Building on a 17 year legacy, Ozone 9 brings balance to your music with the latest advances in machine learning for mastering audio.
Why Ozone 9?
AI powered mastering
Master Assistant can add modern or vintage vibes and help you get the right loudness for streaming
Match to your reference
The new Match EQ module can give you a custom EQ curve taken from your favorite reference tracks.
NKS support puts the power of Ozone into your creative process, letting you master while making music with Maschine or Komplete Kontrol. Open Ozone on the fly and easily add professional polish while making music on your hardware, using hundreds of different presets and accessible parameters mapped to your hardware controls. Add loudness, width, and EQ without touching your DAW and keep the creative juices flowing.
What’s new in Ozone 9?
Never-before seen processing for low end, real-time instrument separation, and lightning-fast workflows powered by machine learning—it’s all here in Ozone 9. Watch the video and take a tour to learn what’s new!
Ozone 9 Features
Create with confidence using tools that polish and perfect your sound, and give you control the final result.
Read on to learn more about what’s in Ozone 9!.
Match your reference track
Load your favorite reference tracks into Ozone 9, loop any section, and compare your master with a single button press. Take a snapshot of your reference with the new Match EQ module, and save your favorite profiles as presets for other songs. Or, use Master Assistant to set up a custom chain based on your reference.
Put the power of Ozone into your creative process and master while making music with Maschine or Komplete Kontrol. Open Ozone on the fly and easily add professional polish while making music on your hardware, using hundreds of different presets and accessible parameters mapped to your hardware controls. Add loudness, width, and EQ without touching your DAW and keep the creative juices flowing.
Ozone for Streaming
Get your music ready for primetime in today’s world of streaming audio. Set intelligent loudness targets to prevent your music from being turned down by a streaming platform with Master Assistant and Maximizer. Use CODEC Preview mode in Ozone 9 Advanced to hear your music translated to MP3 or AAC. Upload a reference track to Tonal Balance Control, Master Assistant, or EQ Match, and ensure your music stacks up against the competition. Create with confidence knowing your music will sound great in any format!
What’s in Ozone?
Add natural stereo width to narrow mixes with an upgraded “Stereoize” mode
NEW! Two modes for stereoize give you new flavors for widening your track
Sculpt your image in stereo with per-band widening and narrowing
Monitor stereo width and phase new fluid metering
Imager is available in all editions of Ozone 9
Control the finest details of your sound with fluid metering and new HUD controls
Emulate classic analog EQs or modern digital models depending on your style
Use Mid/Side mode to correct frequencies in the sides of your audio
NEW! Enjoy smooth, fluid metering and a resizable window that lets you see more of your sound
Equalizer is available in all editions of Ozone 9
Seamlessly compare your mix with a reference track at the touch of a button
Loop specific regions of your references and load up to 16 at once into Ozone
See your reference displayed in Ozone’s meters for easy visual comparison
Use Master Assistant to automatically match the tone of your loaded reference tracks
Make mixes LOUD while preserving dynamics with Ozone’s intelligent limiter
Intelligent Release Control (IRC) modes react to your sound to reduce distortion and pumping
Threshold Learn mode intelligently sets loudness to a target LUFS level
True Peak detection ensures your audio doesn’t clip after export
Maximizer is available in all editions of Ozone 9
Make EQ boosts and cuts that respond to the dynamics of your audio
Make subtle boosts and cuts that occur only when frequencies are too loud or soft
Control threshold, attack, and release along with frequency and gain
More precise that a compressor and more subtle than a normal EQ!
Mix and match between seven different types of distortion to add warmth and character
Use different flavors of distortion such as Tape, Retro, or Tube
Add different distortion modes on multiple bands to create your own unique tonal balance
The mastering engineer’s most versatile tool. Tame dynamic mixes and give your tracks energy.
Compress in up to four bands, or with the Detection Filter mode
Use Auto-release mode for a smooth, natural response
For when you’re ready to export, Ozone’s extensive suite of dithering options help you ensure no audible loss of audio quality.
Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9–10, Pro Tools 12.8-2019, FL Studio 20, Cubase 9–10, Nuendo 10, Wavelab 9, Sound Forge Pro 13, Sound Forge Mac 3, Studio One 4, REAPER 5, Reason 10, Audition CC 2019, Premiere Pro CC 2019, MASCHINE 2, Komplete Kontrol, Bitwig Studio 3, Final Cut Pro X.
Version 9.1.0a released May 14, 2020
New Features & Enhancements:
Updated version of TBC included in Ozone ADV installation to v2.2.0
Updated Relay installer
What’s new in version 9.1?
New features and enhancements
Added ability to scrub (click and drag) to adjust text-based values in the EQ HUDs.
Added “Extra Curves” displays to the EQ.
Extended the range of the Gain control in Master Rebalance.
Fixed LP/HP filter Slope value resetting to 6 dB/oct if value was changed using the inline edit field in the EQ HUD.
Fixed incorrect Q value display for bands that are disabled by default in the All Bands view of the EQ.
Fixed issue where double-clicking on an .ozn project file would open an empty Ozone app project instead of the selected project.
Fixed missing ‘Sum to Mono’ button in the I/O panel of the Ozone 9 Imager component plug-in.
Fixed incorrect module panel being shown when switching between tracks with different signal chain contents in the Ozone app.
Fixed missing playhead indicator in the Reference panel.
Fixed missing Initial State entry in the Ozone mothership plug-in undo history list.
Fixed module panel remaining visible after the module was removed from the chain by stepping back through events in the history list.
Fixed inconsistent behavior when selecting bypass events in the Ozone app history list.
Fixed missing undo history events for module bypass and solo for any module that is not included in the factory default signal chain.
Fixed missing undo history events for adding or removing bands in the Dynamics, Exciter, and Imager modules.
Fixed incorrect latency reporting when Codec Preview is enabled.
Fixed intermittent crash when writing Dynamic EQ plug-in automation.
Fixed crash when global mothership presets were loaded in an Ozone component plug-in.
Fixed intermittent crash in the Ozone application when bulk importing files of varying sample rates.
Fixed intermittent crash that could occur after running Master Assistant several times in certain DAWs.
Fixed crash opening non-44.1k Ozone app projects that contain plug-ins in the signal chain of any track.
Fixed intermittent crash when loading Ozone app projects, sessions, or host presets with reference tracks of varying sample rates or file formats.
Fixed crash/hang on playback when using Reference tracks within dual mono instances of Ozone in Logic.
Fixed inaccurate output meter clipping indication in the Ozone app.
Fixed custom install location for Tonal Balance Control 2 on Windows.
Fixed inconsistent behavior when loading module presets in the mothership or app preset manager.
Fixed inconsistent bandwidth value settings when loading some EQ module presets.
Fixed track waveform display issues when resizing the Ozone application.
Fixed delayed update to the composite curve after adjusting Frequency resolution in the EQ options.
Fixed latency between the scrolling waveform and gain reduction trace.
Fixed display of track waveform data when zoomed in to the sample level.
Fixed incorrect default I/O meter type.
Fixed labeling of Mid/Side mode in Low End Focus.
Fixed layout and styling of the plug-in selection list in the Ozone application.
Fixed alignment of the correlation trace center line in the Ozone 9 Imager.
Fixed alignment of text elements in the Master Assistant panel.
Fixed overlapping scale labels in the EQ and Match EQ.
Version 9.0.3 released December 17, 2019
Changes to Operating System Support & Bug Fixes:
Installer support for macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
Bug fixes: Japanese file path crash
Version 9.02 released October 8, 2019
Fixes NKS preset loading issue
Fixes session serialization issue that could occur when upgrading from Ozone 9.0.0 to Ozone 9.0.1
Version 9.01 released October 3, 2019
Fixes crash on instantiation of the Ozone 9 mothership plug-in and Ozone 9 application on Windows 10 Version 1903
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.
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