iZotope has released version 6.1 of its Ozone 6 mastering solution, offering powerful DSP additions and the reappearance of a popular feature.

We’re excited to announce a free update to our creative mastering platform, Ozone 6.1! Incorporating feedback from users, this free update adds new processing power and reintroduces a highly requested Ozone feature.

Ozone 6 features

  • Produce louder, clearer, and fuller masters with Adaptive Release
    This new mode for the Dynamics module intelligently automates the difficult task of finding the right release times. The compressor actually responds to the audio in real time, adjusting the release values based on the transient properties of the incoming signal.
    Without Adaptive Release, you’d have to pick an average release value to service both transients and sustained signals—or do twice the work! Adaptive Release does the hard work for you transparently, so you can dive right into the creative aspects of mastering without a frustrating learning curve.
  • Add a warm, analog sound with Tube Limiting mode
    Vacuum tubes have long been praised for their ability to add color and character to cold, sterile, and flat-sounding recordings. The Tube Limiting mode for the Maximizer module combines warmer, more analog-sounding final stage limiting with the ease and precision of digital maximizing. The resulting audio has a tube warmth while remaining competitively loud and appropriate for modern mastering.
    With a new algorithm inspired by tube hardware limiters like the Fairchild 670, the Tube Limiter blends the best of digital and analog, adding a vintage sonic character to Ozone’s maximizing algorithm.
  • Creatively tweak with confidence with Module Presets
    For Ozone 6.1, we brought back Module Presets, so it’s now easy to creatively experiment with different module combinations. You can load and save settings for individual modules without affecting the settings of other modules.
    The Module Preset system’s simplified interface is more conducive to working with individual modules. Save your settings to instantly load up on your next track or project. Get confidence from using professionally designed presets while still retaining creative control over your signal chain.
  • And more!
    The new update includes a number of other additions and enhancements to help streamline your workflow and offer a richer user experience. You can select and loop regions in the Waveform Segmentation Overlay, export files with automatic track numbering for better organization, and more.

Ozone 6 is on sale for $199 USD until April 6th, 2015 (regular $249 USD). Ozone 6 Advanced is $599 USD during the sale (regular $999 USD). Existing Ozone 6 users can download a free update.

More information: iZotope / Ozone 6