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Ozone Explained

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Basics

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    2:54

    Michael gives us a first look at the re-designed Ozone user interface and introduces the new stand-alone version.

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    Tutorial 2

    Standard & Advanced

    3:28

    Learn what features are included in the Advanced version beyond those that comes in the basic Ozone version.

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    Tutorial 3

    The Ozone Interface

    12:13

    Michael explores all the surface level interface controls giving audio examples along the way.

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    Tutorial 4

    Undo & History

    4:21

    See how the power of a fully annotated history allows us to backtrack through our projects with precision.

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    Tutorial 5

    Multi-Band Basics

    6:25

    Michael tells you all you need to know to manipulate the multi-band features present in several of Ozone's modules.

Stand-Alone Application Workflow

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    Tutorial 6

    Application & Menus

    6:10

    See the stand-alone application in detail for the first time and how it differs from the plugin version.

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    Tutorial 7

    Navigate & Clean Up

    8:16

    Michael gets you around the interface fast for comparing an album of tracks. Learn how to trim heads and tails as well as applying fade ins and outs.

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    Tutorial 8

    3rd Party Plug-Ins

    4:55

    Discover how to use the plugins you already own from other manufacturers, right inside the application version of Ozone in-between Ozone's own processors.

Mid-Side Processing

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    Tutorial 9

    MS Processing Tour

    11:18

    Learn the power of MS, or mid-side processing - a major feature in four of Ozone's included modules. This allows you to manipulate the center of the stereo image independently to the sides.

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    Tutorial 10

    I/O Options

    14:19

    The first of our 'option' discussions, here Michael explains how the choices available in this dialog allow us to customize exactly what the meters show us and how to interpret it.

The Modules

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    Tutorial 11

    The EQ Module Pt. 1

    18:10

    Our first EQ video tours the interface, taking in the myriad of filter shapes and options available.

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    Tutorial 12

    The EQ Module Pt. 2

    5:53

    Learn the alt-solo trick for searching key frequencies as well as more filter shape exploration.

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    Tutorial 13

    The EQ Module Pt. 3

    8:45

    We close our EQ trilogy with a look at the digital modes within the module and how they compare to the analog models.

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    Tutorial 14

    Matching EQ

    11:56

    Discover the magic of using the frequency spectrum of one song as the imprint on another. Ozone even offers some preset curves that work great on modern music.

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    Tutorial 15

    The Dynamic EQ Module

    12:04

    Michael explores this great new Ozone module that takes all the benefits of an analog or digital EQ design, and overlays a programmable dynamics section onto each band. Make your tracks selectively compress or expand by frequency selection.

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    Tutorial 16

    EQ Module Options

    9:21

    Explore the available options to customize the operation of the EQ module.

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    Tutorial 17

    Dynamics Module Pt. 1

    16:56

    We get a thorough look around the Dynamics interface by exploring the controls on a single band. Limiting, compression and upward expansion are all covered.

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    Tutorial 18

    Dynamics Module Pt. 2

    12:08

    Michael expands on part 1 by now opening up the Dynamics module into multi-band mode. We also learn how to use the Sidechain Detection filter to train the processor what to 'listen' for.

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    Tutorial 19

    Dynamics Module Options

    3:37

    Explore the available options to customize the operation of the Dynamics module.

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    Tutorial 20

    The Imager Module

    18:37

    Discover how to make your tracks wider or more narrow in a frequency selective way. Michael also explains the various scopes and meters that inform us what our audio is doing in terms of stereo width and phase cohesion.

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    Tutorial 21

    The Exciter Module

    9:50

    Using any one of the six saturation models inside the Exciter, we can easily breath life and body into our masters. The parallel approach to the excitation allows us to use as little or much as we need.

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    Tutorial 22

    The Maximizer Module

    11:45

    The all important brick-wall limiter inside Ozone is as powerful as ever, combining best-in-class performance with options to control transients and stereo detection.

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    Tutorial 23

    The Dither Module Pt. 1

    6:41

    Michael explains the basics of the dithering process and why, when and how it all occurs.

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    Tutorial 24

    The Dither Module Pt. 2

    9:04

    Taking what we learned in part 1, Michael applies the microscope to the dither module, clearly showing the benefits of applying dither and noise shaping to make your audio as good as it can be.

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    Tutorial 25

    The Preset System

    7:56

    Ozone's powerful preset manager lets us take a huge selection of starting points and manipulate them into whatever our tracks need. We can then save them into our own custom folders and store those anywhere - even on the cloud - to make retrieval on any system easy.

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    Tutorial 26

    Spectrum Options

    8:00

    Discover the various ways the frequencies inside our audio can be displayed to give us the clearest picture of our music possible.

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    Tutorial 27

    General Options & Buffers

    9:29

    The General Options tab contains some of the core settings that apply to Ozone as a whole. We explore those here and note the distinctions between the plugin and application versions of Ozone in this regard.

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    Tutorial 28

    Keyboard Shortcuts & Tips

    7:24

    Ozone contains a good bunch of keyboard shortcuts that speed up the process of getting around its modules. We cover several of those, seeing how seamless they are, especially in the stand-alone application.

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    Tutorial 29

    Insight & Closer

    1:52

    With a very brief look at Insight, Michael bids us farewell.

6.1 Update

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    Tutorial 30

    Intro

    0:59

    A brief explanation of the new 6.1 update.

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    Tutorial 31

    Tube Mode in the Maximizer Pt. 1

    2:03

    Michael gives us our first look at the new Tube mode and explains its possible uses.

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    Tutorial 32

    Tube Mode in the Maximizer Pt. 2

    8:08

    Our first listen to the differences between the new Tube mode and the previous IRC maximizing algorithms.

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    Tutorial 33

    Tube Mode in the Maximizer Pt. 3

    6:23

    Michael runs some tone into the various maximizing algorithms and discusses the results.

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    Tutorial 34

    Adaptive Release mode in Dynamics Pt. 1

    3:56

    An explanation of this new mode within the Dynamics module.

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    Tutorial 35

    Adaptive Release mode in Dynamics Pt. 2

    7:34

    Michael gives various practical examples of the Adaptive mode in action.

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    Tutorial 36

    Per Module Presets

    2:28

    The return of a popular feature from Ozone 5, again you access presets on a per module basis.

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    Tutorial 37

    Custom Default Settings

    6:14

    Michael shows this great new feature allowing Ozone 6.1 to initially open with your desired setup configuration already in place.

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    Tutorial 38

    Selecting Segments to Set Loop Points

    1:21

    See how the segmenting feature within the Ozone application can now create quick and easy loops for speedy auditioning.

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    Tutorial 39

    Automatic Track Numbers for Export

    4:31

    Michael demonstrates how the existing export functionality can now optionally add track numbers to your files for easier ordering.

Ozone 7 - What's New

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    Tutorial 40

    What's New for Everyone

    2:51

    Let's take a look at what's new in Ozone 7 for all users. This update is all about modules. Dynamic EQ is now available in the Standard package and has been updated to six bands. The brand new Vintage Limiter is a tasty addition too. There is also the option to export MP3s and other popular compressed and uncompressed formats from the stand alone app.

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    Tutorial 41

    Advanced Only

    6:25

    We have Vintage Tape, Vintage EQ, Vintage Compressor and a Codec Preview. Not only can we make our audio sound great with these smooth and timeless modules, but we can preview what our audio will sound like after compression in real time. This allows us to make mastering choices dependent on the final file format.

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    Tutorial 42

    In Action

    11:02

    Scottie uses Ozone in a few mixes. First, he will take a look at fattening up a drum buss and finish with a mastering session. The new modules can do everything from very subtle mastering to aggressive pumping and squashing.

The definitive Ozone tutorial, now updated for version 7! Mastering wiz Michael Costa presents Ozone Explained, covering the industry-standard mastering suite from iZotope and leaves no stone unturned. Learn Ozone inside and out with this training series. If your a beginner to Ozone or already have experience but want to get the most out of Ozone 6 and Ozone 7 then this is for you.

Michael starts with an introduction to Ozone and then gives you detailed instruction covering the re-designed Ozone User Interface, as well as the new Stand-Alone Version. Multi-Band Basics is then discussed showing you all you need to know to manipulate the multi-band features present in several of Ozone's modules.

Mid-Side Processing is then explained, as well as I/O Options. Michael then breaks down all the individual Modules in Ozone, one by one, giving you full details and audio examples for each, so you know exactly how to use them, and when.

Moving on, Michael covers the mighty Preset System which allows you to choose from a huge selection of starting points and then tweak them into just what your tracks needed. Spectrum Display Options are then gone over, followed by General Options and Buffer Settings.

Wrapping up it all up, Michael gives you helpful Keyboard Shortcuts and Tips, as well as a quick look at Insight! If you need to master your songs and productions, chances are Ozone is just what you need. Learn it the right way today, and make mastering tomorrow a breeze... Watch "Ozone Explained" today!

Deshan
Submitted 3 days ago

helpful

It is useful

I am a: Student, Audio Engineer, FL Studio, Cubase

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MrMixer
Submitted 1 week ago

Great tutorial

Good, deep dive into Ozone and mastering applications. Good explanations of each aspect of each module. Highly recommended.

I am a: Professional, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

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Gourav
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Great Tutorial on Ozone

I so much wanted to delve deeper and understand features ozone 6 offered. This one was spot on and the instructor was just awesome. Very neat and friendly explanation (no rushing, absolutely nice) of various modules in Ozone advanced and concepts involved

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer

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Jay38
Submitted 1 month ago

Very well explained.

I just purchased Ozone 7 after viewing this tutorial in its entirety. Now I am viewing it again with my Ozone 7 open so I can fully learn ALL the wonderful tips given in this very complete tutorial. Well done, Groove 3...well done!

I am a: Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician

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POD81
Submitted 4 months ago

Great introduction; more focus on v7 would help

Having not used Ozone for a few years, I found this a really helpful introduction to the new features and interface. The video is primarily based on version 6, but there are some bits that focus more on version 7 (the most recent one). Overall, it was great value for money, easy to use and I'd recommend to others looking for a refresh about Ozone. My only minor gripe would be to include a bit more on version 7, which would have made it even better!

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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victorius
Submitted 8 months ago

Ozone Explained

It has been very useful and my Masters are getting better.

I am a: Producer, Professional, Musician

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Manvince
Submitted 1 year ago

Totally kool!!

Michael Costa is a very good and excellent trainer. He is so so thourough in these tutorials. I just wish he could add some more updated tutorials for ozone 7 and some real life mastering sessions. Other than that, I think he covered everything there is to know about ozone.

I am a: Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Producer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I was classically trained in piano from the age of 7 and had a strong obsession with popular music right throughout my youth. I played keyboards in various rock bands in the mid 80's but found a pronounced leaning towards the technology and computer side of music as samplers and computers became more attainable in the late 80's.

2. What training have you had?

In 1989 I completed my Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Music Technology from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Much of my tech knowledge in those pre-internet days came from devouring issues of Keyboard, Mix and EM - monthly, without fail.

3. When did you get into recording?

I started getting into recording in 1984 with a Tascam 244 4-track cassette system. In 1989 I moved to a Digidesign Sound Tools II system - a true random access 2 track editor - and that was the beginning of a long association with Digidesign products. I married this hardware up to Opcode's Studio Vision for many years as well as getting in at the ground floor with Pro Tools v1 in 1991. I've been a Pro Tools user since then right up to the current day.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've been lucky enough to work with a huge cross section of talent within the Australian music scene. Names like: INXS, Little River Band, John Farnham, Kasey Chambers and Richard Clapton. Plus music editing on breakout movies like Shine and Strictly Ballroom with Oscar nominated composer, David Hirschfelder.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I think I'm good at training because I really love this stuff - I genuinely want to show people how cool these tools are. Even as a fully grown adult, I still find myself getting excited like a little kid about the magic we can do with our systems these days and wondering how far it can go in the years to come. I hope that enthusiasm is contagious!

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Ozone Explained is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from helpful It is useful
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial Good, deep dive into Ozone and mastering applications. Good explanations of each aspect of each module. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial on Ozone I so much wanted to delve deeper and understand features ozone 6 offered. This one was spot on and the instructor was just awesome. Very neat and friendly explanation (no rushing, absolutely nice) of various modules in Ozone advanced and concepts involved
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well explained. I just purchased Ozone 7 after viewing this tutorial in its entirety. Now I am viewing it again with my Ozone 7 open so I can fully learn ALL the wonderful tips given in this very complete tutorial. Well done, Groove 3...well done!
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great introduction; more focus on v7 would help Having not used Ozone for a few years, I found this a really helpful introduction to the new features and interface. The video is primarily based on version 6, but there are some bits that focus more on version 7 (the most recent one). Overall, it was great value for money, easy to use and I'd recommend to others looking for a refresh about Ozone. My only minor gripe would be to include a bit more on version 7, which would have made it even better!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Ozone Explained It has been very useful and my Masters are getting better.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Totally kool!! Michael Costa is a very good and excellent trainer. He is so so thourough in these tutorials. I just wish he could add some more updated tutorials for ozone 7 and some real life mastering sessions. Other than that, I think he covered everything there is to know about ozone.
Date published: 2016-04-12