Available for download, iZotope Ozone Elements Version 9 has been designed to give beginners a simple and effective tool to use when mastering audio in their productions. It utilizes much of the same technology used in the Ozone bundle, but scales them down for the novice engineer.
Ozone Elements Version 9 provides the Master Assistant tool, which creates intelligent custom presets suited to your individual mix and to the eventual delivery target (streaming, CD, etc.). Ozone's maximizer is on hand for achieving your desired level, as are threshold learn, Stereo Independence, and two IRC algorithms.
The Imager lets you manipulate the overall stereo-width of your master, giving you Stereoize mode for widening monaural elements, an integrated vectorscope, and a correlation meter for learning to identify potential phase issues. The Imager has been improved for transparency, compared to version 8.
EQ and dynamics sections are both provided. When compared to the previous version, Ozone Elements v9 has been upgraded in terms of CPU efficiency. You'll notice faster loading times upon a session's startup, for instance.
Ozone Elements Version 9 sports many presets divided into genre-specific, artist-signature, and all-purpose categories. Utilitarian tools are also provided such as a comprehensive I/O section, undo history for correcting mistakes, an MP3 codec audition panel, and seamless bypass mode. This plug-in works in VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX formats, and is compatible with Mac and Windows machines. It's now also compatible with NKS formats, so it works with Native Instruments software.