The Nectar 2 Production Suite from iZotope is a vocal enhancement plug-in designed to alter the sound of vocals and dialogue recordings for music, video, and broadcast. It's useful for mixing engineers, remix artists, podcasters and voiceover artists who want to correct problems in vocal takes and adjust the character of their sound.
The software includes a streamlined overview panel with over 150 style presets ranging from classic to modern sounds. Metering tools provide visual feedback of the signal and automatic pitch correction allows for fixing errors in the original recording. The software also includes seven new creative effects in the FX module that can subtly or radically change the sound.
The software features an EMT 140-modeled plate reverb module that emulates the sound and control parameters of the classic Elektromesstechnik plate reverb unit from 1957. A harmony module provides the ability to easily add melodic backing vocals or create choruses using the software's automatic settings, or with the use of a MIDI controller.
A Pitch Editor plug-in that is bundled as part of the Nectar 2 Production Suite, makes manual pitch correction simple with enhancements that include a refreshed interface for graphical pitch editing and improved visual feedback, all within a resizable window. A Breath Control plug-in allows for removing unwanted breaths from recordings using intelligent detection that can separate breath sounds from sung or spoken vocals.
System Requirements Mac
Intel only processor
OS X 10.6.8 or later
Host software that supports AAX, Audio Units, RTAS/AudioSuite, or VST 3 plug-in formats
Windows XP (32-bit SP3), Windows 7, Windows 8
Host software that supports AAX, RTAS/AudioSuite, or VST 3 plug-in formats
The Pitch Editor plug-in is not compatible with some hosts like Sound Forge, GarageBand, ACID, Audition, and Samplitude