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64-bit integrated mastering system with analog modeling.
Izotope Ozone 3 isn't a collection of plug-ins--it's a single powerful interface that combines all the required mastering tools in one system. This makes it easier to use and to understand the mix--and it sounds better because all processing is done via 64-bit DSP until final output. It's technically impossible to get this sound quality and resolution by chaining separate plug-ins together. From the warm sound of tube-modeled equalizers to the pure transparency of linear phase filters, the Ozone 3 mastering sytem provides the tools and the technology you need to deliver top-notch audio masters.
Reviewed by 12 customers
I got this not too long ago and I have used it for everything. Useing it on single tracks to add the clarity and punch that is needed for anything includeing vocals. Or useing it on the master fader and it makes the over all sound of the song up to almost a professional level. My biggest problem was getting a commercial volume out of a song, but with Ozone 3 that is no problem. I say buy it.
I added this to my collection last week. The Multi Band dynamics really make it easy to add punch and clarity. I pushed my vocals through this tool utilizing the Harmonic Multiband Exciter and it sent them to another dimension. It was excellent for adding the final "sparkle". If you add a touch of the Mastering Reverb while using the exciter, you can really blow the lid off of your vocals. Just a touch though, cause the reverb is really wet.The paragraphic EQ is nice, but I've used better EQ's with more control over the bottom end. The Loudness Maximizer didn't really do it for me. I found that I had to use Sony's "Wave Hammer" to boost the gain properly while gaining compression. This could be that I need more work with the settings.If you need a tool with a great multiband exciter, mastering reverb, and multiband dynamics/compression, then this one great tool for that.
I BOught this about 4 months ago n started using this really brings all my songs to life gives it excellent deph and excellant quaility i dont do a mix with out using it sounds very professional
This is as close to a magic button as you can get for your mix! I've had this program for only a month and haven't put the time into learning most of it's capabilities yet. However, the presets sounds amazing! I'm a complete amateur home studio hobbyist. I record demos for my part time rock band and for my personal songs. I was finishing a few songs for my band and just couldn't get the vocals to "sit" well in the mix. This was the cure! It also brought the other instruments to life. The difficulty was choosing which preset I liked the best on the songs. I can't wait until I learn enough to customize. The processing sounds so good and transparent that I use it on individual track channels, too. Unfortunately, I can only use one or two plugins per session...It's very CPU intensive.It's absolutely worth it's price. One of the best improvements you could make to your home studio.My rankings are based on the fact that it did everything I had hoped it would do even with the limited amateur knowledge I have. Plus the price is incredibly fair for what you get.
Even though we've produced, engineered and mixed all of our own records, I'd always considered mastering to be near-magical and too far beyond my comprehension or financial reach to get involved with directly; meaning that we were quite willing to (ask our label to) continue paying the anywhere from 500 ($1000) upwards for a day's professional mastering. However, after one too many experiences of being unsatisfied by a pro mastering job and an engineer's unwillingness to make changes, I took a punt on Ozone and have found it to be an excellent program - I'm now doing small mastering jobs for other people. It still relies on you really pushing your listening skills (as any sound engineering does) but if you're prepared for that aspect, Ozone appears to provide all of the tools to sculpt professional-sounding masters
Ozone 3 is a tremendous program, with a very user-friendly design, and great sound. Very powerful sound shaping capability, it needs to be applied properly for best results. A little time spent learning what not to "overuse", and really pro results can be achieved. I've also been happily surprised by the support staff. Great product.
I was looking for that professional CD sound - I couldn't find it with normal compression and eq. I tried this and I found the sound. It gives you the sound you are looking for.
I have used Ozone 3 to mix two CD's for release. My first was Isolation Helmet "Chicken Rocket Soldier" which is listed on CDBABY.Com and my second is the follow-up which is coming out in May 2006. This program saved my mix. Everything sounded okay and then I stopped by SamAsh on 48th st. complaining that my mixes sounded pretty good by just weren't sounding very exciting. This program was suggested and at $199 I figured it was worth a try. I was blown away at how easy it was to fix everything in my mix. Believe me that it is just as easy to screw up a mix using this as fixing a mix but I followed some suggestions offered in the booklet I downloaded from the iZotope site and thing really came together. I am very happy with this product. Great for adding depth to a mix and also for bring out the important part of the mix so that it is heard. Highly recommended.
This is the perfect software for people (like myself) who aren't too seasoned w/ mastering. The presets are great starting points, and all of the features are easy to work w/. The compression is great, the mastering reverb can be effective, and there are tons of tools to help you expand the sound of your mix. If you want to listen to a sample of a home recording that was helped out by Ozone, visitwww.myspace.com/jumblingtowersit made these tracks ten times better.
I use Ozone primarily as a full-featured channel-strip. It works extraordinarily well for this purpose, as long as it's only used on one or two channels. Ozone is very CPU hungry, so run it on a good machine.Aside from the reverb, the effects are the highest quality I've ever heard. I recommend a separate reverb (live Waves Trueverb or Rverb).The dynamics processing is the most comprehensive I've seen anywhere, with separate attack and release controls for the limiter, expander and compressor.The tube simulation exciter is pretty convincing, as is the tape...And the retro setting (from Ozone 2) is very good for adding a bit of sparkle. The multiband stereo expander is perfect for pulling a mix together. And the loudness maximizer is the best single-band hard limiter I've heard. Also, the dither is worlds ahead of anything else.