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
It is good to know how the spectrograms work. The overlay of the waveform is an added bonus.
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.
Equalizer – Neutron 3 Help Documentation
An equalizer can be used to give you control over different parts of the frequency spectrum, independently allowing you to make character or corrective alterations by applying additive EQ or subtractive EQ
What Is Sidechain Compression? And How To Use It
by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor August 20, 2021
In mixing, you may have come across a form of compression called “sidechain compression” and had no idea what it meant. What is it and why is it useful? In this piece, we’re going to define sidechain compression for you in simple terms. We’ll show you some common uses, and point you to some examples of sidechain compression in the wild, so you can train your ears to recognize sidechain compression in action.
This discussion points out the detection circuits for the compressor in Neutron. Recently posted about the detection circuit in Ozone 9 as well.
Good things to know.
Mastering Music: 10 Hidden Features in Ozone Pro
by Geoff Manchester, iZotope Content Team September 8, 2021
iZotope Ozone Pro is one of the most popular and powerful mastering plug-ins in the world. It’s been around for almost 20 years, but whether you’re new to it or even a longtime power-user, there are features in the tool that you probably don’t even know about.
The detection filter is important to know about.
Dynamics – Ozone 9 Help Documentation
The Dynamics module can be used to shape the dynamics of your master, with up to four bands of analog-modeled compression, limiting, and expansion.
Enable this view to adjust the frequency response of the detection circuit. When the Detection Filter is active, you can access the controls outlined in the table and image below. Detection filter processing is included in the Dynamics module and Vintage Compressor module