iZotope ships Ozone 4 audio mastering suite

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Audio software-maker, iZotope, on Wednesday began shipping its mastering suite audio plug-in, Ozone 4.

The company said Ozone 4 has been optimized specifically for today’s low-latency digital audio workstations. The developers also updated and expanded the application’s processing algorithms.

New features in Ozone include a new Intelligent Loudness Maximizer mode, mid/side processing for more control over the sound stage, hybrid crossovers, a re-designed interface, and an updated preset manager that features MacroPresets.

Ozone 4's new interface
The interface tweaks make it easy for a novice to finalize a project by making simple adjustments in the preset window, but still allows pro users to get at individual settings to fine-tune the settings.

Ozone 4 works as a plug in for Pro Tools (RTAS/AudioSuite), VST, and Audio Unit. The plug-in costs $249.99. Customers who bought Ozone 3 after October 1, 2008 are eligible for a free upgrade to Ozone 4. Existing Ozone 3 customers will be able to upgrade for $79, while Ozone 1 and 2 owners can upgrade for $99.

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