Mastering Music: 10 Hidden Features in Ozone Pro

Mastering Music: 10 Hidden Features in Ozone Pro

by Geoff Manchester, iZotope Content Team September 8, 2021

In this article and video, we’ll cover ten lesser-known aspects of Ozone Pro that will make mastering easier, speed up your workflow, and give you an edge in your next project.

Mixing Plug-ins 101: How to Start Mixing

Mixing Plug-ins 101: How to Start Mixing

by Arthur Kody, iZotope Contributor September 28, 2021

Mixing is often thought of as a long and tedious process—involving countless hours tweaking, refining, and sliding faders until your ears bleed. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right mixing plug-ins, mixing can be simple, easy, and fun.

Understanding Spectrograms

Understanding Spectrograms

A spectrogram is a detailed view of audio, able to represent time, frequency, and amplitude all on one graph. A spectrogram can visually reveal broadband, electrical, or intermittent noise in audio, and can allow you to easily isolate those audio problems by sight. Because of its profound level of detail, a spectrogram is particularly useful in post production—so it’s not surprising that you’ll find one in tools like RX 8
 and
Insight 2
.

It is good to know how the spectrograms work. The overlay of the waveform is an added bonus.

Neutron 3 – Masking Meter Documentation

Masking Meter – Neutron 3 Help Documentation

By definition, masking is a psychoacoustic phenomenon that occurs when two sounds occupy the same (or similar) frequency ranges and become indistinguishable. When masking appears in a mix, masking can cause your tracks to lose definition and clarity due to multiple sounds fighting for attention in a similar frequency range.

An Introduction to Limiters (and How to Use Them)

An Introduction to Limiters (and How to Use Them)

by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor August 12, 2021

This article is all about limiters—when to use them, how to use them, and how to train your ears to tell if they’re mangling your original sound source. But first, we need to define what a limiter actually is.

Today seems like a fine day to learn about limiters.