iZotope Ozone 8 & Neutron 2 – Mixing & Mastering In The Time Of Machine Learning


If there is a company that can harness the power of advanced technologies like machine learning for our studio needs, it is iZotope.
Today, the US company announced the release of Ozone 8, Neutron 2, and Music Production Suite.

The Advanced versions of Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 feature ground-breaking technology, including the ability to communicate with each other through the new Tonal Balance Control plug-in.

This new level of inter-plugin communication puts more power in users’ hands, allowing them to achieve tonally balanced, professional mixes and masters that sound great in any listening environment.

Ozone 8 now features machine learning technology with the introduction of Master Assistant, allowing you to reach an optimal starting point for your master in seconds.

Version 8 also includes Track Referencing, a Spectral Shaper to tame problematic frequencies, improved signal processing, and refinements to the user interface and workflow.

Neutron 2 includes new signal processing, including a Gate with Hysteresis for a smoother gating response, and improvements to Track Assistant and Neutrino modes to help you get to a better starting point.

Neutron 2 also features an intuitive Visual Mixer that allows you to mix on a soundstage by controlling pan, gain, and width of audio busses.

The new Mix Tap plug-in now allows you to route any track to the Tonal Balance Control plug-in, Visual Mixer, and Masking Meter, even if you are not using any iZotope plug-ins.

Tonal Balance Control

Bringing these two powerful products together is a new plug-in called Tonal Balance Control. This visual analysis tool measures the distribution of energy across frequencies, comparing your audio to targets created from analysis of tens of thousands of commercially available tracks spanning a variety of musical styles to help you achieve better tonal balance.

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Tonal Balance Control can also compare your audio to a custom upload to inform how you shape its sonic profile and across listening environments.

Also new within Tonal Balance Control is inter-plugin communication, a technology that allows communication and interaction with any Equalizer instance of Neutron 2 or Ozone 8 in your project.

Inter-plugin communication allows you to fix issues from one location in the mixing stage that could hinder mastering, and provides a visual guide for more tonally balanced mixes and masters throughout your production workflow.

Pricing & Availability
Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 are now available at the iZotope website and select retailers (see our Buy Now button).
Ozone 8 Advanced and Neutron 2 Advanced will also be available as part of iZotope’s new Music Production Suite. This incredible value combines iZotope’s latest products with its most popular tools including RX 6 Standard, Nectar 2 Production Suite, VocalSynth, and Trash 2 Expanded.

FYI: Ozone and Neutron are pretty deep. If you just got these applications and you would like to learn how the make the most out of them, we recommend the latest ProducerTech Ozone 8 /Neutron 2 courses. They’re currently on sale!

All new products are currently on sale:

Ozone 8 is available for $199 USD (reg. $249)
Ozone 8 Advanced is available for $399 USD (reg. $499))
Neutron 2 is available for $199 USD (reg. $249)
Neutron 2 Advanced will be available for $399 USD (reg. $499)
O8N2 (Ozone 8 Advanced and Neutron 2 Advanced) is available for $499 USD (reg. $699)
Music Production Suite will be available for $699 USD (reg. $999)

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