SWA Complete iZotope RX 8

By Walter Hunnicutt

2 reviews
6 Videos 1:47:20

Chapter One of our iZotope RX 8 video tutorial covers the basic orientation of the graphical user interface, basic work-flow and the families of tool-sets available. We discuss the role of machine learning in the function of RX8 and handy shortcuts to navigating the most important menus and functions.

Chapter Two looks at each of the menu-sets and tool sets as well as key manual contents and use of the online help utility; to insure you know what resources are available and how to access them quickly.

Chapter Three looks at the theory behind spectral editing in depth and explains how the Fast Fourier transform algorithms do their magic inside of RX8. We also deconstruct the typically opaque topics of FFT selection, windowing options such as HANN, Hamming, Rectangular etc. to help you avoid common errors and empower you to get the most out of the host of automated tools.

Chapter Four looks at using spectral editing for audio repair and the balance between automatic editing and manual editing and how to best combine the two techniques.

Chapter Five explores the restoration capabilities of RX8’s spectral editing engine with numerous demonstrations and live comparisons of automated functions, manual processes and ways to use the tools beyond their stated application.

Chapter Six looks at three of the most remarkable capabilities of RX8; the ability to removed clipped audio and then rebuild the waveform using its machine learning and interpolation capabilities, the ability to surgically remove reverb from a mixed signal and finally the ability to musically rebalance and even separate the individual instruments out of a fully mixed piece of music.

  • Derrick
    1 year ago

    SWA Complete iZotope RX 8 Review

    Another superb tutorial from Walt - Always the Best for those of us that struggle with terminology and the learning curve required for new technology. Anyone of mature age like myself appreciate being able to recap certain items as it takes a while for things to settle in and be retained by the brain. Think mine needs a defrag - Hope Walt looks at Spectral Layers 8 sooner rather than later.

  • Jewel
    2 years ago

    SWA Complete iZotope RX 8 Review

    Walt, once again your teaching technique is superb. For a spoon-fed "to get this result, click this button" tutorial, I go to one of your competitors; BUT to get a thorough understanding of the concepts behind machinery, I find that your explanations are THE BEST. For example, the FFT explanation and the accompanying handouts made "magic" suddenly become comprehensible. Your BREVITY and CLARITy of explaining these things makes these quick tutorials so valuable. I've been using RX8 Advanced for some time (from my robot learning), but suddenly with my deeper understanding, I now know what to apply first, and what to look for--and even better, how to GET TO the point where I can SEE what I am hearing so I can work with it. I appreciate your overviews at the beginning of each vid, the attachments and application files, and your humor. Perfect length, perfect depth, very clear. Hm! It's like someone did an RX8 application to a teaching module and came out with the cleanest, best production ever...!