These customers can log into to get their special upgrade coupons. Even in advanced mode, there are only two sliders: one to set the threshold and the other to adjust the margin or remaining headroom over a range of zero to 5dB. Glamorous assistant And so to the main event. To make the interface easy to navigate, Nectar 2 has two viewing modes: Overview and Advanced view. The Breath Control Plug-in Getting rid of loud inhalations can be a challenge. Even gentle settings can add thickness to any voice, where more intense settings can dirty-up the kindest vocal track. Further sweetening is on tap in the shape of the De-Esser, which now has an Ess Only monitoring button for zoning in on troublesome sibilance.
You can also snap all the notes to a specific key signature, along with cutting and pasting notes together. Nectar has Correction Speed, Strength and Formant Shift settings for each note. Delay times can be sync'ed to the host tempo. Second, remember to place the Breath Control plug-in ahead of Nectar 2 or any other plug-in so that it receives the most dry, unprocessed signal. AdvancedThe Advanced View allows you to alter the signal flow between modules and tweak each to its fullest potential.
Saturation: Sounds good for adding a bit of grit to your signal using various emulation settings: Analog, Retro, Tape, Tube, Warm. This alone, combined with the overall user friendly design definitely makes it easy to mark this as plugin that anyone would be grateful to have at their disposal. The Nectar 2 Vocal Production Suite is one such collection, with a range of effects and processors aimed at getting the best out of your vocal tracks. I really liked the ability to parallel compress between two compressors within the same interface. In mode 2, you have two identical compressors that can be programmed independently, then mixed and balanced at the output.
Compressor: Features various emulation types Digital, Vintage, Optical, Solid-State. These new changes not only make more common tools accessible, but you also see more at glance. In a trial with a demo track I was working on, I felt the pitch correction was similar to the previous version, which is good, and competitive to similar tools on the market; I felt it far easier to work on with this added real estate on my screen to make the corrections. Remember the days of manually patching in three or four pieces of outboard equipment to create the ultimate vocal chain? Pitch and Harmony Modules The Pitch Module offers quick pitch correction, without the need for note-per-note edits. The Gain Reduction Trace in the mini-spectrum window displays where and by how much the breaths are being attenuated. However, this is one area of Nectar 2 that I felt was lacking.
Fortunately, users of Logic Pro have no limit for Automatic Delay Compensation and can handle the Breath Control latency with ease. Second, remember to place the Breath Control plug-in ahead of Nectar 2 or any other plug-in so that it receives the most dry, unprocessed signal. As expected, this automatically sets itself at default with no settings activated. It reduces the latency by switching to slightly lower quality, but efficient algorithms and disabling processor intensive modules Breath Control. In mode 1, you get a traditional parallel compression, wherein you can balance between the compressed signal and the dry signal. Do I really need this? So remember to switch back to Mixing mode when you start sweetening after the recording. Gating is also a processing essential, as it is often required to remove spill or noise between words or phrases.
There are also a wealth of useful and unique new features to help you get the best sounding vocal track, and also to spark your creativity. All modules can be placed anywhere in the signal flow, with the exception of the Pitch module, which must always be first. Turn this on for a band and it automatically targets the closest harmonic in the source material the fundamental frequency is determined automatically , then tracks it up and down the frequency range as it changes in real time. The result was a convenient, high quality multieffects solution built specifically for vocals. However, iZotope have added a key detection setting that offers a selection of key signatures and scale types for the audio Nectar is processing. The downside is that the voices in the harmonies do have some artifacts, and on some vocal parts you really can only shadow with the harmony at a lower gain, more than feature it. Now you can use it like traditional pitch-correction software, independently, and tweak note for note with customized control of Formant, Vibrato, Correction Strength, and Speed, as well as key settings.
In practice, we found the best results came from placing it ahead of Nectar 3, then adjusting the breath reduction amount while bearing in mind the subsequent compression. This is incredibly nice when vocal lines are edited or removed after pitch correction has happened. Pitch and Harmony Modules The Pitch Module offers quick pitch correction, without the need for note-per-note edits. Although this will never sound as good as genuine backing vocals, it can be used to quickly create a thickening layer to your track. Where can it be purchased? There's a correction speed control that ranges from slow and natural to fast and robotic, and you can choose to have pitch quantised to specific musical keys or chromatically chromatic is the default. If you ever used Nectar 1 with its butternut squash-colored interface, the clean lines and crisp bronze-colored layout of Nectar 2 will be a welcome sight. You can select the Gain mode for eliminating the breaths, or the Target mode for a programmable amount of breath reduction.
Doubler: Features up to four additional voices, which can be pitched up or down an octave. However, if you use the latter method, make sure to install it first in the signal flow. This plug-in not available at all in the primary Nectar 2 Production Suite plug-in runs prior to your primary plug-in with compression and ducks down the breaths in your vocal track, making a smoother vocal track while keeping your compression settings intact. Not happy with the results? Send an e-mail to press izotope. In mode 1, you get a traditional parallel compression, wherein you can balance between the compressed signal and the dry signal. This view is definitely for engineers to properly build their own vocal chains or tweak an existing preset to perfection. This allows you to emulate different compressor designs for a variety of boutique responses.
Depending on the preset, the last category will be labeled an abstract name such as Shape, Poke, Process, Whisp and Evil. Although the delay also looks similar, there are now separate wet dry sliders, and the quality has been greatly improved, allowing you to do smooth real-time time changes without affecting the pitch, or massive analogue-style pitch sweeps. I can understand iZotope not wanting to have every reverb plug-in manufacturer upset with them for offering other stellar reverb models, but I do wish there were other options. Nectar 2 is sold direct from iZotope in the iZotope online. Across the top are small rectangular boxes, inside of which you can load any combination of individual effects to your chain, and clicking on them loads their respective interface in the larger area below. Audio people are inherently different from other folk.