Roland R-MIX Reviews1.3/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
It's official... We now live in "the future!" For years, I've told my college students that we just don't have the technology to isolate an individual instrument or event from a stereo mix. Sure, we've had "vocal cancel" or "center cancel" boxes for decades, but the end result was never very enjoyable to listen to. Roland's R-MIX is a whole new bag of magic. It can remove parts, it can boost parts (great for learning), and it can even change key or tempo independently. And it looks trippy cool while you're doing it. But the single most important feature is that I opened the box, installed the software, launched it, and isolated a sound effect I've wanted for years... on my first try! Those of you who are into sound design will find countless ways to mangle your audio. Even non-musicians will have a gas creating mashups with isolated parts of different songs.
from New York, NY
November 30, 2012Music Background:
Musician, Recording Studio,
DisappointedJust bought the r-mix with hesitation considering some comments about it. The prospect of the possibilities though persuaded my purchase. Albeit I'm new to this software, my problem with this is what others have said. It really is a visual equalizer.
Yes you can TRY to isolate tracks/vocals/instruments within a 2 track mix, BUT you also catch everything else that falls in that eq at any given time. The results are not clean. Perhaps it will work better with music that are not instrumentally intense, like with just a guitar and a lead vocal.
from Toledo, OH
June 10, 2012Music Background:
R-MixThey say there's a sucker born every minute. Well, I fell for this one. Been dreaming of the possibilities since I learned of this program. In fairness to me, I knew I was taking a gamble. Too good to be true? Many people were asking if this program would truly be able to isolate an individual sound for remixing? The word "stem" was used. Not sure what that means except that to remix a song, you would certainly need to isolate individual tracks. This program does not do that! Funny that they decided to call it "R-Mix". It would be even more funny had I not just spent $200 on it. If I could return this item I would, without hesitation. In fact, the only reason I'm leaving this review is because I can't. It's software and you can't return software.
I bought this program for two reasons. I wanted to be able to remove a vocal from a song and, more importantly, I wanted to make my vinyl recordings shine. After loading the first wav file, it quickly became apparent that this is nothing more than a fancy bandwidth EQ type thing. Sorry, I'm not an audio expert here but I know what I hear. Tried using the Noise Cancel feature to remove some tape hiss. It removes the hiss but leaves unwanted anomalies.
Don't know what else to say. This program is a major disappointment. Guess I'll forget about ever trying to remix anything. Focusing now on cleaning up those vinyl records. It's looking like Izotope's RX2 may be the best bet for this. Think I'll download the demo and try it out first this time.
If anyone disagrees with this review and is having great success with this program, please let me know. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
Oh, also should mention that the screen is not expandable to fit the whole of your monitors screen. This is a bit annoying because the window you're working with is not that big to begin with.