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iZotope Announces RX Loudness Control

Updated on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:16AM by Registered CommenterMike Thornton

iZotope have announced its new RX Loudness Control plug-in. With RX Loudness Control, video and audio editors will be able to choose the broadcast standard they wish to adhere to from a set of global templates. In faster than real time, RX Loudness Control will automatically analyze the audio and render out a compliant file and an accompanying .CSV-formatted loudness report in just two clicks.

Matt Hines, Product Manager at iZotope told us…

We’re thrilled to offer post and broadcast professionals an automatic loudness correction solution that meets their needs for quality and accuracy. RX Loudness Control will give users absolute confidence in their work, while being easy to use and compatible with most major audio and video-editing platforms.

The intelligent DSP processing inside RX Loudness Control is brand new and has been developed specifically to guarantee transparent loudness correction, and to offer loudness tolerance metering across a range of program types. RX Loudness Control supports mono, stereo, and surround channel counts, up to 5.1, for seamless integration into any workflow.

iZotope have not released any previews of the GUI at the time of the announcement, however they have now let us have exclusive sneak peaks at what it looks like, see the story update below….

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iZotope Announce Ozone 6.1 Free Update

With the the latest update, Ozone 6.1, iZotope has included powerful processing features and brought back a popular feature from Ozone 5. 

New Features in iZotope Ozone 6.1

Users can add an analog-type sound with the Maximizer’s new Tube Limiting mode, which combines the warmth of final stage limiting with the ease and precision of digital maximizing. The resulting audio has a tube warmth while remaining competitively loud and appropriate for modern mastering. With a new algorithm inspired by tube hardware limiters like the Fairchild 670, the Tube Limiter adds a vintage sonic character to Ozone’s maximizing algorithm.

Adaptive Release helps users produce louder, clearer, and fuller masters. This mode for Ozone’s Dynamics module intelligently automates the difficult task of finding the right release times. The compressor actually interacts with the audio in real time, adjusting the release values based on the transient properties of the incoming signal.

iZotope Bring Back Module Presets From Ozone 5

Based on customer feedback, iZotope has also brought back Module Presets, a highly requested feature from existing customers who owned previous versions of Ozone. Module Presets help users to experiment with different module settings. Users can more easily load and save settings for individual modules without affecting the settings of other modules.

iZotope’s Ozone product manager Izzy Maxwell told us….

We’re really excited to make this free update available to the Ozone 6 community. We’re always listening to customer feedback, and we wanted to bring some exciting new processing into Ozone 6 while adding back a popular feature.

Other additions and enhancements to Ozone 6.1 include selectable segmentation loops, automatic track numbers on export, and sound quality improvements. 

iZotope Ozone 6.1 Pricing

The Ozone 6.1 update is free for existing Ozone 6 customers. For those who don’t yet own Ozone, Ozone 6, Ozone 6 Advanced, and upgrades are on sale through April 9. 


Free Tutorial: How To Combine Multiple Takes Using iZotope RX4

In this free video tutorial ‘Mr RX It’, Mike Thornton shows how to combine two takes that don’t match into one seamless piece of audio using iZotope’s RX4. Mike includes a hidden feature in the RX4 Spectral Denoiser module when using incomplete noise profiles as well as the new Ambience Match feature added in RX4 Advanced in rescueing this recording.

Not Got RX4? Then Download The Trial.

if you don’t have iZotope’s RX4 then you can download a free 10 day trial from iZotope’s web site.

See Our iZotope RX4 Show & Tell Review

Watch Mike show off the new features added in RX4 and RX4 Advanced in our Show & Tell Review.

Want To Learn More About iZotope RX4 & RX4 Advanced?

Watch Mike’s Groove 3 tutorial series on iZotope’s RX4 & RX4 Advanced - over 5 hours of video tutorials from Mr RX It.

Free Tutorial: Using iZotope Insight For Loudness Metering

In this free tutorial our very own loudness guru Mike Thornton show the essentials of using the iZotope Insight plug-in on Pro Tools for loudness compliant metering. 

Mike Thornton explains how to ensure your mix meets the latest standards, such as BS 1770-3, ATSC A/85, EBU R-128 and more.

If you would like to learn more about loudness then you can watch Mike’s presentation at the BBC in London last year.

Mike will also be presenting a loudness session at BVE in London on February 25th at 12:55pm.

NAMM 2015: 30th Annual TEC Awards Winners Technical Achievement In Full

Congratulations to all the winners of the 30th Annual TEC Awards for Technical Achievement.

Notable mentions to our friends at Universal Audio, iZotope, Genelec, Apogee and API.

Although nominated in the large format console catagory with the Avid Pro Tools S6 control surface Avid failed to win. This is the first time since 1998 that Digidesign/Avid have lost out on a TEC Award.

The 30th TEC Award Winners In Full

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iZotope RX4 Demonstration Video From IBC Amsterdam Supermeet With Mike Thornton Giving The First Public Demonstration Of RX4

The CPUG Network Supermeet team have released the video of Mike giving the first public demo of iZotope RX4 and RX4 Advanced at this year’s Supermeet in Amsterdam alongside IBC 2014.

Watch him use the new RX4 Connect plug-in as well using the new Ambience Match, Leveler, as well as Declip to handle some distortion and Mike and Matt cover the other new features they didn’t have time to demo on the night.

iZotope RX4 Tutorial: How To Soften Pick Noise On Acoustic Guitar Using RX4

In this free iZotope RX4 video tutorial Russ shows how to use iZotope RX4 to soften the pick noise on an acoustic guitar recording.

iZotope say “iZotope’s award-winning RX is the industry standard for audio repair and enhancement, fixing common audio problems like noises, distortions, and inconsistent recordings. Post production professionals, audio engineers, and video editors alike use RX to transform previously unusable audio into pristine material.

RX’s suite of automatic, intelligent modules reduce manual tasks in your audio production workflow, freeing you up to focus on creative experimentation. And for professionals who need to quickly deliver quality results, RX 4 Advanced offers even more specialized post production tools.”

Show And Tell Review Of iZotope Ozone 6 Mastering Plug-in

iZotope claim “iZotope’s audio mastering software, Ozone 6, makes it easier than ever to master your audio simply and efficiently in one elegant standalone application.”

In this video review Russ takes a look at the iZotope Ozone 6 Mastering Plug-in. He takes a look at the new features in Ozone 6 Advanced and also gives his thoughts on those features.

Watch the review of iZotope Ozone 6 mastering plug-in here

OS X 10.10 Yosemite - Official Compatibility Statements So Far

Some brands have broken cover with official statements on compatibility with OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

They are as follows:

  • Native Instruments - Not supported and advising not to upgrade. More here
  • PreSonus - UPDATED Some tested and supported, check their site. More here
  • Avid - Yosemite is not supported at this time. More here
  • Waves - Official Waves OSX 10.10 Yosemite support is planned very soon. We suggest Waves users hold off on updating at this time. More here
  • Universal Audio - Not tested yet. More here
  • iZotope - Mixed results, see specific information here
  • Metric Halo - All Metric Halo products are compatible
  • Exponential Audio - Tested and working. More here
  • Gobbler - UPDATED 22nd Oct 2014 Both Gobbler 1 & Gobbler 2 fully supported

Some users have installed Yosemite without issue, again please note that when brands make official statements on their software it means that if your system stops working you will not get any support. Take our Yosemite upgrade survey.

If you have news on other OFFICIAL statements then please let us know in the comments and we will update this post.

iZotope Announces Ozone 6

Our friends at iZotope have been very busy. It was only a month ago that they announced RX4 and RX4 Advanced, now they are announcing a new version of their mastering suites Ozone 6 and Ozone 6 Advanced.

What iZotope say about Ozone 6…

The best of analog and digital. A completely redesigned, modern interface. And a new module that fuses the precision of an equalizer with the musical ballistics of a compressor.

Ozone 5 Sale

  • If you buy Ozone 5 now at the special price of $199 (normally $249) then you wil also get a free upgrade to Ozone 6 when it is released.
  • If you buy Ozone 5 Advanced now at the special price of $599 (normally $999) then you wil also get a free upgrade to Ozone 6 Advanced when it is released.

Ozone 6 Pricing Plans Including Upgrades

iZotope have also announced the Ozone 6 prices including upgrades

  • Ozone 6 will start with a special promotional price of $199 before returning to the normal price of $249
  • Ozone 6 Advanced will start with a special promotional price of $599 before returning to the normal price of $999
  • Owners of Ozone 1 to 5 will be able to upgrade to Ozone 6 for $99
  • Owners of Ozone 1 to 5 Advanced will be able to upgrade to Ozone 6 Adavnced for $299