iZotope launches Ozone 7


iZotope Inc., makers of software for audio production, has released the latest
version of their flagship mastering software, Ozone.

Ozone 7 is a set of mastering tools that enable both professionals and aspiring
music producers to easily add a final level of polish to their mixes and audio
recordings. Ozone 7 brings the best sonic characteristics of analogue hardware to
modern digital recordings.

The Ozone family of products includes both Ozone 7 and Ozone 7 Advanced, which
includes additional features for gluing together a mix. Ozone 7 Advanced users can
take advantage of four brand-new vintage-inspired modules, designed to add deep,
rich analogue character to digital recordings. Additionally, the new Codec Preview
feature lets Advanced users audition the effect of industry-standard codecs on their master, making it easier to make necessary adjustments before exporting for
digital distribution.

By starting with Ozone’s expansive collection of presets, pros and newcomers alike
can achieve authentic sounds in any genre. Through helpful visualisations and
intuitive controls, the software aims to take the guesswork and manual labour out
of the mastering process, helping users experiment without fear of making the
wrong sonic choices.

“Ozone 7 builds on iZotope’s reputation for superior sound quality and mastering
tools,” says iZotope product manager Izzy Maxwell. “We’ve added new processing
capabilities that honour all the aspects of vintage hardware that people love –
warmth, saturation, character, richness – and reimagine them for the modern
digital music production realm.”

Ozone 7 key features:
• Vintage Limiter: Glue a mix together, control dynamic range, and add
• Vintage Tape (Advanced only): Add the distinctive sonic characteristics of
analogue tape to modern digital recordings
• Vintage Compressor (Advanced only): Add subtle warming and sweetening
effects with a single-band, programme-dependent vintage compressor
• Vintage EQ (Advanced only): Add the richness, warmth, and colour of
analogue equalisation to digital audio
• Maximiser with new IRC IV mode: Increase perceived loudness without
pumping or distortion with the mode’s innovative new spectral shaping
• Dynamic EQ: Now included in both versions of Ozone with improved features
and optimised performance
• A comprehensive bank of presets: Achieve authentic sounds for any genre and style and explore Signature Mastering Presets from Greg Calbi, the mastering engineer whose career spans from John Lennon to Bruce Springsteen to
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
• New export options: Encode mastered audio to MP3 and AAC formats

Ozone 7 runs as a standalone application, or as a plug-in in your audio editing
software. Ozone 7 Advanced includes ten additional component plug-ins for direct
access to individual Ozone modules in your host.


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