Creating the perfect blend to your audio in your videos has always been a delicate operation. iZotope has long been my personal favorite for it’s mixing and mastering plug-ins like Nectar 2 as well as it’s standalone audio repair with RX4. Once you’ve picked the music, recorded the voice over and decided upon the ambient sounds, the last part of the audio puzzle has been to mix these elements together. In the past I would use the tools built into my NLE. They were not perfect but now along comes RX Final Mix.
I went hands on with it for my latest project and it was a revelation. I was able to easily control my audio peaks and mix the tracks together for a smooth homogeneous total sound. There is no better way to maximize the effect of your audio than to use this software. RX Final Mix even gives you control of 7.1 surround sound with LFE channel processing. This is one powerful piece of audio wizardry at work for you.
Below is the press release from iZotope that tells the whole story.
Designed for post production, RX Final Mix makes it easier for content creators to quickly sculpt a smooth, balanced mix
Cambridge, MA (Jun 23, 2015) – iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, today released its new RX Final Mix real-time plug-in. Part of the award-winning RX family of post-production tools, RX Final Mix helps audio post-production and broadcast professionals create balanced mixes that are impactful yet True Peak compliant.
Built specifically for post production with support from mono to 7.1 surround, RX Final Mix enables editors and mixers to maintain the optimum balance between sonic elements when creating deliverables such as mix “stems” (for example, when a music and effects mix stem is required for foreign language dubbing).
Muddy-sounding mixes can be avoided thanks to reactive EQ and limiting tools that help editors put every sound in its place. The Dynamic EQ and True Peak Limiter guarantee dynamic and transparent mix output that meets True Peak specs. Because RX Final Mix offers the ability to sonically sculpt in the frequency domain, editors can surgically carve sonic elements so that dialogue is clearly heard above music and effects, and that surround channels and low frequency effects don’t interfere with dialogue intelligibility.
Additionally, RX Final Mix includes a comprehensive library of targeted presets to cover the needs of both video editors and seasoned audio post professionals. Presets such as “video streaming” or “Laptop” provide instant, targeted mixes optimized for unique consumption environments.
“Expert mixers know that mixing is about much more than how loud elements are” says Matt Hines, Product Manager for iZotope. “It’s just as much about the tonal frequency and placement that the elements inhabit. Too much sonic information in any one frequency spectrum can lead to muddy mixes, unintelligible dialogue. By sonically carving out a place for dialogue in the music and effects tracks, the clarity of the mix is enhanced.”
RX Final mix supports VST, VST 3, AAX, RTAS, and AudioSuite from mono up to 7.1 surround. Apple AU will support mono up to stereo only. For hosts that support both VST and AU, surround functionality can be used via VST. For AU-exclusive hosts, namely Final Cut and Logic, RX Final Mix supports stereo only.
Pricing & Availability
RX Final Mix is available now for an introductory price of $249 / €229 / £169 through June 30, 2015 (reg. $349 / €279 / £205 MSRP).
RX Final Mix is currently available for purchase on iZotope’s website and at select retailers.
About iZotope, Inc.
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar- and Emmy-winning film and TV post-production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.
For more information on iZotope products, please visit www.izotope.com.