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The Press Desk 2nd September 2020 12:57 PM

iZotope Releases RX 8 and Announces Updates to Flagship Suites
 
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iZotope Releases RX 8 and Announces Updates to Flagship Suites

New Versions of RX and RX Post Production Suite Launch, while Music Production Suite 4 is Coming Soon

iZotope Inc., Cambridge, MA (September 2, 2020) – iZotope Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, has released RX 8, the latest update to its flagship audio repair and enhancement software, as well as launched RX Post Production Suite 5. Additionally, iZotope announced that Music Production Suite 4 will be coming this fall.

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 & Improved Features:

NEW - Spectral Recovery (Advanced Only) - Restores frequencies above 4 kHz, turning bandwidth-limited audio into clear, articulate recordings.

NEW - Wow & Flutter (Advanced Only) - Corrects pitch variations and fluctuations associated with tape, vinyl and optical transfers. Use Wow to fix longer, sustained pitch drift, and Flutter to correct pitch variances that occur at faster rates.

NEW - Loudness Control (Advanced and Standard) - Instantly load preset loudness targets and conform production audio to broadcast requirements in seconds, and monitor levels using the built-in numeric and history plot readouts for integrated, short-term, and momentary loudness.

NEW - Guitar De-noise (Advanced and Standard) - Allows refining to 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.

NEW - 32 Audio Tab Limit (All Versions) - RX 8 doubles the previous 16-tab limit, now allowing users to view and edit up to 32 files within RX Audio Editor.

NEW - Horizontal Scrolling (All Versions) - Horizontal scrolling is now built into the intuitive Spectrogram Display. Use the scroll gesture on a trackpad or mouse to scroll through your audio across the X-axis for lightning fast edits.

IMPROVED - Music Rebalance (Advanced and Standard) - 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.

IMPROVED - Batch Processor (Advanced and Standard) - Process many files at a time, view pertinent metadata in your audio, then apply a full series of processors with Module Chain.

IMPROVED - De-Hum (All Versions) - Now features independent frequency reduction bands, and a redesigned, intuitive interface.

“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,” said 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 release 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 Pricing & Availability
RX 8 is now available at www.izotope.com and select retailers
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)



msmucr 2nd September 2020 12:58 PM

iZotope RX 8 was released
 
New RX version 8 was released by iZotope

News:

all RX editions
- RX 8 De-hum overhaul
- New 32-tab limit for Audio Tabs (from previous 16)
- Horizontal scrolling in editor using gestures (Touchpads)

RX Standard and Advanced
- RX 8 Guitar De-noise
- RX 8 Loudness Control
- Batch Processor
- Music Rebalance 2.0

RX Advanced
- RX 8 Spectral Recovery module
- RX 8 Wow & Flutter module

Full details and demo videos:
https://www.izotope.com/en/learn/whats-new-in-rx-8.html

Intro prices for new users:
RX 8 Advanced - $999 (full $1,199)
RX 8 Standard - $299 (full $399)
RX 8 Elements - $99 (full $129)

Michal

DSK 2nd September 2020 01:21 PM

I saw this video earlier today, tbh was waiting for a proper Press Desk announcement thread on this one


DSK 2nd September 2020 01:27 PM

Some more marketing material and some presets:
Michael Braurer Presets




lumcas 2nd September 2020 03:39 PM

ARA2? Guess not. Also I expected something like Acon DeFilter, which is much more capable than the Spectral Recovery module. Honestly, I'm a bit underwhelmed after 2 years it took since RX 7 release. Have to check out all the improvements in the existing modules... First impression - iZotope plays it very, very safe this time.

djwaxxy 2nd September 2020 03:52 PM

I thought isotope were going to drop a update or two because they’ve been heavily discounting there products lately.
Ozone update shouldn’t be too far away now and I’m hoping they have a new synth a updated break tweak or iris would be great.

Dazlermac 2nd September 2020 05:34 PM

Not sure about ozone - MPS 4 coming soon: https://www.izotope.com/en/lp/music-...AaAoouEALw_wcB

Neptune45 2nd September 2020 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Dazlermac (Post 14948129)
Not sure about ozone - MPS 4 coming soon: https://www.izotope.com/en/lp/music-...AaAoouEALw_wcB

Indeed so one wonders whether it might be better to wait and update the MPS3.1 to MPS4 rather than update piecemeal which would probably end up costing more...(That's if you are on Standard, not RX Advanced).

baslotto 2nd September 2020 05:52 PM

I’ll wait till after the introductory price. It will be cheaper as usual with iZotope.

Dazlermac 2nd September 2020 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Neptune45 (Post 14948142)
Indeed so one wonders whether it might be better to wait and update the MPS3.1 to MPS4 rather than update piecemeal which would probably end up costing more...(That's if you are on Standard, not RX Advanced).

I think waiting for MPS 4 is the way to go. However, I still can’t work out the cadence to their releases - especially when I’ve multiple packages.

b0se 2nd September 2020 06:05 PM

Wait until Black Friday.

jm2c 2nd September 2020 07:53 PM

I'm not seeing upgrade offers for owners of previous postproduction suite?? confoosed

Aint no way I'm paying a full price considering my postproduction suite license is less than 6 months old..

baslotto 2nd September 2020 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by jm2c (Post 14948424)
I'm not seeing upgrade offers for owners of previous postproduction suite?? confoosed

Aint no way I'm paying a full price considering my postproduction suite license is less than 6 months old..

Check your account @iZotope.com, log in, you’ll see “My Loyalty Offers”.

Ignore all of them, wait till Black Friday, log into audiodeluxe.com and click on the same offers, they’ll be cheaper, probably a lot cheaper.

nott 2nd September 2020 09:04 PM

Audiodeluxe and EU
 
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Ok - that‘s bad...
Will wait to buy from a local seller

Funkybot 2nd September 2020 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by baslotto (Post 14948505)
Check your account @iZotope.com, log in, you’ll see “My Loyalty Offers”.

Ignore all of them, wait till Black Friday, log into audiodeluxe.com and click on the same offers, they’ll be cheaper, probably a lot cheaper.

The "My Loyalty Offers" section has never actually showed me as qualifying for any offers even though it should. The site says to contact support, but I just buy from third-parties anyway for the same reasons mentioned above.

baslotto 2nd September 2020 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Funkybot (Post 14948603)
The "My Loyalty Offers" section has never actually showed me as qualifying for any offers even though it should. The site says to contact support, but I just buy from third-parties anyway for the same reasons mentioned above.

Just a shot in the dark here, you might need to register your products? There’s a tab on their website that says “register your products”, just put your serial numbers, should be pretty straight forward. Hope this helps

Funkybot 2nd September 2020 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by baslotto (Post 14948635)
Just a shot in the dark here, you might need to register your products? There’s a tab on their website that says “register your products”, just put your serial numbers, should be pretty straight forward. Hope this helps

Yeah, they're registered. Invoices show up too. Just no special offers. Not a big deal. When I buy, I wait for a sale and go to a third-party anyway.

Jim Rosebrook 2nd September 2020 10:49 PM

Music Production Suite 4 will also include an unnamed new plugin...

From their splash page on MPS 4: "A BRAND NEW plug-in joins the iZotope family to help you easily create space and depth without muddying your mixes."

Neptune45 2nd September 2020 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baslotto (Post 14948505)
Check your account @iZotope.com, log in, you’ll see “My Loyalty Offers”.

Ignore all of them, wait till Black Friday, log into audiodeluxe.com and click on the same offers, they’ll be cheaper, probably a lot cheaper.

AudioDeluxe is all ready same price as Izotope's Loyalty Offers lol.

baslotto 3rd September 2020 12:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neptune45 (Post 14948852)
AudioDeluxe is all ready same price as Izotope's Loyalty Offers lol.

LOL! Check again =D try putting something in your cart (no need to actually buy it)

sweetmojo 3rd September 2020 12:34 AM

$299 upgrade price for previous owners of any RX product at Audiodeluxe. Same as Loyalty. But at audiodeluxe with their coupon you get $30 additional off which take it to $268!! Ridiculously expensive for an upgrade IMHO (especially for RX7 owners).

Neptune45 3rd September 2020 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by sweetmojo (Post 14948941)
$299 upgrade price for previous owners of any RX product at Audiodeluxe. Same as Loyalty. But at audiodeluxe with their coupon you get $30 additional off which take it to $268!! Ridiculously expensive for an upgrade IMHO (especially for RX7 owners).

Are there many new algorithms in this one i.e. does it say anywhere in what way it improves significantly over RX7? I know there are more specific plugins like removal of Guitar noise etc.

Danielbest1 3rd September 2020 06:29 AM

2 years since RX7... was waiting for ARA2...

I really don't see the reason to upgrade from 7.

Daniel.

djrustycans 3rd September 2020 07:31 AM

Only bought RX7 Standard in June so won’t be upgrading at that price 😞

alibling 3rd September 2020 08:46 AM

I have the Acon Digital Acoustica bundle (what includes the Restoration Bundle). Have to test it against each other. Somebody have an opinion on the 2?

b0se 3rd September 2020 10:18 AM

RX7 here too and agree, not worth the upgrade cost.

mutetourettes 3rd September 2020 10:18 AM

has anything from RX7 advanced gone down into RX8 standard?

dgc4rter 3rd September 2020 11:04 AM

Another not convinced this is worth the upgrade price. Just upgraded Spectralayers to v7 so, quite happy to wait until Izotope have a decent sale on this which they will inevitably do.

bmanic 3rd September 2020 11:06 AM

Still on RX6 Advanced and still boycotting iZotope. I absolutely loathe their update policy where they refuse to fix usability issues but instead just release new major versions and try to milk their customers on update fees. They also don't answer emails or suggestions for improvements.. so yeah. No go for me.

LOL at the new "allow more than 16 tabs" as a "new improved feature". Been asking for better multitab handling since forever (RX3 or 4?). Guess we'll get 64 tabs next update. Still no proper manager for handling tons of files. Why can't they just combine the batch process list view with easy double-click to jump to individual file edit. So many improvements could be done for the UI in general.

Luckily we have Acon Digital who is actually a responsive developer with much better prices and their latest version of audio restoration is nearly on par with iZotope.

Cabirio 3rd September 2020 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by sweetmojo (Post 14948941)
$299 upgrade price for previous owners of any RX product at Audiodeluxe. Same as Loyalty. But at audiodeluxe with their coupon you get $30 additional off which take it to $268!! Ridiculously expensive for an upgrade IMHO (especially for RX7 owners).

Is that for Advanced? For Standard 7 to 8 I see $149 in my account...