On the run up to AES New York, which opens tomorrow, iZotope today announced updates to Nectar and Music Production Suite in addition to the creation of the Vocal Chain Bundle.
iZotope had redesigned Nectar 3, adding five brand new modules and new assistive audio features such as RX 7 Breath Control, and partner product Celemony Melodyne 4 essential. This update also includes improvements to twelve existing modules giving users the most sophisticated set of tools designed for vocal production.
Gerry Caron, iZotope’s Chief Product Officer told us…
“Vocals are the definitive focal point of music. We've added new, powerful assistive audio technology to help to create the ideal starting point for a vocal, place it in the mix, and communicate with other iZotope plug-ins.”
New Features Added To Nectar 3
Vocal Assistant: One-click custom preset creation created with machine learning technology to help a vocal fit in the mix in seconds.
Vocal Assistant: Unmask puts vocals at the forefront of a mix by carving away other competing mix elements directly from Vocal Assistant’s menu screen.
Dynamic EQ with new Follow EQ Mode automatically sculpts and shapes your vocal in real time, removing unwanted resonances and low end rumble while preserving natural character.
Auto Level Mode adjusts the level of your vocal before it even starts processing, eliminating the need for corrective dynamics or riding the fader.
Inter-plugin Communication: Nectar 3 can communicate with other instances of iZotope plug-ins in a session to address mix issues, tonal balance, masking and more.
Component RX 7 Breath Control plug-in for reducing unwanted breaths without sacrificing audio quality with the power of iZotope RX 7.
Celemony Melodyne 4 essential for GRAMMY-award winning time and pitch correction.
iZotope Relay: a hub for intelligently connecting your entire mix to your iZotope plug-in collection.
Hundreds of professionally-designed presets for music and dialogue applications.
Twelve redesigned and updated modules for vocal-focused production and mixing including Corrective and Creative Dynamic EQs, Compression, Harmony, Pitch, De-Esser, Saturation, Reverb, Gate, and Dimension. Improvements to modules include…
Delay: Two brand new modes and new independent controls for stereo support.
De-esser: New interactive threshold design experience that can be auto-set with Vocal Assistant.
Saturation: Two new Saturation modes, Decimate and Distort.
Harmony: Increased number of voices that can be added from 4 to 8, improvements to MIDI mode experience for easier playability.
EQ: Ability to add two EQ instances of up to 24 bands with Dynamic processing for frequency and pitch.
Compressor: Ability to add two Compressors. New interactive threshold design with interactive visualisation.
Reverb: Additional third EQ node for additional shaping flexibility; immersive visual display.
Dimension: New Chorus and Phaser modes with interactive UI.
Music Production Suite 2
The latest version of iZotope’s Music Production Suite now provides users with over thirty plug-ins that interact across sessions and provide machine learning based assistive audio features, new workflows, and cutting-edge visual analysis tools.
Included now in Music Production Suite 2 is Nectar 3, Celemony Melodyne 4 essential, RX 7 Breath Control, RX 7 Standard, VocalSynth 2, Insight 2, Ozone 8 Advanced, Neutron 2 Advanced, Tonal Balance Control, and iZotope Relay.
Vocal Chain Bundle
iZotope has created the new Vocal Chain Bundle to address all aspects of vocal production, and offers a collection of six plug-ins including Nectar 3, Vocal Synth 2, and RX Elements. With Nectar 3 comes Celemony’s Melodyne 4 essential: GRAMMY-award winning pitch and time correction as well as RX 7 Breath Control and iZotope Relay.
Availability & Pricing
Customers who purchase Nectar 2, Production Suite or Music Production Suite during the introductory period will receive a free upgrade to Nectar 3 or Music Production Suite 2 when they’re released in November.
Nectar 3, Vocal Chain Bundle, Music Production Suite 2 will be available in November.
Nectar 3 - $249 MSRP ($199 introductory-pricing)
Vocal Chain Bundle - $499 MSRP ($399 introductory-pricing)
Music Production Suite 2 - $999 MSRP ($599 introductory-pricing)