iZotope Ozone 7 includes new features relating to emulating vintage audio hardware, as well as a new codec previewer.
The software's functionality (i.e. audio mastering) works very well and does not seem to have any problems.
What does not
The installer fails if you run it from outside the virtual C drive folder (it will try to install to Z drive and fail).
The software cannot be activated without Windows's crypt32. This seems to be due to an unimplemented function relating to cryptography (PFXImportCertStore) in the crypt32 module. This happens with both online and offline activation.
With CSMT off, GUI seems to bring very slightly higher CPU usage than on Windows. However if CSMT is enabled, CPU usage becomes abnormally high (from around 25% to as high as 53%) from just having the software open. The abnormally high CPU usage stops when the GUI is closed when used as a VST plugin.
Moving the installer executable into Wine's virtual C drive folder fixes the installer issue.
iZotope Ozone 7 can be activated after installing Windows' native crypt32 (easily done using Winetricks).
What was not tested
Everything was tested.
If you want the installation path to be where it installs on Windows by default, make sure Custom installation is selected and the program installation path is set to "C:/Program Files (x86)/iZotope/Ozone 7/" (leave VST folders at defaults).
|Elementary OS Loki
|Sep 30 2017
|No, but has workaround