New Gear Review: Izotope Ozone 7 Advanced

The latest version of Ozone 7 Advanced has been fully expanded to include four new modules for a total of 10 processors available in the standalone application or as individual plugins
in VST3, AU, AAX64 Mac and PC hosts. The four new modules are Vintage EQ, Vintage Compressor, Vintage Limiter and Vintage Tape.

Besides these additions, Ozone 7 Advanced now has Codec Preview for auditioning mixes as they would sound after processed by various industry-standard codecs. And now you can
directly export (in faster than real time) using popular formats such as: MP3, WAV or AAC.

Going further, Ozone 7 Standard has been updated with Dynamic EQ and an upgraded Maximizer algorithm with multi-band and frequency specific operation.

In general I found the new Ozone 7 Advanced to not stray far in its visual presentation from Ozone 6—everything is in the same location and now, the Module Browser has more choices.

Key to the new Ozone 7 Standard and Advanced are the vast number of presets compared to Ozone 6. Ozone 7 brings back the module system from Ozone 5—you can load and save presets
for individual modules. I liked this for establishing a sonic “theme” for an album project.

Ozone 7 Advanced sells for $499 and $199 for the upgrade. Ozone 7 Standard is $249 with upgrade at $99.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com