Mastering Tutorial: IZotope Ozone 4 (Using All Modules)

Mastering Tutorial: IZotope Ozone 4 (Using All Modules)

Music Production For Beginners-Advanced Using Ableton Live – Mastering Series

This video is to demonstrate how to apply iZotope’s Ozone Mastering Suite to your master track and utilize all the modules! You’ll learn how to use the Paragraphic Equalizer, Mastering Reverb, Loudness Maximizer, Multiband Harmonic Exciter, Multiband Dynamics and the Multiband Stereo Imager!!! This tutorial is using version 4 of the plugin but you can apply what you learn to earlier versions of the plugin as well as other mastering plugins such as T-Racks and Waves, etc. This tutorial uses real world examples to demonstrate all of the settings used to master this track. For the best experience please listen over nice monitors or headphones as laptop or computer speakers may be unable to reproduce some of the minuscule differences made in some of the modules. Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you like what you see!

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30 thoughts on “Mastering Tutorial: IZotope Ozone 4 (Using All Modules)”

  1. If you’re using Ableton, then check out the “Utility” audio effect plugin
    that it comes with. On the bottom there is a Phz-L and Phz-R button… each
    will invert phase on the particular channel.

  2. Wow…I had this plugin for many years and never figured out how to use it.
    I recently seen an old Just Blaze interview with iZotope talking about the
    Ozone back in 2007. I might have to pull my copy out of the storage bag and
    give it another try.

  3. I had the Ozone back in maybe 2007…I never figured out how to use it
    correctly and quickly gave up, but this video and some other good vids on
    Ozone has changed my mind. I’ll give mixing and semi mastering a go again.

  4. There are many… it boils down to preference and budget my friend. Some
    examples would include (Waves, iZotope, WaveArts, Tracks, etc…).

  5. Great Explanation on Ozone 4 Sir! This Summer I’ll get ozone 5!!! Thanks
    for ur TuT. Was slow enuff that I could follow and Understand exactly what
    you taught! Thanks Again!!!

  6. I have Ozone 5 and this still was awesome. I’ll check out your Ozone 5
    tutorials later!

  7. Nice Tutorial Bro. your da man.. A quick question, what is the order flow
    within ozone? i see you chose to do certain things before others. if you
    don’t mind me asking, why did u do that? and does that affect the audio
    flow or not. Thanks again.

  8. Amazing tutorial!!! You sir deserve a trophy for your great explanation on
    the fundamentals of mastering. 

  9. Hi I’m having trouble with vocal track mastering. I tried using this
    tutorial settings on my vocals but it doesn’t sound good (at all). Is there
    a separate tutorial on vocal mastering?

  10. Heres a question I have for you,

    Do you run any other mix bus compressors outside of Ozone. In my signal
    flow I mainly record hip hop. My vocals are gettting 7-10 DB of compression
    total and my beat and vocals are sent to my mix bus which hits an API 2500
    compressor at 2:1 getting 3=5 db of comp. Acting as a kind of glue between
    the two after that I run a L2 limiter for volume but im wondering If when
    using ozone I should not use that external limiter and compressor and just
    use ozone instead? Can you please advise ?

  11. There is absolutely a Huge difference but the quality sounds slightly like
    it’s recorded from inside a phone booth. But nevertheless my main concern
    is that the input is peaking red on the Ozone main interface. But when I
    checked the main mixer channel volume on Fl studio. It seems just fine and
    it’s right below 0 db. Is this something I should worry about ?

  12. dayum dude. this was super useful and my trck sounds wayyyyyy better than
    the old “limiter master”

    *thumbs up*

  13. Thanks for the helpful tutorial!

    A few thoughts – the Q in the Paragraphic EQ is a measure of how thin the
    bell, so the larger the number, the thinner or spikier the bell, not the
    reverse as stated here. (And you leave way too much wasted energy in the
    -30hz range, IMHO, but could be personal taste – I would eliminate).

    Adding Reverb to any signal below ~600hz will tend to add mud to the mix,
    generally speaking.

    I would suggest people adjust the bands of the Harmonic Exciter and
    Multi-band Dynamics according to your total music (not just the intro),
    keeping in mind the frequency bands of your key tracks (vocals, leads,
    melodies, etc.), only then can you fine-tune the sparkle. I like to set the
    bands up with important vocal ranges in mind (1k to 3.5k) and not have a
    crossover in that important zone, for example.

    The low MD attack in this vid is set to 233ms – that’s almost a quarter of
    a second, and pretty slow, IMO. 250ms = quarter second, 500ms = half
    second, 1kms = one second, tight slapback becomes noticeable around 30ms.

    Also, Ozone 4 can be set for the overall bypass to have the same output
    volume as the enhanced sound, so A/B comparisons are more meaningful, and
    less distracting by simple volume changes.

    But most of the info here is very good, and the explanations are right on
    the mark too! Thanks again!

  14. Like you I’ve had Ozone 4 for years and still love it. Have you tried any
    of the newer versions? If so do you like them better than Ozone 4?

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