iZotope's critically-acclaimed Ozone mastering software has been a studio staple for audio engineers and music producers. Learn about audio mastering and how to create professional-sounding master recordings using the tutorials below.
Mastering Month Series: These webinars were part of iZotope's Mastering Month. Each topic features insights from noted mastering engineer and iZotope Education Director Jonathan Wyner.
In this video, iZotope’s Education Director Jonathan Wyner explores the what, when, why, and how of using mid/side processing for mastering your audio.
Writing, recording, and mixing a killer track can be a long and difficult process. Diagnose some of the common problems that can get in the way of your artistic vision, and learn why mastering music is so important for your music.
A well-produced track is like a top-shelf steak—overcook it and you just might ruin it. Here are a few tips to help you know when to let go of your perfectionism and call your project done.
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The codec preview option in Ozone 7 Advanced lets you monitor the final results and the artifacts of lossy encoding, so that you can make smart processing decisions and create better sounding masters right inside of Ozone.
With the richness, musicality, and color of classic Pultec-style equalizers, Vintage EQ lets you brighten your master, smooth out heavy low end, and add body to your digital recordings. Learn how it works.
Inspired by vintage tape machines like the Studer A810, the Vintage Tape module & plug-in iZotope's Ozone 7 Advanced can add an analog color to your digital recordings.
Many of us are used to thinking of our recordings in terms of left and right channel. However listening to and processing recordings as mid/side (center and edges of the stereo field) leads us to many interesting possibilities. Dave talks about "listening in side" and how it can reveal mixing tricks and flaws, and about the basics of applying mid/side processing in a mastering setting.
Sometimes, when faced with unconventional problems in mastering music, unconventional solutions turn out to be the best choices.
It’s important for a mastering engineer understand what the artist is trying to accomplish, and keep open lines of communication throughout the process. This can be done ahead of the mastering session, or the artist can be a part of the mastering process themselves.
It’s important to deliver masters that will sound good on a number of different playback systems. Here are some tips to ensure your tracks sound great no matter where your listeners hear them.
Dave Moulton offers tons of helpful hints for mastering your mixes, as well as why you really shouldn't. Check out this article for plenty of real-world advice on how to go about mastering your own mixes if you really, really have to.
By following some recommended best practices in the audio mastering process, it is actually possible to prevent certain artifacts from occurring when the audio is later compressed to a format like MP3 or AAC.
Learn the key differences between single-band and multiband compression. Discover why multiband processing might be the best option for dynamic range control in your masters.
Not a mastering engineer? No problem. Consider these ten tips your guide for getting a great master on your own, no matter where your expertise lies.