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Mastering with Ozone 8

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    6:47

    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.

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    Tutorial 2

    Tonal Balance Control & Mastering Assistant

    11:43

    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.

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    Tutorial 3

    Referencing in Ozone 8

    12:43

    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.

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    Tutorial 4

    Codecs & Mono Compatibly

    6:29

    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.

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    Tutorial 5

    The Spectral Shaper

    8:16

    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.

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    Tutorial 6

    Fixing a Dull & Lifeless Mix

    6:16

    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.

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    Tutorial 7

    Controlling Frequency Density

    9:56

    Explore using the Dynamic EQ Module to tame and focus unruly areas of the frequency range of the mix dynamically.

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    Tutorial 8

    Using Upward Expansion

    5:08

    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.

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    Tutorial 9

    Using the Vintage Tools Pt. 1

    14:26

    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.

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    Tutorial 10

    Using the Vintage Tools Pt. 2

    14:17

    Next up, we look at the Vintage Tape and Vintage Limiter modules and see what these classic processes add to our track.

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    Tutorial 11

    Balancing Using the Dynamics Module

    8:14

    In this video rather than using EQ, we use dynamics progressing to enable us to balance a track's frequency response.

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    Tutorial 12

    Mastering a Disco House Track

    14:41

    See how to master the Disco House production "Get To Know" creating a solid, release ready track.

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    Tutorial 13

    Mastering a Pop Track

    19:32

    Larry now gives a Pop banger the ozone treatment, making it radio ready!

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    Tutorial 14

    Mastering a Rock Track

    17:14

    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.

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    Tutorial 15

    Mastering a Female Singer Songwriter

    13:32

    We now focus on making a track from London based singer Jarmila Gorna shine, giving it a thorough mastering treatment.

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    Tutorial 16

    Mastering a House Track

    20:28

    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!

sharkieboy
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

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frankie56
Submitted 1 month ago

Very Helpful!

Super Professional !!!!!

I am a: Beginner

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David70srock
Submitted 1 month ago

Very Helpful!

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

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RWiegs
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

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jjdecks
Submitted 3 months ago

Excellent tutorial

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

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BURNADDiCT
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).

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JulianFlor
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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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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Mastering with Ozone 8 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from 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..
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! Super Professional !!!!!
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! 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...
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent tutorial If you have Ozone 8 and need more explanation on this plugin, here's your man to get you up and running with mastering.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from 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).
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent and extremely helpful! Watching this tutorial has taken my understanding of mastering (not only with Ozone 8) to a whole new level.
Date published: 2017-12-02