iZotope (http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/ozone/) has released Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced, updates of the company’s software mastering suite and professional mastering suite .
The updates expand Ozone’s feature set with individual component plug-ins, extended features, and the brand-new Ozone Meter Bridge. Each 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,” says Nick Dika, iZotope senior product manager.
iZotope has redesigned Ozone’s user interface to allow for finer control while placing important features at your fingertips. Every module features updated metering to help guide you to the perfect-sounding master.
Each module in Ozone 5 Advanced is equipped with extended features made specifically for mixing and mastering professionals. For added flexibility, Ozone 5 Advanced allows customers to use each of the mastering modules as individual plug-ins. Combining visualization from Ozone’s modules with new metering tools, the all-new Meter Bridge provides a suite of audio analysis tools that help you visualize changes made during the mastering process, troubleshoot problematic mixes, and compare reference tracks.
Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced will be available for a suggested retail price of US$249 and $999, respectively. Current Ozone customers may upgrade for $149 to Ozone 5 or $499 to Ozone 5 Advanced. Ozone 4 customers who purchased after Oct. 1, 2011 will receive a free upgrade to Ozone 5 Standard upon release.