Preset System

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Overview

Ozone Elements features a preset manager that allows you to quickly and easily work with presets.

Factory Content

Ozone’s global Factory presets are organized into the following folders:

  • ALL PURPOSE MASTERING
  • GENRE-SPECIFIC MASTERING
  • INSTRUMENTS AND BUSSES

General Functions

Loading Presets

You can select and audition any preset by simply clicking on the name in the list. This will activate the relevant selected Ozone modules, and you will hear the effect of the preset when you play back your audio. You can easily compare several different presets just by picking a different name on the list.

Renaming Presets

In the Preset Manager you can double click on a preset to edit its name.

Show at Startup

This allows you to set whether or not the preset manager will open automatically when starting Ozone.

Preset Manager: Show at startup

By default the preset manager will open automatically at startup. If you do not wish for this to occur, uncheck the “show at startup” box at the bottom of the presets window.

Default State

Loads the Factory default state or your custom default preset.

Working Settings

If you modify a preset’s settings, then these modified settings become your “Working Settings.” Your Working Settings will always be at the top of the preset list within the preset manager. This allows you to freely preview and compare different preset options. When you are done, you can return to your Working Settings by selecting the item at the top of the Preset Manager labeled “”.

Controls

Add

Clicking this button adds the current Ozone settings as a new preset. You can type a name and optionally add comments for the preset.

Special characters in Preset Names

  • Some characters such as * or / cannot be used as preset names. If you try to type these characters in the name they will be ignored.
  • This is because presets are stored as xml les (for easy backup and transferring). Their file names are the same as the name you give the preset (for easy reference) and therefore characters that are not allowed in Windows file names are not allowed in preset names.

Delete

To permanently delete a preset, select the preset from the list and click the Delete button.

New

Click this button to create a new folder. The New Folder option allows you to easily add custom named folders to the Ozone preset manager.

Change

Click this button to change the location of where the presets are stored on your computer. See next section for details.

Save

When you click the Save button, your current settings are assigned to the selected (highlighted) preset.

This is useful for selecting a preset, tweaking it, then coming back to the preset system and clicking “Save” to save your changes to the existing preset.

Save & preset dirty state flag ( * )

  • The save function will only appear after a preset is adjusted, and the asterisk ( * ) flag appears in the preset title. The save button will overwrite this preset with the new settings.
  • When you change any of the original settings within a preset you will see an asterisk ( * ) added to the beginning of the preset’s name. This means that the preset has been altered.
  • If you want to keep these settings you need to “Add” a new preset or “Save” the existing preset in the Preset Manager.

Close

The Close button simply closes the Preset Manager window. Note: You cannot “Cancel” an update of a preset. That is, adding, removing, and updating presets are done “in place” and are not reverted when you close the preset system dialog.

Change Folder

It is not necessary to store all of your presets in the default folder(s). You can create custom folders of presets for di erent projects, archive presets, etc. To change the folder that Ozone looks to for presets, click the Change button in the Preset Manager, then browse to the folder that contains the presets you want to use.

Where are Ozone presets saved to on disk?

  • By default, the data files for the presets are stored in a folder located at the following locations:
    • Windows: C:\Users\userName\Documents\iZotope\Ozone 8 Elements\Presets
    • Mac: Users/userName/Documents/iZotope/Ozone 8 Elements/Presets/

Custom Default

You can set your current settings as the default state by right-clicking on and selecting “Set current state as”. If you have an existing preset that you would like to use as the default state, you can right-click on that preset’s name and select “Set ‘Preset Name’ as”. To revert the default state to factory settings, right-click on any preset and select “Reset to factory default”. The application and plug-ins all have unique custom default settings and need to be set individually.

Module Preset System

The module preset system works in a similar way to the global preset system but with a simplified interface that is more tailored to working with individual modules.

Module presets allow you to easily save and load settings in individual modules without affecting the settings in other modules in the signal chain.

Opening the Module Preset System

The Module Preset system is easily accessible from the Ozone signal chain. Clicking on the button directly above a module’s Solo button will open the Module Preset window.

Loading Module Presets

Selecting a preset in the list will load their settings and related comments will be displayed in the bottom of the module preset window.

Saving Module Presets

To add a new module preset that includes a module’s current settings, click the “Add” button. After clicking “Add” you will be prompted to name the preset, once you are happy with the name, hit Enter or Return to save the name.

You can modify a preset comment by clicking on the text in the comment area, typing in the comment and hitting Return or Enter to save the new comment.

Updating Module Presets

The Module Preset system does not include the update functionality that the global preset manager has. In order to save changes to a module preset, you will need to add a new preset rather than simply updating an existing one.

Deleting Module Presets

To delete existing module preset files, select them in the module preset window and click on the “Delete” button. You will be prompted after attempting to delete a preset, select ‘Yes’ to delete and ‘No’ to cancel. Note that using the Delete button in the preset manager will remove that preset from your preset folder on disk and move it to the Trash/Recycle Bin for permanent deletion.

Changing the Module Presets Folder

Like the Global Preset System, the Module Preset system allows you to specify where module presets are stored on your hard disk. Simply open the Module Preset menu and click the Change Folder button. A file window will open in which you may specify the location of module preset files.

By default, each module’s presets are stored in a folder located at the following locations:

  • Windows Module Preset file paths:
    • C:\Users\userName\Documents\iZotope\Ozone 8 Elements\Presets\EQ Presets
    • C:\Users\userName\Documents\iZotope\Ozone 8 Elements\Presets\Imager Presets
    • C:\Users\userName\Documents\iZotope\Ozone 8 Elements\Presets\Maximizer Presets
  • OS X Module Preset file paths:
    • Users/userName/Documents/iZotope/Ozone 8 Elements/Presets/EQ Presets
    • Users/userName/Documents/iZotope/Ozone 8 Elements/Presets/Imager Presets
    • Users/userName/Documents/iZotope/Ozone 8 Elements/Presets/Maximizer Presets