iZotope Ozone 11 EQ became part of the free Native Instruments Komplete Start collection
Ozone 11 Mastering EQ is an equalizer module used in the previously released iZotope Ozone 11 paid mastering toolkit. Processing is distinguished by several operating modes, a simple interface and the neutral nature of the changes made.
The equalizer is equipped with a Transient/Sustain operating mode, which allows you to equalize transients or sustain separately from the main signal. According to the developers, this feature significantly expands the available ways to interact with the signal and provides more precise sound tuning.
Other features of the plugin include the Delta function, which shows the differences between the processed and original signal, and the Gain Match option for adjusting the signal level relative to the commercial source. The equalizer can also work with the phase of the signal, changing the response and delay.
According to Native Instruments, the inclusion of iZotope Ozone 11 EQ as part of the Komplete Start kit should increase the kit’s appeal to users. The merger of iZotope and Native Instruments into one company also played an important role in the emergence of the equalizer.
Some publications suggested that the distribution of the collection and equalizer is timed to coincide with the annual discount season, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Both companies did not comment on this information: neither Native Instruments nor iZotope specified whether the collection and equalizer will be free forever or will switch to a paid distribution model again after some time.
The Native Instruments Komplete Start bundle is free and is a collection of selected content from the full version of the Komplete bundle. The free version includes virtual instruments, libraries, samples and plugins that will be useful to musicians at the beginning of their musical journey.
To download the kit and equalizer, you need to register on the Native Instruments website, and then visit the Komplete Start page, where the Free Download button is located. To download the set, the Native Access launcher will be installed on the system, authorization in which will show a list of content available to the user.
The set’s plugins, as well as the Ozone 11 EQ equalizer, are distributed in VST3, AU and AAX formats. The development is compatible with operating systems Windows 10 and later, macOS 10.15 and later (Intel/Apple). You can get more details about the Komplete Start collection and the iZotope Ozone 11 EQ equalizer included in it, and download the library on the official Native Instruments website .