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Izotope RX

At a Glance
  • Izotope RX

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    MSRP $349.00
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If you have old records or cassettes that you want to digitize, but don't know what to do about the noise, here's your answer: Izotope RX2. There are definitely cheaper, and darn worthy alternatives such as Bias's SoundSaver and Cakewalk's pyro Audio Creator 1.5, but RX 2 astounded me in my tests for PCWorld's "Digitizing Your Life" feature. One click of a button and my test recording of an old LP was free from clicks, crackles, scratch noise, and other background noise--without any appreciable loss of high end. Highly recommended if you have the cash. RX 2 is also available on the Mac.

Note: This link takes you to the vendor's site, where you must register to download the software.

--Jon L. Jacobi

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating
    MSRP $349.00
    Learn more
    on Izotope Inc.

    There's no easier or more effective noise reduction software available. Izotope RX is expensive, but worth it if you want the best fidelity from your audio restoration efforts.

    Pros

    • Outstanding noise and artifact reduction/removal
    • Easy interface and workflow

    Cons

    • Expensive
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