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iZotope - Nectar - Complete Vocal Suite
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Nectar from iZotope is a set of 11 vocal production effects combined in one plug-in that's designed to give you immediate results. Traditionally, auditioning a few different sounds can require all sorts of tedious routing and parameter setup of individual plug-ins. Built-in "Styles" clear out of the way the process of creating a workflow chain, allowing the artist/engineer to focus on the creative finishing touches.

Vocal production requires a wide range of tools and effects from the cleanup stage after tracking to the creative stage during mixing. Features include automatic pitch correction, a manual note editor, breath control, gate, compressors, saturation, EQ, a de-esser, doubler, limiter, reverb, delay and many built-in Style presets.

Quickly get the 60's Motown vocal sound, or the sound of early 90's grunge rock, sound, a subtle jazz vocal or a modern pop sound - everything from delicate improvements to highly-produced robotic pitch effects.

Overview

Genre and Style
  • Dozens of built-in Styles that set up the plug-in's Main View and the underlying effect chain
  • Configure 11 plug-ins with just one click
Main View
  • Clean up the vocal with the De-Esser, Breath Control, Gate and Pitch Correction Craft the sound with the Levels, Space and Style-specific controls like Presence, Drive, Grit and more
  • Each Style has unique producer-level controls
Advanced View
  • As a seasoned professional, you expect the ability to tweak the details of the underlying tools and effects
  • If you're just getting started with vocal production, you'll learn the unique settings that define styles from the 40s to today
Control
  • In the creative moment, you aren't thinking about thresholds or attack times, you're thinking about getting a grittier or brighter sound
  • Nectar packages the complexity of many parameters into intuitive controls like Grit and Warmth, so you can be a musician and not a scientist
  • Setup your favorite vocal chains in Nectar and recall them as presets

Modules

Breath Control
  • Automatically identifies breath sounds allowing you to either reduce the level of all breaths or normalize the breaths to a target level
  • Internally, uses a compressor for natural sounding reduction
Pitch Correction
Automatic:
  • Select the key and correction speed and Nectar will automatically tune those out of tune notes
  • For creative uses, set the speed to 0 for the robotic pitch effect made popular by Cher, T-Pain and Kanye West
  • For more control use the manual pitch correction

Manual:
  • Graphically edit the melody and correction amount on individual notes
  • Control individual note transitions and even recompose the song by simply dragging the notes
Compressors
  • Designed specifically for voice, the compressors are based on analog models of popular Optical and Solid-State hardware
  • The workflow is designed to make it trivial to set up routings like parallel compressors with post filtering that defines the Motown or New York sound
De-Esser
  • Drawing from iconic hardware De-Essers, this module is designed to control the sibilance from "s" and similar consonants independent of level
  • Intelligently identifies a breath separately from other vocal components
  • You can set one "Ess" level, and it will intelligently process the entire vocal track, whether the loud chorus or the delicate verse
Saturation
  • Add warmth and grit to your vocal with 5 saturation models including Analog, Retro, Tape, Tube and Warm
  • A unique graphical display and simple roll-off EQ makes it easy to sculpt your sound
Doubler
  • Using high quality pitch shifting and a unique graphical interface, you can quickly set up a range of subtle to extreme effects
  • Adjust the gain, pan, pitch and delay of up to four separate voices for a distinctive vocal sound
EQ
  • High quality processing with a truly intuitive display where you can actually see the frequencies superimposed over the nodes to control them
Gate
  • Reliable design and graphical feedback make this an easy gate to use
  • Extras include RMS Detection mode and Auto Gain
  • It's quick and easy to gate out things like microphone bleed between vocal phrases
Limiter
  • Based on iZotope's intelligent limiter technology, the limiter guarantees transparent operation
  • Additionally, the unique level histogram display allows you to visualize exactly what's happening to your sound
Delay
  • Featuring Digital, Tape and Analog modes, the delay includes several unique features like the ability to modulate and distort (or Trash) the delayed signal
  • The result is a lot of creative potential in a few simple options
Reverb
  • The reverb was designed and tweaked specifically for vocals
  • For additional control, we added a Color parameter to control how dark or bright the reverb sounds
  • The graphical display allows you to visualize your changes
System Requirements Operating Systems:

Mac OS X 10.5 or later (Universal Binary)
Windows XP, x64, Vista, Windows 7

Plug-in Formats:

Audio Units
DirectX
MAS
RTAS/AudioSuite (Pro Tools 7 and later)
VST