Freebie: iZotope Educational Guides & Add-Ons

Freebie: iZotope Educational Guides & Add-Ons

“We’ve learned so much from the audio community over the years, it’s important to us to give something back in return. Even if you don’t own any iZotope products, we hope these educational guides will bring inspiration to your creative pursuits. Enjoy!” – iZotope

Alloy 2

Mixing with iZotope

Your ultimate guide to all things mixing, this guide breaks down the art, aesthetic and theory behind the audio mixing process. With simple explanations and visualizations to help illustrate how audio tools such as Equalizers, Compressors and FX can transform your mix, this guide is valuable for anyone…no matter what skills you have or what gear you own.

Ozone 6

Mastering with Ozone

Get approachable advice on the art of mastering. Whether you own Ozone or not, this free guide provides valuable tools, tips, and techniques to aid in your quest for better-sounding masters.

Dithering with Ozone

For a lot of people, dither is like transmission fluid: you've been told you need it, you've accepted that, and that's as much as you want to know. But for those who dream of demystifying dither, we've made this guide for you.

RX 5 Audio Editor Family

Audio Repair and Enhancement

Perform new feats of audio rescue with our free Audio Repair and Enhancement Guide. Learn effective methods for removing noise and fixing audio problems, helping you save takes that might not otherwise see the light of day.

Trash 2

Trash 2 Cookbook

Expand your mixing techniques with 20 new recipes for Trash 2. Our free Cookbook will help you whip up new sounds for drums, bass, guitar, and more. Whether you have an appetite for distortion, or are looking for more subtle and effective ways to use Trash as a mixing tool, this Cookbook is for you.

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Ozone Presets

Expand your sonic palette with Ozone’s add-on preset libraries, well-suited to a variety of mastering applications. Use them as a starting point for your mastering projects, or quickly achieve authentic sounds in any genre. Elevate a good-sounding mix to a professional-sounding master with Ozone 6 presets!

Greg Calbi Mastering Presets for Ozone

With over 7,500 albums under his belt, Greg Calbi (Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound) is an accomplished mastering engineer like few others. iZotope has teamed up with Greg to offer presets designed and used by Calbi on a daily basis. Built for users of Ozone 6, each preset is crafted to achieve a certain sonic goal, and is designed to be a solid jumping off point for mastering. Auditioning each preset at the beginning of your mastering session can be a great way to quickly sample different aesthetic possibilities and decide on the direction to take your master.

In order to get the best results from these presets, you’ll need to take some care setting the incoming level of your mix. The presets expect an ‘average’ (sometimes referred to as RMS) input level of about -16 dBFS, give or take 4 dB. Adjust the input slider to Ozone while watching the plug-in meters within Ozone. You’ll notice that there are two meter readings shown. The very highest level shown is the peak (instantaneous) level. The level that is slightly lower is the average level. Use -16 dBFS as a target, and adjust the input level up and down by a few dB while listening through Ozone until you like what you hear.

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Posted by Spencer Knuttila