Here are five examples of recent mastering sessions where iZotope RX took on a more creative audio mastering role. Featured in this article is GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer Glenn Schick (Future, Ludacris, The Weeknd) and iZotope’s very own Education Director Jonathan Wyner (David Bowie, Howie Day) to also share some key insights on how they’ve used RX in their mastering workflow.
First, make sure something isn’t actually amiss with your gear. Many are the times where it hasn’t actually been my ears. With a panoply of hardware pieces and software abounding, it’s easy to see where something might mangle the proceedings in the chain.
Let me hear…route the audio through T-Racks One, Sonarworks, Ozone 8, and out through Sonarworks. Where did all that sub-50 information come from 😉
In Episode 6, learn how EQ in mastering can help correct and restore the clarity and intelligibility of a track, why you should prep before applying EQ, why filter shapes matter, and how to make thoughtful subtractive and additive EQ decisions. Practice your skills at home by downloading a free trial of Ozone, iZotope’s mastering software!
Inter-plugin communication is a technology developed here at iZotope that allows our plug-ins to interact and share invaluable information with one another across a session, helping you produce, mix, and master with better results.
Not only does iZotope make these excellent tools, they provide a large library of documentation and practical guides to the mixing and mastering processes.
Episode 5, part 2 of “Limiting in Mastering,” explores the role of limiting in mastering with concrete examples to help guide you through the process of setting up, implementing, and adjusting limiters in your next project.
In this three-part blog series about the role of genre in mastering, we’re exploring the question, “How much does genre determine what happens in mastering?”
In this three-part blog series about the role of genre in mastering, we’re exploring the question, “How much does genre determine what happens in mastering?” In Part 1 we explored deliverables and level in general. In Part 2, we get a view of whether the aesthetics of each genre can be correlated with the use of processing techniques.
In this three-part blog series about the role of genre in mastering, we’re exploring the question, “How much does genre determine what happens in mastering?” In Part 1, we start by looking at deliverables and level in general. Read Part 2, Processing Techniques and Part 3, Workflows.
What is mastering? Can you mix and master at the same time? These are a few of the questions professional mastering engineer and iZotope Director of Education Jonathan Wyner covers in Episode 1 of “Are You Listening?”
Note: The audio examples you hear have been altered from their original recordings to bring attention to the core concepts highlighted in the ‘Are You Listening?’ Series.
I am up to episode 3 of this series. A nice, gentle introduction to mastering.
SO THAT’S WHY VINYL SOUNDS BETTER!!
Yes. Properly mastered vinyl releases didn’t have harsh high frequencies, they had dynamic range because you couldn’t limit the crap out of them without having them sound distorted, and the bass coalesced around the stereo image’s center, where it belongs. In fact, if you master with vinyl in mind, you just might find that those masters make CDs sound a whole lot better as well!
Handy tips on creating sound for vinyl.
Ozone’s acclaimed IRC (Intelligent Release Control) technology lets you boost the overall level of your mixes without sacrificing dynamics and clarity. The Maximizer applies to the entire bandwidth of the mix; it is not a multiband effect.
Very clean and nice. Can warm it up with the different IRC settings.
This is an excellent resource. Lots of good advice. It’s not all product-specific information.
Many people think of iZotope RX as the software most suitable for post-production or forensic applications. But this kind of audio restoration software also has its uses in mastering contexts. Sometimes you get a mix that requires a little restoration. With RX 7 out, we thought we’d cover the most common uses for this type of software in mastering.