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    I just got this program and it is pretty good but I really do not know how to use it. Need help

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    Quote Originally Posted by versatile242 View Post
    I just got this program and it is pretty good but I really do not know how to use it. Need help
    Read the manual.

    Okay, just kidding, but seriously, read the manual.

    Ozone is a VST plug in, so you need a host to run it with. I use it with Wavelab Essential. Most others might run it in their DAW. Ozone is nice in that it gives you a bunch of tools to work with, but it's also lame because it gives you a bunch of tools to work with. You have to really consider if you need to use everything given. It's an easy trap to fall into to use everything when you don't really need to. Only your mix and your songs as an album can dictate what processing modules, if any, are needed.

    Also, Ozone comes with presets which isn't the best idea. No one who sits behind a desk writing code for software is going to be able to tell you what adjustments your collection of songs will need when you are mstering. So having preset can easily send you down the wrong road and cause damage to your mixes and album.

    You'll hear a lot of criticism for Ozone, but I like it because the tools are intuitive, sound good and are conveniently packaged together.

    Just experiment with it to learn how to use it. Only use the modules that you need. You ahve to use your ears and nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by versatile242 View Post
    I just got this program and it is pretty good but I really do not know how to use it. Need help
    you need to read up on EQing, Reverb, Dynamics, Compression, Stereo imaging and limiting...

    Ozone is not really a plug in, its a suite of plugins than can be used altogether or on their own...

    Id seriously forget the presets altogether...I watched some interesting tutorials from SWA (Steam works audio*) on Ozone before I understood that other than the excellent limiter I had better tools at my disposal already

    btw I just noticed they are selling their video tutorial download for only $4.99..defintely worth a punt


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    Quote Originally Posted by versatile242 View Post
    it is pretty good but I really do not know how to use it. Need help


    Then...how do you know it's pretty good?

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    a virus in the keygen does not equal pretty good
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    I have read the manual but it is basic....it doesn't go in depth about how to use the eq and compression...it is just full of presets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by versatile242 View Post
    I have read the manual but it is basic....it doesn't go in depth about how to use the eq and compression...it is just full of presets.
    thats why I said invest in the tutorial...the EQ actually does much more than youd think for its interface, the compressor looks like itll be a bit of work...I kinda like multibands for sound sculpting but for finalising the mix I plain stereo one is all i normally want
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    Tell me what what you think about the sound quality, what is wrong? what can I improve on?.....Versatile | Clarkton, NC | Hip Hop / Southern Rap | Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos | ReverbNation

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    It's the second thread you post a link to your music in. You'll get more people to listen if you post in the MP3 Clinic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by versatile242 View Post
    I have read the manual but it is basic....it doesn't go in depth about how to use the eq and compression...it is just full of presets.
    Did you read the Ozone Guide ? They would have linked you to it when you purchased your software. It gives very in depth EQ advice.

    http://www.izotope.com/products/audi...eringGuide.PDF

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