Chapter 1 : Getting Started
Get an overview of the key mastering tools built into Ozone.
Discover the basics of the Ozone user interface.
See how to recall, save and organize your Ozone presets.
Learn how to set the general options, use the undo history, keyboard shortcuts, and solo and bypass each mastering module.
Chapter 2 : Mastering Modules
Learn how to use the mastering EQ, analog and digital modes along with the mid-side mode.
See how to configure the spectrum options to customize the frequency display.
Watch how to use spectrum snapshots then apply the frequency curve of one song to another using the 'matching' mode.
Discover how to use Ozone's high quality reverb to tie the mix together with a subtle added sense of space.
Learn this essential tool to increase the apparent volume of your mix while keeping it warm. Watch an example of using the Loudness Maximizer to match the four tracks in our sample project.
Chapter 3 : The Mulitband Mastering Modules
All of Ozone's multiband modules have common controls for the frequency bands. Learn how to bypass a band, solo a band, change the number of bands in any of the multiband modules.
Ozone's exciter can add presence or sparkle to any of the bands without impacting headroom. See how to tweak the amount of excitation for each band along with the type of harmonic content to add.
Explore how to control up to four bands of compression for precision mastering and problem solving.
Discover how to expand the stereo width of your mix using 4 bands of stereo widening.
Chapter 4 : Advanced Features
Learn how to setup the I/O options for the Ozone meters. Also learn how to adjust the gain when Ozone is bypassed for better A/B comparisons.
Explore the Ozone K-System metering options and what they can do for your mixes.
See how to use these important mastering tools to “see” the stereo spread and detect phase problems.
Discover Ozone's comprehensive set of bit reduction options for CD mastering.
Chapter 5 : Application Notes
Ozone requires more processing power than typical plug-ins. Learn some ways to keep CPU utilization under control.
Using everything from this series, we construct a preset for mastering from scratch.
See how to add three top level MacroFaders to control some key Ozone parameters.
Using the demo songs and our mastering preset, I walk you through finishing up the demo project.
Continuing from part one, we complete the last three songs and bounce to disk completing the Ozone Explained series.
Want to make your mixes punch and kick? Learn all about the tool professionals use to master their recordings to get that CD quality level and powerful sound. DAW guru Bill Edstrom takes through the amazing iZotope Ozone mastering plug-in from beginning to end.
Bill starts with the important basics such as GUI overviews, common controls, using presets, module overviews, then covers more advanced topics such as correlation and spectroscope usage, dithering options, CPU optimizations, using MacroFaders, actual mastering examples and much more.
If you need to get your mixes "radio ready", check out the powerful iZotope Ozone plug-in, then get "Ozone Explained" to learn to use it right from the start.
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