I have to agree that the pro version is not the way to go. Maybe it's right for somebody, but it does seem crazy pricey and sort of a "wha?". But I am STOKED to see a new version of OZONE
The standard plugin is only a couple hundred bux (only) which is a killer value.
As you mentioned for home recording "bedroom mastering" it's really hard to beat what this one plugin brings to the table. If folks are mastering for release, they should send their tracks to you to be honest. If not you personally, a mastering engineer they know and trust. But for demos, song work, etc., things not intended for a "Hard Launch" where there is little or no budget, this thing RAWKS!
QUOTE (tonymiro @ Nov 11 2011, 04:03 AM)
I have to say that personally I would not use the 'extras' in the advanced/pro in a routine mastering session.
Most just aren't suitable for routine mastering with the exception of the EQ and dither. Personally we have better EQs anyway and a range of dithers and even if we didn't you can get better for less than the package price. Dynamics - rarely use a multiband as broadband is more than good enough and less likely to screw up the mix. Rarely need to add/change reverb, virtuallly never use maximisers/exciters and if you need to adjust the stereo image you can do it with standard tools. Vector scopes, spectrum analysers, meters and so on - learn to listen to what you are doing rather than watch some scope on a screen. So even at the special introductory offer price I just don't think it's worth it for anyone interested in mastering.
The whole marketing of this as 'Pro' mastering suite is
. $600-$1000 would buy you a lot
of professional mastering. $200 for the normal version may be ok for someone doing bedroom 'mastering' and wants to learn something but that is about it IMHO.