Larry welcomes 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.
Tonal Balance Control & Mastering Assistant11:43
In this video you'll evaluate the tonal balance of the mix using Ozone 8's amazing Tonal Balance Control. Learn all about the different options and views, and how to use mastering assistant to automatically master our track and look at the different parameters for this process.
Referencing in Ozone 812:43
Larry now reveals how to use EQ Matching to extract the EQ curve of a commercially released track, and apply it to your track. Also discover how the Pink and 6db Slopes enhance the tonality of your pre-master. Larry then demonstrates the Referencing Section of Ozone 8, and how you can A/B compare with a reference source. Finally, see how to use Gain Match and Bypass to compare the master to the pre-master, to better hone in on the change of tone created by the mastering process.
Codecs & Mono Compatibly6:29
In this video Larry demonstrates the codec feature to audition the effect of MP3 conversion on the track. You'll also learn about Mono Compatibility and checking your mixes in Mono.
The Spectral Shaper8:16
See how to salvage a harsh sounding mix using this new feature in Ozone 8, plus how to use it in Mid/Side Mode to repeat the process in the side channel alone.
Fixing a Dull & Lifeless Mix6:16
In this video, we put the Mid/Side functionality of Ozone 8 to the test to save a mix that sounds seriously dull and lifeless. The EQ and Exciter modules are also applied to brighten and widen the mix.
Controlling Frequency Density9:56
Explore using the Dynamic EQ Module to tame and focus unruly areas of the frequency range of the mix dynamically.
Using Upward Expansion5:08
Larry now shows you ow to bring sounds out of the mix using the Dynamic EQ module in Upward Mode to pinpoint certain frequencies and enhance them dynamically. This can be used to bring out sounds which possibly aren't loud enough.
Using the Vintage Tools Pt. 114:26
In this video, Larry shows off the Vintage EQ and Compressor in Ozone 8 and how they can be used to add that trademark warmth, height and depth that we associate with vintage processors.
Using the Vintage Tools Pt. 214:17
Next up, we look at the Vintage Tape and Vintage Limiter modules and see what these classic processes add to our track.
Balancing Using the Dynamics Module8:14
In this video rather than using EQ, we use dynamics progressing to enable us to balance a track's frequency response.
Mastering a Disco House Track14:41
See how to master the Disco House production "Get To Know" creating a solid, release ready track.
Mastering a Pop Track19:32
Larry now gives a Pop banger the ozone treatment, making it radio ready!
Mastering a Rock Track17:14
We now get down to business and master a track from singer / songwriter James Alexander. See how to use the tools from Ozone 8 to get this track sounding its best.
Mastering a Female Singer Songwriter13:32
We now focus on making a track from London based singer Jarmila Gorna shine, giving it a thorough mastering treatment.
Mastering a House Track20:28
We now turn our attention to an underground Tech House track and get it hitting in all the right areas to work perfectly in the club!
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!
Submitted 2 weeks 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 1 month ago
Super Professional !!!!!
I am a: Beginner
Submitted 1 month 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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