Tips & Tutorials | October 7, 2015
Some audio repair and cleaning tasks require multiple steps to be executed in a particular order, and these steps may need to be repeated over and over for different pieces of similar audio. In RX 5 Audio Editor, we’ve included Module Chains to help you construct these processes and save them as presets, so that you can edit and process audio quickly and efficiently.
To get started, load an audio file into the standalone RX 5 Audio Editor. You can open this up as an independent application, or by using RX Connect out of your DAW or NLE. To open the Module Chain window, click on the Module Chain icon at the top of the module list on the right side of the RX screen, or go to the window menu and select Module Chain. You can load a preset to get started quickly. There are 20 presets included that help with common use cases.
With Module Chains, you can process audio in three quick steps: Simply make a selection on your audio file, open a preset, and click process. The entire collection of treatments is applied to that selection. The individual processes for each module are represented in the Undo stack, nested under “Module Chain,” so you can easily backup, audition, and undo any processing gesture.
You can access the controls for any module by clicking on the “eye” button. You can also reorder these modules by clicking and dragging on the left edge, bypass modules by clicking their power buttons, and add or subtract processing modules by clicking the “+” or “X” icons.
With Module Chains, you can build presets for each of your common use cases and clients. For example: if you’re a voiceover artist, or work with a certain voiceover artist frequently, you could save a signature processing chain, including any other VST or AudioUnit plug-ins that you like to use. Now, every time you need to process that voiceover material, you can call up your signature channel strip and correction tools and process your audio right away, or at least have a solid starting point from which to start adjusting parameters to fit your particular material.
To save, update, rename, export or import a Module Chain preset, click on the gear icon just to the right of the preset browser in the Module Chain window.
Module Chains are available in both the Standard and Advanced versions of RX 5 Audio Editor.
RX 5 Advanced Audio Editor is the flagship component of the RX Post Production Suite.