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Re: RX9
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2022, 12:55:11 PM »
^ thanks for the info!
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Re: RX9
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2022, 04:28:00 PM »
^ thanks for the info!

It's hard to visualize a workflow in Ozone just by a written description. A demo of some of the newer features in version 9 is available at the Izotope site. The exact URL is 3 lines long for a copy/paste. So google Ozone 9 Demo and visit the official site.

Ozone Advanced IS SPENDY, but as has been discussed earlier in this thread about upgrading RX, that's the route I followed here. Got the low end version and took advantage of the upgrade offers.

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Re: RX9
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2022, 07:46:41 PM »
Yes, I know this is an RX9 thread but I am still over here upgrading/crossgrading iZotope products.

I discovered the iZotope portal today and added the serial number for my copy of Ozone Elements to it.  Sweetwater has a $199 Ozone Advanced 9 upgrade from Elements 7-9.  I am not sure why upgrades from Standard are $50 more but I'll take it.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Ozone9AdUpEl--izotope-ozone-9-advanced-mastering-suite-upgrade-from-ozone-elements-7-9
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Re: RX9
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2022, 07:59:57 PM »
What's the value proposition for Ozone advanced? How has it been useful?
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Re: RX9
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2022, 08:09:50 PM »
What's the value proposition for Ozone advanced? How has it been useful?

Larger number of features and many more presets.  I like to start with Remove Mud preset for clearing up muddy/boomy rooms and tweak from there.  I'm not that hot at starting EQ from scratch and use presets as a bit of a crutch starting point.
Mics: Schoeps MK5 G MP, Schoeps CCM 4 Lg MP, Schoeps MK8 MP, nBob cables > PFA, KCY 250/5 > PFA
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Re: RX9
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2022, 12:28:25 AM »
First - as rigpimp mentioned about discovering the Izotope portal...
If any RX or other Izotope users have not installed the portal - it's a good idea to do so and check every once in awhile. Program updates for the stuff you own will be installed and you'll be notified of other free plugins that may be available.

What's the value proposition for Ozone advanced? How has it been useful?

Larger number of features and many more presets.  I like to start with Remove Mud preset for clearing up muddy/boomy rooms and tweak from there.  I'm not that hot at starting EQ from scratch and use presets as a bit of a crutch starting point.

I have to add myself to the contingent of non-professional music mastering folks. The pre-sets are a helpful way to start a mastering session.

For users like checht, who are satisfied with RX for separating a vocal stem and reintroducing it to your current music file - the question would be - what do you feel you still need other than what you are getting from within your version of RX. If you're satisfied - you're good.

For me, starting off with the suggestions by using Master Assist, it's kinda like Adobe starting you off with your original file in the Master Rack module. Unlike Adobe Master Rack where you start from scratch with everything, Master Assist gives you a starting point. You can choose to use it or not since you are presented with a preview prior to accepting and using the suggestion as your starting point.

If you do accept the starting point in Ozone, you now are able to stack different modules as with Adobe Mastering Rack which I've not been able to do in RX.

One thing to also keep in mind is that if you're working with 24 bit files and want to use Traders Little Helper to create flac files, you can use RX to export the regions to files in 24 bit. At least the last version of Adobe that I had been using saves as 32 bit float which the version of TLH that I have does not handle.

The other thing I just learned recently in working with 24 bit files for uploads to Lossless Legs is that align on sector boundaries only pertains to files you're converting to 16/44.1 for CD burning. Since you can't burn 24/48 or higher for CD's, sector boundaries no longer come into consideration.


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Re: RX9
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2022, 12:07:42 PM »
It is currently cheaper to buy Ozone 9 Advanced outright (199.00) than it is to portal upgrade it from Elements (370.00)  Go figure.   :shrug:  Even the academic pricing is higher (249.50)

Edit: Coupon code FRET10 gets you 10% off sitewide
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Playback: Jolida 1501 Hybrid > McIntosh MX 130 > Von Schweikert VR-4 JR, or Creek OBH-11 > Sennheiser HD700
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Re: RX9
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2022, 04:01:45 PM »
Maybe I should invest in this. My limited knowledge and skill in Audacity leaves my recordings with low volume after normalizing so maybe this is a bit more of a magic wand?
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Re: RX9
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2022, 04:44:41 PM »
Maybe I should invest in this. My limited knowledge and skill in Audacity leaves my recordings with low volume after normalizing so maybe this is a bit more of a magic wand?

You mean even after normalizing? If normalizing is actually making the levels quieter, something is definitely going wrong.

In my experience, you don't need RX for things like levels, EQ, dynamic compression, etc., though it does all that nicely enough. It's next-level stuff like "bring up the vocals relative to the instruments" or "eliminate that one guy clapping out of rhythm during the music" that RX is really unbeatable at.

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Re: RX9
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2022, 04:59:09 PM »
Haha, yes, I mean even after normalizing. I need to turn up the volume double during playback compared to other songs. I guess I have to start learning (soft) compressing or something.
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Re: RX9
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2022, 10:00:26 PM »
Does this $199 "Everything Bundle" work for anyone?

https://www.izotope.com/en/shop/paid-loyalty-deals-2.html
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Re: RX9
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2022, 12:56:37 AM »
When I log in, the price changes to $499.
Ozone 9 Adv upgrade down to $149 though...
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Re: RX9
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2022, 09:10:21 AM »
Haha, yes, I mean even after normalizing. I need to turn up the volume double during playback compared to other songs. I guess I have to start learning (soft) compressing or something.

It makes a huge difference. I usually just eyeball the dB level that 99% of the music falls under, then compress the hell (4:1) out of everything above that, which is usually all applause and stray drum hits. it's almost always impossible to hear any change from this, and it can create several dB of headroom for normalizing.

(Apologies for the topic drift.)

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Re: RX9
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2022, 12:38:49 PM »
When I log in, the price changes to $499.
Ozone 9 Adv upgrade down to $149 though...

I guess it was a price mistake that only lasted for about 40 minutes according to the folks that were actually able to grab it.  Apparently, Izotope had fixed it by the time I posted it here.
Mics: Schoeps MK5 G MP, Schoeps CCM 4 Lg MP, Schoeps MK8 MP, nBob cables > PFA, KCY 250/5 > PFA
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Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre-6, Sony PCM-M10, Sony PCM-A10
Playback: Jolida 1501 Hybrid > McIntosh MX 130 > Von Schweikert VR-4 JR, or Creek OBH-11 > Sennheiser HD700
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Re: RX9
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2022, 06:18:17 PM »
I had an upgrade offer to RX9 for $99. What a steal.

 

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