your local dealer for Ozone 6 pricing.
The free 6.1 updates for Ozone 6 and Ozone 6 Advanced are available now.
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar- and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.