By PSW Staff • January 23, 2009 One of the screens of the new iZotope Ozone 4 iZotope announced that it will be shipping Ozone 4, the latest update to its software mastering suite, later in January 2009. Ozone 4 builds on the program’s reputation with new innovations and refinements. iZotope has updated and expanded Ozone’s processing algorithms, optimizing them for today’s low-latency DAW environments. Ozone 4 also features a new Intelligent Loudness Maximizer mode, mid/side processing for superior control over the sound stage, hybrid crossovers, a re-designed interface and a completely updated preset manager featuring innovative MacroPresets. In addition, numerous interface improvements and ease-of-use additions make Ozone even more accessible to musicians who want to quickly finalize their projects, while also offering precise tools for professional engineers. Key Features: – Integrated mastering system combining analog warmth and digital precision – Seven essential mastering processors in one integrated plug-in – Updated processing algorithms, optimized for low-latency DAW environments – New mid/side processing tools add a whole new dimension of power to Ozone’s EQ, dynamics, harmonic exciter and reverb modules by letting you process different parts of the soundstage separately – New IRC Intelligent Loudness Maximizer “Intelligent II” mode provides full, loud and dynamic masters while handling transients with unprecedented clarity – Improved and enhanced preset manager with over 100 presets and a floating window for easier editing and better visual feedback – New MacroPresets let you adjust a few simple parameters to find the perfect starting point for mastering a project – Completely re-designed input and output metering shows real-world analog peak levels (inter-sample peaks), simultaneous peak and RMS values, and now includes full K-System metering support – New hybrid crossovers combine the best aspects of digital and analog crossovers – Many more interface and ease-of-use additions including refined EQ controls, automatic gain compensation, “Amount” sliders to dial in more or less processing on each module, and more Plug-in formats: Pro Tools 7 (RTAS/AudioSuite), VST, MAS, Audio Unit, and DirectX Platforms: Windows Vista, XP Apple OS X (Universal Binary) Ozone 4 will be available for $249 MSRP. It is distributed worldwide by M-Audio and will also be available direct (download only) from www.izotope.com. Customers who bought Ozone 3 after October 1, 2008 are eligible for a free upgrade to Ozone 4 when it is released. Existing Ozone 3 customers will be able to upgrade for $79 USD. iZotope Website Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Apple Audio DAW Digital Downloads Dynamic EQ iZotope Mastering Processors Reverb Software Windows · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.