Ozone Tutorial

Ozone Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Basics

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

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    Standard & Advanced

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

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    The Ozone Interface

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

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    Undo & History

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

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    Multi-Band Basics

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

Chapter 2 : Stand-Alone Application Workflow

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    Application & Menus

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

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    Navigate & Clean Up

    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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    3rd Party Plug-Ins

    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.

Chapter 3 : Mid-Side Processing

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    MS Processing Tour

    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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    I/O Options

    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.

Chapter 4 : The Modules

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    The EQ Module Pt. 1

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

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    The EQ Module Pt. 2

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

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    The EQ Module Pt. 3

    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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    Matching EQ

    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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    The Dynamic EQ Module

    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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    EQ Module Options

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

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    Dynamics Module Pt. 1

    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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    Dynamics Module Pt. 2

    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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    Dynamics Module Options

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

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    The Imager Module

    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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    The Exciter Module

    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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    The Maximizer Module

    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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    The Dither Module Pt. 1

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

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    The Dither Module Pt. 2

    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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    The Preset System

    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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    Spectrum Options

    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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    General Options & Buffers

    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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    Keyboard Shortcuts & Tips

    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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    Insight & Closer

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

Chapter 5 : 6.1 Update

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    A brief explanation of the new 6.1 update.

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    Tube Mode in the Maximizer Pt. 1

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

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    Tube Mode in the Maximizer Pt. 2

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

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    Tube Mode in the Maximizer Pt. 3

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

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    Adaptive Release mode in Dynamics Pt. 1

    An explanation of this new mode within the Dynamics module.

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    Adaptive Release mode in Dynamics Pt. 2

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

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    Per Module Presets

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

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    Custom Default Settings

    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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    Selecting Segments to Set Loop Points

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

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    Automatic Track Numbers for Export

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

Chapter 6 : Ozone 7 - What's New

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    What's New for Everyone

    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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    Advanced Only

    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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    In Action

    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.

Product Overview

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!

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Ozone Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 18 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really good even though I’m on Ozone 8 This series showed a lot of really good examples on how to get the best out of Ozone. I learnt a lot here that can assist in later versions of Ozone. Truly excellent
Date published: 2019-09-20
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from I learned a lot! Very thorough and detailed about the functions in Ozone. I have Ozone 7 and this was very useful. I could have wanted to learn more about when to use the different features and what that would get me, but I guess that´s the next step up
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! I really liked this tutorial series. The tutor has a very relaxed voice and explains things very well. My only criticism is that the volume of the audio examples was lower than the tutor's voice.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really well explained I downloaded Izotope's Ozone 7 and was looking for some help getting to know the product. I had previously gotten "Neutron Explained" from Groove 3 and found it pretty useful, so getting "Ozone Explained" was a pretty natural next step. The detail with which Ozone was explained was awesome. I thought Ozone would be a good product, but the tutorial showed me just how powerful it is. I used Ozone to do some mastering shortly after I viewed the videos. I had no problem navigating the GUI, and I used some of techniques I picked up from the videos to subtly sweeten the master. Groove 3 did a great job on this one!
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Michael Costa's Usual Excellent Job Complete, detailed, well organized, easy to follow, clear, lots of helpful tips and guidance, all from a clearly very experienced engineer. Check out his Groove 3 course on Pro Tools Automation too. You wouldn't believe what you don't know about something as straight forward as automation. This guy is awesome.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Clear and well planned! I am really enjoying these videos ... simply put, they are cleanly conveyed and informative!
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Nive tutorial! Well explained, very good advice given by the author.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good job. Very detailed and high-quality tutorial.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from In the Ozone Drinking water filtration relies on Ozone treatment in the filtration process to insure the drinking water is of the best quality. IZotope's "Ozone" does for music and all audio what it does for water...Creats the best quality you can get!!
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A great resource! I'd been an Ozone5 user for years, but Ozone6/7 has some differences, and these video have helped me navigate my way though it. It got me up and running immediately!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent high quality videos Far better than your average YouTube video. Detailed, concise and extremely helpful.
Date published: 2017-04-12
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
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