Audio production specialist, iZotope, has announced the impending release of RX 5 Audio Editor featuring groundbreaking improvements that cement RX’s legacy as one of the industry standard applications for repairing and enhancing production audio. The new application introduces important workflow enhancements, smart default settings, instant audio fixes, and tighter integration with Avid Pro Tools in order to make repetitive editing tasks remarkably more efficient.
According to the Cambridge-based company, the new RX 5 Audio Editor and RX 5 Advanced Audio Editor “efficiently repair and enhance common problematic production audio while speeding up workflows that currently require either multiple manual editing passes, or a non-intuitive collection of tools from different vendors.”
RX 5's new Instant Process tool lets editors “paint out” unwanted sonic elements directly on the spectral display with a single mouse gesture. The new Module Chain allows users to define a custom chain of processing (e.g. De-click, De-noise, De-reverb, EQ Match, Leveler, Normalize) and then save that chain as a preset so that multiple processes can be recalled and applied in a single click for repetitive tasks.
For even faster workflows between Pro Tools and RX 5, RX Connect has been enhanced to support individual Pro Tools clips and crossfades with any associated handles so that processed audio returns “in place” to the Pro Tools timeline, maintaining complete editing control.
In RX 5 Advanced, a new De-plosive module has been developed to minimize plosives from letters such as p, t, k, and b, in which strong blasts of air create a massive pressure change at the microphone element, impairing the sound. In addition, the Leveler module has been enhanced with breath and ‘ess’ (sibilance) detection for increased accuracy when performing faster than real-time leveling. Likewise, new enhancements for the Ambience Match module improve accuracy for creating noise profiles when matching background noise to mask edit points. Ambience Match is now also available as AudioSuite plug-in for constructing consistent ambience beds under constructed sentences and ADR lines directly from within Pro Tools and Media Composer.
“Our users have helped make RX the industry standard in audio post production. This evolution to the RX Post Production Suite is just the start of our continued journey into building the award-winning, workflow-enhancing tools our users dream of as they seek to deliver the best-sounding audio they can under increasingly tight and oppressive deadlines,” says Matt Hines, Audio Post Product Manager for iZotope.
Both RX 5 Audio Editor and RX 5 Advanced Audio Editor can be used as a standalone audio editor, as a standalone audio editor connected to a host DAW application, or as a plug-in. Supported plug-in formats include AU, VST, VST 3, AAX, RTAS and AudioSuite. RX 5 and RX 5 Advanced will be released on October 7 but in the meantime, iZotope will promote special discounts on RX 4 with the promise of a free upgrade to RX 5 upon release. In addition, anyone who purchased RX 4 or RX 4 Advanced since August 8, 2015, will also a receive a free upgrade to their respective version when it is released.
iZotope RX Post Production Suite
At IBC 2015, iZotope also announced the new RX Post Production Suite which includes audio repair, mixing enhancement, and final delivery solutions, combining RX Audio Editor, RX Final Mix, RX Loudness Control, Insight, free 1 year access pass for Groove3 online tutorials and 50 free sound effects from Pro Sound Effects.
Anyone who purchases the RX Post Production Suite during the promotional period will receive RX 4 Advanced immediately, and will be given RX 5 Advanced Audio Editor when it is released.
The RX Post Production Suite is available now at the special promotional price of $1,299 USD / €1,189 EUR (instead of the regular price of $1,499 / €1,369) and will automatically include a free upgrade to RX 5 Advanced on October 7, 2015.