Audio technology company iZotope, Inc. has unveiled its new RX Post Production Suite, a set of tools that enable professionals to edit, mix, and deliver their audio, as well as RX 5 Audio Editor, an update to the company’s RX platform.
The new RX Post Production Suite contains products aimed at each stage of the audio post production workflow including audio repair and editing, mix enhancement and final delivery. The RX Post Production Suite includes the RX 5 Advanced Audio Editor, RX Final Mix, RX Loudness Control, and Groove3, well as the customer’s choice of 50 free sound effects from Pro Sound Effects.
The new RX 5 Audio Editor and RX 5 Advanced Audio Editor are designed to 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 Pro Tools/RX 5 workflows, 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.
RX 5 Advanced also includes a new De-plosive module that minimizes 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 realtime leveling.