Tonal Balance Control & Mastering Assistant (11:43)
Referencing in Ozone 8 (12:43)
Codecs & Mono Compatibly (6:29)
The Spectral Shaper (8:16)
Fixing a Dull & Lifeless Mix (6:16)
Controlling Frequency Density (9:56)
Using Upward Expansion (5:08)
Using the Vintage Tools Pt. 1 (14:26)
Using the Vintage Tools Pt. 2 (14:17)
Balancing Using the Dynamics Module (8:14)
Mastering a Disco House Track (14:41)
Mastering a Pop Track (19:32)
Mastering a Rock Track (17:14)
Mastering a Female Singer Songwriter (13:32)
Mastering a House Track (20:28)
Pro music producer and engineer Laurence Holcombe takes you on a mastering journey with iZotope Ozone 8! See and hear how Ozone 8 can be used in numerous different ways to improve your mixes, as well as see it in action, mastering a wide variety of different genres of music.
Larry starts by welcoming you and introduces what you’ll be doing in the video series, and also talks a little about the philosophy of mastering and track evaluation.
Next, Larry hits the ground running and shows you how to evaluate the tonal balance of the mix using Ozone 8’s amazing Tonal Balance Control, and then covers the different options and views found in Ozone 8.
You’ll then explore how to use Mastering Assistant to automatically master your track and look at the different parameters available for this process, as well as how to setup for Referencing and EQ Matching.
Larry also covers in detail Codecs & Mono Compatibly, the Spectral Shaper, how to fix a dull and lifeless mix, Controlling Frequency Density, the different Vintage Tools, Balancing Using the Dynamics Module and much more.
Wrapping it up, Larry gives you full mastering videos on how he masters different genres such as Tech House, Disco House, Pop, Rock, and a Singer / Songwriter type track.
See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you want to really understand mastering with Ozone 8, this series is a no-brainer… Watch “Mastering with Ozone 8” today!
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Submitted 6 months ago
Very informative and smart.
Very well done tutorial. Who would believe that it will be so easy to master track by yourself without mountain of speakers and perfect room. This guy is very patient and smooth. Very good process and set up in Logic X and Ozone. 2 thumbs up..
I am a: Musician, Producer
Submitted 7 months ago
Super Professional !!!!!
I am a: Beginner
Submitted 7 months ago
Well thought out course. Does not get into the weeds on each Ozone module but does provide practical real world mastering examples. Requires good monitor system or headphones. Only suggestion would be a little more explanation as to why certain modules or tools were used to solve sonic issues versus others...
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro
Submitted 8 months ago
Very useful, hands-on video - though could be slightly improved.
Good structure to the lesson - but the instructor isn't really sharing his experience with the tweaks, as well as I would have liked. He's kind of a quiet guy. A good idea would have been to provide summaries at the end of each video. The case studies are quite useful, but I felt that the instructor wasn't really getting into the nuts and bolts of the program. He should provide a wrap-up at the end of each case study, like "OK, here we had a pop track that was mid-range and subs weak, and the high frequencies were to harsh. We corrected that with the EQ and Dynamic EQ, and added some stereo width with the Imager, " etc. Recap the specific fixes for each problem. Otherwise, pretty good.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer
Submitted 9 months ago
If you have Ozone 8 and need more explanation on this plugin, here's your man to get you up and running with mastering.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Studio One
Submitted 9 months ago
More than more
These are some of the most enlightening tutorials I have seen on mastering. The are 1/99 times where I fail to hear the differences that the narrator talks about but that is probably because I have very little knowledge of mixing and mastering. The tutorials are also very helpful in the decision to purchase Ozone (before this, I thought it was ridiculously overpriced).
Submitted 9 months ago
Excellent and extremely helpful!
Watching this tutorial has taken my understanding of mastering (not only with Ozone 8) to a whole new level.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer
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