In this article you can learn how to use two of the new modules iZotope has introduced in RX 7, the Music Rebalance module which can rebalance a mix after the event and even remove or isolate vocals. The Repair Assistant module moves on the ‘Assistant’ technology, which iZotope has already introduced into Ozone and Neutron to produce what they claim to be an industry-first intelligent repair tool analyses audio to detect defects like noise, clipping and clicks, then offer three processing suggestions, each with three different intensities to help make fixes faster than ever.
How To Use Music Rebalance In RX 7
Music Rebalance is the sort of feature you would normally expect to be an RX 7 Advanced only feature so hats off to iZotope for including this new feature in RX 7 Standard as well as RX 7 Advanced from the get-go.
I first tried in on a track, which I unfortunately cannot share here, but I was very impressed with the way I was able to reduce the percussive elements so they didn’t obscure the speech, as well as increase the bass elements which wouldn’t fight with the speech and so produce a version of the mix that was much more suitable as an underscore for the speech and as a consequence be able to retain a good level of music without compromising intelligibility.
Isolate A Vocal With Music Rebalance in RX 7
Learn how to use Music Rebalance in RX 7 for vocal source separation. This module has been designed so that you can easily separate your favourite vocal lines in just a few clicks, so you can get back to the meat of your project, whether it's a remix, remaster, or remash.
Be aware that Music Rebalance as its name suggests is aimed at rebalancing music and so isn’t optimised for speech. The Voice element has been optimised for music and it this video from iZotope it does that remarkably well.
Solve Common Audio Issues With Repair Assistant In RX 7
Whether you're cleaning up a muddy guitar line or noisy dialogue, learn how Repair Assistant in RX 7 can help you quickly solve your most common audio problems.
iZotope has taken the ‘Assistant’ technology, which they have already introduced into Ozone and Neutron to produce what they claim to be an industry-first intelligent repair tool analyses audio to detect defects like noise, clipping and clicks, then offer three processing suggestions, each with three different intensities to help make fixes faster than ever.
Repair Assistant is very clever and will be useful for the newcomer and specialist user alike. I really like that having analysed the audio, it offers 3 different solutions using different module combinations and a simple and easy to use audition window be able to compare the 3 recommended solutions with the original. In addition from the same audition window you have 3 options for each recommendation. A version with less processing, the recommended amount of processing and an option with more processing.
In addition if you want to be able to go in between the recommended settings there is an option to open it as a Module Chain and be able to tweak individual parameters, making it accessible to the newcomer as well as helpful to the specialist by offering 3 options that you can then choose to refine exactly to your taste.
I like that when you open Repair Assistant on another file it still has the previous settings saved, making it very easy to process a batch of files with the same problems and saves the time of re-analysing another file the the same issues. If you working on a different file then all you need to do is click on the Start Over button and Repair Assistant will go to work afresh.
It’s good to see that they have also included a streamlined version of Repair Assistant in RX Elements single repair suggestion with a choice of three intensity levels, although I think I would have preferred the 3 repair suggestions with no intensity options as different solutions work better with different problems.