In this video I’m going to continue my exploration into the new features of iZotope’s Ozone 7. I’m going to cover the Maximizer, and in particular, the shiny new IRC4 mode. Why is this interesting? This IRC mode is basically an artificially intelligent limiter. IRC stands for intelligent release control and the new IRC4 adds a whole new dimension to the limiter.
With the IRC4 mode, iZotope has moved from a single-band to a multi-band format. Unlike other multi-band modules in Ozone that only have several bands, dozens of bands are available, set using psychoacoustic principles. They’ve taken the limiter and basically put it on steroids.
What Does This Mean for You?
This limiter offers a far cleaner and more transparent sounding result in circumstances where a certain sound or frequency range in the mix is causing intermodulation. In this case, there are far less artifacts and pumping. The IRC4 algorithm will take a look at all the bands and attenuate those that are problematic, leaving the other bands untouched. This helps to mitigate louder elements in the mix from damaging quieter elements.
For more info on Ozone 7, we have a series of tutorials you should check out! There are 5 videos covering the following topics:
- Using the New Ozone 7 Advanced Vintage EQ
- How to Use the Ozone 7 Advanced Vintage Compressor
- Tape Saturation with Ozone 7 Vintage Tape Device
- Using the Ozone 7 Vintage Limiter
- MP3 & AAC Codec Preview in iZotope Ozone 7
You can also download a full free trial version of Ozone 7 for 10 days, check it out here: https://goo.gl/y21sTF
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