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The Future of Mastering
As the industry’s most comprehensive mastering suite, Ozone 8 Advanced introduces new intelligent signal processing, spectral shaping, Tonal Balance Control, and more. Master your audio with over fifteen years of audio industry firsts at your fingertips. Ozone 8 Advanced is your one stop for a tonally balanced, professional master.
Find your balance
The new Tonal Balance Control plug-in introduces industry-first visual analysis and communicates with all instances of Ozone so you can shape a perfectly balanced master. Instantly call up any Ozone Equalizer and adjust your tracks to targets based on hundreds of professional masters. You can even create your own custom targets from one or more songs in your personal library.
A new way to analyze your music, the Tonal Balance Control plug-in communicates with the Neutron 2 and Ozone 8 Equalizers (available separately). This new inter-plug-in communication lets you fix mix issues that hinder mastering and bridges the gap between the two. No more context switching or opening up multiple windows—just tonally balanced, professional sounding music.
Taming of the shrill
Smooth and sculpt problematic and harsh frequencies with the new Spectral Shaper module. Mold your audio by applying frequency-specific dynamics surgically or creatively to create smooth, balanced audio. Fantastic for taming percussive transients, Spectral Shaper can tame sibilant hi-hats, harsh vocals, plucky acoustic guitars, and other overly-bright mix elements. For a creative twist, use Spectral Shaper across any frequency band to experiment with timbre, resonance, and transient information without affecting other elements of the source audio.
Assistance with control
Master Assistant uses the sonic profile of your audio to help you get to a logical starting point. Because your time is better spent adding your sonic signature, Master Assistant will suggest targets and signal chain and processor settings, so you can get back to what’s most important—adding that personal touch.
Intelligent track referencing
A/B your master against reference tracks directly within any instance of Ozone or its standalone application. Now an integrated process, track referencing is easy, intelligent, and incorporated into Ozone’s workflow. Track referencing in Ozone allows you to load up to 10 tracks and will identify sections of your reference for easy playback like Verse or Chorus, so you can spend less time finding and more time mastering.
Perfect for Professional Mastering and Mixing Engineers, Ozone 8 Advanced includes:
Dial in the perfect tonal balance with the new Tonal Balance Control plug-in, which can access any instance of Ozone across all your tracks
Communicate with Neutron 2 Advanced (sold separately) using the Tonal Balance Control plug-in for a seamless mixing and mastering workflow
Tame problematic and harsh frequencies with the new Spectral Shaper module
Quickly A/B track references right from any instance of Ozone or in its standalone application
Twelve essential modern and vintage modules with component plug-ins: Spectral Shaper, EQ, Dynamic EQ, Post EQ, Maximizer (with IRC IV and new IRC Low Latency mode, Imager, Exciter, Dynamics, Vintage Limiter, Vintage Tape, Vintage EQ, Vintage Compressor
Create a custom preset with Master Assistant and get your audio to an optimal starting point
Have deeper control in Ozone’s Maximizer with new low latency IRC mode, Transient/Sustain Stereo Independence, and Learn Threshold.
Apply any saturation mode (Warm, Retro, Tape, Tube, Triode or Dual Triode) to any individual frequency band in the Exciter.
Use Ozone Advanced within your preferred host as a single plug-in, as individual component plug-ins, or work within the Ozone standalone application
Redesigned user interface for an even better mastering experience
What's new in version 8.1?
Improved Master Assistant EQ results to be less subtle.
Improved gain trace drawing in Vintage Limiter module.
Improved gain trace drawing in Vintage Compressor module. | Advanced Only.
Improved threshold meters in Maximizer to show more accurate, independent L/R channel gain reductions.
Added Japanese translations to the Ozone 8 help documentation.
Added Japanese translations to the Tonal Balance Control help documentation. | Advanced Only.
Added ability to automate band Mode parameters in the Exciter module & component plug-in. | Advanced only.
Input level meter will display a different color for reference levels when the "Replace input with reference" option is selected.
Added support for Nuendo 8 and Reason 10.
Fixed slow session loading when opening sessions that contained several instances of Ozone 8.
Fixed issue where Matching EQ processing was not being applied properly during export from the Ozone 8 application.
Fixed persistent tooltip box that would appear in some host applications.
Fixed Search function in the help documentation.
Fixed gain reduction drawing in the threshold meters when working with mono files.
Fixed possible crash when closing and re-opening the Ozone interface when certain I/O meter types selected.
Fixed overlapping text labels in the Options menu.
iZotope offered a free, five-part online Audio Mixing Masterclass earlier this year. The videos are still available for anyone to view and are loaded with great info to help you create better audio mixes.