Chapter 1 : Basics
Michael gives us a first look at the re-designed Ozone user interface and introduces the new stand-alone version.
Learn what features are included in the Advanced version beyond those that comes in the basic Ozone version.
Michael explores all the surface level interface controls giving audio examples along the way.
See how the power of a fully annotated history allows us to backtrack through our projects with precision.
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
See the stand-alone application in detail for the first time and how it differs from the plugin version.
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.
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
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.
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
Our first EQ video tours the interface, taking in the myriad of filter shapes and options available.
Learn the alt-solo trick for searching key frequencies as well as more filter shape exploration.
We close our EQ trilogy with a look at the digital modes within the module and how they compare to the analog models.
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.
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.
Explore the available options to customize the operation of the EQ module.
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.
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.
Explore the available options to customize the operation of the Dynamics 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.
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.
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.
Michael explains the basics of the dithering process and why, when and how it all occurs.
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.
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.
Discover the various ways the frequencies inside our audio can be displayed to give us the clearest picture of our music possible.
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.
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.
With a very brief look at Insight, Michael bids us farewell.
Chapter 5 : 6.1 Update
A brief explanation of the new 6.1 update.
Michael gives us our first look at the new Tube mode and explains its possible uses.
Our first listen to the differences between the new Tube mode and the previous IRC maximizing algorithms.
Michael runs some tone into the various maximizing algorithms and discusses the results.
An explanation of this new mode within the Dynamics module.
Michael gives various practical examples of the Adaptive mode in action.
The return of a popular feature from Ozone 5, again you access presets on a per module basis.
Michael shows this great new feature allowing Ozone 6.1 to initially open with your desired setup configuration already in place.
See how the segmenting feature within the Ozone application can now create quick and easy loops for speedy auditioning.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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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