RX, which has made audio repair easier for musicians and post professionals for over a decade, continues to be the industry-standard audio repair tool used on countless albums, movies, and TV shows to restore damaged, noisy audio to pristine condition. Its newest version is a complete toolkit for audio cleanup and restoration needs at any level, from content creators to music producers to post production professionals.
The two-time Engineering Emmy Award-winning RX Advanced now allows audio professionals greater audio fidelity, whether repairing streamed dialogue with new features like Spectral Recovery or correcting pitch modulation with Wow & Flutter. The Batch Processor and Loudness Control have also been revamped, saving users precious time when they are repairing or delivering audio files.
New RX 8 Standard features allow musicians to instantly adjust guitar recordings with Guitar De-noise, to rebalance their mix and create or isolate stems with the improved Music Rebalance, and to prep music for streaming with the updated Loudness Control. Both the standalone audio editor and the included plug-ins allow users to surgically fix audio problems and music performances with RX 8.
The new RX Elements is a budget-friendly noise reduction and audio repair tool for small home studios that need the basics. It includes a standalone audio editor with spectral editing as well as four essential, real-time noise reduction plug-ins to fix clipping, hums, clicks and other unwanted background noise, like amp hiss or air conditioner noise. Its Repair Assistant continues to use the digital signal processing in RX Elements to analyze your audio and provide solutions to common audio issues.
New and improved RX 8 features also include horizontal scrolling now built into the intuitive Spectrogram Display, allowing users to apply the scroll gesture on a trackpad or mouse to scroll through the audio across the X-axis for lightning fast edits. And users can easily re-animate a mix, make room for scene dialogue in post, remove or isolate vocals for a remix, or even create and export new stems for further processing and mixing, while the new Batch Processor (Advanced and Standard) now processes many files at a time, with pertinent metadata visualized in the audio. The De-Hum feature was also improved with a redesigned, intuitive interface in all software versions, now allowing independent frequency reduction bands.
"Since we first released our flagship RX product, additional years of research and innovation in machine learning have allowed us to continue to provide the industry with timely solutions to audio repair issues that were previously impossible," says iZotope Principal Product Manager Mike Rozett. "Our latest edition of RX continues this tradition with new features such as Spectral Recovery, Guitar De-noise and Wow & Flutter, all designed to help people solve the unsolvable in audio."
iZotope has also released RX Post Production Suite 5, which features its most powerful tools for post production, including RX 8 Advanced, Dialogue Match, Neutron 3 Advanced, Nectar 3 (with Melodyne 5 essential), Insight 2, RX Loudness Control, Relay, Symphony 3D and Stratus 3D by Exponential Audio, and Tonal Balance Control 2, plus a one year all-access pass to Groove 3, a video training tool.
In addition, Music Production Suite 4 will be released this fall, which will include RX 8 Standard, Ozone 9 Advanced, Neutron 3 Advanced, Nectar 3 (with Melodyne 5 essential), Insight 2, NIMBUS by Exponential Audio, and Tonal Balance Control 2. Those that have purchased Music Production Suite 3 after September 2, 2020 will receive a free upgrade to Music Production Suite 4.
RX 8 is now available at select retailers for the following prices:
RX 8 Elements: $99 introductory ($129 regular)
RX 8 Standard: $299 introductory ($399 regular)
RX 8 Advanced: $999 introductory ($1199 regular)
RX Post Production Suite 5: $1499 introductory ($1999 regular)