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Mastering with Ozone 9

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    In this video, we introduce some overarching principles of mastering and what we are trying to achieve using Ozone 9.

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    Mastering with Master Assistant Pt. 1

    Larry demonstrates using Ozone 's Master Assistant in Modern Mode, and takes a Tropical House style beat and creates a custom mastering preset using Ozone 9's new and improved Master Assistant.

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    Mastering with Master Assistant Pt. 2

    In this video, learn to use Ozone 9's Master Assistant in Vintage Mode, using the previous Tropical House style beat, and injects some analogue richness to the track. Finally we match EQ curve and loudness of a reference track.

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    Tonal Balance 2

    Larry now covers comparing our master to the thousands of tracks analyzed by iZotope to ensure that we can maximize the potential of our track. We also access an Ozone 9 EQ from within Ozone 9 so we can make appropriate adjustments.

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    In this video, we outline Ozone 9's referencing tools, loading in two reference tracks to which we compare our pre-master. We are then able to match the respective volumes by changing a setting in the I/O section of Ozone 9.

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    Match EQ

    See how to apply the sonic characteristic of one track to another, giving it a different vibe. We also use a pink noise and -6db reference slope to fine-tune our mix balance.

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    Fixing Mix Imbalances with Low End Focus

    In this video, we outline the use of Low End Focus to bring out the low frequency transient information of a kick drum which is being overpowered by a bass part.

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    Fixing Mix Imbalances with Master Rebalance

    Discover how to use Master Rebalance to boost a vocal which is sitting too quietly in the mix, and then reduce the volume of a drum part to approach the problem from a different angle. We then fix a Techno track that's lacking low end using the same tool.

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    Mastering Country Rock Pt. 1

    In Part one of this video we use a combination of Ozone 9's modules to master a country rock track while also using Master Assistant to create a transparently limited master.

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    Mastering Country Rock Pt. 2

    We continue the mastering process by now applying Imaging and Vintage EQ and Vintage Limiting to create a retro vintage vibe. We also analyze the mix using Tonal Balance.

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    Mastering a Techno Track Pt. 1

    In this video, we now master a Techno track to get it really loud and in your face, keeping with the genre, by using saturation and parallel compression, as well as discuss some strategies for loudness.

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    Mastering a Techno Track Pt. 2

    We continue mastering process by applying Imaging and Parallel compression and EQ to squeeze as much out of the Techno track as possible.

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    Mastering a Pop Track Pt. 1

    In this video, we master a pop track using compression to glue things together a bit more, as well as parallel processing to dial in more low mids for punch.

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    Mastering a Pop Track Pt. 2

    In the second part of this process, we finish off by creating our limited master and comparing it to the pre-master to gauge the improvements made.

Product Overview

Studio expert Larry Holcombe presents a series of in-depth iZotope Ozone 9 mastering video tutorials! See and hear how to use some of the incredible features found in Ozone 9 to master tracks from scratch in different genres including Country Rock, Electronic, and Pop. This series is designed for those who already know their way around Ozone 9 and want to see it in action. Checkout Ozone 9 Explained® if you are new to Ozone 9 and need to learn it from the ground up.

Larry greets you and then goes over some principles of mastering and what you'll be trying to achieve together using Ozone 9. You're then introduced to the powerful Master assistant feature and its different modes which are used as a starting point for your mastering process. Tonal Balance 2 is then shown and you'll see how to compare your master to the thousands of tracks analyzed by iZotope, ensuring you get the best sound for your track and more.

Next, Larry shows you how to utilize Match EQ, fix mix imbalances with both the Low end Focus and Master Rebalance features, and then gets genre specific by mastering a Country Rock track, Techno track, and a Pop track from scratch and much, much more.

To see what these Ozone video tutorials will teach you, and how they will help you master your tracks and get professional sounding results, see the individual Ozone 9 tutorial descriptions on this page. Get a good look of Ozone 9 in action and then master your songs... Check out “Mastering with Ozone 9” today!

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Mastering with Ozone 9 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10 .
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Very disappointing. The first video was spent telling us how this course woudn't be like the Ozone Explained course. The videos that followed proceeded to be just like another Ozone Explained course. Most of the videos just glossed over some of the bells and whistles that Ozone has to offer, with no real insight into mastering at all. If you want to watch someone typing arbitrary numbers in for attack and release times on a compressor and boosting and cutting at almost random frequencies, then this course is for you. If you're hoping to learn something about music mastering with Ozone, you might want to look elsewhere.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great course - practical steps all the way A really worthwhile course giving a practical hands-on experience - loved it - and would advise anyone new to Ozone9 - or even those with a fair bit of knowledge on the subject to view this course.. Only one annoying feature - and that was nothing to do with the material - was that the video transport bar often falls across important information - but this is a groove3 thing to sort out as it is so on all the groove3 videos...
Date published: 2021-03-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Very helpful, learned something new!
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent instructor To the point, real-world experience and getting you rapidly to the point where you are getting value out of the software
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Love watching the real life case studies It was very helpful to be a fly on the wall and see each step in the chain as it came up. Definitely recommend watching the Ozone 9 Explained course first if you're unfamiliar with Ozone. I got a lot more out this course than I would have if I hadn't.
Date published: 2020-08-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very useful Easy to follow, I’ve enjoyed watching the videos, very well organize. I can apply the steps on how to master a song. I have the global picture of the work I need to go through that I can pin point too breezily.
Date published: 2020-04-28
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Nice Tips The results from lower compression ratios with lower thresholds was an eye opener for me. Very interesting
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Stuff! Just what I needed but more than I can swallow in one viewing. Shouldn't these reviews come after completing the program—not when I stop to "window shop" at other Groove 3 products? Anyway - Great Stuff!
Date published: 2020-03-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I KNOW HOW TO MASTER WITH OZONE 9 Very insightful. This course has taught me how to use Ozone 9 to master my music. I am very pleased with the way the instructor takes us little by little into a final master track. Two thumbs up!
Date published: 2020-03-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice job! Nice job! Very informative.
Date published: 2020-01-15
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