Until now, Hit’n’Mix’s RipX software was advertised as an audio editor and voice separation tool, packaged in three different versions. Today, Hit’n’Mix scrapped its previous iterations and announced that RipX will be relaunching as a full-fledged DAW.
RipX DAW takes the advanced voice separation and audio editing capabilities of its predecessors and puts them into what Hit’n’Mix calls an “AI DAW,” which it says is the “first of its kind to provide a truly holistic approach to cutting of… edge AI music production processes”.
What exactly does this mean? Well, RipX’s trunk separation is powered by machine learning, but this is nothing new – that was also the case with the previous iterations of the software, and other DAWs like FL Studio also offer AI-based trunk separation. To justify the “AI DAW” tag, Hit’n’Mix positions RipX as a DAW uniquely prepared to assist those who work with samples produced by AI music generators such as Stable Audio and MusicLM.
This is thanks to RipX’s nifty ability to treat audio and MIDI as the same, making it easier for them to edit and manipulate samples, including those generated by AI. While DAWs like Logic and Ableton separate audio and MIDI data, RipX converts both formats into the native Rip Audio format using its advanced voice separation capabilities, letting you manipulate audio files in the same way you manipulate MIDI files. would edit parties.
For example, load the audio file of a mixed song that contains multiple instruments, and it will be split into separate parts that can then be individually adjusted and edited note by note as if they were separate MIDI instruments. Individual timbres within mixed audio files can even be swapped out and replaced with new instruments or processed individually via RipX’s built-in effects.
Where it was previously packaged in three tiers, DeepAudio, DeepRemix and DeepCreate, RipX is now offered in two versions: a standard version and a more complete version, RipX DAW PRO. PRO offers enhanced, more advanced audio manipulation tools, a Harmonic Editor plugin, and the ability to use the RipScript scripting language to build your own audio tools.
The new versions of RipX benefit from a host of additional workflow tweaks and new features that are listed in full below.
Read more about RipX DAW on the Hit’n’Mix website.
New features in RipX DAW:
- Computer keyboard recording input
- Step Time Entry
- Quick panel for frequently used and favorite effects, plus search box for effects and sounds
- Chorus, Saturation and Flanger effects with improved compression
- Integrated AI Music Generator access
- Improved sound replacement
- Click layer for audible beat alignment
- Highly functional note/percussion groups with snap-to-original beat markers
- One-click effect and sound application
- Automatically expands the panel to show the currently applied effects
- Automation of lane selectors to show which effects and sounds are applied where and on which layers
- Significantly faster ripping
- PRO version: EQ Panel and DeEsser
- Many recording and playback improvements, including automatically grouping new recordings for easy editing and quick application of effects with automation
- Sound, Loop and Rip Layer audition plus click and drag
- A wide range of user interfaces and editing customizations for a more intuitive and smoother experience