Intelligent signal processing, spectral shaping, and Tonal Balance control are just a few of the new features you’ll find on iZotope’s latest evolution of Ozone mastering software. Master Assistant borrows technology shared with Neutron (Track Assistant) to ‘intelligently’ guide your mastering decisions by suggesting targets, signal chain and processor settings. The Tonal Balance Control communicates with all instances of Ozone so you can shape up a balanced master track. Not only does Ozone 8 talk to other instances of itself, it also communicates with Neutron 2 EQ modules as well. The first version of Neutron had this cross-talking capability which helped when clearing problem areas where frequencies collided between two instruments. Now both Ozone and Neutron work together to help you fix mix issues during mastering. Along with an updated GUI, Ozone’s new track referencing feature compares your master reference tracks directly within any instance of itself in plug-in or standalone mode.