The process of mastering ranges from correcting mistakes made in the mix to preparing a recording for target listening environments. Like a final coat of polish, mastering makes the difference between a good-sounding mix and a professional-sounding master. With Ozone 5, we´ve delivered the biggest update ever to our critically-acclaimed software mastering system, making it easier than ever for anyone to master their audio simply and efficiently. Setting a new industry standard for mastering tools, the all-new Ozone 5 Advanced extends the standard version of Ozone 5 for greater flexibility, precision, and control. Based on feedback and requests gathered from mastering professionals, Ozone 5 Advanced includes exclusive controls and features like the Meter Bridge suite and 6 individual component plug-ins based on Ozone´s mastering modules.
KEY FEATURES OF OZONE 5
In Ozone 5, every module has been updated with refined signal processing algorithms to bring you a new level of mastering quality. The most complete mastering suite available has never sounded better.
We´ve redesigned the Ozone user interface to make it even easier to dial in the professional sound you want. New users can get started right away and experienced Ozone fans will feel right at home.
With Ozone 5, see your mix like never before! A broad variety of updated metering tools provide unprecedented visualizations of how mix elements fit together, guiding both your eyes and your ears to the perfect-sounding master.
Equalizer & Post Equalizer
Ozone includes 2 paragraphic equalizers that combine 8 bands of adjustable bell filters and a variety of additional filters including High and Low Pass, High and Low Shelf, and Flat (Butterworth). Use the first EQ for initial shaping of your master, then take advantage of Ozone 5´s new Post Equalizer for even more shaping later on in your signal chain, after the Dynamics and Exciter modules. New Analog-Matched EQ curves preserve analog behavior at high frequencies, giving Ozone 5 more authentic analog frequency response than EQs costing twice as much (or more!).
Ozone 5 includes a fully-revamped modeled Reverb module for adding a consistent and realistic sense of depth and space to your audio. Combining analog-style realism with digital flexibility, Ozone 5 uses convolution to create realistic early reflections, then constructs the late reverb tail algorithmically for increased control and a smooth decay. Designed to put a final sheen on the entire mix, Ozone´s Reverb can enliven a live recording or flat-sounding mix while still preserving any sense of space created by reverb on individual tracks. Add subtle room tone without an obvious reverb effect, or thicken a mix with longer reverb decay times.
Ozone provides the finest dither algorithms available, allowing you to effectively convert and dither to 24, 20, 16, 12 or 8 bits. This is useful for, as an example, mastering a track for a CD (16-bit) from a 24-bit source. Ozone includes our proprietary MBIT+™ dither algorithm that reduces quantization distortion with minimal perceived noise. This algorithm is a very smooth, quiet and almost "analog-sounding" technology.
Ozone´s multiband Harmonic Exciter is more colorful than ever, with new enhancements for dialing in the perfect amount of bite or warmth to add to your master. Add analog character with a variety of Harmonic Exciter modes: easily add tube or tape saturation, accentuate even harmonics, and add punch or sparkle to your project. In addition, multiband and mid/side modes give you a huge range of sonic possibilities across the frequency spectrum and the stereo field.
One of most powerful tools in Ozone is the multiband Dynamics module, which incorporates compression, limiting, expansion and gating. Finely tune the dynamics of your mixes with independent control over up to four frequency bands. With the all-new interactive Threshold control, set threshold points for the Limiter, Compressor, and Gate while never taking your eyes off of the gain reduction meter. Superimposed loudness history (histogram) and input/gain reduction meters provide extra insight while making your detailed Dynamics tweaks.
Ozone allows you precisely adjust stereo width and imaging for your master using a multiband Stereo Imaging module. As with the other multiband modules in Ozone, the module works with up to four frequency bands, letting you have independent control over stereo width by frequency. An integrated Vectorscope and Correlation Meter give you essential visual feedback for the mastering process, including new "Polar" vectorscope modes and a Stereo Balance meter.