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iZotope Ozone 9 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Workflow

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    Welcome to Ozone 9

    Learn about the Ozone 9 interface and some general principles to be aware of when starting out with it.

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    General Settings & Metering

    Learn how to get the most out of Ozone's unique interface features, and see learn about the various ballistics available in the metering section.

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    Master Assistant

    See how Master Assistant listens to your music and creates a set of starting parameters based on its analysis combined with your specified settings.

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    Working with Reference Tracks

    Discover how the Reference window is used to load and audition up to ten reference tracks using customizable loop markers, how Master Assistant works using multiple reference tracks, and how to save custom presets.

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    Tonal Balance 2

    This utility is used to display spectrum metering information for the track it is monitoring, relative to an ideal target curve. Explore how this utility is used to resolve issues when your mix or master is lacking the low end power or high end shine found in commercial mixes.

Chapter 2 : The Modules

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    Explore the basic EQ functions, including switching filter slopes and types, and working with mid and side modes separately.

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    See how the dynamics section is used for up to four bands of analog modeled compression and limiting. Learn mode is put to work to intelligently set the crossover points based on an analysis of the music being mastered.

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    Vintage EQ

    Hear how this lovely sounding Pultec EQ emulation is used to add focus and punch to the lows, mids, and highs.

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    Dynamic EQ

    Discover how this module is used to combine the precision of an Equalizer with the gain dependent ballistics of a compressor, and treat different areas of the frequency spectrum based on the level of the incoming audio.

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    Match EQ

    See how the Match EQ is used to capture the target EQ from one track, and the source EQ curve from the track you are working one. The differences between the two are then interpolated to create a new EQ curve, designed to match your source song with that of the target.

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    Vintage Compressor

    Hear how the three different modes in this compressor alter the signal dependent internal ballistics and change the overall sonic character of the compression. Mid side mode is used with unique detection curves and transient shaping on the mid and the sides channels.

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    Explore the various characteristics of the intelligent release control settings (IRC) and see how the various parameters are used to preserve and shape transients and sustain in the signal.

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    Vintage Limiter

    Loosely modeled on the Fairchild 670, this tube style limiter with program dependent variable attack and release times, this module has loads analog style non linearity that brings a lot of character to your mastering chain.

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    Vintage Tape

    Explore the ways this emulates the frequency response and saturation characteristics of tape machines, without the negative crosstalk, his, or wow and flutter associated with physical tape.

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    Explore this module, which offers up to four bands of configurable distortion. Each band can have one of seven possible saturation types, with variable harmonic, distortion, and response characteristics.

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    Discover how this module allows you to adjust the stereo width of your mix using multiband stereo imaging controls.

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    Spectral Shaper & Master Rebalance

    Hear how the Spectral Shaper module is used to deliver high resolution attenuation of problematic frequencies across the full spectrum, and how the Master Rebalance module is used to make broad stroke changes to the overall mix.

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    Low End Focus

    Explore how this module is used to influence the low end of the mix in unique ways subtly different from the Vintage EQ and the other multi-band modules.

Chapter 3 : Last But Not Least

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    A Short Discussion About Dithering

    Learn about the unique dithering functions offered with iZotope's proprietary MBIT+ word length reduction technology.

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    Ozone 9 Standalone Application

    See how the standalone version of Ozone 9 is used to master and export multiple songs all from within a single workspace.

Chapter 4 : Update

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    Ozone 9.1 Update

    In addition to Catalina support, Ozone 9 offers three small but very useful improvements. See how the Extra Curves preference is used to monitor how EQ changes affects the phase of your audio. The Tonal Rebalance now has an extended range of ± 9 DB, and text scrubbing is once again available within Ozone’s HUD displays.

Product Overview

Groove3 is proud to be an official iZotope educational partner, presenting you with an in-depth collection of iZotope Ozone 9 video tutorials! Follow along with Eli Krantzberg and learn all about the industry standard tools found in Ozone 9 for processing and mastering audio, including its advanced features and functions. This series is perfect for new and intermediate Ozone 9 users.

Eli begins by welcoming you, then jumps right in showing you around the Ozone 9 interface and some general principles to be aware of when starting out. Next you'll learn all about Ozone 9's general settings and metering options, and then a solid look at the powerful Master Assistant which listens to your music and creates a set of starting parameters based on its analysis, combined with your specified settings.

Next you'll see how to work with reference tracks inside Ozone 9 when mastering your music, a deep look at the Tonal Balance 2 utility which is used to display spectrum metering information for the track it is monitoring. This feature alone is great to resolve issues when your mix or master is lacking the low end power or high end shine found in commercial mixes, See how to do it!

Throughout the rest of the videos, Eli covers all the Modules including EQ, Dynamics, Vintage EQ, Dynamic EQ, Match EQ, Vintage Compressor, Maximizer, Vintage Limiter, Vintage Tape, Exciter, Imager, Spectral Shaper, Master Rebalance, and the Low End Focus modules, all in great detail, so you know what each of their features do, and how to use them on your tracks. Wrapping it up, Eli also discusses Dithering and iZotope’s proprietary MBIT+ word length reduction technology, plus how to use Ozone 9 as a Standalone Application.

To see what these comprehensive Ozone 9 tutorials show you, and how they'll help you to use Ozone 9 to process and master your audio, see the individual Ozone video tutorial descriptions on this page. If you're ready to learn all about iZotope Ozone 9 and hit the ground running, this is the perfect series for you... Watch "iZotope Ozone 9 Explained®" today!

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iZotope Ozone 9 Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 55 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Pretty good! This guy knows what he's talking about. Helpful.
Date published: 2021-06-16
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from AMAZING My jaw was dropping as how he made tons of things seem very easy to digest and gave me more information for me to look up after i was done with the series.
Date published: 2021-06-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Insight It also provides a peek at different workflows and the purposes the module serves. In-depth introduction to Ozone 9...
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Little to no experiene The quality of the video and audio is high, the training is of great value, I would have had no training without groove3, the training is extremely easy to use, the videos were extremely easy to access, and were readily available. I look forward to learning more.
Date published: 2021-03-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well explained Nice explanation of the Ozone plugins
Date published: 2021-01-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very informative Great course
Date published: 2021-01-20
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from useful Only the beginning. I think this can be really useful
Date published: 2021-01-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial Excellent in-depth look at Ozone 9 with lots of useful tips and clear explanations.
Date published: 2020-12-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Video to get started with or re learn Ozone Great lesson, I was a previous version Ozone User and this videos got me using the new version super fast
Date published: 2020-12-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Everything I wanted to know about Ozone 9! This is better than anything I've found on YouTube. Makes me even happier with my Ozone 9 purchase. Learned things that I didn't even know it did.
Date published: 2020-12-02
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Perfect A perfect introduction to Ozone 9
Date published: 2020-11-23
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great Walkthrough There were a few terms I had to do some extra research on so I could understand everything that was taught, but it was pretty easy to follow overall.
Date published: 2020-10-22
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good Overview, not as in-depth as i would like. Very good overview, but i expected something a little more in-depth. It's kinda like a reading the manual in video form. I’d echo the previous review, not enough why, too dry.
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Groove 3 Training Videos Hi, This is not just about Ozone 9 Explained but many of the tutorials such as Toontrack Videos, Cubase Videos and guitar lessons and others. As a trainer for years in the Internet Industry, Web Development and Graphics( Photoshop and Illustrator) there is a common method. Most manuals, videos and trainer tutorials show what one can do, how it works, what is in the app's functionality included, where to find the function itself... but the biggest problem is one question never answered. "Why?" Why use that function in that app. All tutorials end in What it does, How to do it, Where to find it. But never Why do that way instead of that other way? Eg. Why use a graphic equalizer to change the drums to clean them in a delicate song, a heavy song, a country song. trainers usually show one track, or a complete song, but not the difference between Rock, Pop, Country etc. Too many musicians don't know why it isn't working for them, even they know what they want to hear. I like the Groove3 tutorials to get the basics, but never really get the "Why?" should I use that particular function's setting. Guitars trainers show players how to play a song's chords, or licks, or different fingerings, but never "Why?" Just my opinion. Thanks
Date published: 2020-10-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Finally!! I've learned so much this far using Ozone 9! I just upgraded and needed to learn about all the new stuff since Ozone 8. Great Job!
Date published: 2020-10-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Compendium of information on Izotope 9 I do not own Izotope 9, but I have recently heard very god things about these plugins, enough to dig deeper and have a look - having just viewed this tutorial series, they look wonderful. I am now likely to own them soon. Love this presenter, relaxed, almost effortless style, easy to follow instructions, well explained and on point. Great stuff.
Date published: 2020-09-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really good Learned a lot from this, and I really like some of the songs used. Would be great to find out what they are!
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Sweet Great series if you are new to Ozone 9
Date published: 2020-09-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Getting the max out of Ozone Really explains Ozone in a thorroughly and structured manner. And the music examples are great! ;)
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from The ONE plugin to RULE them ALL! Eli is a great teacher, and this course on Ozone 9 covers all the bases!
Date published: 2020-08-28
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very interesting and instructive! It's nice and straight-forward with good examples and not redundant!
Date published: 2020-08-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great! Eli is an awesome instructor and so this course - once again - gets you up and running fast without leaving anything out.
Date published: 2020-08-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Video Series I always love Eli's tutorials, and this one is no different. Great, clear, and concise information, it's very clear that he is a highly knowledgeable expert on the subjects he talks about, and I got a lot out of this video series! Mastering is a mystery no more, and Ozone 9 is an incredible and powerful tool for mastering. Overall very happy with this!!
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Wow! I am TOTALLY NEW to Music Production and this explained a LOT! I am a complete amateur when it comes to music production and know next-to-nothing. Not anymore! These videos clearly explained everything I did NOT know about mastering. Even though I only understood about 25% of what was discussed, this has given me a real foundation as I explore this software. I can hardly wait to see the other videos (I bought Music Production Suite 3, so I have a long way to go). Cheers!
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great explanation Step by step you get helpful insights to this huge help and its tremendous amounts of tweaking possibilities. Great guide!
Date published: 2020-07-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome course, awesome teacher We really get deep into the modules while watching an example and hearing the results.
Date published: 2020-07-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! Spot on tutorial for this complex but easy to use software!
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The King of ELI5! Very clear and accessible as usual. Thank you, Eli!
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Up-Grade!! I'm Lost/Found Whenever you upgrade to a new plugin its how does it work and what does it do!! I am fairly competent with audio engineering techniques and situations. So whenever I came across Izotope I said OK all the reviews are great I'll buy it now what. So I push the buttons open up the interface to accomplish mastering. By all means, I was able to get something done and it sounded great and impressed my friends. At the same time, I knew that I had just opened up the interface and was clueless. So I was completely lost, and after watching the series of these videos over Ozone 9 Explained I am now found!!!!
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful this video has help me out a lot. thanks!
Date published: 2020-06-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another great course by Eli I do a lot of online learning, on many platforms, not just Groove3. Hands down Eli Krantzberg is the best I've found anywhere. He's clear, methodical, and (IMO) gives just the right amount of information and demonstration of each feature. All of his courses on Groove3 are consistently great, as is this one.
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Not as clear as Neutron 3 Explained The instructions aren't as clear as they should be. I wish the instructor who did Neutron 3 Explained had done this one as well.
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great ! Very well done, and very useful ! It gives a very good understanding on how this plugin works, enough to not miss any useful feature as far as I can tell ; ) And this in the most efficient way possible. Thanks a lot !!
Date published: 2020-04-25
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from I like using Groove 3 learning video's I like using Groove 3 learning video's as they are the best out there for learning to record music and everything to do with your Daw and Computer, but although most teachers are brilliant teachers and speakers some need to talk slightly slower to help us new-be's
Date published: 2020-04-10
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Good if deciding to buy or not Not a deep dive for audio savvy persons who already own the product, this series is excellent for someone in the market for a mastering solution. That said, there is also enough content for persons looking for a "quick start guide" on using Ozone. Ironically, there are portions of some tutorials that presume too much knowledge on the part of the novices that these tutorials are obviously targeted on.
Date published: 2020-04-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from VERY SATISFIED. Another great course explained thoroughly. The ins and outs of this intelligent mastering suite is all we need to make competitive music.
Date published: 2020-04-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! I had recently bought Ozone like a few weeks ago and I'm completely noob to the mastering process. Taking this course really helped me understand what I could do with the Ozone as well as some nice mastering tricks. The content is extremely detailed as the plugin has a lot of stuff. The only negative experience I had was I would wish some parts would be explained and shown in more time. As some things were hard to grasp. But still I can come back and rewatch while doing the actual work I guess. So my review is still a 5 star. Thank you for this great course!
Date published: 2020-03-29
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from very helpful Eli is as always a good teacher, and has a great approach to cover the topic
Date published: 2020-02-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for! Very fair pricing:) This was exactly what I needed for ozone 9 advanced. Great lesson pack for anyone new to mastering with ozone 9!!!
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial This videos are very useful for learning the different modules of Ozone 9
Date published: 2020-02-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Great videos on Ozone 9. Informative as always.
Date published: 2020-01-30
Date published: 2020-01-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from "a must watch for any iZotope Ozone 9 user...!" Loved this video! A must watch for any iZotope Ozone 9 users! It was informative and detailed without being boring. Eli is a gifted teacher. I'm excited to put to use what I learnt.
Date published: 2019-12-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another great Eli Series Eli did a great job on this title and I"m looking forward to his next.
Date published: 2019-12-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Great Teacher ONLY suggestion to the instructor would be to let the music play a second or two longer when showing the changes the plugin modules add. In most examples, he says let's listen to hear the difference, and only place a really short example. A few more seconds to absorb the effect of the changes would help. This is a really small critique for such a great series. Thanks!
Date published: 2019-12-06
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very useful and great teacher Very useful and great teacher
Date published: 2019-12-02
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from good nice
Date published: 2019-11-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from If you watch this tutorial, YOU WILL LEARN OZONE 9 quickly and effectively. This tutorial is a gold mine! Ozone 9 is easily explained by a knowledgeable and selfless instructor. The instructor goes into extensive detail while explaining the best usage of the application. Highly recommended for those new to Ozone. It's straight and direct to the point and seems to be directed to the knowledgeable semi-pro and newbie. No fluff or shameful indirect music plugs here. All tutorials should be this way and I hope I can find more like it.
Date published: 2019-10-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Thorough As usual, Eli does a great job going through every feature and option in Ozone 9. He is clearly very knowledgeable and his demeanor is great as is the pace.
Date published: 2019-10-25
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Very compact, well explained video packs. Very compact, well explained video packs. Generally more helpful in comparison to the Izotope videos, which should convince especially to buy. The video quality is good, the audio quality of the speaker could be a bit better. Here are some points that could be added: - (more) hints and warnings about the weaknesses of some plug-ins. So a little How-Not instead of just Know-How. - O9 when mastering within CUBASE or another DAW. A chapter on how the I/O section works within a DAW would be great. -Cubase shows CPU overload after loading an O9 user preset (created with the Stanalone version) with many tools, despite a high-performance PC setup. Even when bypassing, the load remains. A recommendation for the max number of plugins within an O9 instance would be good.
Date published: 2019-10-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Couldn't have explained it better I rarely wrote a review. I have used every version of Ozone. It's not until watching this series that I feel I have a true understanding of it's potential other than its presets (which are great). Eli is an EXCELLENT instructor/ communicator.
Date published: 2019-10-11
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Absolute Gold perfectly explained
Date published: 2019-10-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very, very helpful For me mixing and mastering is a black art, but I found this to be really well explained and I’m looking forward to putting this program through its paces. Doubtless I shall return to the videos to be reminded of the details. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2019-10-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great video. Good job!
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from VERY INFORMATIVE. As usual Groove 3 is very helpful. I am signed up with other teaching companies and my opinion is, that Groove 3 is the best. Love the new options (advancements) on their website. Makes life very easy. All good. Les G.
Date published: 2019-10-06
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