Now they’ve raised the bar once again with the release of RX 8; the newest version of the renowned audio editing software. With new modules like Guitar De-Noise and Spectral Recovery, and improved features like batch processing and horizontal scrolling, RX 8 gives you more control over your sound than ever before.
In this blog, we’ll explore all of the new features available in iZotope RX 8 and compare the different versions to help you decide which version is best for you.
Introducing iZotope RX 8
iZotope RX 8 software is available in three versions; RX 8 Advanced, RX 8 Standard, and RX Elements. Each version includes the basic RX Audio Editor standalone application, as well as the De-hum, De-click, De-clip, and Voice De-noise modules and plug-ins.
The Advanced and Standard editions include the new Guitar De-noise module, as well as improvements to a number of popular modules including Loudness Control, Music Rebalance and Batch Processor. RX 8 Advanced also features the new Spectral Recovery and Wow & Flutter modules, as well as full surround sound support for 7.1.2 systems.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the new and improved features in RX 8, and how they can help you sculpt the perfect sound.
Spectral Recovery (Advanced Only)
Available in RX 8 Advanced, the Spectral Recovery module is designed to enhance and repair recordings of real-time audio streams. Remote meetings, podcast interviews, and video calls are often heavily compressed and missing crucial high-end information. Spectral Recovery restores frequencies above 4 kHz, bringing clarity and intelligibility to dull, grainy recordings.
Wow & Flutter (Advanced Only)
Analog recordings are known for their unique and colorful sonic signature. However, over time, tape and vinyl records can warp and fade, causing pitch fluctuations in the recordings. The Wow & Flutter module eliminates pitch modulation at any intensity, instantly restoring damaged recordings, a must-have for crate-diggers and audio restoration specialists.
Loudness Control (Standard + Advanced Only)
For mastering engineers and post-production professionals, the new Loudness Control module in RX 8 Advanced and RX 8 Standard speeds up your workflow while preparing recordings for final delivery. Quickly load preset loudness standard targets to make sure your production stays on track. When mastering music, Loudness Control makes it easy to monitor your levels using meters for integrated, short-term, and momentary loudness. Plus, you can easily print out detailed level readings for film and TV projects.
Batch Processor (Standard + Advanced Only)
The new and improved Batch Processor module (available in RX 8 Advanced and RX 8 Standard) offers a number of new features, making it easier than ever to process multiple audio files in one pass. Instantly access the Module Chain from directly within the Batch Processor interface for quick and easy commands. You can even export your files in multiple file formats and bit depths, saving you time in the export and rendering stages.
32 Audio Tab Limit
All versions of RX 8 now offer up to 32 audio tabs, which is an upgrade from the previous 16-tab limit. Now you can streamline your workflow and multitask with lightning-speed. You can even view and edit files directly within the RX Audio Editor, saving you precious time and screen real-estate.
All versions of RX 8 will also include the highly requested Horizontal Scrolling feature, which is built into the intuitive Spectrogram Display. Use the scroll gesture on your trackpad or mouse to scroll through audio across the X-axis for quick and easy editing.
In addition to a number of new modules, several popular features received some serious upgrades in RX 8. The Music Rebalance module is now stronger than ever. Quickly identify and adjust vocals, bass, percussion, and other instruments levels in your mix. With improved source separation algorithms and the ability to generate stems from a stereo recording, you can quickly re-balance a mix, remove vocals for a remix, or even export new stems for further processing and mixing. Plus, Pro Tools users can now access the Music Rebalance module directly through the AudioSuite plug-in.
One of the most popular and essential tools in any workflow—the De-Hum Module—is also getting an upgrade in RX 8. With a fully redesigned interface, De-hum removes ground loop hum and line noise using improved detection and reduction algorithms featuring independent harmonic reduction bands for unparalleled precision.
With all of these powerful features packed into one versatile plug-in, iZotope RX 8 makes it easier than ever to sculpt and mold the perfect sound in any workflow.
iZotope RX 8 Comparison
With so many powerful processors to pick from, it can be tough to know which version of RX 8 is right for you. In addition to the modules listed above, each version also includes a number of classic modules, plug-ins and utility features. Here’s a quick breakdown of each version to help you decide.
RX 8 Advanced
Designed specifically for the demanding needs of post-production professionals, RX 8 Advanced continues to be the industry standard audio repair tool used on movies and TV shows. RX 8 Advanced offers a total of 24 modules, 14 plug-ins and 14 utilities.
RX 8 Standard
RX 8 Standard has been used on countless albums, movies, and TV shows to restore damaged, noisy audio. RX 8 Standard offers a total of 16 modules, 10 plug-ins and 18 utilities.
Perfect for small home studios, RX Elements is a budget-friendly noise reduction and audio repair tool powered by cutting-edge technology used in studios all over the world. RX 8 Elements offers a total of 4 modules, 4 plug-ins and 11 utilities.