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iZotope’s RX noise-reduction software has received ample praise from throughout the pro audio community. It’s well deserved; RX’s suite of powerful tools can eliminate clicks and pops, remove buzz, and diminish noise.

There are dozens of these “modules.” In fact, it can take hundreds of hours to master them all. That’s why it was just last week that I discovered a new trick to help repair sound effects: the Find Similar tool.

Today’s post shares a quick trick to use the Find Similar function to help when mastering sound clips.

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Is it that time again?

iZotope recently released the latest version of their suite of audio repair tools, RX 6. New numbered releases of the widely respected software have been revealed at regular intervals. RX 4 arrived August 2014. Just over a year later, RX 5 was released September 2015. RX 6 has waited longer than that gap of 13 months, being unveiled in April of this year, 19 months after the last version.

What has the wait brought us? Today’s post will take a first look at new features and changes to the industry leading audio repair software.

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RX4 Hero

It seems like just a few months ago that I wrote an article comparing iZotope’s RX3 audio restoration software with its predecessor, RX2.

At that time, RX2 had been known as a respected tool for polishing troublesome audio. The software hadn’t seen a major update in years, however. So, last year’s announcement of RX3 was met with considerable excitement. It delivered a fresh coat of paint, new tools, and welcome workflow improvements.

iZotope didn’t wait as long to release RX4. It arrived roughly a year after RX3. Does that seem quick to you? You wouldn’t be the only one to think so. Many sound editors understandably wondered what could have changed so quickly to be worth hundreds of dollars in upgrade fees.

I’ve written this article to answer that question. What’s new in RX4? What’s changed? Is it worth your upgrade dollars? Today’s post takes a deep dive into RX4 to learn more about the cornerstone audio repair software.

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13 Lucky iZotope RX Tricks for Newbies Hero

In an earlier article I shared ways to approach restoring damaged sound effects. That dealt with ideas and perspective.

Today’s post will share more direct tips. I’ll explain practical tricks to help you get better results. I’ll start with general tips that can be applied to any restoration app. Toward the end, I’ll include suggestions specifically tailored to iZotope’s RX software.

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2014 01 RX Changes Hero 2

I recently purchased iZotope’s RX3 software. RX is the well-known industry standard for repairing damaged audio.

RX3 was released last fall as a paid upgrade to its popular predecessor. It refined some tools, and introduced some new ones, notably the Dereverb and realtime Dialogue Denoise modules.

The upgrade has received a lot of press lately. But is it hype, or a helpful upgrade?

Today I’ll focus on one thing: the feature differences between RX3 and RX2. I’ll get to audio quality and examples at a later date. And, since I record and master field recordings, this post will have a strong sound effects mastering slant.

New to RX? No problem. I’ll also include an overview for those of you unfamiliar with the software.

Ready for a deep dive into the new RX3 features? Grab a coffee (this is a long one) and read on.

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