What's New in Ozone 5





Equalizer component plug-in


Maximizer component plug-in


Dynamics component plug-in


Reverb component plug-in


Stereo Imaging component plug-in


Exciter component plug-in


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Full-screen configurable Meter view


Undocked Vectorscope with Stereo Balance/Correlation meters


ITU BS.1770-2 and EBU R128 stereo Program Loudness metering


Spectrum view with separate configuration options from the EQ's spectrum


Meter Tap plug-ins for routing audio streams from buses/tracks to Ozone's spectrogram


Ability to see multiple meter streams overlaid on 2D or 3D spectrogram


Scrolling 2D spectrum with overlay, stack and tile modes



Analog-matched frequency response for all filter type

Vintage Low and High Shelf filters with variable "Cut" control

Extra-steep "brickwall" analog Low- and High-Pass filters

Flat Low- and High-Pass filters with variable slope


Improved, simplified Matching EQ feature

Mini Info Panel for easy access to active EQ band's settings

Ability to zoom by time and frequency for precise equalization

Separate EQ settings for left/right channels

Second Post EQ in signal chain for post-dynamics/exciter shaping

Zoomable spectrum in EQ

New Spectrum options including Left/Right and Mid/Side modes

Phase Response, Phase Delay and Group Delay plots

Analog filter shapes in Digital EQ mode (linear and mixed phase)


Mixed-Phase EQ: vary between minimum, linear and maximum phase per band



IRC III Limiting mode: new psychoacoustic algorithm with transient preservation

Gain Reduction Trace view: shows gain reduction over time

Spectrum view

Stereo Link: allows variance between fully independent left/right limiting and linked limiting

Transient Recovery: introduces transient shaping to preserve sharp attacks



Dither Shape view


Improved sound quality in all Exciter modes

Natural-sounding Peak Saturation: adds harmonics without drastic gain changes

Post-Saturation High Shelf filter: for additional harmonic shaping

Saturation Spectrum display: shows excitation by frequency

Refined Tube, Tape, Retro, and Warm algorithms

Oversampling mode prevents aliasing

Circuit-modeled Triode and Dual Triode Exciter modes



New Vectorscope modes: Polar Level, Polar Sample

Anti-phase prevention

Stereo Width Spectrum view

Correlation Trace view shows mono-compatibility over time

Stereo Balance meter

Phase Rotation allows phase fine-tuning to optimize asymmetrical waveforms' loudness

Stereoize mode: natural sounding, mono-compatible widening for narrow/mono sources



Greatly-improved workflow includes always-visible Attack and Release controls

All Bands mode shows most crucial controls for every band in one view

Gain Reduction Trace shows dynamics characteristics superimposed on waveform

Interactive Threshold provides intuitive control over all dynamics stages

Improved Gain Reduction meter with input/output and overlaid histogram options

Hard/Soft Knee selection

New upward compression boosts levels as they fall below the threshold

Limiter Boost pushes up threshold-crossing levels when Limiter ratio is set to the left

Variable Knee control for each Dynamics stage and each band


True Envelope detection algorithm: flat frequency response and low distortion


Detection circuit High Pass filter with variable slope and frequency


"Tilt" mode (similar in style to the "API Thrust" detection circuit filter)



New Modeled Reverb algorithm: provides realistic early reflections with smooth decay

Improved Plate and Room modes and new Hall mode

3 additional modeled spaces: Theater, Cathedral and Arena


Independent control over early reflections


Cross-mix control for more control over stereo image



All Global Presets updated to take advantage of new DSP and features

Many new genre-specific presets added to Global Presets

Improved Amount controls make adjusting presets simple

Module Presets: each mastering module has dedicated preset saving and loading

Over 80 new Module Presets included

Select independent or shared crossovers for multiband modules

Move Module Presets between Ozone Advanced and Ozone Advanced's components


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