Ozone 9 was released today with a bunch of new features, is it worth the upgrade from Ozone 8?
In this video, I share my initial thoughts on iZotope Ozone 9 after testing it out.
I tested the CPU efficiency, looked at the new GUI and checked out the new modules - 'Low-End Focus' and 'Master Rebalance'.
I also discuss many of the new features and how I think they could be used along with my hopes for the future :)
0:40 - Overview
1:40 - Efficiency Improvements
2:35 - GUI Updates
3:50 - Workflow Tools
4:40 - Master Rebalance - A truly interesting new module
7:20 - Low-End Focus
9:20 - Master Assistant Update
10:25 - AI Discussion
10:50 - Tonal Balance 2!!! (My favourite plugin)
The song being used is a remix of "Conditions" by The Workday Release and Solo Ray
I tested using the same mastering chain with both versions in FL and Studio One.
Both times Ozone 8 averaged 33% and 30% CPU usage respectively.
Whereas Ozone 9 averaged 26% and 22% CPU usage.
I checked the CPU usage on my task manager to ensure it was accurate.
This is an improvement of around 20-25% on my system - Not a scientific test, but a real-world test!