Mastering with Ozone (2015 Edition)
Principles, Tips, and Techniques
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If you don’t know anything about mastering or mastering software, this guide is a great place to start. Sure, we think you should use iZotope’s Ozone (izotope.com/ozone) to master your audio…you certainly could. But we’ve learned so much from the audio community over the past 10+ years that we’re happy to give something back in return: a guide that’s useful for everyone who wants to learn more about mastering. As a
result, this guide can be freely copied or distributed for non-commercial purposes.
If you don’t fully understand mastering but already have Ozone, this guide can help you better understand the powerful sound-shaping tools at your disposal. Each chapter demonstrates many useful concepts that you can apply to your next mastering project. You can also follow along with the free, 10-day trial of Ozone (izotope.com/ozone).
If you already have Ozone and already know the basics of mastering, this guide can show you new tricks and techniques that are possible in Ozone’s modules. Just read through and say “Yeah, I knew that” when appropriate for the other parts.
This guide is also available in PDF format at www.izotope.com/ozone/guides
Readers can follow along with a free 10-day trial of Ozone at www.izotope.com/ozone
What's New in Version 3.2
The 2015 Edition of this guide has been revised by Jonathan Wyner, iZotope’s Education Director. Jonathan is the Chief Mastering Engineer and founder of M Works Mastering Studios (m-works.com) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over the past 25 years, Jonathan has mastered more than 5,000 CDs across every musical idiom (and some non-musical idioms as well). Notable mastering credits include Aerosmith, David Bowie, Cream, Aimee Mann, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Nirvana, and many more. In addition to his mastering projects, Jonathan regularly opens eyes and ears to the art of mastering as a faculty member at Berklee College of Music.
A fantastic resource!
This is a fantastic incite in to the world of audio mastering. You don't even need Ozone because of all the processes used can be achieved with generic plugins or processors.
What's more, iZotope have gone out of their way to make it any easy read so you don't get caught up in the complex jargon.