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All user reviews for the iZotope Ozone 3

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 15 reviews )
 13 reviews87 %
 1 user review7 %
 1 user review7 %
Value For Money : Poor

BadApple's review"Nice Plugin"

iZotope Ozone 3
This ozone 3 is a great mastering suit, it is outdated now by ozone 4 but it is still good and a little cheaper so if you can not afford the new ozone 4 then you could pick up this one very easily.
Its a quick download and installation and works with all digital audio workstations such as fl studio and pro tools.
Everything is pretty easy to understand but may take your time to fully grasp the plug in.
Its easy to use and the presets are very helpful if you are just starting out mastering your work for the first time.
The manual is pretty clear and I have learnt a lot from it.
Very nice and un-stressful to install.


With my laptop having 4gb ram and a 1.8GHz processor it runs pretty smoothly but it still eats the cpu quite a lot.
I mean if you open it on a blank document and turn it on it will be using 40% of your cpu for just being on.
Best way to stop your computer from lagging with this plug in is to export a wav file of your finished project and then go onto the mastering stage in a new project. This is my preferred method of mastering my tracks now as it is less stressful to do.
I used this a lot until I finally got ozone 4 but I can not remember how long I have actually used it for... sorry.
Everything on the plug in is stable and it has never crashed on me.


I dislike the amount of cpu that it uses, apart from that it is great but since there is ozone 4 out now I would recommend you just go for that instead.
Quality of sound is great, presets are great.
Everything is great on this program.
I would still use ozone but not this one as I have ozone 4 and I like that a little more.

mooseherman's review"Great Mastering Suite"

iZotope Ozone 3
This is a mastering/limiting plug-in from iZotope, who are without a doubt one of the most talented plug-in software manufacturers working in audio production today. I haven't had any compatibility issues with this plug-in at all, it works great in Pro Tools and I've heard it is fantastic for other DAWs as well. The manual explained everything I needed to know, and actually gave a decent summary of what mastering was in general, I really thought it was a great resource for this plug-in. The setup of it isn't that simple, but neither is mastering, so the manual really helped there. The functions that are necessary (there are 7: Loudness Maximizer, Paragraphic EQ, Multiband Dynamics, Multiband Stereo Imaging, Harmonic Exciter, Dithering, Mastering Reverb) are all easy to access.


I've never had a problem with this plug-in's performance. It's certainly a bit bigger and uses more processing power than a single-channel EQ would, for instance, but this is fine as you probably wouldn't master anything until the mix was done anyway. It's been perfectly stable for me, it has never crashed. It's been a solid performance, sometimes a little bit slow but that happens on our system anyways. I've only been using it a few months now, and only when trying to make demos listenable (we'd send our professional work to a mastering lab as policy, though I feel now that I could do a good job of it with Ozone). But I feel comfortable with it already.


This software makes my mixes sound great, really. Whenever I'm worried about the levels being too drastic, there being too much high or low end, the whole mix being too dry, or other such things, I'm always glad to have this at the end of the day. The interface of the system makes multiband EQ and compression much easier to gauge, as it's relying on a graph and more visual cues than knobs. Thus I can give it a more consistent EQ, a more consistent dynamic level, as well as use the harmonic exciter to bring the depth of the recording out more. There's just a lot of functions here, it's great to have assuming your system is qualified to use it. Basically this is a fanastic plug-in for mastering that is worth checking out.

peepsaudio's review

iZotope Ozone 3
Ozone installed without any problems for me. It is not a large program so it went very quickly. I didn't have any compatibility issues when installing it. The configuration and setup is very simple, you just load it into your VST plug-ins list and then you should be all set to use it. The manual is very detailed and has pictures to help out, so it's definitely sufficient.


I am running a windows XP system with Nuendo. It is a Dell computer and has a dual core processor and 4GB of ram. Ozone works perfectly fine on this system. When you are running a whole song through ozone with each of the 6 mastering modules engaged (EQ, Loudness Max, Reverb, Exciter, Stereo Imager, and Multiband Compressor), you will be getting a very heavy hit on your CPU. This is a very processor intensive program so you will want to wait til the very end of your work before using this one. It is very stable, it has never caused any crashes that I can remember.


I have been using this for about 3 years. Immediately, even when I barely knew how to use it, it made my recordings sound worlds better. I'm not sure what kind of crazy geniuses they have at iZotope, but they know what they're doing. This is truly a must have piece of software for me - I use it on every single thing I do. My only real complaint about it is the heavy CPU toll, but it is definitely worth it. Also you should just export a Wav of your mix, and start a new project file with only that file running through Ozone, and the CPU won't be as much of a problem. This is by far my favorite software mastering suite on the market. The value is great, I'd pay twice as much for it. I would definitely get it again.

moosers's review

iZotope Ozone 3
IZotope Ozone 3 couldn't have been easier to install, I had no issues setting it up and have continued to have no problems with it. I didn't look at the manual at all because it was easy enough for me to set up.


I am running it with Pro Tools LE 7.4 and a Macbook Pro (2.2 Ghz, 2 GB Ram) along with a Digidesign 002R and iZotope Ozone works great with it. It runs so smooth and I feel I can use it on multiple tracks with no issues.


I've only had iZotope Ozone 3 for about 2 months now but in that time I feel I have been able to make my recordings sound significantly better using this plug-in. No longer do I worry that my mixes won't be loud enough as I just throw this on my master fader and I can use it's compression, EQ, and reverb along with its other features. I haven't used any other mastering programs, I was referred to this by someone and I haven't looked back. The best part about this plug-in is the price. Its really amazing that such a great sounding plug-in can be so cheap these days.
Le Joss11/15/2012

Le Joss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Premastering: all in one"

iZotope Ozone 3
Immediate installation on both Win XP on win 7, 32 or 64 bits.
The validatin is by question and answer, on the PC or on a USB dongle that will.
The manual is as thick as the number of parameters suggests, pseudo-journalistic English which makes it difficult to read (try automatic translation, laughter guaranteed).
Then it is only experience that teaches the skill.


Or rather the plugs work perfectly, both in Win XP Win 7.
No crash, must still better to avoid to put an insert on several tracks, but keep it for bus or master: that is greedy.


I have 7 years, I always use, qoiqu'avec more finesse than before.
I could try channelstrips SSL, but I found them more difficult to use.
I like the division into modules that active or not, are my essential multiband compressor, multiband harmonic exciter's also the clutch master and who will be the last effect in the chain.
The enhancer stereo sounds good, but I find it hard to adjust.
I rarely use the eq and reverb ever.
Audio rendering is very interesting improvement discreet alarm full mix seems a bit expensive, but again saw the result and duration of use.

Mickamix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Swiss Army Knife"

iZotope Ozone 3
so easy to implement
no inconsistency


config average dual core 4GB ram
stable in any case


Approximately 1 year, I tried the bundled Wave and Sonny Oxford. (Well above and thousands + neutral is not the same range)
Izotope is the way I think and not hommogène in the quality of its different color treatments ... leaves a sound fairly obvious (and I'm not a sound engineer) The advantage lies in its presets all the facts and use to troubleshoot. But I had horrible artifact * on some part of the treatment with the original presets ...!! So trash to me because it's intolerable to have some residual noise on digital fréquence.Du least I sacrifice some part of the treatment and I keep only the "multiband compression" and "exciting" generally works when quite well ... (with that cool color unfortunately shrill in the treble attention! soft setting to provide the original presets to make it more "hot")
This choice is no longer necessary for me ...* I prefer in the same range Trex

ryu_nomad's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

iZotope Ozone 3
The installation is done well, and the manual that comes with mastering is quite comprehensive.


I use it with an emu-0404. a 2.0 gigahertz.
Very powerful, very greedy in memory,
I use it with Fruity Loops, Sonar and in sound forge.
For gourmance the memory I will take away a point.


I use it for a year, it is applied anywhere, it sounds great.
What I love most is the multi-band dynamics processing.
It includes an expander, compressor and limiter which we can change treshold, slope, and the attack time and release for each of them. We can not over-compress do feel that too and then apply the limit, we can get a very big sound worthy of a real mastering studio.

Compression being digital, there is no addition of harmonic due to the tube, the harmonic exciting plays a great role, however, we tend to abuse it.

The linear phase eq seems, and the screenshot option allows us to compare the scale of the frequency space with our professional, highly effective, especially when our monitoring is not flat.

The reverb was dosed with wisdom, as well as for stereo imaging.

I love this software, I use it for all my mastering is complete, we control the sound. TO BUY! yes I would do without hesitation that choice in addition to its ridiculous price.

nanjo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

iZotope Ozone 3
It INSRE, two clicks and it's good!


MacBookPro 2GB, 2.16 GHz, DDR 7200 revolutions / min, LogicPro, sound card motu ultralite.
works perfectly


It's been one month that I use.
what I like most is the gain, the exit of harmonic .....
what I like least is the reverb is poor.
Excellent report quality price !!!!!!

I do it again this choice without hsitation! However, I am looking for contact with someone who can use this plug well trs
Thank you

stemathom's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

iZotope Ozone 3
I use iZotope Ozone plugin and I find this not bad at all


Tried the voice processing (commercial voice)


Easy to use

Malevolens's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

iZotope Ozone 3
Worry-free installation, or incompatibility with Cubase SX. The PDF is very well done explanation in English of course, but accessible even to the most allergic.


I'm on an AMD Athlon Dual Core 2Ghz with 2GB of RAM. My sound card is an M-Audio Fast Track Pro. The software runs without any concern, and does not consume normment of memory for a truly exceptional quality for the software. The great advantage is that it combines all what is necessary for mastering, doing dirty work for you. Equalizeur, Compressor, Maximizer, etc ... Everything is there, but the big advantage is the presets, absolutely terrible, you can play on a large panel to get the sound as DSIR (whether techno, metal, or even Varita. L The advantage is that you can understand how gre and mastering, watching the software do the programming, we learn a lot, and all the time (especially about me).


I use it for some time, but I must say that I had too little time to be convinced of his indispensabilit. While there is no capacity as prcises than Waves, but both seem highly complmentaire, who has not the hardware. So I do go beyond these addresses. The price is $ 250, available on the site Izotope, which in addition, is a free online SERIES INTERESTED preset Varis. This choice seems to me a must for anyone who puts one foot in the mastering, and ad ill get by, but dsireux to sound like what it costs. Izotope thank you ...