iZotope Ozone 8 Advanced Mastering Software Suite


A suite of 12 intelligent mastering processors

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Ozone 8 Advanced is a comprehensive suite of industry-first mastering tools featuring intelligent signal processing, spectral shaping, Tonal Balance Control, and more.

If you want to get lost in the Ozone again, iZotope’s Ozone 8 Advanced gives you plenty to work with. An all-encompassing software suite, Ozone 8 Advanced is designed to give mastering engineers the most comprehensive set of mastering tools the industry has ever seen. With 12 essential processors born of 15 years of award winning industry firsts and cutting-edge processes including machine learning, Ozone 8 Advanced adds to its legacy with intelligent signal processing, spectral shaping, Tonal Balance Control, and more. Perfect for professional mastering and mixing engineers, Ozone 8 Advanced, the smartest version of Ozone yet, is the future of mastering—and it’s here now.

Ozone 8 Advanced in one take:

  • The new Tonal Balance Control plug-in lets you perform the most essential task of mastering—dialing in the perfect tonal balance across all your tracks
  • Tonal Balance Control plug-in communicates with Neutron 2 Advanced (sold separately) for a seamless mixing and mastering workflowSpectral Shaper module tames harsh, problematic frequencies
  • Instant A/B track references from any instance of Ozone or in its standalone application
  • Twelve essential modern and vintage modules with component plug-ins: Spectral Shaper, EQ, Dynamic EQ, Post EQ, Maximizer (with IRC IV and new IRC Low Latency mode, Imager, Exciter, Dynamics, Vintage Limiter, Vintage Tape, Vintage EQ, and Vintage Compressor
  • Master Assistant creates custom presets to get your audio to an optimal starting point
  • Ozone’s Maximizer with new low latency IRC mode, Transient/Sustain Stereo Independence, and Learn Threshold provides deeper level control
  • Apply any saturation mode (Warm, Retro, Tape, Tube, Triode or Dual Triode) to any individual frequency band in the Exciter
  • Ozone Advanced can work in your DAW host as a single plug-in, individual component plug-ins, or in standalone
  • Redesigned interface improves mastering workflow and user experience

A question of balance 

The hallmark of any good mastering engineer is the ability to create a cohesive tonal balance across all tracks in an album, regardless of the arrangement and production choices for each song. However, these days, with so much musical DIY going on, there aren’t years available for everyone seeking to self-master their records to gain the proper experience. The new Tonal Balance Control gives you a way to “turn up your ears.” You can Instantly call up any Ozone Equalizer and adjust your tracks to targets based on hundreds of professional masters. Also, for professionals, who now see a huge influx of budget work, the ability to work fast and achieve the results commensurate with your reputation is paramount. Enter again, the industry-first Tonal Balance Control plug-in. TBC not only provides visual analysis, it can communicate with all instances of Ozone across your tracks, enabling you to craft a perfectly balanced master. You can even create your own custom targets from one or more songs in your personal library.

Doin’ the Neutron dance

Not limited to communicating across Ozone 8 instances, the Tonal Balance Control plug-in can also trip the light fantastic with Neutron 2 and Ozone 8 Equalizers (available separately). Tonal Balance Control’s inter-plug-in communication enables you to fix mix issues without context switching or opening up multiple windows—just tonally balanced, professional sounding music.

The shape of things to come

The new Spectral Shaper module lets you smooth and shape harsh and other problematic frequencies by applying frequency-specific dynamics surgically or creatively, to create smooth, balanced audio. Fantastic for smoothing out sharp transients, Spectral Shaper can tame sibilant hi-hats, harsh vocals, plucky acoustic guitars, and other overly-bright mix elements. For creative purposes, you can use the Spectral Shaper across any frequency band to experiment with timbre, resonance, and transient information without affecting other elements of the source audio.

A real fine place to start

In a world of unlimited options, nothing can be more immobilizing than picking a place to start. To get you to a logical starting point, from which your musical vision can blossom, Advanced Master Assistant uses the sonic profile of your audio to give you a place to start. To get the time-consuming, housekeeping chores out of the way so you can get to the business of crafting a sonic signature, Master Assistant will suggest targets, signal chain, and processor settings, so you can get to what’s most important—adding your personal touch.

A/B… see? Easy as 1-2-3

To ensure that your masters are commercially competitive with the modern sounds and levels, you can A/B your master against reference tracks directly within any instance of Ozone or in standalone. Instead of loading a project with tracks and playing clever games with solo, mute, aux and master faders, Ozone integrates track referencing into its workflow, making it easy and intelligent. Since the human ear loses perspective rather quickly in terms of comparisons, track referencing in Ozone lets you to load up to 10 tracks, identifying sections of your reference for facile playback of verse or chorus for example, so you can spend less time futzing and more time mastering.

For complete mixing and mastering solution with great savings, check out the iZotope O8N2 mixing and mastering bundle featuring Ozone 8 Advanced and Neutron 2 Advanced.

Until music can master itself, you won’t find a more effective and efficient mastering tool for amateur and pro alike, than the highly intelligent and capable Ozone 8 Advanced. For more information, call or chat online with your Westlake Pro Sales Consultant today.


iZotope Ozone 8 Advanced system requirements:

Operating Systems:

Mac: OS X 10.8.5 (Pro Tools 10 only), OS X 10.9 – macOS Sierra (10.12)

Windows: 7, 8, 10

Plug-in Formats:

VST2, VST3, AudioUnit (Mac Only), AAX (Real-time & AudioSuite; 64-bit only), RTAS (Real-time & Audiosuite (DPM); 32-bit only)

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OS Requirements - Mac

OS X 10.8.5 or later, iOS 8 or later


AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

OS Requirements - PC

Windows 7 (SP1) or later


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