How essential is it to have something like izotope RX7

Robert_G

Senior Member
I mostly just make lyrical music...not a lot of videogame/film/trailer stuff.
I've never used this type of post production type of software.
For those who have it, did you find it an unnecessary purchase or is it something you can't live without now that you have it?
 

Gerhard Westphalen

Scoring Mixer
It probably won't be very useful for you unless maybe you record a lot of your own stuff. I use it a lot in my mastering work and repair/restoration work. I've also use it for post production. When mixing I've almost never used it except when certain files had pop/clicks that I needed to fix.
 
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Robert_G

Senior Member
It probably won't be very useful for you unless maybe you record a lot of your own stuff. I use it a lot in my mastering work and repair/restoration work. I've also use it for post production. When mixing I've almost never used it except when certain files had pop/clicks that I needed to fix.
You're basically saying not so much for Virtual Instruments, but for live recordings?
True, I'm 99.8% using Virtual Instruments. I don't live record....at least not yet.
 

Consona

Senior Member
Buy the elements version when on sale. I use it all the time to get rid of clicks, pops and noise in samples.
 

Mornats

Senior Member

Bluemount Score

Senior Member
Speaking of which https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/3-Studio-Tools/51-Audio-Restoration-/4687-RX-7-Elements

£8.88 right now. But it's mainly for cleaning up audio problems due to sub optimal recording. Useful for the odd pop or crackle that pops up due to random glitches though.
Those sales look insane... what on earth is that, 95% off? Can this be trusted?
 

Mikro93

Active Member
You can compare all versions here (you might have to scroll down a bit):

 
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Robert_G

Senior Member
You can compare all versions here (you might have to scroll down a bit):

Quite a bit more in standard....just not sure which ones id use and not use.....this is new to me
 

Bluemount Score

Senior Member
I'm thinking about getting RX 7 and Ozone 9... maybe Nectar, but I rarely mix vocals.
At this price... hm. Might take a deeper look what these can do. Like the OP, I'm new to iZotope

Maybe this helps removing some white noise from libraries like CSS
 

Mikro93

Active Member
I got RX7 litteraly minutes ago. :)

I'm thinking about getting RX 7 and Ozone 9
I used Ozone 8 Standard to do the """mastering""" of the album of my band (I use quotation marks because mastering is an actual craft that I don't want to diminish). I find it absolutely killer though, it changed my music production forever, one of my game-changers plugins :)

If you want to listen to Ozone 8 in a jazz-rock context (incl. Shameless Self-Promotion (TM), and sorry for the off-topic):
I should say that we recorded everything in our rehearsal room and I did the mixing. So, not pro, but I'm personally very pleased with the result given that it's the first time I've mixed a whole EP :)
 
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Mornats

Senior Member
I've bought loads from Plugin Boutique and they're a good trusted retailer. And as someone mentioned above, these Isotope products are on sale for ridiculously low prices quite often.
 

GtrString

Senior Member
Its more for studios that get a lot of poorly recorded tracks from clients, imho. I had it for a while, but never used it. When I did, it used a ton of CPU and was quite tedious to use. I ended up rerecording the track instead, which was way easier. Not essential if you do your own recordings, imo.
 

NODZ

New Member
Honestly, I haven´t used RX7 on any musical recordings yet. I have used it a ton on sound design recordings and on some recordings for sample libraries, but never on musical stuff. Always got along with Takeswitching, EQ, Multibandcompression, De-Esser and so on. :)
 
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Robert_G

Senior Member
What would you guys recommend to get rid of some of the 'breathiness' of choirs? I find when mixing choirs with orchestra that the orchestra VIs are generally really clean, but the choirs seem to maybe have a really heavy air in them or something like that.....if that makes sense.
 

Mikro93

Active Member
What would you guys recommend to get rid of some of the 'breathiness' of choirs? I find when mixing choirs with orchestra that the orchestra VIs are generally really clean, but the choirs seem to maybe have a really heavy air in them or something like that.....if that makes sense.
I'd first try a multiband compressor on the higher frequencies :)
 

NODZ

New Member
What would you guys recommend to get rid of some of the 'breathiness' of choirs? I find when mixing choirs with orchestra that the orchestra VIs are generally really clean, but the choirs seem to maybe have a really heavy air in them or something like that.....if that makes sense.
I usually go for an EQ. Not with a cut, but with a High Shelf or even a Bell. :)