What's New in Nectar 3 and Music Production Suite 4
Learn about the new vocal production tools included in Nectar 3, and some new members of the Music Production Suite plug-in family.
What's new in Nectar 3
From corrective to creative vocal production, all the way to final polish,
Nectar 3 Plus
Vocal Assistant creates a custom preset for your vocal to get it sitting right in the mix, fast. Like an extra pair of trusted ears, Vocal Assistant listens to your audio and gets you started by auto-adjusting level inconsistencies, identifying resonant peaks, setting suggested compression parameters, removing pesky sibilance, creating space, ambience, and more.
And Vocal Assistant isn't just for sung vocals. A Dialogue vibe is included to tailor spoken dialogue for podcasters, vloggers, or speech to be paired with visuals. Once you've arrived at an optimal starting point, you can add your own touch. Watch the video above for some before-and-afters.
Nectar 3 adds the ability to address masking of any vocal with Vocal Assistant using the groundbreaking Unmask feature. Unmask directly communicates with the rest of your mix to place your vocal at the forefront by moving other mix elements out of the way. Through inter-plugin communication, Unmask will communicate with any instance of Nectar 3, Neutron 3 Advanced, or iZotope Relay to create the perfect nest for your vocal. Watch the video above to see vocals from different sources unmasked.
Two 24-band Dynamic EQs
Nectar 3 includes two new 24-band Dynamic EQs form-fit to the unique needs of vocals. Transparent and clear, the Dynamic EQs serve both corrective and creative applications with adaptive nodes for frequency sculpting and pitch tracking. And the new Follow EQ mode allows direct, dynamic tracking of pitch, eliminating the need for manual editing of individual resonant frequencies and harmonics for active shaping of timbre and tone.
GRAMMY-winning Melodyne 5 essential
As an added benefit to Nectar 3’s built-in pitch correction module, iZotope has partnered with Celemony to include Melodyne 5 essential's GRAMMY-award winning pitch and time correction. Melodyne adds surgical, intuitive, and truly transparent pitch adjustment capabilities that are an industry standard in professional studios around the world.
New look and feel
Nectar 3 has a brand new look and feel, with twelve redesigned and updated modules for completely vocal-focused production and mixing. Each module was reinvented with a new user experience in mind that encourages you to reach out and touch your audio. And best of all, Nectar 3 is completely resizeable, giving you the option to sculpt and perfect your vocals from a canvas as large you like.
What's new in Music Production Suite 3
Get everything you need for music production with Music Production Suite 3, pairing new additions...
Nectar 3 PlusGet your vocals to sit in the mix with the most sophisticated set of tools for vocal production. Bring out your intended performance with everything you need for a professional sound, fast
- RX 7 Standard
VocalSynth 2VocalSynth 2 is an immersive vocal experience that evolves with your productions. Get Vocoder, Compuvox, Polyvox, Talkbox, and the all-new Biovox with seven stomp-box style effects, all from one powerful plug-in.
Insight 2Insight 2 is a comprehensive metering and audio analysis plug-in that is a core component of award-winning post production houses, music studios, and broadcast facilities.
...with industry-standard favorites:
- Neutron 3 Advanced
Ozone 11 AdvancedCraft the perfect listening experience with Ozone 11, the ultimate collection of mastering tools. Whether you're putting the finishing touches on the next chart-topping hit or producing your first song, Ozone 11 delivers cutting-edge processing and AI-powered workflows. Effortlessly make your tracks release-ready and unlock the full potential of your productions.
Tonal Balance Control 2Get decades of mastering expertise in your next session with Tonal Balance Control 2, a plug-in that helps you overcome your listening environment and achieve a balanced mix. View the frequency balance in your track and compare to genre targets, upload your own unique custom curve, and create with confidence that your music will translate.
R4 by Exponential AudioR4 delivers the historic warmth of time-tested reverb hardware units—all within a CPU-efficient algorithmic reverb plug-in with expanded creative control. Add personality and space to your music with reverb designed to color your mixes without compromising clarity.
Exponential AudioLearn how to use Exponential Audio reverbs in your next music or post-production project with expert tips, tricks, and tutorials.
- and more!
Music Production Suite 3 gives you everything you need for music production, with over thirty industry standard plug-ins that interact across your session and provide time-saving assistive features, innovative new workflows, and cutting-edge visual analysis tools. Here’s what’s new.
Learn about Vocal Assistant, Unmask, Dynamic EQ, and more above!
The perfect compliment to Nectar 3,
Further enhance your production with seven stompbox-style studio effects. And with the ability to play in Auto, MIDI, or Sidechain mode, you control every aspect of your sound.
RX 7 Standard
You’ve probably never heard RX on your favourite record, and that’s a good thing. Used on countless albums to restore troubled audio to pristine condition, RX 7 Standard is a complete toolkit for audio cleanup. Instantly tackle common audio problems with Repair Assistant, rebalance mix elements or isolate vocals in a song with Music Rebalance, and independently adjust pitch or time. RX 7 allows you to surgically fix your tracks and rescue the perfect take using the standalone audio editor or included plug-ins.