iZotope, Inc. has released the latest version of their flagship mastering software, Ozone.
Ozone 7 is a set of essential mastering tools that enable both professionals and aspiring music producers to easily add a final level of polish to their mixes and audio recordings. While retaining the signature workflow and audio processing of previous versions, Ozone 7 brings the sonic characteristics of analogue hardware to modern digital recordings.
The Ozone family of products includes both Ozone 7 and Ozone 7 Advanced, which includes additional features for glueing together a mix. Ozone 7 Advanced users can take advantage of four brand-new vintage-inspired modules, designed to add rich analogue character to digital recordings. Additionally, the new Codec Preview feature lets Advanced users audition the effect of industry-standard codecs on their master, making it easier to make necessary adjustments before exporting for digital distribution.
By starting with Ozone’s expansive collection of presets, pros and newcomers alike can quickly achieve authentic sounds in any genre. Through helpful visualisations and intuitive controls, the software aims to takes the guesswork out of the mastering process, helping users experiment without fear of making the wrong sonic choices.
“Ozone 7 builds on iZotope’s reputation for superior sound quality and mastering tools,” says iZotope Product Manager Izzy Maxwell. “We’ve added new processing capabilities that honor all the aspects of vintage hardware that people love-warmth, saturation, character, richness-and reimagines them for the modern digital music production realm.”