June 7, 2017
Effective June 7, 2017, Nectar Elements will no longer be available for purchase from iZotope.com, as part of Sound Forge Pro 11, or as part of the Blue Microphones Yeti Bundle.
We expect you may have questions, and aim to address them below.
Will I be able to download Nectar Elements after it’s discontinued?
Yes! You will be able to download and authorize Nectar Elements from your account page if you would like to continue using it after it is no longer officially supported. If you do choose to continue using Nectar Elements, we cannot guarantee optimal functionality in subsequent versions of your host application.
Can I still get customer support for Nectar Elements?
As with any product, our Customer Care team provides technical support for account, authorization, and in-depth product questions for 12 months from the date of purchase. After 12 months of ownership, we’ll still help with any account or authorization questions. For more detailed help, we encourage you to check out the Help Documentation and our Knowledge Base.
What kind of product support can I expect going forward?
We cannot guarantee product support for Nectar Elements in the event of compatibility issues that arise with supported hosts or operating systems.
Why is Nectar Elements being discontinued?
Nectar Elements is based on an older Nectar 1 codebase, while other newer products represent our latest technological advancements in processing and workflow. Rather than re-working older code, we decided to focus our efforts on the development of next-generation technologies within more modern codebases. RX Elements, Ozone Elements, and Neutron Elements represent our latest technologies in affordable packages for applications across music and post production, including applications for vocal and dialog processing.
Which Elements product should I try?
If you are a podcaster or dialogue editor, try RX Elements.
RX Elements is a budget-friendly version of RX designed for small home studios that need audio repair basics. It includes the standalone audio editor and spectral editing so you can visualize your audio and make edits with precision and accuracy to remove common audio problems like noise, hum, clicks, pops, clipping, and more.
If you are a vocalist, musician, or home studio producer, try Neutron Elements.
Neutron Elements is the latest, budget-friendly addition to iZotope’s Neutron family of mixing plug-ins featuring futuristic, assistive technology and four fantastic-sounding audio processors. If you’re used to using Nectar Elements, Neutron Elements’ preset workflow should feel familiar, but it also offers Track Assistant, an assistive technology that can identify track types, like vocals — and suggest an optimal starting point for a custom preset.
If you are a home studio, engineer, or podcaster, try Ozone Elements.
Ozone 7 Elements is a new mastering plug-in that enables you to effortlessly achieve a full, rich, and loud final mix through professionally-crafted presets. Simply select a preset, adjust the amount of EQ and Compression you want, and bring your tracks up to a competitive level for a radio-ready final mix.
I recently purchased the Blue Yeti Bundle from a retailer. Is there a replacement for this product instead?
Yes! Customers who purchased a Blue Yeti Bundle with Nectar Elements after June 7, 2017 are eligible for a free upgrade to Ozone Elements. Please contact our Customer Care team for details.
What will happen to Nectar 2 Standard Edition and Nectar 2 Production Suite?
Nectar 2 Standard Edition and Nectar 2 Production Suite are still supported and sold. Customers can expect to continue to receive product and customer support for these products at this time. Nectar Elements customers will receive special upgrade pricing to Nectar 2 Standard Edition and Nectar 2 Production Suite by logging into their iZotope Account.
As a loyal Nectar Elements customer, may I get a special upgrade price to Nectar 2 products?
Yes! As a thank you for supporting Nectar Elements, we're offering an exclusive loyalty discount on upgrades to Nectar 2 Standard Edition, Nectar 2 Production Suite, and Neutron Elements, our latest futuristic assistive mixing plug-in.
Log in to your account to view pricing.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team.