iZotope Releases New RX 7 Audio Repair and Enhancement Software

September 14 2018, 01:10
iZotope released updates to its RX family of audio repair and enhancement software. The seventh generation of RX builds on years of extensive research in digital signal processing and machine learning, introducing new features like Music Rebalance and Repair Assistant that open up creative possibilities in music production, and new dialogue capabilities, comprehensive metering, multichannel support, and workflow enhancements for audio post. Where RX 7 Advanced and the RX Post Production Suite focus on the needs of audio post professionals, RX 7 Standard and RX Elements solve common (and uncommon) audio issues faced by musicians.

RX 7 Standard Key Features
The updates in version 7 represent the latest advances in iZotope’s assistive audio technology, helping musicians speed past mundane tasks so they can focus on creative work. Highlights include:

Repair Assistant - This industry-first intelligent repair tool analyzes audio to detect noise, clipping, clicks, and more, then offers three processing suggestions at three different intensities to help make fixes faster than ever.

Music Rebalance - Using an algorithm trained with machine learning, Music Rebalance performs source separation by intelligently identifying vocals, bass, percussion, and other instruments. A user can then individually enhance elements of a stereo audio track, making it possible to adjust a mix without multitracks.

Remove/Isolate Vocals - Create instrumental versions of songs by removing the vocal elements, or isolate the vocal to prepare a remix without having access to individual tracks or stems.

RX Elements Key Feature
RX Elements has also been updated with a streamlined version of Repair Assistant, offering a single repair suggestion with a choice of three intensity levels.

“With so many of us at iZotope musicians ourselves, we know too well how wrestling with audio problems can ruin a creative moment,” comments Gerry Caron, iZotope’s Chief Product Officer. “With features like Repair Assistant, we’re removing that friction in the creative process—providing tools and insight to solve your problems without sacrificing the flexibility you need to make your own creative decisions.”      

RX Post Production Suite 3
iZotope also released RX Post Production Suite 3, the flagship of the RX family product line of software. This refreshed collection provides solutions across the full spectrum of audio post production, from dialogue editing to mixing to delivery for film, TV, and other new media.

RX Post Production Suite 3 includes two brand-new product updates, RX 7 Advanced and Insight 2, as well as Neutron 2 Advanced, RX Loudness Control, and bonus content from Pro Sound Effects and Groove3.

RX 7 Advanced Key Features
The seventh generation of RX Advanced, iZotope’s industry standard audio repair and editing suite, builds on years of extensive research in digital signal processing and machine learning. This update supplies the audio post community with deeper control over dialogue and speedy workflow enhancements. Highlights include:

Dialogue Contour - reshape the intonation of dialogue to rescue or improve a performance, powered by pitch correction that is tailored to speech and designed to adjust the inflection of words within a phrase.

Dialogue De-reverb - reduce or remove unwanted reverb from dialogue clips using an algorithm trained with machine learning and optimized to separate spoken dialogue from reverberant signal content.

Pro Tools AudioSuite plug-ins - save time when fixing production audio by staying within Pro Tools and using new AudioSuite plug-ins to access features like De-Rustle and Dialogue Isolate.

Multi-channel support - tackle audio issues that appear in any or every surround channel effortlessly up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2.

Insight 2 Key Features
In the time since iZotope’s audio metering and analysis plug-in, Insight, first launched, surround sound has prompted new channel standards for film and TV, broadcast loudness targets have changed, and entirely new systems of measuring audio have been developed. Insight 2 has been completely overhauled to provide thoroughly modern metering. Highlights include:

New Intelligibility Meter - get a clearer picture of how an audience will experience the dialogue—powerful DSP measures the intelligibility of dialogue compared to the rest of the mix to ensure that the dialogue level can be clearly heard in different listening environments. 

A new look - resize and customize the new user interface, redesigned to be easier to read at a glance

Multichannel support - analyze audio in surround sound up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2.

Global loudness standard support - set loudness targets for latest standards including EBU R128, BS.1770-1, BS.1770-2/3/4, ATSC A/85, and OP-59.

“As the industry shifts towards digital, streaming platforms, we hear loud and clear how audio post deadlines are even shorter and turnarounds are even faster,” comments Gerry Caron, iZotope’s Chief Product Officer. “Our focus is to innovate in ways that relieve that pressure—designing features that make the impossible possible and minimize the mundane aspects of the job. When we free up time for creative people to focus more fully on the creative aspects of their work, we know we’ve done our job.”      

Availability & Pricing
RX 7 Standard, RX Elements, RX Post Production Suite 3, RX 7 Advanced, and Insight 2 are all now available at www.izotope.com/rx and select retailers.

All new products are on sale now through October 31, 2018. Pricing details for new users and upgrades can be found at www.izotope.com/rxpricing. Owners of previous versions of RX can find their upgrade coupons in their iZotope account.
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