iZotope Ozone

by iZotopeJuly 5th, 2005 12:00am    updated: March 1st, 2007 12:31am


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This download is 7 day trial version of Ozone. A complete uninstall option is provided to remove the trial version at the end of the trial period.

For a limited time, get iZotope's Ozone plug-in for only $19. When purchasing, use the promotion code OZMP-DF45.

Put simply, Ozone makes music sound better. Ozone adds warmth, bass, sparkle and an overall desirable sound to your audio. Unlike other "enhancers", it improves your music by modeling the analog characteristics of vintage audio equipment such as tube amplifiers and valve equalizers. So instead of sounding harsh and hollow, your music sounds deep and full. The free version allows you to select from presets that simply make music sound better. The full version gives you control over a EQ, bass compressor, tube amplifier, and room simulator settings as well as a preset system that's simply unmatched.
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 Tamar on April 16th, 2004 6:07am Rating: 90 
A great deal! Ozone is soooooo, different from the run of the mill DSp's! In case you haven't noticed.....MP3's, and Digital audio in general has very "hard edges" and a lack of warmth and space.....Ozone makes the listening experience much better.......and for 20 bucks (the price of a few beers down the pub) it's real value for the money!
 rsplitter on April 16th, 2004 7:48am Rating: 50 
Sounds great. I can't give a rating cos I need to save up a little first. I'm sure it's worth it.
 Abattior on April 16th, 2004 8:20am Rating: 95 
Ozone is a solid DSP plugin, pretty much any song you listen to with Ozone running will sound better than usual. There is a wide variety artist, genre, and FX presets that help show how dynamic this product really is, not to mention that you can assign presets to certain songs and artists. There are three main features of Ozone that really make it shine above the other DSPs, those are: the Valve Equalizer, the Room Simulator, and the Tube Amplifier, each of these functions allows you tweak your audio to the specific sound you are looking for. Whether it's lots of bass, crisp vocals, or modeling the shape of your room that you're looking for, Ozone can do it. For those of you who aren't digital audio experts Ozone also includes a help function, which gives detailed instructions on how to use the different functions. Considering the price of $19 this is a great deal for the time being, I suggest anyone who takes their digital audio seriously download the demo and give it a try.
 Xinok on April 18th, 2004 6:49pm Rating: 90 
A very nice addition to any quintessential user. I tested a few different songs with it, it just makes the songs sound so much better, hard to explain. I gave it 90 / 100 because it can be pretty heavy on system resources. I will be buying this though, worth every penny.
 GildedSplinter on April 19th, 2004 5:15pm Rating: 100 
I gave it a 100 instead of a 95 primarily to help counteract the effects of the "50" rating that was given by the guy who rated it before trying it (da noiv o' some people...)! I would legitimately score it a 95, because I've NEVER seen the perfect plugin.EVERYBODY wishes a plugin had this or that, or was bluer or pinker, or larger or smaller or whatever. In my case, I think the controls could be perhaps a little more user friendly (or idiot proof, which ever term you prefer), and I'd like to see some re-sizability built in, but both of those things are completely trivial considering the benefits you reap by having this plugin in your system. You can read the manufacturer's description and believe it (for a change). I could go on & on about the good points of this plugin... but I won't... because I can say it all with THIS sentence... ANYBODY who takes their music seriously or has a thorough appreciation for music, regardless of stylistic preference, should have this plugin.
 ayanami on April 21st, 2004 11:05am Rating: 100 
unprecedented sound enhancement as a plugin... hear it and you'll be touched...200% sure
 rfr on April 21st, 2004 11:56am Rating: 95 
Well, I'm completely amazed by the difference you can hear. For me, it was just impossible to let the demo expire so I immediately took a licence. For only 19$, along with QCD, I get the best MP3 listening experience on a computer!
 Mr. Jingles on April 22nd, 2004 6:15pm Rating: 95 
Very good plugin... too bad I don't have money. Sound quality improves but the default settings make fast rock songs get all fuzzy in a way. The presets are amazing and sound almost exactly like what they are described to be.
 raven1607 on April 27th, 2004 5:07am Rating: 95 
for alle jer der er dansker og som har taget skridtet med at installer denne afspiller så vil i elske dette program også selvom det kun er en demo dette er en digital forstærker bar meget mere bruger venlig og har flere funktioner en en almindelig forstærker den kan booste dine sange til dine højtaler ryger det er en billig og nem måde at få den fede lyd ud af dine højtaler uden at bruge flere hundrede kr på en almindelig forstærker som ikke vil give lige godt til hver sang
 sumroad on April 27th, 2004 12:12pm Rating: 100 
Awesome!!! don't think it, download it now!!! hell!!! It's quite an experience when you insert any Tool cd with its preset, yeah!!! Tool sounds great, but also the millios cd's around. Every single sound is improved to creat an incredible musical atmosphere, beleive me 19 bucks is nothing.
 countryjoe on May 13th, 2004 12:30pm Rating:
this thing sucks. won't even come up when i try to use it. i'm going back to my enhancer 017. it's FREE buy the way.
 yulek on May 15th, 2004 12:55pm Rating: 90 
best DSP i've ever played with, my only issue is that it eats too much cpu and there's little information on which features to avoid to cut down on CPU usage. as i use a mobile notebook with graphics applications, CPU usage is critical both when doing intensive graphics stuff and for battery life. seeing half the CPU taken by QCD when this plugin is on is pretty frightening :) i paid the $19 special price (what a deal considering anything even close to this good for winamp costs $50). it's totally worth it.
 Merlin Magician on May 21st, 2004 9:14pm Rating:
This DSP is an absolutely fraud!!!! First: the trial period is only for 7 days, not for 14. Second: You can not use the presets. Be careful: don't download it!!!!!!! Now, I have to uninstall it.
 Meneldur on July 19th, 2004 11:03pm Rating: 90 
Finest DSP around. It works perfectly, it lets you use presets, and effectively enhances MP3 sound. Of course, shareware version is limited... I can not give it 100 rating since it eats a lot of CPU when used in conjunction with MAD input plugin... A pity.
 meeleoman on August 9th, 2004 11:38am Rating: 100 
Just 'perfect'!
 Hogwart on October 7th, 2004 3:51pm Rating: 50 
A great plug-in but the "iZo" modes (i.e default and headphone) are available for free in WinAmp demo - a shame as I was starting to like QCD :(
 Said on November 5th, 2004 10:02am Rating: 99 
Well its almost perfect, but someone can tell me, how i can crack it? xD
 xeLex on November 18th, 2004 9:14am Rating: 100 
i crack him and saved 20 $ :)
 Saahil on May 16th, 2005 11:53am Rating: 100 
Does someone have a crack for this dsp?
 dryu on June 4th, 2005 5:28am Rating: 100 
hey, boys and girls, this little thing is totally amazing, and I recommend you to buy this plugin for a special price as written above... For all those, who can't afford spending money on dsp, e-mail me at amsterdam@land.ru, and I'll send you a correct registration information. as a gift of course ;)
 ramak_2005 on June 17th, 2005 2:19pm Rating: 100 
Wowwww ! Is it real that this plug-in is there for winamp ? I don't think so..
 iZotope on July 5th, 2005 3:15pm Rating: -- 
Installer updated for QMP. Enjoy!
 Neo on July 7th, 2005 9:20am Rating: 100 
I just read some of the other reviews and to those of you out there "cracking" this plugin or looking for a "crack" you should be ashamed of yourselves. $20 isn't much for such a wonderful plugin! Great work iZotope!!!
 Todd The Kiwi on July 9th, 2005 1:19am Rating: 95 
ha ha ha behave yourselves.
 kayleighraven on July 25th, 2005 10:08am Rating: 95 
Ignore my previous comment. I'm an idiot. This plug-in is superb. About to purchase now.
 Brommers on October 21st, 2005 9:30am Rating: 100 
My advice is DO NOT try this unless you are prepared to put your hand in your pocket. It totally transforms your listening pleasure and you won't ever want to listen without it. I was caught, you have been warned!
 ark on October 23rd, 2005 3:50pm Rating: 100 
$20 for this application is an amazing deal! I have monsoon speakers which are awesome to begin with, but when Ozone is applied to output it's just unbelievable. I've started having a problem with winamp output after years of using it, I reinstalled winamp 3 times no go, sound coming out was as if my speakers were overloaded, switched to Quintessential player, kept Ozone and no problems anymore. Sound is awesome, I'm sorry you guys can't get the monsoon speakers anywhere anymore, I was so worried mine are dying until I found the problem was with winamp....
 freshguy on January 25th, 2006 2:30am Rating: 92 
Ozone ===============================> 92 Nice clear sound. Pretty decent model of tube characteristics. Numerous useful presets. Adjustable compressor type controls to tailor the sound for individual tastes.||| DFX7 ================================> 82 Good enhancement of all frequencies, especially in the upper range. Small amount of distortion. Good number of presets. Flexible control of sound using slider pots.||| 4Front OSS/3D R7 =======================> 74 Above average enhancement of upper frequency range. At times, tends to become distorted with bass frequencies becoming just a little sluggish. Good number of presets. Controls are good but can be a little confusing at first.|||| PS. I guess about a year or so ago when I first went to the iZotope website to purchase this for Winamp, I didn't realize that I was checking out the Direct-X Ozone for professional musicians. When I saw the price was around $250 (I think) a lot of not very nice words, somehow, started coming out of my mouth. Later when I went back to their site, I realized my error and happily paid $30 for the correct (Winamp) version.
 TranceXL on September 28th, 2006 11:29am Rating: 100 
DFX or OZONE for Winamp in QCD: Install Winamp,no panic you don't have to use it, just install! Install DFX for Winamp and activate it so it will work in Winamp.(Important) Go to C:Program FilesWinampPlugins, for the DFX plugin copy the file dsp_dfx.dll in to the plugin folder from your QCD player, close the Pogram Files and start QCD. In the Mainmenu go to Preferences, then to Plugins, then to DSPs, check the box in front of the DFX file and click downstairs on configure, that's it! Next time you start QCD,DFX will start up also. For Izotope Ozone you follow the same instructions,first make it run in Winamp, then copy and paste from the WinampPlugin folder the file dsp_IZOzone.dll and the folder Ozone (in this folder are the presets for OZONE) in to the QCD Plugin folder. This will work for most of the plugins that run in Winamp,first make them run in Winamp, then copy and paste the .dll files into the plugin folder from QCD.
 serg on November 3rd, 2006 3:21am Rating: 20 
çok güzel
 Alone on December 28th, 2006 12:40pm Rating: 100 
I just love this, my music sounds so good :)
 zapatta on April 20th, 2007 1:02am Rating: 99 
For those who want things for FREE Downloaded Sound Solutions V1.3 from www.soundsolution.it - It's free professional and as solid .. It might be wise for forum members to refrain from recommending 'cracked' versions of legit. programs ... 1. you could be getting a VD ('virus in disguise') 2. 'cracked' version could mess-up your computers registry or operating system ... 3. remember when we thought there would never be any Peer2Peer mp3 download prosections?? Paid my dues and overnight I went from DFX devotee to an iZotope Ozone fan - hallelujah, mama, it's an MP3 miracle - I am a born again believer!!!
 iceblood on May 2nd, 2007 3:58am Rating: 100 
Fantastic, makes DFX sound little rubbish.
 rotunjere on October 24th, 2007 4:10am Rating: 100 
heed the warning by brommers... try it, and be sure to lose ur $20... u cant possibly live without it!
 jbc6wc on July 18th, 2008 6:21pm Rating: 100 
This plugin is incredible. I had to register just to let everyone know. There are so many options! Being an amateur "recordist" I really appreciate that iZotope allowed multiple "advanced" options for us users who like that sort of thing! Also, there are options to just...keep it simple. Here's a tip: If things are sounding to "pumpy" for you, a quick fix is to lower the input gain. Otherwise, lowering the "margin" contro (moving it closer to 0)l helps out as well The room simulation is great; using just a little "wet" mix really fills out mp3's, especially for headphones. I like that there is an option to use the stereo widening without having any reverb. With this plugin, even some of the older music in my collection has taken on new life. The fact that a plugin can make me appreciate older music again is much worth it. I will definitely plan on purchasing it with my next paycheck! ~JB
 stadsral on September 7th, 2008 2:59am Rating: 95 
Considering price/quality ratio and other dsp enhancers on the market these days: very, very good plug-in. After installing i entered the world of analog tubesound. The freshness and a bit booming bass, wich can be altered by the equalizer, is what you get. Good product!


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