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The hype about RX in the engineering community is somewhat worrying to me. I remember this hype for 
CEDAR and for Sonic Solutions NoNoise. A bunch of really bad-sounding reissues touted CEDAR and 
Sonic in their liner notes. I will just about guarantee that RX will be purchased by every tin-eared 
hack and will be misused to the point of cliche.

We should remember that digital processing AFTER analog playback is ALWAYS a crutch. In theory, a 
great analog recording should need no processing if it's been played back correctly into a 
"transparent" high-resolution ADC. "Fixing flaws" for all the other recordings ever made is a very 
slippery slope and should be approached with great caution and taste. Digital technology has not yet 
figured out how to create out of thin air some sort of "good" that was never there in an analog 
recording (or photo or 3D object). It merely gives us ways to try and make a digital transfer 
(virtual facsimile of something once real) "less bad." The track record of typical audio engineers 
with newfangled powerful digital tools in their hands is not impressive.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aaron Coe" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] AZIMUTH (was recording "cleanup" plugins and 192/24)


>I think your last two lines about the hum and tonal noise removal just cost me $299!
>
> -Aaron
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>> On Sep 11, 2014, at 3:52 PM, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> Yes, I see that the announcement is out and I love CONNECT. I was involved in the Beta test of 
>> RX4, but I couldn't say it until it was announced.
>>
>> In Samplitude, you make a cut in the timeline (leave it long enough to do a crossfade), Open 
>> Connect as an object off-line effect and send it to RX4. You then open RX4 to process the clip 
>> and send it back to Samplitude where you then reopen the Connect effect and it pops into the 
>> timeline in place of the piece you originally sent. Caution--allow long handles if you're sending 
>> out for de-clip as you will need to seamlessly adjust for the level differences.
>>
>> It worked wonders on a concert I recorded last Friday -- first one with my RME BabyFace which was 
>> useful since the power was out for the whole concert. Fortunately, candle light was part of the 
>> planned effect, so only the PA went away. The organ was still hand-pumped. But, I had not aligned 
>> the gain in the BabyFace to the gain in the FireFace--it was just there in case of a power 
>> failure of more than a few minutes (I had the FireFace on a UPS). I heard the clipping and 
>> dropped the gain for the rest of the concert -- back to 20 dB which was where the FF had been 
>> set. Grrrr.
>>
>> Connect works with other editors as well.
>>
>> The de-hum now has a tracking mode because the hum frequency is never the same at the start of 
>> the tape as at the end -- not the same enough to allow you to use very high Q notch filters --  
>> now you can.
>>
>> The main screen allows selecting full-length very narrow frequency bands -- and several of 
>> them -- to treat tonal noises that are able to be removed with this method as opposed to the 
>> noise reduction and are above the 8 harmonics in the tracking hum filter.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Richard
>>
>>
>>
>> On 2014-09-11 12:56 PM, Aaron Coe wrote:
>>> Richard,
>>>
>>> Looks like RX 4 has a new "RX Connect” that may solve your issue:
>>>
>>> "Use RX in conjunction with your video or audio editing software of choice without slowing down 
>>> productivity. A round-trip workflow enables you to send audio from your host application to RX, 
>>> so you can repair and enhance and then send the new audio back to your host."
>>>
>>> I love this app!
>>>
>>> -Aaron
>>> _______________________
>>> The Cutting Corporation
>>> 4940 Hampden Lane, Suite 300
>>> Bethesda, MD 20814-2925
>>> P: 301.654.2887 ext.19
>>> http://cuttingarchives.com <http://cuttingarchives.com/> <http://cuttingarchives.com/ 
>>> <http://cuttingarchives.com/>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Sep 10, 2014, at 10:16 PM, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask] 
>>>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]> <mailto:[log in to unmask] 
>>>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi, Aaron,
>>>>
>>>> I stopped using Insight for a while as I was using Alloy for my processing and RX only had one 
>>>> plug-in slot. Insight has not been high on my list of sub-systems to learn, but your suggestion 
>>>> just bumped it up when I get RX4.
>>>>
>>>> Samplitude has a sound-field view, but I will check out Insight's.
>>>>
>>>> The challenge is I need it farther upstream in the workflow than where I generally use iZotope 
>>>> RX.
>>>>
>>>> StereoTool's automatics can sometimes be a useful starting point for further work on the access 
>>>> copy, hence my dual record.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>>
>>>> Richard
>>>>
>>>> On 2014-09-10 8:48 PM, Aaron Coe wrote:
>>>>> Richard,
>>>>>
>>>>> Have you checked out the Sound Field meter in Izotope’s Insight metering plugin (comes free 
>>>>> with RX Advanced)?  I used to used StereoTools too but prefer using Insight now.
>>>>>
>>>>> -Aaron
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>>>> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
>>>
>> -- 
>> Richard L. Hess                   email: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>> Aurora, Ontario, Canada                             647 479 2800
>> http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm <http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm>
>> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
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