iZotope Releases Free Version Of Ozone Imager

iZotope announced it is offering a free version of Ozone Imager, software that gives users more options to create stereo effects.

iZotope said the technology is from its mastering software Ozone 9. The free software adds a new “Stereoize II” mode. Rebuilt with immersive, fluid visuals, full resizability and new processing, the new version of Ozone Imager allows users to easily shape tracks in stereo to add natural width to vocals and synths or create narrow sources to focus bass and drums.

It allows users to control the width of any track, making super-wide sounds, or creating narrow mono-like sources. The software can take pianos, synths and cymbals to fill up a stereo image or tighten up low end by narrowing bass and kick.

The new version of Ozone Imager adds another way to turn mono tracks into stereo. Use the new “Stereoize II” mode for more transparent, surgical widening without phase issues or artifacts. This works well for percussive sounds. The classic “Stereoize I” mode is used for a creative, colorful stereo effect on synths, vocals or guitars.

Avoid unbalanced or washy results with multiple metering options that can identify if the mix is too wide, too narrow or out of phase. It is now updated with smoother visualizations and full resizability.

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