Today, iZotope launched Ozone 9, the newest update to its audio mastering system. Ozone 9 “brings balance to music” with new processing for low end, new real-time instrument separation, and fast workflows powered by machine learning.
New Ozone 9 features include an expanded Master Assistant, Tonal Balance Control can now talk to more iZotope plug-ins in the session, and plug-in performance is improved for faster work, smoother metering, and resizable windows, among other features.
Ozone 9 Key Features:
Master Rebalance: Adjust the levels of vocals and other instruments in a stereo audio file, solve balance issues without needing the original stems.
Low End Focus: Quickly adjust the contrast and definition of low frequencies for a “hard hitting master every time,” without need for a more complicated plug-in chain.
Improved Tonal Balance Control: Tonal Balance Control is improved with smoother metering, resizability, new target curves, and inter-plugin communication with Relay and Nectar for gain control across the mixing and mastering stages.
Expanded Master Assistant: Choose from a modern or vintage vibe, with loudness targets for CD and streaming.
Match EQ module: Ozone 9 offers a new experience for Match EQ, with a better preset workflow, the ability to match from a reference track, and deeper controls that let users match parts of the frequency spectrum.
Vintage Modules: A collection of Vintage modules add “warmth, grit, and vibe” to a creator’s music, now in Ozone 9 Standard.
Updated UI/UX: Ozone 9 is faster and easier to use, with a modernized resizable interface, fluid metering, and an expanded module chain.
Native Instruments NKS Support: NKS support puts Ozone into the creative production process. Access controls, presets and DSP from within an NKS-supported environment, such as MASCHINE or a KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard.
Improved Performance: Experience faster performance and smoother workflows, improved visualizations and fluid metering.
Component plug-ins: Use any Ozone 9 Advanced module as a separate plug-in in a DAW, meaning users get more than 10 component module plugins.
Here’s a more detailed look at what’s new in Ozone 9:
With the release, iZotope has also introduced Music Production Suite 3, giving access to over thirty industry-standard plug-ins that interact across the session and provide assistive features, new workflows, and “cutting-edge” visual analysis tools. It features the brand new Ozone 9, along with iZotope’s most musical stereo reverbs R4 and NIMBUS. Users will also take advantage of educational content with a one-year Groov3’s All-Access Pass.
iZotope’s Tonal Balance Bundle, which includes Neutron 3 now also includes Nectar, Ozone 9, and brings mixing and mastering into one interconnected workflow.
Pricing and Availability. iZotope Ozone 9 is now available. Pricing options are as follows:
- Ozone 9 Advanced ($499 MSRP)
- Ozone 9 Standard ($249 MSRP)
- Ozone 9 Elements ($129 MSRP)
- Also included in Music Production Suite 3 ($999 MSRP) and Tonal Balance Bundle ($699 MSRP)
More information about iZotope Ozone 9, product specifications and features and system requirements, is available on the iZotope website.