iZotope Nectar 2 Vocal Production Suite - Upgrade from Nectar Elements

Vocal Processor Plug-in with Automatic and Manual Pitch Correction, Harmony, Compressor, Limiter, Gate, De-Esser, EQ, Delay, Reverb, Breath Control, Saturation, and Doubler - Mac/PC AAX, RTAS, AU, and VST
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iZotope Nectar 2 Vocal Production Suite - Upgrade from Nectar Elements
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Everything You Need to Make Your Vocals Shine!

NOTE: This is an opportunity for registered users of Nectar Elements to upgrade to a full version of iZotope Nectar 2 for a special reduced price. You must be able to provide proof of eligibility to qualify for this upgrade. For more information, please call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer.

When you need perfect vocals, iZotope Nectar 2 provides you with the sound-shaping power of a dozen processing plug-ins, all tuned specifically for professional vocal production. Inside, you'll find compression and equalization, pitch correction and harmony, and wonderful effects such as a plate reverb modeled a classic EMT 140. But you don't need to dive below the hood to get a ton out of Nectar 2, thanks to its extensive preset library and easy-to-use overview view. No matter what kind of vocal material you work with, you'll find endless uses for the iZotope Nectar 2 vocal processing plug-in.

iZotope Nectar 2 Vocal Processing Suite Plug-in at a Glance:
  • Overview Mode makes getting the perfect vocal sound easy
  • Dive in for total under-the-hood tweaking in Advanced Mode
  • Get creative with powerful pitch correction, harmony, and effects
Overview Mode makes getting the perfect vocal sound easy

Dialing in the perfect vocal sound with Nectar 2 is easy. When you work in Overview Mode, all you have to do is select the perfect preset from a wide selection of genres and styles. There are complete vocal chain presets for everything from cutting-edge pop to old-school Motown. Nectar 2's simple overview window lets you adjust each parameter of the effects chain without wading through the minutia. Plus, each style comes with its own custom parameters for tweaking multiple settings at once, such as Presence, Drive, Depth, Clarity, Warmth, Sparkle and Bite. Getting great vocals fast couldn't be easier!

Dive in for total under-the-hood tweaking in Advanced Mode

If you like to get tweaky with your sound, simply switch Nectar 2 over to Advanced Mode and dive in! Each of the processors has its own in-depth menu. Want to add modern hard-tuning to a blues-style preset? No problem. Or you can crank up the De-Esser and Breath Control settings on an old-time radio style preset. You can even completely rearrange the whole effects chain with drag-and-drop simplicity or start from scratch and make your own custom presets. When you have iZotope Nectar 2, there's no end to what you can do with your vocals!

Get creative with powerful pitch correction, harmony, and effects

Nectar 2 adds a ton of goodies to your sonic arsenal, including an amazing graphic pitch editor, a fully loaded harmony engine, and amazing new effects. On its own, Nectar 2's Pitch Editor section easily rivals some free-standing pitch correction plug-ins, providing you with in-depth, note-by-note control over your vocals. It's the perfect complement to Nectar 2's Breath Control module! Next, there's Nectar 2's harmony engine, which offers you both intelligent automatic settings and MIDI control to help you craft the perfect backing vocals. And to top it all of, you also get an amazing plate reverb modeled on a real vintage EMT 140 along with half a dozen other cool new effects.

iZotope Nectar 2 Vocal Processing Suite Plug-in Features:
  • A complete suite of vocal effects, processors, plus pitch correction and harmony
  • Overview mode lets you adjust all of the most important parameters in a single window, making basic operation simple
  • Advanced mode allows you to dive into each module for full control over your vocal sound
  • Redesigned Pitch Editor provides full note-by-note graphic tuning in addition to automatic pitch correction
  • Harmony module lets you craft backing vocals via intelligent automatic settings or MIDI control
  • Breath Control allows you to dial in or crush out breath noise
  • Compressor Module packed with enough features to easily stand alone - includes optical, solid-state, and parallel compression modes among others
  • De-Esser intelligently turns down sibilance for extreme clarity
  • Saturation engine provides 5 different saturation modes, including Analog, Retro, Tape, Tube, and Warm
  • Doubler with gain, pan, pitch, and delay controls adds modern thickening effect to up to 4 separate additional voices
  • EQ with detailed visual feedback - based on iZotope's award-winning multiband EQ design
  • Gate lets you clean up the dead space between vocal phrases, wiping out mic bleed or background noise
  • Limiter includes iZotope's intelligent limiter technology and level histogram display for precise control over the loudness threshold of your track
  • Fully loaded effects module lets you spice up your vocal sound
  • Expertly modeled EMT 140 Plate Reverb module with vintage preamp saturation control lets you add classic depth and dimension to your sound
  • Compatible with AAX, VST, AU, or RTAS/AS plug-in hosts
Whip your vocals into shape, with iZotope's Nectar 2 Complete Vocal Suite!

Additional Media

Nectar 2 Production Suite User Manual

Tech Specs

Software Type Vocal Processing
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Upgrade
Download/Boxed Download
Format AAX, VST, AU, RTAS/AS
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Multicore Processor
Hardware Requirements - PC Multicore Processor
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number 70-N2UPGNE

Customer Reviews

3.5/5
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5/5

Great Upgrade!!

This will handle most of your vocal processing and some!! Great Software!!
Music background: Producer
3.5/5

Pretty good, but could be better

I'm still just getting used to this plugin, and it has some great features. Pretty much a "one stop shop" for processing vocals. I wish the reverb was a little more adjustable, but as I say, I'm still getting to this and haven't delved into it real deeply so far. I love the simplicity of the de-esser, and what's more, it works. The EQ works well also. I'm looking forward to working more with the harmonizer, which I haven't quite figured out yet, but I think it can become a great tool. Nectar 2 has a lot of presets, which create a good starting point. IZotope makes a good product here, but there is no manual available for it and their "tutorial" videos are really only overviews that function more as a sales tool than an instructional one. But with more time, I think this plugin will become one of my go-to plugins.
2.5/5

Well, it's interesting..

I bought Nectar 2 because it was on sale, and because I'm always on the lookout for the plugin that will make my vocals sound better than they are. Honestly, it's a bit of a letdown. The tape saturation is the only part of it that I've found really useful. Most of the effects sound a little too digital-perfection. I haven't yet played with the harmony module, so maybe it will turn out to be useful - and I haven't yet figured out how to get the pitch correction module to not crash on launch with a file permissions problem, although admittedly I haven't tried that hard either. It's not useless, for sure, but it's also not the end-all-be-all of vocal processing.
2/5

Nectar 2

I took the plunge and bought Nectar 2 because I wanted to upgrade from Nectar elements and also because I had been very happy with other iZotope products (Ozone 5 and Alloy 2). Unfortunately, I am a little disappointed with Nectar 2. I really don't like the sound of any of their presets, and I just haven't been able to get the sound out of it that I want. It may be that I just don't have the expertise to be able to use it effectively, but if I had it to do over again, I probably would have just stuck with the Nectar Elements which I think worked as well or even better for my needs.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Vocal Software, iZotope, iZotope Plug-ins: Bundles, iZotope Plug-ins: Pitch & Harmony