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Nectar 3 Plus Release Notes

Version 3.8.0: released September 15, 2022

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an audio dropout that could occur when adjusting controls in the Saturation module if 'Warm' mode was selected (affected Logic and Ableton Live running native on Apple silicon Macs).
  • Fixed a crash that could occur during processing if Nectar was included in the Batch Processor or Module Chain processing chain in the RX Audio Editor.


  • Updates RX 8 Breath Control to version 8.6.0 with native support on Apple silicon Macs.
  • Updated installation directory for HTML Help files to a root level directory.
  • Deprecates support for macOS High Sierra (10.13) and macOS Mojave (10.14).

Version 3.7.0: released May 4, 2022

Updates & Improvements 

  • Added native support for Apple silicon Macs (Apple M1 chips).
    • Note: VST2 instances of Nectar 3 Plus are only available in DAWs or NLEs opened using Rosetta on Apple silicon Macs.
  • Added support for macOS Monterey (12.3.x).
  • Added support for Windows 11.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed hang that could occur when loading a saved session containing multiple instances of Nectar 3 Plus.
  • Fixed error message or blank plug-in UI that could appear in Logic on Apple silicon-based Macs upon closing and reopening the plug-in window after certain interactions.
  • Fixed crash that could occur when Vocal Assistant was run on certain types of audio.
  • Fixed inconsistent manufacturer name used in effect insert menus by certain plug-in formats. Nectar 3 will now appear under the manufacturer name "iZotope" for all plug-in formats.

Version 3.6.2a: released January 12, 2021


  • Updated installer to include the latest version of the RX 8 Breath Control plug-in (8.5.1).

Version 3.6.2: released December 17, 2021

Compatibility updates

  • Added support for Rosetta on Apple Silicon ARM-based Macs (Big Sur).

Bug Fixes & Updates

  • Fixed crash that could occur upon interacting with the Nectar preset manager when using the Voiceover utility on macOS.
  • Fixed crash that could occur upon interacting with the Nectar preset manager when using third-party Finder utility/window management applications on macOS (such as: DefaultFolderX, BetterSnapTool, etc...).
  • Fixed hang that could occur when interacting with the Nectar UI or opening sessions including Nectar on macOS High Sierra (10.13.x).
  • Updated installer to include Relay 1.2.1 & RX Breath Control 8.5.0.

Version 3.6.0: released October 4, 2021

Compatibility updates

  • Added support for Rosetta on Apple Silicon ARM-based Macs (Big Sur).

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed AU plug-in validation failures on Apple Silicon ARM-based Macs.
  • Fixed crash that could occur when Nectar 3 Plus was added to sessions alongside certain plug-ins (MAAT, InaGRM, Sonnox, etc...).
  • Fixed invisible inline edit text field boxes in AAX instances within Pro Tools on Big Sur (Intel & Apple Silicon Rosetta).
  • Fixed issue that caused the currently selected preset name to be cleared when the Nectar UI was closed and reopened.
  • Updated the preset system to install read-only factory presets to root directories and write user presets to the user documents directory.
  • Various bug fixes.

Version 3.3.0a released October 19, 2020

Bug Fix:

  • Windows installer: Fixed cleanup behavior when a customized installation is aborted.

Version 3.3 (plus) released September 30, 2020

Enhancements and Changes:

  • New automatic key detection in the Nectar Plus Pitch module.
  • New advanced Unmasking controls appear in Neutron 3.2 and Relay 1.1 when unmasking Nectar Plus instances.
    • Unmask EQ curve display.
    • Adjustable Unmask EQ amount.
    • Dynamic Unmask EQ toggle with optional Sidechain input.
  • Includes RX 8.1.0 Breath Control & Relay 1.1.0
  • Fixed an issue where Nectar would not stay hidden in Visual Mixer if removed from view.

Version 3.2.0 (plus) released September 2, 2020

Enhancements and Changes:

  • Improved support for macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Fixed an issue where the uninstaller would not first run when re-installing or upgrading on Windows
  • Fixed an issue where available updates were not indicated correctly in the plugin UI
  • Update installation path to 64-bit Program Files directory on Windows
  • Fixed an issue where Harmony module parameter automation names were not unique
  • Fixed an issue where Vocal Assistant's Unmask feature could learn incorrect masking data
  • Fixed an issue where parameter readouts for EQ node frequency, gain, and Q could not be adjusted properly via click-and-drag
  • Display both sharp and flat musical notation symbols in the Pitch module
  • Added support for RX 8 Breath Control

Version 3.1.0n released December 23, 2019

Enhancements and Changes to Operating System Support:

  • Added support for installation on macOS 10.15 (Catalina).
  • Updated installers to include the latest version of Relay (v1.0.4).

Version 3.10 released July 31, 2019

Enhancements and Fixes:

  • Nectar 3.1 plug-ins can be selected as source plug-ins in Neutron 3 Mix Assistant (available in the Neutron 3 mothership plug-in and Neutron 3 Visual Mixer)
  • Enhancements to real-time DSP performance.
  • Added Japanese translations to the Nectar 3 help documentation.
  • Improved module Mix slider sensitivity for finer Mix amount adjustments.
  • Various UI enhancements.
  • Various bug fixes.
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