I don’t think there’s any question that mastering is an important skill and function for audio production. But historically mastering continues to feel like a “black art” of sorts. And that certainly could be because it’s easy to “overcook” a track with too much processing!
The task becomes even more difficult when we’re mastering our own tracks. Tracks we’ve dreamt up, recording, edited and mixed. After the hours, days or weeks it took to get to the mastering stage, our ability to objectively approach our mixes is long since gone. Additionally, there are certain technical aspects to mastering that go beyond EQ and compression.
While Logic has a fantastic array of plugins for mixing and mastering, sometimes it’s nice to have an all-in-one solution. That’s where Izotope’s Ozone 9 can come in handy.
Now we here at Production Expert have plenty of videos and posts that revolve around Ozone. But today I’d like to point out 3 specific modules within Ozone 9 that could be of great value to Logic users:
Codec Preview module
Are all the above achievable with Logic? Absolutely. But Ozone takes it to another level with a streamlined and deeper approach.