iZotope O8N2 Bundle - Mix and Master Software Bundle for Audio Production (Upgrade from Music Production Bundle 2)

iZotope O8N2 Bundle - Mix and Master Software Bundle for Audio Production (Upgrade from Music Production Bundle 2)

iZotope O8N2 Bundle - Mix and Master Software Bundle for Audio Production (Upgrade from Music Production Bundle 2)

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Product Highlights

  • Includes Ozone 8 Advanced
  • Includes Neutron 2 Advanced
  • Intelligently Create Presets for Tracks
  • Create Custom Presets for Masters
  • Includes Tonal Balance Control Plug-In
  • Includes Mix Tap Plug-In
  • Includes Visual Mixer
  • Ozone 8 Advanced Operates as Standalone
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • Operates in VST, AU, RTAS & AAX Formats
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iZotope 70-O8N2UPMPB2 overview

  • 1Description

Available for download, iZotope O8N2 is a bundle of software designed to help you mix and master your music. It's comprised of Neutron 2 Advanced—a channel strip plug-in offering compression, EQ, transient-shaping, gating, harmonic distortion, and limiting—and Ozone 8 Advanced—a comprehensive set of modules, processes, and tools to help you master your tracks to competitive levels and appropriate tonal profiles.

Both plug-ins offer intelligent tools for creating custom presets that address the specific needs of a given track, or in the case of Ozone 8, a given mix. Included in O8N2 is the Tonal Balance Control plug-in, an intuitive meter for monitoring the frequency content of your mix, and the Mix Tap plug-in, which allows you to use tracks with iZotope's Tonal Balance Control, Masking Meter, and Visual Mixer (all included) even if you don't instantiate full versions of Neutron 2 Advanced or Ozone 8 Advanced on those tracks. These plug-ins are all compatible with Mac and Windows platforms, and can operate in AAX, VST, AU, and RTAS formats. Ozone 8 Advanced can also work as a standalone application.

Note: To qualify for this crossgrade, you must have a purchased and licensed copy of iZotope's Music Production Bundle 2.

  • Neutron 2 Advanced - Mixing Software with Track Assistant (Full Version, Download)

    Available for download, iZotope Neutron 2 Advanced is a channel-strip plug-in designed for mixing music and audio-post production. Like its predecessor, Neutron 2 Advanced provides a compressor, equalizer, exciter, transient shaper, and a limiter, as well as the frequency-masking meter and the track assistant feature. Many of these modules have been improved upon, and several new elements have been introduced to making your mixing session a more intuitive, gratifying enterprise.

    Take the new Visual Mixer, for instance. This separate module, included with the plug-in, gives you a visual picture of your mix; any track using Neutron 2 Advanced or the Mix Tap plug-in (explained later) can be manipulated across an intuitive, visual plane, giving you a graphical indicator not unlike an XY matrix. Move a track from the left to the right, and you are panning that track from the left to the right. Move the track up and down to dictate its sonic level within the visual framework. Each element represented in this pictorial overlay is encapsulated in a node; grab the handles of this node and pull it outwards or inwards to manipulate the element's overall stereo width. This tool is meant to benefit Neutron as an ecosystem, promoting integration between tracks boasting Neutron 2 or the Mix Tap plug-in, and allowing you to carve space without navigating through windows, fader banks, and other potential hindrances.

    As for the Mix Tap plug-in, the concept behind that is relatively straight-forward: perhaps you don’t want to load Neutron on a relatively unimportant track in your mix, but would still like to manipulate that element within the Visual Mixer. If that’s the case, simply instantiate Mix Tap on the track, and it will now interface with the Visual Mixer—but it doesn’t stop there: Mix Tap also lets you integrate non-Neutron tracks with iZotope’s Tonal Balance Control Plug-in and the Masking Meter to better implement frequency changes throughout your mix.

    This leads us nicely into the Tonal Balance Control plug-in, included with Neutron 2 Advanced. Tonal Balance Control provides an intuitive and adjustable frequency analysis over your whole mix. It's designed to help you ensure a frequency profile commensurate with the norms of modern, vintage, or orchestral music. You can also upload your own reference tracks into Tonal Balance Control and aim to match those. On the low end, a crest factor meter is provided to make sure you don't over-compress the bass frequencies. Within the plug-in, you can call up and tweak equalizers in any instance of Neutron 2 or Ozone 8 across your mix. This gives you a new level of control and inter-connectivity across the iZotope ecosystem.

    A new module has also been added into the fray, one that is sure to come in handy: a multiband noise gate with hysteresis, which also sports musical controls for eliminating unwanted, extraneous signals in a natural manner. 

    In addition to the UI improvements, which include a more intuitive layout—making features like the masking meter easier to use—Neutron 2 Advanced has also improved many of the machine-learning algorithms which made the original Neutron handy in the first place. The track assistant, for instance, now has the ability to set time constants for the dynamic processes. The functionality of the exciter has been expanded so that now you can set the drive and blend of the harmonic distortion when it analyses your track. Track Assistant also gives you a range of potential options for its custom-created presets. When first firing it up, a menu will ask you what you’re going for, giving you style options (balanced, warm, and upfront) as well as intensity choices (low, medium, and high). You can tell the algorithm what the instrument is, or choose auto-detect. If you choose the latter, know that a new detection mode has been implemented to identify pianos. When it’s done processing, the Track Assistant gives you the ability to accept or reject the custom-created channel setting.

    More options abound which improve work-flow and creativity. For instance, you’ll find a soft-saturation option attached to the equalizer. All multiband processors can be switched into single-band, and controls below the I/O section allow you to monitor in mono, flip the polarity, increase the width on both the left and right channels, and swap them. Below these controls, you’ll find the Neutrino section, which helps you maintain the clarity, focus, and separation of individual tracks across your mix by means of three controls. This software is compatible with Windows and Mac platforms. It can operate in AAX, RTAS, VST 3, VST 3, and AudioUnit formats.

    Key Features at a Glance

    Improved Track Assistant
    • Automatically detects instrument types (guitar, vocals/dialogue, bass, drums, piano)
    • Creates custom starting points based on your specific audio tracks
    • Offers three styles of processing and levels of intensity
    • Adds Neutrino's Spectral Shaping to help maintain focus and clarity
    • Intelligently places EQ nodes and creates an EQ curve
    • Automatic settings for signal flow, including single or multiband processing
    • Uses algorithms to intelligently place crossovers in multiband modes 
    • Automatic selection of compressor styles (digital or vintage) as well as setting assignments (threshold, attack, release, and ratio) 
    • Selects Exciter algorithm blend and dials in a custom amount per the audio's needs
    • Sets threshold in Transient Shaper
    • Improved instrument/dialogue detection
    Visual Mixer Plug-In
    • Control volume, pan, and stereo width
    • View sonic activity with node metering
    • Create snapshots of your mix
    • Automatic track labeling from your DAW (requires AAX, AU, or VST3 support)
    • Select, show, and hide tracks
    Tonal Balance Control Plug-In
    • Intuitive frequency meter for mastering
    • Broad or fine view panels
    • Control EQ of any Ozone 8 or Neutron 2 module in your mix
    • Three tonal presets
    • Low-end crest factor meter monitors if your bass frequencies are over-compressed
    • Import a reference track or a folder of reference tracks for matching frequency-balance 
    Mix Tap Plug-In
    • Route any track to Visual Mixer
    • Route any track to Tonal Balance Control
    • Route any track to Masking Meter
    • High-pass filter
    • Delay offset
    • Phase invert
    • Sum to mono
    • Swap channels
    Gate Module New to Neutron 2
    • Analog-style hysteresis
    • Three bands of gating
    • Hold function
    • Learn function
    • Multiband mode
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Masking Meter
    • Visually identifies which frequencies are being perceptually masked by another track, thus helping you to make intelligent EQ decisions
    • Adjusts both the selected track and masking track’s EQ settings from within the same plug-in GUI 
    • Identifies frequency-masking trouble spots over time using the histogram
    Neutrino
    • Based on iZotope’s spectral shaping technology
    • Uses simplified controls to influence clarity and detail over elements of your mix
    • Intended to enhance, in a subtle manner, the separation and focus of individual instruments
    • CPU efficient 
    Equalizer
    • Up to 12 EQ Bands 
    • Static or dynamic functionality per node
    • Analog-style soft-saturation mode (switchable)
    • Side-chain functionality for dynamic nodes
    • Flat LP/HP, Resonant LP/HP, Analog lo/hi shelf, Baxandall bass/treble, Vintage lo/hi shelf, Proportional Q, and Band Shelf
    • Multiple frequency scale types: Linear, Mel, Log, Extended Log, Flat Log
    • Adjust both the lead track and masking track's EQ settings from within the same plug-in GUI
    • Piano-roll overlay
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Compressor
    • Modern or vintage compression modes (i.e., clean or colorful)
    • Single or multiband modes
    • Threshold and crossover frequency auto-learn
    • Peak, RMS, or transparent True Envelope detection
    • Program dependent auto-release
    • Internal or external side-chain per band
    • Analog (zero-latency) or Hybrid (transparent) crossovers
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Transient Shaper
    • 3 Global Modes (Precise, Balanced, Loose)
    • 3 Contour Shapes (Sharp, Medium, and Smooth)
    • Single or multiband
    • Crossover frequency auto-learn
    • Analog (zero-latency) or Hybrid (transparent) crossovers
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Exciter
    • 3 global modes to fine-tune saturation color (Full, Defined, Clean)
    • 4 saturation types (Tube, Warm, Tape, & Retro), blendable at will
    • Single or multiband
    • Crossover frequency auto-learn
    • Analog (zero-latency) or Hybrid (transparent) crossovers 
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Improved I/O Section
    • Input/output metering
    • Stereo-width and panning controls
    • Sum-to-mono button
    • Swap channels button
    • Phase invert button
    • Delay offset
    • Intuitive limiter with three styles and ceiling control
    Audio-Post Workflow Enhancements
    • True-peak limiter suitable for BS.1770-4 compliance
    • Surround support up to 7.1
    • LFE bypass-toggle for each module and limiter
  • Ozone 8 Advanced - Mastering Software (Full Version, Download)

    Available for download, iZotope Ozone 8 Advanced is software designed for mastering music, providing many modules for the task. The software builds upon the offerings of previous iterations with visual improvements, tweaks to algorithms under the hood, a handy Master Assistant control, and much more. Aside from workflow improvements, the creative elements of mastering continue to be pushed front and center in this version, allowing you to create masters of your music in an intuitive, user-friendly manner.

    Take the new Master Assistant, for instance. After you select this task, a window will pop up asking you “what are you going for?” From here, you’re offered a choice of targets: Streaming, for online platforms as such as Spotify and iTunes Radio, CD for louder masters optimized for the compact disc, and References, which allows you to target a specific example of your own selection and match it for tonal consistency and level. Next, a window asks you for your desired intensity, with each choice dictating a different framework for compression, EQ, and ultimate loudness. After the algorithm listens to a portion of your song (iZotope playing the loudness portion of your song), intelligent settings for equalization, compression, loudness, and dynamic EQ are dialed in. These aren’t cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all presets—instead, you’ll notice subtler implementations, such as EQ shelves applied only when needed, or dynamic equalization to reduce artifacts in the limiting stage; if the algorithm decides your mix doesn’t need compression to achieve your desired target, none will be applied.

    Another useful tool is the Reference Section, which allows you to import up to ten reference tracks and compare your master against them equally, giving you the ability to create markers within the reference to use as looping points. A gain slider lets you lever match your master with the reference track right inside the plug-in. Such features render many third-party referencing plug-ins gratuitous or redundant, as they are incorporated within Ozone 8 itself. They are also useful for creating cohesive albums, as you can master one track to taste, and then use that track as a master for level and frequency comparison.

    A new module has been introduced into the Ozone ecosystem. Called Spectral Shaper, this module is designed to tame, smoothen, and otherwise sculpt particularly harsh bands of a mix. This module is useful for taming harsh hi-hats in a mix, de-essing a sibilant vocal within the context of a stereo track, smooth out the attack of an acoustic guitar in a folk tune, and more. The module utilizes three sliders to control tone, attack, and release, as well as a threshold control, a frequency-band selector, intensity selectors, the ability to solo the frequency band in question, and to listen/home in on the spectral shaping effect apart from the mix.

    Included with Ozone 8 Advanced is a Tonal Balance Control plug-in that provides an intuitive and adjustable frequency analysis over your whole master. It's designed to help you balance the frequencies of your track, ensuring it's commensurate with tonal profiles of modern, vintage, or orchestral music. You can also upload your own reference tracks into Tonal Balance Control and aim to match those. On the low end, a crest factor meter is provided to make sure you don't over-compress the bass frequencies. Within the plug-in, you can call up and tweak equalizers in any instance of Ozone 8 or Neutron 2 across your mix. This gives you a new level of control and inter-connectivity across the iZotope ecosystem. 

    Changes have been made to Ozone’s popular IRC IV algorithm in the maximizer module to promote low-latency implementation, as well as to improve the low-end response to the limiter, which results in a smoother limiting with fewer artifacts. Also within the maximizer is a stereo independence section with separate sliders for transients and sustain, so you can tweak how the maximizer reacts to stereo information in a more precise manner. All of the vintage modules from Ozone 7 are included, with improvements made to the compressor under the hood. 

    Usable both as a standalone application and as a plug-in with a supported host, this software is compatible with Windows and Mac platforms. It can operate in AAX, RTAS, VST 3, VST 3, and AudioUnit formats.

    Key Features at a Glance

    Master Assistant
    • Create intelligent presets for your masters
    • Tailor masters for various destinations (Streaming, CD, Track Referencing)
    Tonal Balance Control Module
    • Intuitive frequency meter for mastering
    • Broad or fine view panels
    • Control EQ of any Ozone 8 or Neutron 2 module in your mix
    • Three tonal presets
    • Low-end crest factor meter monitors if your bass frequencies are over-compressed
    • Import a reference track or a folder of reference tracks for matching frequency-balance
    Track Referencing
    • Intelligent track segmentation; Ozone 8 automatically places markers where it thinks different sections occur, yet you can manipulate these as you see fit
    • Import up to 10 reference tracks
    • Reference gain slide
    • Waveform view
    • Overlay reference spectrum for quick frequency comparison between your master and the reference track
    Spectral Shaper Module
    • Smooth out harsh frequencies to better balance sibilance, unpleasant hi-hats, and more
    • Flexible frequency selection
    • Listen and solo options
    • Available as a plug-in
    Improved Maximizer
    • Stereo independence sliders added for transients and sustain
    • Intelligent threshold-learn function added
    • Threshold and ceiling link now available
    • IRC IV now available in low-latency mode
    • IRC IV responds to low-end in a smoother manner and with fewer artifacts
    • IRC I, II, and III included
    • Available as a plug-in
    Imager
    • Link-band functionality added
    • Stereoize mode for widening monaural information
    • Antiphase prevention
    • Integrated vectorscope and correlation meter
    • Stereo-width spectrum view
    • Available as a plug-in
    Equalizer
    • Surgical mode
    • Baxandall, proportional Q, band shelf, and high- / low-shelf filter shapes
    • Mid/side mode
    • Match EQ for matching and approximating reference material
    • Available as a module and plug-in
    • Additional post-equalizer module and plug-in
    Dynamic EQ
    • Mid/side mode
    • Auto-scale mode
    • Available as a plug-in
    Exciter Module
    • Independent, per-band exciter modes; use tape on low-end and retro on high-mids for example
    • Bands now linkable
    • Triode and dual-triode modes
    • Retro, tape, warm, and tube modes
    • Available as a plug-in
    Dynamics Module
    • Learn mode for crossover points
    • Adaptive release mode for smoother compression without pumping and breathing
    • Mid/side mode
    • Available as plug-in
    Vintage Compressor
    • Tames dynamics in a manner more reminiscent of analog hardware
    • Improved ballistics and sound quality
    • Mid/side mode
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Vintage Tape Module
    • Approximates the harmonic characteristics and behaviors of analog tape
    • New 7.5 IPS setting
    • 15 and 30 IPS setting
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Vintage Limiter
    • Provides limiting in a manner reminiscent of analog hardware
    • Tube, analog, and modern modes
    • Threshold and ceiling link
    • True-peak limiting
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Vintage EQ
    • Provides equalization in a manner similar to pultec-style EQs
    • Available as a module or a dedicated plug-in
    Additional Features
    • Custom presets
    • Standalone application with sample-rate conversion technology
    • Multiband modes
    • Codec preview: audition the sound through MP3 or AAC codecs
    • Dither
    • I/O section
    • Audition panel
    • Undo history
    • Seamless bypass mode
    • Customizable signal chain
    • Third-party plug-in hosting
  • Neutron 2 Advanced - Mixing Software with Track Assistant (Full Version, Download)
    Supported Operating Systems OS X 10.8.5 to macOS 10.12.6
    Windows 7 through 10
    Supported Hosts Pro Tools 10 through 12, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, Cubase 9, FL Studio 12, REAPER 5, Reason 9.5, Bitwig Studio 2, Studio One 3, Nuendo 7, Sonar, Digital Performer
    Supported Plug-In Formats AAX (64-bit Real-time and 64-bit AudioSuite), RTAS (32-bit Real-time), DPM (32-bit AudioSuite), VST 2, VST 3, AU
  • Ozone 8 Advanced - Mastering Software (Full Version, Download)
    Supported Operating Systems OS X 10.8.5 to macOS 10.12.6
    Windows 7 to 10
    Supported Hosts Pro Tools 10 to 12, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, Cubase 9, FL Studio 12, REAPER 5, Reason 9.5, Bitwig Studio 2, Studio One 3, Nuendo 7, Sonar, Digital Performer
    Supported Plug-In Formats AAX (64-bit Real-time and 64-bit AudioSuite), RTAS (32-bit Real-time), DPM (32-bit AudioSuite), VST 2, VST 3, AU

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