Ozone includes 2 paragraphic equalizers that combine 8 bands of adjustable bell filters and a variety of additional filters including High and Low Pass, High and Low Shelf and Flat. Use the first EQ for initial shaping of your master, then take advantage of Ozone 5's new Post Equalizer for even more shaping later on in your signal chain. The new Analog-Matched EQ curves preserve analog behavior at high frequencies, giving Ozone 5 authentic analog frequency response.
The multiband Dynamics module incorporates compression, limiting, expansion and gating. Easily fine-tune the dynamics of your mixes with independent control up to four frequency bands. The interactive Threshold control allows you to set threshold points for the Limiter, Compressor, and Gate without taking your eyes off of the gain reduction meter. Superimposed loudness history (histogram) and input/gain reduction meters provide extra insight while making your detailed Dynamics tweaks.
Ozone's Maximizer is essential for giving your recordings professional loudness and fullness. This powerful tool helps you prevent your master from clipping while dramatically lifting the perceived overall audio level—perfect for any master where you want more loudness without sacrificing crisp detail. Keep the subtle snap of a snare rimshot in a country single, or give a club track incredible impact.
Ozone's multiband Harmonic Exciter is more colorful than ever, with new enhancements for dialing in the perfect amount of bite or warmth to add to your master. Add analog character with a variety of Harmonic Exciter modes: easily add tube or tape saturation, accentuate even harmonics and add punch or sparkle to your project. In addition, multiband and Mid/Side modes give you a huge range of sonic possibilities across the frequency spectrum and the stereo field.
Ozone allows you to precisely adjust stereo width and imaging for your master using a multiband Stereo Imaging module. As with the other multiband modules, Stereo Imaging works with up to four frequency bands—providing independent control over stereo width by frequency. An integrated Vectorscope and Correlation Meter give you essential visual feedback for the mastering process, including new "Polar" vectorscope modes and a Stereo Balance meter.
Ozone 5 includes a modeled Reverb module for adding a consistent and realistic sense of depth and space to your audio. Combining analog-style realism with digital flexibility, Ozone's Reverb puts a final sheen on your entire mix. Add subtle room tone without an obvious reverb effect. Thicken a mix with longer reverb decay times. And enliven a live recording or flat-sounding mix while preserving any sense of space created by an individual track.
Ozone 5 Advanced takes metering to a new level, offering two convenient options for visualizing your mix. First there's Insight, iZotope's essential metering suite, included as a separate component plug-in fully dedicated to metering. Secondly, there's the Meter Bridge, available as a powerful metering view to reference whenever you're working within Ozone 5 Advanced.
Ozone provides the finest word length reduction algorithms available, allowing you to effectively convert and dither to 24, 20, 16, 12 or 8 bits. This is useful for mastering a track for a CD (16-bit) from a 24-bit source. Ozone includes our proprietary MBIT+™ dither algorithm that reduces quantization distortion with minimal perceived noise. As a result, the algorithm produces smooth and quiet conversions for the best-sounding dither possible.
Mid/Side processing has been a trade secret of many mastering engineers for years. Ozone makes this powerful approach to processing audio more accessible than ever before. With Mid/Side mode enabled, Ozone converts the stereo information coming into the plug-in into mid and side signals, letting you work independently with the center of the stereo image or the edges. The result? You can surgically EQ the mud out of hard-panned guitars while preserving the vocal and kick drum in the center of your mix. You can add excitation or maybe a touch of room ambience to just the edges, and much more.
Ozone's Equalizer, Post Equalizer, Harmonic Exciter, Dynamics and Reverb modules all incorporate Mid/Side modes. Color coding allows you to easily see mid and side settings superimposed. Ozone's meters can also be used in Mid/Side mode.
Ozone's Preset Manager gives you over 250 professionally-designed starting points for mastering your projects. In Ozone 5, the MacroPreset system has been simplified and streamlined: quickly fine-tune a preset or your own settings, then use Ozone's Amount Controls to add more or less processing to each module. Advanced users will appreciate the ability to create presets that utilize all of Ozone's modules and routing capabilities for instant recall of useful configurations.
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"MBIT+ is an impeccably-designed and versatile dither. With the wider range of noise-shaping choices in Ozone 5, MBIT+ is even more of a winner for me."
three-time GRAMMY Award-winning mastering engineer, author
Paquito D'Rivera, Ben Kingsley, "Mastering Audio" (Book)
"Ozone is our go-to in-house mastering tool. For the new Garbage album... we were constantly updating songs with new mixes and used Ozone to make each new version sound exciting and compelling."
GRAMMY Award-winning producer, drummer
Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Garbage
"Ozone really helps me match that final mastered sound. It's the best-sounding high-end pop reference software I've used."
British Academy Award-winning video game composer
DEAD SPACE, Star Trek, City of Heroes
"Ozone is great for shaping the sound of a record very quickly."
GRAMMY Award-winning producer
Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Usher
"Ozone ended up being one of my 'go-to' plug-ins for adding punch to many of the vehicle recordings in TRON: Legacy."
Skywalker Sound composer, mixer, sound designer
TRON: Legacy, Fight Club, X-Men