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iZotope RX 8 Standard

Audio Repair and Separation for Music and Post Production

Used on countless albums, movies, and TV shows to restore damaged, noisy audio to pristine condition, RX is a post-production powerhouse. With version 8, RX brings more power and intelligent processors for music and post than ever before. Visually identify and repair problems with the standalone RX Audio Editor application, or use the real-time plug-ins in your favorite DAW or NLE.

In addition to industry-leading repair tools for post, RX 8 Standard introduces groundbreaking new features for music production. Use Guitar De-noise to manage aspects of guitar performance like amplifier hum and interference, fret squeaks, and pick attacks—resulting in a clean, controlled recording. Leverage the improved source separation tech of Music Rebalance to mix musical elements of a stereo audio file independently, or automatically create individual stems for more nuanced mixing and processing. Prepare your production audio for broadcast at optimal loudness with an all-new Loudness Control module. Whether you’re cleaning up musical performances, performing last-minute mix edits, or preparing your audio for delivery, RX 8 Standard gives you the tools to get it done in record time.

Perfect for music and smaller post production studios and home environments

  • Includes everything in RX Elements
  • NEW! Quickly remove amp hum, squeaks, fret noise, and other guitar issues with Guitar De-noise
  • IMPROVED! Isolate and remove vocals or rebalance mix elements with Music Rebalance
  • NEW! Prepare your processed files for delivery with Loudness Control
  • IMPROVED! Process multiple files or folders more efficiently with Batch Processor
  • Use Repair Assistant with access to even more processing modules
  • Independently adjust time and pitch with Variable Time and Variable Pitch
  • Eliminate noise issues with the magic of Spectral Repair
  • Remove instrument, click-track, or vocal bleed with the De-bleed module
  • Easily fix vocal issues like sibilance, plosives, breaths, and mouth clicks
  • Instantly repair multiple files at once with Composite View
  • 28 modules, 14 plug-ins, and much more

Rebalance or isolation the musical elements of a mix

Are the vocals too quiet or the drums too loud? Can’t find the original stems to your song? With Music Rebalance, no mix is “final.” Using an algorithm trained with machine learning, Music Rebalance can intelligently identify vocals, bass, percussion, and other instruments and allows you to individually enhance or isolate elements of an audio track, making remastering without multitracks possible. Isolate or remove vocals from your song, or for more problematic mixes, separate each musical element into separate stems for individual processing.

Refine your guitar recordings for clean, authentic performances

As one of the most pervasive instruments in modern music, a clean, articulate guitar track is pivotal to a high-quality music production. RX 8 Standard introduces Guitar De-noise, a quick and easy way to manage guitar-produced sounds that can interfere with your mix when affected with limiting or compression. Reduce the prominence of electrical amplifier noise and hum, fret squeaks and pick attacks to clarify your guitar recordings—without removing the all-important human performance element.

Finalize your audio levels for delivery

Loudness is more important than ever in the age of streaming media and remote podcasting. That’s why RX 8 includes an all-new Loudness Control module. With preset targets for virtually every current broadcast loudness standard, a Loudness Gate that prevents periods of silence from skewing your loudness readings, and numeric and histogram displays for integrated, short-term, and momentary loudness (and more), your music, film, television, and podcast audio is sure to be clear, intelligible, and appropriately loud.

 

RX 8 Standard: Features

Guitar De-noise [Standard + Advanced Only] NEW

Brand new to RX 8 Standard, Guitar De-noise allows you to refine your guitar recordings for maximum clarity in seconds. Manage sounds that can unintentionally be emphasized by the effect of compression or limiting, like electrical amp noise and interference, distracting fret or string squeaks, and harsh pick attacks. With intuitive sliders for sensitivity and gain reduction, polishing guitar performances for intelligibility and authenticity has never been easier.

Music Rebalance NEW

Music Rebalance intelligently identifies vocals, bass, percussion, and other instruments in a mix for independent gain adjustment—and it’s now stronger than ever. With improved source separation algorithms and the ability to generate stems from a stereo recording, you 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. Also available as an AudioSuite plug-in for Pro Tools.

Loudness Control [Standard + Advanced Only] NEW

Prepare your recordings for final delivery with the detailed level readings and loudness management power of the all-new Loudness Control module. Instantly load preset loudness standard targets and conform your production audio to broadcast requirements in seconds, and monitor your levels using the built-in numeric and histogram readouts for integrated, short-term, and momentary loudness. Plus, resize the module to fit your display perfectly and suit your own unique workflow.

Batch Processor [Standard + Advanced Only] IMPROVED

Process several audio files in one pass with the newly overhauled Batch Processor. View pertinent metadata in your audio files prior to processing, then apply a full series of processors with Module Chain, now accessible from within the Batch Processor interface. At the end of it all, export your files in multiple file formats and bit depths for optimal efficiency and organization—perfect for refining hundreds of samples for custom-made sample libraries.

32 Audio Tab Limit NEW

Time is precious when editing audio in post. To help you tackle more work faster, RX 8 doubles the previous 16-tab limit, now allowing you to view and edit up to 32 files within RX Audio Editor, so you can cover more ground in less time with greater efficiency and in-app real estate.

Horizontal Scrolling NEW

You asked, and we listened: horizontal scrolling is now built into the intuitive Spectrogram Display. Use the scroll gesture on your trackpad or mouse with your cursor to scroll through your audio across the X-axis or lightning fast edits.

Repair Assistant

Representing the latest advances in iZotope’s assistive audio technology, Repair Assistant is a game-changing intelligent repair tool that can detect noise, clipping, clicks, and more. Solve common audio issues faster than ever, simply by selecting the type of material (music, dialogue, other) and letting RX 8 Standard analyze the audio. Repair Assistant then offers different processing suggestions to help give you the best result, as well as three different intensities (light, medium, or aggressive) for each. Review and audition different suggestions, hit render, and let Repair Assistant do the rest for you!

Quickly repair these common issues in just 3 clicks:

  • Noisy recordings
  • Mouth clicks and pops
  • Clipped or crackling audio
  • Distracting, low-end hum
  • Digital audio damage
  • …and more!

De-hum IMPROVED

Remove ground loop hum and line noise improved and detection and reduction algorithm featuring independent frequency reduction bands, and redesigned, intuitive interface.

Variable Time [Standard + Advanced Only]

Adjust the time stretch amount of an audio selection without altering its pitch.

Variable Pitch [Standard + Advanced Only]

Adjust the pitch of an audio selection while preserving the time and length.

De-bleed [Standard + Advanced Only]

Remove headphone bleed from an acoustic guitar track, click track bleed from a vocal take, and fix other signal bleed issues.

De-ess [Standard + Advanced Only]

Tame overly aggressive sibilance. The new Spectral De-ess mode transparently attenuates sibilance with iZotope’s Spectral Shaping technology.

Mouth De-click [Standard + Advanced Only]

Remove distracting mouth noise with the new low-latency Mouth De-click.

Spectral Repair [Standard + Advanced Only]

Visually paint away audio problems like ringing cell phones, birds, and squeaky bass drum pedals.

Voice De-noise

Fine-tuned for vocal application, reduce unwanted steady state or changing background noise like air conditioning, refrigerator hum, and amp hiss.

De-plosive [Standard + Advanced Only]

Transparently repair unwanted plosives with a single click.

Spectral De-noise [Standard + Advanced Only]

Attenuate amp buzz, tape hiss, and other unwanted steady state background noise.

De-click

Clean up vinyl clicks, soften up click-y bass guitars, and more. The new low-latency algorithm enables you to use De-click right within your DAW or NLE without introducing sync issues.

De-clip

Repair digital and analog clipping artifacts to restore distorted audio.

Composite View

Fix problems picked up by multiple microphones by editing multiple files at once.

 

RX 7 Comparison Chart

 RX ElementsRX StandardRX Advanced
 De-click*
De-clip*
De-hum*
Voice De-noise*
Music Rebalance** NEW
Breath Control*
De-bleed*
De-Crackle*
De-reverb*
De-plosive*
De-ess*
Interpolate
Mouth De-click*
Spectral De-noise*
Spectral Repair
RX Connect
RX Monitor
Dialogue Contour NEW
Dialogue De-reverb NEW
De-rustle** Improved
Dialogue Isolate** Improved
Ambience Match**
Center Extract
De-wind
Deconstruct
Third-party plug-in hosting
Batch Processor
Fade
Find Similar
Gain
Mixing
Module Chain
Module list filters
Normalize
Phase
Signal Generator
Spectrogram
Recording and monitoring
Variable Time NEW
Variable Pitch Improved
Dither
EQ
Resample
Composite View*
Instant Process
Azimuth
EQ Match
Leveler
Loudness
Surround Support
* = Available as an audio effect insert
** = Available as a Pro Tools AudioSuite

Operating Systems

  • Mac: OS X 10.13.6 (High Sierra) – macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Windows: 8 & 10

Plug-in Formats

  • AU, AAX, VST2, VST3. All plug-in formats are 64-bit only.

Supported Plug-in Hosts:

  • Pro Tools 12 – 2020, Logic Pro X, Live 9.7 – 10, Cubase 9.5 – 10.5, Nuendo 11, FL Studio 20, Studio One 4 – 5, REAPER 6, Audition CC, Premiere Pro CC

 

Version 7.0.1n released December 23, 2019

Changes to Operating System Support:

  • Added support for installation on macOS 10.15 (Catalina)

Version 7.01 released February 26, 2019

  • New “Prevent Clipping” export option: Predicts and prevents clipping when exporting to OGG & MP3 file formats in the RX Audio Editor.
  • Mouth De-click Processing Improvements: Improved Mouth De-click results for Japanese dialogue.
  • Improved processing time when using RX Connect for Direct Offline Processing in Nuendo.
  • Fixed file length discrepancies that could occur when encoding or decoding mp3 files.
  • Fixed erroneous clipping detection in the Repair Assistant module.
  • Improved offline processing time of the Spectral De-noise module.
  • Improved performance when processing multiple file tabs with Mouth De-click in the RX Audio Editor.
  • Improved processing quality in the Dialogue Isolate module.
  • Various bug fixes.

What’s new in version 6.1?

New Features/Enhancements

  • Added Filter Type to Voice De-noise module & plug-in.
  • Added multi-core processing for improved performance in:
    • De-ess module & plug-in. | Standard & Advanced
    • De-plosive module & plug-in. | Standard & Advanced
    • De-bleed module. | Standard & Advanced
    • De-wind module. | Advanced Only
  • Added processing time optimizations in the De-rustle and Dialogue Isolate modules. | Advanced Only
  • Added new Auto-blanking mode to the Dither module. | Standard & Advanced
  • Added Japanese translations to the RX 6 Help Documentation.
  • Added Playhead Follows Playback indicator to the RX Audio Editor Transport section.
  • Brought back the noise reduction curve Reset button in the Spectral De-noise module & plug-in. | Standard & Advanced
  • Improved contrast of selected tabs in the RX 6 Audio Editor.
  • Added keyboard accessibility support (tab focus) to the EQ module and main window in the RX 6 Audio Editor. | Standard & Advanced
  • Added support for Nuendo 8.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed incorrect mp3 bit rate value when exporting using the Batch Processor.
  • Fixed RX Connect workflow issues in Nuendo 8. | Standard & Advanced
  • Fixed installer and help documentation path issues.
  • Fixed potential instability when using De-plosive with high sensitivity values. | Standard & Advanced
  • Fixed potential distortion when processing with Digital EQ in Composite View. | Standard & Advanced
  • Various bug fixes.

What’s New in RX 6?

Breathtaking new tech

Thanks to machine learning and nearly two years of research, we solved some of the biggest issues in post production including low-end wind rumble, lavalier mic rustle, and voice isolation.

Microphone bleed removal

RX 6 includes a new De-bleed module that not only works on drums, but other acoustic instruments like piano, vocals, guitar, and more.

Dialogue & vocal repair

RX 6 now includes new repair tools designed specifically for dialogue and vocals including Mouth De-click, Breath Control, and the innovating new Spectral De-ess module.

Composite View

The RX 6 Audio Editor now allows you to bring in up to 16 individual audio tracks and edit them as if they were one, easily removing audio issues that appear across multiple microphones – a huge time saver.

Plus more!

RX 6 includes DSP improvements, fixes, UI enhancements, and even MP3 Export.

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