Americans iZotope have announced the update of the best-in-market spectral editor RX 8, designed for professional musicians, content creators, and broadcasters. IZotope has taken two years since version 7. As usual, the RX 8 is available in three versions (Elements, Standard, and Advanced), most of the new functions and updates are at least included in the Standard and Advanced versions.
In all three versions, you will find the revised De-hum, which removes annoying hum and humming from the recording even more intelligently. Horizontal scrolling lets you work faster with the restoration software, which is sure to please the users. And new color schemes are also available for you.
New features in the standard and advanced version:
First there is the improved Batch Processor, which now directly displays bit depth, sample rates or the playing time and can simultaneously export in several formats. Modules for processing can be arranged in any way, and the interface can also be scaled in size.
Guitar De-noise is specifically geared to the requirements for recording guitar tracks and “cleans” them in various “problem areas”. In the video, you can see a few before and after examples that demonstrate this quite well.
Music Rebalance now works even better and offers solo functions, automatic splitting into stems and improved algorithms. This is not only useful for balancing mixes afterwards, but also helps when creating edits or remixes.
Loudness Control offers an optimized control over the loudness of the project, depending on the application there are different requirements. With a single mouse click you should get the necessary results quickly.
The improved Composite View lets you edit up to 32 individual audio tracks in one swipe – previously only 16 were possible. Let’s see how many there will be in version 9.
Specification and prices:
iZotope RX 8 runs on macOS (10.13.6 or newer) as well as Windows 10. The plug-in are available as VST2, VST3, AU and AAX, only in 64 bit.
iZotope also announced RX Post Production Suite 5, which includes RX 8 Advanced, Dialogue Match, Neutron 3 Advanced, Nectar 3 (Melodyne 5 essential), Insight 2, RX Loudness Control, Relay, Symphony 3D and Stratus 3D, Tonal Balance Control 2, Annual access to Groove 3, and training videos.
Music Production Suite 4 will appear a little later and will consist of RX 8 Standard, Ozone 9 Advanced, Neutron 3 Advanced, Nectar 3 (Melodyne 5 essential), Insight 2, NIMBUS by Exponential Audio, Tonal Balance Control 2.
- RX 8 Elements: $99
- RX 8 Standard: $299
- RX 8 Advanced: $999
- RX Post Production Suite 5: $1499