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Top Reasons to Upgrade to Ozone 8

April 12, 2017

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This article references previous versions of Ozone. Learn about the latest Ozone and its powerful new features like Master RebalanceLow End Focus, and improved Tonal Balance Control by clicking here.

Ozone 8 and Neutron 3 provide seamless, futuristic mastering and mixing experiences. Improvements in Ozone 8 address new challenges in the mastering space and aim to give you a deeper level of control and connection with your audio. All of Ozone’s family members (Elements, Standard, and Advanced) received a refresh to their look and feel as well as updates for modern mastering workflows.

Check out our full features comparison page to see how each edition stacks up, but if you’re upgrading let’s take a look at the new technology in Ozone 8 and how it compares to previous iterations.

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Top Reasons to Upgrade from Ozone 5 or earlier

Upgrade to Ozone 8 Standard to...

  • Master your audio with access to 7 highly customizable multi-band modules: EQ, Dynamic EQ, Dynamics, Exciter, Maximizer, Imager, and Vintage Limiter
  • Create a custom preset molded to your audio with the help of Master Assistant, then tweak from there
  • Reference Tracks directly within Ozone instances or within the standalone application.
  • Apply Saturation modes to individual frequency bands within the Exciter
  • Access updates to Ozone’s Maximizer including IRC IV, IRC Low Latency Mode, Stereo Independence (independent detection of Transient and Sustain), and Learn Threshold.
  • Use Ozone as a standalone application, save project files, and master multiple tracks.
  • Choose from over 300 new professionally designed presets

Upgrade to Ozone 8 Advanced to...

  • Have access to all of Ozone 8 Standard’s features
  • Use Tonal Balance Control to communicate with other instances of Ozone 8 or Neutron 2 to achieve a target sonic profile.
  • Use the new Spectral Shaper module to target and address harshness and tonal imperfections across the frequency spectrum
  • Use any of Ozone 8 Advanced’s 12 modules as an individual component plug-ins
  • Master your audio with all of Ozone 8’s highly customizable modern- and vintage-inspired multi-band modules: Spectral Shaper, EQ, Dynamic EQ, Post EQ, Maximizer, Imager, Exciter, Dynamics, Vintage Limiter, Vintage Tape, Vintage EQ, Vintage Compressor
  • Choose from over 300 new professionally designed presets

Top Reasons to Upgrade from Ozone 6-7

Upgrade to Ozone 8 Standard to...

  • Create a custom preset molded to your audio with the help of Master Assistant, then tweak from there
  • Reference Tracks directly within Ozone instances or within the standalone application.
  • Apply Saturation modes to individual frequency bands within the Exciter
  • Updates to Ozone’s Maximizer including IRC IV, IRC Low Latency Mode, Stereo Independence (independent detection of Transient and Sustain), and Learn Threshold.
  • Use Ozone as a standalone application, save project files, and master multiple tracks.
  • Choose from over 300 new professionally designed presets

Upgrade to Ozone 8 Advanced to...

  • Have access to all of Ozone 8 Standard’s features
  • Use Tonal Balance Control to communicate with other instances of Ozone 8 or Neutron 2 to achieve a target sonic profile.
  • Use the new Spectral Shaper module to target and address harshness and tonal imperfections across the frequency spectrum
  • Use the new 7.5 IPS setting in the Vintage Tape module
  • Use any of Ozone 8 Advanced’s 12 modules as an individual component plug-ins
  • Master your audio with all of Ozone 8’s highly customizable modern- and vintage-inspired multi-band modules: Spectral Shaper, EQ, Dynamic EQ, Post EQ, Maximizer, Imager, Exciter, Dynamics, Vintage Limiter, Vintage Tape, Vintage EQ, Vintage Compressor
  • Choose from over 300 new professionally designed presets

Top Reasons to Upgrade from Ozone Elements

Upgrade to Ozone 8 Standard to...

  • Master your audio with access to 7 highly customizable multi-band modules: EQ, Dynamic EQ, Dynamics, Exciter, Maximizer, Imager, and Vintage Limiter
  • Create a custom preset molded to your audio with the help of Master Assistant, then tweak from there
  • Reference Tracks directly within Ozone instances or within the standalone application.
  • Apply Saturation modes to individual frequency bands within the Exciter
  • Updates to Ozone’s Maximizer including IRC IV, IRC Low Latency Mode, Stereo Independence (independent detection of Transient and Sustain), and Learn Threshold.
  • Use Ozone as a standalone application, save project files, and master multiple tracks.
  • Choose from over 300 new professionally designed presets

Upgrade to Ozone 8 Advanced to...

  • Have access to all of Ozone 8 Standard’s features
  • Use Tonal Balance Control to communicate with other instances of Ozone 8 or Neutron 2 to achieve a target sonic profile.
  • Use the new Spectral Shaper module to target and address harshness and tonal imperfections across the frequency spectrum
  • Use any of Ozone 8 Advanced’s 12 modules as an individual component plug-ins
  • Master your audio with all of Ozone 8’s highly customizable modern- and vintage-inspired multi-band modules: Spectral Shaper, EQ, Dynamic EQ, Post EQ, Maximizer, Imager, Exciter, Dynamics, Vintage Limiter, Vintage Tape, Vintage EQ, Vintage Compressor
  • Choose from over 300 new professionally designed presets

Top Reasons to Upgrade to a Bundle or Suite

Upgrade to the Mix & Master Bundle Standard to use...

  • All the power in Ozone 8 Standard
  • Neutron 3 Standard: Neutron 3 brings your mixes into the 21st century with new assistive audio technology, new interactive visuals, and faster performance.
  • iZotope Relay: Relay enables tracks containing Neutron 3, Nectar 3, or VocalSynth 2 plug-ins to interact with one another for automatic mixing, unmasking, and more.

Upgrade to the Mix & Master Bundle Advanced to use...

  • All the power in Ozone 8 Advanced
  • Neutron 3 Advanced: Everything in Neutron 3 Standard, plus six additional module plug-ins and the all-new Mix Assistant, able to quickly set a rough level mix across your entire session.
  • iZotope Relay: Relay enables tracks containing Neutron 3, Nectar 3, or VocalSynth 2 plug-ins to interact with one another for automatic mixing, unmasking, and more.
  • Visual Mixer: Intuitively set levels, panning, and width, automatically import track names, and save snapshots to organize your mix in a clear, comprehensive virtual environment.
  • Tonal Balance Control: Compare your work with included track references and genre standards, or import your favorite songs to create custom targets and ensure that your delivery will translate for popular distribution channels.

Upgrade to Music Production Suite 2.1 to use...

  • Ozone 8 Advanced for comprehensive mastering
  • Neutron 3 Advanced for powerful mixing
  • RX 7 Standard for transparent audio repair
  • Nectar 3 for professional vocal production
  • Celemony Melodyne 4 essential for industry-standard pitch correction
  • RX 7 Breath Control for targeted breath detection and removal 
  • VocalSynth 2 for a world of vocal possibilities
  • Insight 2 for informed audio production in any setting
  • Visual Mixer for intuitive control of mix elements
  • iZotope Relay for unlocking the power of iZotope inter-plugin communication
  • Tonal Balance Control for instant comparison with reference tracks

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