??!But I nevertheless don't believe, that an (average) hobby musician will ever buy Ozone for that price.
So it must be intented for another sort of customers, right?
You're kidding, right?
For the price it's a very good deal, whether you like what it does or not...personally I don't much like Ozone, but I still think it's a great price, and provides excellent value to any even minor hobbyists who decide to use it. You think it's priced at the pros?...Jeez, you should go shop in a studio supplies place and see the price of hardware my man...I think you'll be in for a re-evaluation of your price ethics.
Someone said it's $250 nowadays? That'd maybe buy you a decent set of looms if you're lucky - It certainly wouldn't buy you a single FX unit that is aimed at the pros, and Ozone provides several FX units as part of the package. If you want to buy pro-rated Eq, reverb, limiter/compressor, enhancer...you'd spend more like $5000 and plenty more than that depending on what you're after. And if you're after s/w...then go and check out the price of TDM plugins and the complete package of the best DSP card with the complete set of the best plugins to go with it. In fact you'll probably have to buy more than 1 DSP card to get the best collection of mastering plugins, because not one card has all of the best. And if you want native, then check out Waves.
Seriously, do some people consider $250 expensive for something that can get them pro results if they use it properly?
I must be getting old or something