iZotope in Cambridge, Mass., has released RX Loudness Control ($349), an offline plug-in that is part of the company's RX family of post-production products. RX Loudness Control efficiently analyzes and renders a mix for loudness compliance in faster than real-time, while transparently preserving the dynamics of the mix.
Audio or video post-production professionals working for broadcast now have access to intelligent, automatic loudness compliance within two clicks: one click to analyze audio, and one click to comply.
Built for broadcast facilities across the globe, RX Loudness Control encompasses extensive presets for the latest and most significant loudness standards, including BS.1770-1-3, EBU R128 s1, and ATSC A/85. Users also have the ability to create and save their own presets for a unique television spec if needed.
A history graph and loudness report inform the user whether audio is within the appropriate tolerance, and if not, illustrates where overflows may be occurring. In order to both document and prove loudness, loudness history can be exported as a CSV spreadsheet.
As a plug-in, RX Loudness Control is a more comprehensive tool than the Loudness module in iZotope's RX 4. Features include support for surround sound (up to 5.1) and the EBU R128 s1 standard; the ability to generate a .CSV loudness report; availability on the Adobe CC platform and as an AudioSuite DPM/AAX plug-in; and a new and faster loudness algorithm with industry-leading accuracy.
RX Loudness Control is currently compatible with Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The audio technology in RX Loudness Control is available via an AudioSuite plug-in for Avid's Pro Tools 10-12, Avid's Media Composer 7 (Version 7.0.4) and 8 (V. 8.3.1); as an Adobe Extension for Adobe's Premiere Pro CC 2014 and Media Encoder CC 2014; and on both OS X (10.7+) and Windows (7+).
RX Loudness Control was recognized by NewBay Media with a "Best of Show, TV Technology" award at the NAB Show 2015.
For more information, go to www.izotope.com/rxlc.