RX 5 Advanced from iZotope is the latest update to their audio repair software, long considered a staple within the recording, mastering, and audio for video post-processing communities. The software is available as a standalone application or as a plug-in for both Mac and Windows based DAWs. From fixing common audio problems like noises, distortions and inconsistent recordings, to repairing damaged audio using Spectral Repair that intelligently identifies and clones from the surrounding audio, the software is able to transform previously unusable audio into something usable.
The advanced edition adds several very important functions for professional workflows. Often audio for picture can be recorded in different locations and times, even when the scene is destined to be the same in the final product. EQ Match and Ambience Match help in making the audio sound as if it was recorded at the same time. De-plosive is a process that improves the quality of dialogue by removing plosive pops and microphone bumps, using intelligent and transparent analysis to detect their presence in between the desirable harmonics of dialogue or a vocal. Leveler processes the volume of dialogue for consistency, while also keeping breathes and sibilants lower, unlike regular levelers that might boost these quieter signals. And a loudness module processes whole program mixes or segments to comply with international industry standards.
Other enhancements include an Instant Process Tool, which allows for directly painting away audio problems on the spectrogram and offers several modes - attenuate, de-click, fade, gain, and replace. Processing multiple modules simultaneously is done in the Module Chain, reducing the number of mouse clicks required for using a series of processes. Corrective EQ surgically reduces and removes problematic frequencies, while de-clip repairs digital and analog clipping artifacts, especially useful for saving recordings that were made in a single pass and cannot be re-recorded, such as live concerts or interviews.
Since some of the tools are only available in the standalone version, RX Connect enables the use of those tools in conjunction with the user's audio or video editing software with seamless transfers and without slowing down productivity. Additional features include high quality re-sampling and dithering, rebuilding distorted audio, batch processing, and more. A detailed spectrum analyzer detects peaks automatically and a suite of automatic, intelligent modules reduce manual tasks in the audio production workflow. RX 5 Advanced Audio Editor can be used as a standalone audio editor, as a standalone audio editor connected to your host via RX Connect, or as a suite of plug-ins.