View Full Version : @ aerial7: izotope Ozone multiband harmonic exciter
08-23-2005, 05:53 PM
In the (in)famous "The Harmonic Converger Test Drive is Complete!" thread you mention experimenting with the izotope Ozone multiband harmonic exciter. I would be seriously interested in any findings there. Any audio clips you want to share?
08-25-2005, 09:24 PM
I don't share audio clips. I'm not a "skill player", and I never want to be; I only play when I feel like it or when I want to write music. So, I could only provide two kinds of clips: Really horrible lame-o stuff just to illustrate something (which my pride won't let me do), or top-secret riffs for songs too good for the world to hear (which clearly my ego won't let me do). :roll: Maybe after I get a band started.....
Do you have Ozone? If you do, it's quite easy to use -- I design software interfaces for a living, and I have to say Ozone's is phenomenal! It's very "star-trekish", but it's not just for show. Anyway, with the multiband harmonic exciter, it'll graphically show you the bands, let you control how much "excitement" to add to each, let you solo / mute individual bands, etc. I'm not an audio engineer -- I don't have a musical frequency map in my head -- and yet Ozone's intuitive, hands-on display lets me get by.
Of course, who knows how this compares to Radley's HC, which is why I found Ozone interesting enough for my purposes since I'm more concerned with songwriting than any sorts of audio artifacts....
In fact, I found it to also exhibit the same less-is-more effect that people talk about with the BBE stuff. It's easy to keep pushing more and more "excitement" in without realizing you've pushed way too far. So you have to constantly "bypass" to hear the original in order to keep from over doing it....
08-28-2005, 04:03 PM
Thanx for sharing your experiences, if not audioclips :wink:
I am in anticipation of your band's record, then...
Although I am using the Pro for live performances and in combination with a guitar amp mostly, I am interested in any (software) tool that will increase the quality and conviction of directly recorded sounds, hence my question.
08-29-2005, 04:43 PM
You can always check it out for yourself: You can download the trial version, at http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/ozone/download.asp which izotope describes as
Without authorization, Ozone will function for 10 days. After 10 days, the plug-in will operate in demo mode until authorized.
The limitation of the Ozone demo mode is that it mutes the output for about 1 second every 40 seconds or so. Other than that all functionality is enabled.
Definitely enough to get a sense for whether you like it.
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