Coming Soon: RX 9

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KVRAF
32950 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:12 am

Can’t see any upgrade offer as as a RX 8 Standard user, but then izotope’s upgrade system is totally borked - eg they are offering me a £299 upgrade to MPS4 and a £149 upgrade to Ozone 9 Advanced when I already own both those products.

Thinking I might go with Spectralayers anyway - looks more interesting

KVRist
137 posts since 16 Nov, 2009

Post Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:44 am

I can upgrade from standard 8 for $49. Anyone tried the music rebalance? If that improved I might upgrade, otherwise I'll stick with 8

KVRAF
1804 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

Post Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:10 am

Confirmed ARA is just for Logic. Very strange to place that restriction on RX. Anyway, looks like rx10 is the next one I might upgrade to

KVRAF
3472 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Post Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:11 am

Mplay wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:44 am
I can upgrade from standard 8 for $49. Anyone tried the music rebalance? If that improved I might upgrade, otherwise I'll stick with 8
No, here's the list of the changes and what's in what version:

https://www.izotope.com/en/products/rx/ ... .html#comp

And to save clicking, here's the changes, nothing new except for these:

ADVANCED ONLY:
Dialogue Isolate NEW ALGORITHM
Ambience Match NEW MODE

STANDARD AND ADVANCED
Dynamic De-hum NEW MODE
Spectral Editor for Logic Pro NEW
Restore Selection NEW
Expandable History List IMPROVED
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KVRist
360 posts since 26 Aug, 2019

Post Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:11 am

It really is an underwhelming upgrade on paper, especially Standard.

KVRAF
1804 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

Post Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:39 am

kidslow wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:11 am
It really is an underwhelming upgrade on paper, especially Standard.
RX7 standard was my last upgrade - it really is going to take something quite special to have me upgrade again as RX7 pretty much gives me everything I need for restoration work. RX standard has been quite a mature product for a while

KVRAF
1865 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Post Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:53 am

noiseboyuk wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:17 pm
Upgrade for Advanced is half the usual price, $149, I guess reflecting the lack of new features for music users.
Yeah that price to me also gave me a 'sorry, we've not added much but we had to get a new major version out before our shareholders shouted at us' vibe. Those additions should've been a .2 or maybe a .5 point release rather than a whole new number

KVRAF
3472 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Post Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:37 am

mcbpete wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:53 am
Yeah that price to me also gave me a 'sorry, we've not added much but we had to get a new major version out before our shareholders shouted at us' vibe. Those additions should've been a .2 or maybe a .5 point release rather than a whole new number
One small positive from the poor update - at least it proves they're still guided by permanent license purchases, not just subscription!
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KVRist
360 posts since 26 Aug, 2019

Post Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:18 am

I bit the bullet and bought an upgrade for RX 9 Advanced from RX 8 Advanced from JRR at $126.65. Don't see it being discounted much lower in the coming year for that upgrade and I have a project on tap where I will need it. If they deliver M1 silicon support within the next 12 months on top of that, it will have been totally worth it. I don't see native ARM being offered ever on RX 8 now that 9 is released.

KVRian
1002 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:40 pm

fairlyclose wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:39 am
kidslow wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:11 am
It really is an underwhelming upgrade on paper, especially Standard.
RX7 standard was my last upgrade - it really is going to take something quite special to have me upgrade again as RX7 pretty much gives me everything I need for restoration work. RX standard has been quite a mature product for a while
I can’t confirm, but I’d read that RX8 was improved over RX7 in terms of some things working better. Can’t remember where I saw that so…. I can’t be reassuring. I bought RX 8 upgrade to get RX9 to make it easy to move to RX11 standard in 2 years (but they’ll prob move to subscription only by then for RX). I consider it a maintenance update, like a new DAW update that comes with features I’ll never use.

I agree that RX9 should probably be RX7.5.

KVRist
321 posts since 10 Apr, 2002

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:59 am

aMUSEd wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:12 am
Can’t see any upgrade offer as as a RX 8 Standard user, but then izotope’s upgrade system is totally borked - eg they are offering me a £299 upgrade to MPS4 and a £149 upgrade to Ozone 9 Advanced when I already own both those products.
I always have confusing upgrade deals and offers on products I own - it's a complete mess!

KVRist
321 posts since 10 Apr, 2002

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:01 am

Has anybody tried RX 9 any version on Win yet?

Can anybody tell me if the VST plugin handling is improved. What I mean by that is there a search function along with better organisation, instead of a huge slowly scrolling list? TIA.

KVRAF
3472 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:34 am

arrakeen wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:01 am
Has anybody tried RX 9 any version on Win yet?

Can anybody tell me if the VST plugin handling is improved. What I mean by that is there a search function along with better organisation, instead of a huge slowly scrolling list? TIA.
No changes to that in Win - I do have stuff in auto-populated folders by developer / product family, but that's the same in RX8 (there's a preferences checkbox for this).
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KVRist
321 posts since 10 Apr, 2002

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:58 am

noiseboyuk wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:34 am
arrakeen wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:01 am
Has anybody tried RX 9 any version on Win yet?

Can anybody tell me if the VST plugin handling is improved. What I mean by that is there a search function along with better organisation, instead of a huge slowly scrolling list? TIA.
No changes to that in Win - I do have stuff in auto-populated folders by developer / product family, but that's the same in RX8 (there's a preferences checkbox for this).
Thanks for the answer. Looks like it might not have changed since 7 Standard, which I'm on. It does some half-assed attempt at grouping with the box ticked, but it's a mess really.

Like it's grouped Sound-Toys 'Little' items but then leaves the rest scattered through the slowly scrolling list.

I think I'll have to make some presets for my most commonly used items.

Cheers

KVRAF
3472 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:15 am

arrakeen - yes, same for me, the groupings have always been oddly arbitrary and inconsistent, and presets is a least bad way to manage the most-used stuff. I haven't investigated, but there's likely a folder buried somewhere where you can copy old presets into the RX9 folder.
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