iZotope Ozone 5 Analog Modeling Plug-In

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Put the finishing touches on your tracks with this plug-in's seven audio processors for mastering, designed to bring classic analog sound to your mixes.

iZotope's Ozone 5 complete mastering system in a single integrated plug-in includes eight essential mastering tools: Maximizer, Equalizer, Dynamics, Stereo Imaging, Post Equalizer, Harmonic Exciter, Reverb, and Dithering.

Your mix isn't finished until Ozone is on it

The process of mastering ranges from correcting mistakes made in the mix to preparing a recording for target listening environments. Like a final coat of polish, mastering makes the difference between a good-sounding mix and a professional-sounding master. With Ozone 5, iZotope has delivered the biggest update ever to their critically-acclaimed software mastering system, making it easier than ever for anyone to master their audio simply and efficiently. Setting a industry standard for mastering tools, the Ozone 5 Advanced extends the standard version of Ozone 5 for greater flexibility, precision, and control. Based on feedback and requests gathered from mastering professionals, Ozone 5 Advanced includes exclusive controls and features like the Meter Bridge suite and 6 individual component plug-ins based on Ozone's mastering modules.

Learn more about iZotope's Ozone 5 in this video:

Pristine Sound

In Ozone 5, every module has been updated with refined signal processing algorithms to bring you a greater level of mastering quality. The most complete mastering suite available has never sounded better.

Guided by iZotope's expertise in DSP research, Ozone 5 combines the best nuances of both analog and read more digital worlds:

- Analog-modeled processing combined with linear phase precision
- Flexible sonic capabilities for adding realistic warmth, bite, punch, and space to your mix
- IRC(TM) III Limiter for louder, fuller masters that preserve crisp transient detail
- Fully-revamped hybrid Reverb module
- Mid/side processing for tailoring the center and the edges of the stereo image separately
- Documentation that helps demystify the mastering process

Optimized Workflow

iZotope has redesigned the Ozone user interface to make it even easier to dial in the professional sound you want. Users can get started right away and experienced Ozone fans will feel right at home.Workflow enhancements allow for finer control while keeping important features right at your fingertips:

- Comprehensive preset manager with over 250 professionally-designed presets
- Per-module presets and intelligent module Amount Controls
- User-definable signal routing and extensive automation support
- CPU-efficient and optimized for today's low-latency DAW environments

Visual Feedback

With Ozone 5, see your mix like never before! A broad variety of updated metering tools provide unprecedented visualizations of how mix elements fit together, guiding both your eyes and your ears to the perfect-sounding master.Each processing module is complemented with useful spectrums, phase meters, vectorscopes and level histograms. For example, use the Gain Reduction Trace view to help set the compressor's release time, or watch the Correlation Trace to catch instantaneous phase problems.
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- Operating system requirements: Windows (XP, x64, Vista, 7) Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later (Intel-based Macs only)
- Plug-in formats: Pro Tools 7.4+ (RTAS/AudioSuite), VST, MAS, Audio Unit, DirectX
- Plug-in compatibility: Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, WaveLab, GarageBand, Logic, Audition, SONAR, ACID, Vegas, Sound Forge, Peak, Ableton Live, and many more.
- Graphics card requirements: For use of the scrolling 3D Spectrogram, Ozone 5 Advanced requires a graphics card that supports Open GL 2.0.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 617-577-7799

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (57 ratings)
Submitted December 11, 2012 by S R in Central New York, NY

""Can't beat it for the money""

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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If you are interested at trying to master your own projects, or simply want to add some polish to your mixes, this is the software for you!

I was very impressed with the audio quality of Ozone 5, and when added to my mixes, was amazed by its ability to bring out subtle nuances that I hadn't heard before.

The software contains many useful features to cover most mastering tasks including useful "starting point" presets that fit many different type musical genres and situations. I was especially impressed with the pre and post EQs, which also include a feature that allows the user to similarly match the EQ of your mix with the EQ of a commercially produced song. Also included are some excellent mastering effects as well as the obligitory compressor/limiter/maximizer used to boost volume levels.

Ease of Use
As mentioned previously, Ozone 5 comes with some very well thought out presets that can help the new user get up and running very quickly. However, there is a definite learning curve to using this software, and the best results will come from taking the time to learn each feature and how they can be" tweaked" to fit the needs of your mix.

The designers of Izotope Ozone 5 seemed to really put a lot of thought into the layout of each module and where each fits in a mastering workflow. The software appears well designed and certainly read more high quality.

In comparing the cost of Izotope Ozone 5 to other similar mastering software, many of which cost hundreds of dollars more,I feel it is an exceptional value.

Manufacturer Support
I haven't had a need to contact Izotope tech support so can't provide first hand experience regarding their customer service. However, others I know who have dealt with Izotope have reported fairly quick email responses to questions or concerns. I have been told that there is no phone support, but as noted previously, can't substantiate that personally.

The Wow Factor
There's nothing more appealing than purchasing a product, and finding that it does what it promises.. Ozone 5 will not disappoint!

Musical Background:
Keyboardist, professional musician

Musical Style:
Christian, Classic Rock
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