How to Use the Ozone 7 Advanced Vintage Compressor

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The 2nd installment in Jake Perrine’s mini series featuring Ozone 7 brings the new Vintage Compressor into the spotlight today! If you missed part 1 on the Vintage EQ you can watch it here.

Multi-band dynamics has been a staple of Ozone for years, and does a fantastic job. But not all program material needs this approach. The inclusion of a Vintage Compressor in Ozone 7 Advanced is a most welcomed addition. When a track needs that subtle squeeze, this is a great tool.

The Vintage Compressor module is a single-band feedback compressor for subtle warming and sweetening effects. Featuring program-dependent release times, the compressor tailors release shapes to adapt naturally to your music. Thicken the mid-range, tighten and round out the lows, let the top sparkle, and get authentic vintage character. Editable high-pass, mid-peak, and high-shelf side-chain filters let you mimic the non-linear frequency response of vintage hardware compressors, or create unique compression effects not available in traditional hardware. Automatic gain compensation provides automatic makeup gain, allowing you to easily compare your mix with and without dynamics processing applied.

And its not just for the master bus! Watch the tutorial above as Lead Trainer Jake Perrine walks you through using the Vintage Compressor from Ozone 7 Advanced.

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Jake Perrine has been a music and education enthusiast all his life. He began composing electronic "bleeps and bloops" in 1984 on an Apple II+. He honed his audio chops as an audio engineer for RealNetworks, pioneering over 200 webcasts of prestigious events such as The Tibetan Freedom Concert, The Intel NY New Music Festival, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Backstreet Boys, U2, and countless others.  His first rock musical work, “VAMP – Consumption in Three Acts,” was performed at the Lamb’s Theatre in Times Square in 2001. He taught audio production at The Art Institute of Seattle for over a decade. He was deeply involved with the Oracle Gatherings, as a tarot reader, DJ, musician, performer, sound designer, director, technical director, and ultimately as managing director. Jake has been a house mastering engineer at Seattle’s prestigious RFI/CD mastering studio where he mastered over 200 CD projects of musicians from around the world. Jake has self-produced electronic music under the project heading “Spire,” showcasing his songwriting, performance and engineering skills, and is one half of the duo Bloom with Michael Maricle. Since 2010, Jake has written three books on Ableton Live for Hal Leonard publishing.  He is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. It was at his Live Certification in Seattle that Jake met Vespers, and the seeds of Warp Academy were planted. As Lead Trainer for Warp Academy, Jake has imagined and guided the creation of Warp Academy's ever-expanding curriculum.