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iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software

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All the essentials from Izotope's Nectar vocal processing software.

Getting a great vocal sound doesn't need to be hard. Whether you're recording or you're mixing, Nectar Elements makes vocal treatment a snap. Get great results quickly by loading one of Nectar's professionally-designed Style presets in genres like rock, pop, folk, soul, and voiceover and dialogue. From there, easily customize your sound by adjusting special per-Style controls like Presence, Drive, and Grit. Need to fix pitch problems, remove pesky "ess" sounds, or reduce room noise in your recording? Nectar Elements has you covered there, too. With 10 powerful vocal processors working hard behind the scenes, Nectar Elements offers simple, intelligent controls that let you focus on your sound, not your setup.

Define your Style. Make it your own.
Nectar Elements features dozens of Styles that let you choose between a variety of classic and creative vocal styles. Quickly get the '60s Motown sound, the early '90s grunge rock sound, a radio-ready podcasting sound, a subtle jazz vocal or a modern pop soundā€¯everything from delicate improvements to highly-produced robotic pitch effects. Each Style includes special per-Style controls like Clarity, Warmth, and Sparkle, as well as standard controls like Levels and Space.

Levels: Quickly get punchy vocals with the loudness you need for consistency across your tracks.
Space: Help settle your vocals into your mix with delays and reverbs that add ambience and "smoothing."
Liven up your vocal sound, from gentle warmth to aggressive grit, with Styles that add vintage tube and tape harmonics.
Thicken up your voice with Styles that feature doubling effects, adding up to four voices with varied pitch and panning.
Explore all the Styles to experiment with additional per-Style controls, each designed to perfectly complement the Genre and Style of choice.

Nobody's perfect. Let Nectar Elements fix it.
Even the biggest superstars might need a little help here and there. Bring out the best in any vocal performance with the corrective tools in Nectar Elements.

EQ: Enhance and sculpt the tone of your voice, or adapt any Style to suit your sound's needs.
De-Esser: Easily remove unwanted "ess" sounds and sibilance using just one intelligent slider.
Gate: Remove room tone and other unwanted noise quickly to get vocals crisp and broadcast-ready.
Automatic Pitch Correction: Fix out-of-tune notes so you can keep those "almost perfect" takes.

Two simple steps. One perfect vocal.
Pick your Genre and Style: Nectar Elements comes with dozens of built-in Styles that set up the plug-in's Main View and the underlying vocal effects. Experience the power of 10 vocal processors with just one click.

Adjust in the Main View: Each Style has unique producer-level controls that let you quickly adjust settings like Presence, Drive and Grit. Experiment to personalize your sound, then tackle the Levels and Space. If needed, clean up the vocal with the De-Esser, Breath Control, Gate and Pitch Correction. Everything you need, in one convenient place.

FEATURES
  • Professional, intuitive vocal-processing software
  • Overview panel for quick access to customized macro control
  • Multiple Style presets with customized signal chains for unique vocal processing
  • Track your vocals seamlessly with low-latency processing
  • Intelligent vocal processing including compression, reverb, doubling, and more
  • Smoothly fix errant, out-of-tune notes with Automatic Pitch Correction
  • Easily reduce unwanted noise and room tone with the Gate
  • Sculpt or enhance your vocal tone with the Equalizer

The quick solution to professional-style vocal treatment, order Nectar Elements today!

SPECIFICATIONS
Supported operating systems
  • :
  • Windows: XP (32-bit), Vista (64-bit), Vista, 7 (32- & 64-bit), 8 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Mac: OS X 10.5.8 or later (Intel-based Macs only)
Plug-in formats
  • :
  • RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, VST3, Audio Unit, DirectX
  • Plug-in host compatibility:
  • Compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit hosts, like GarageBand, REAPER, SONAR, Digital Performer, ACID, Vegas, Sound Forge, Ableton Live, Pro Tools 7.4 to 10, Cubase, Nuendo, WaveLab, Logic, Audition, and many more.
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iZotopeNectar Elements Vocal Processing Software
 
3.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Easy to customize (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (12), Mac (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Makes a standard mic sound much better

I have many microphones from good to bad. This will take an average microphone like a NT-1A or Studio Projects C1 and make it sound awesome. With a good mic like an AKG214...Read complete review

I have many microphones from good to bad. This will take an average microphone like a NT-1A or Studio Projects C1 and make it sound awesome. With a good mic like an AKG214 is will only marginally sound better. So you're better off spending less on a mic and using this software. Loudness is so so. Reverb is so so. Presets are awesome. I like acoustic pop. Desser is not bad but not awesome. Maybe the full version has better control. I'm very satisfied with this person. Can't beleive that people are giving it low ratings as a result of not being able to install it correctly. Works awesome with Reaper as a VST. I click on add FX and the interface comes up for minor adjustments. Everything is located centrally without the need to spend 15 minutes coordinating half a dozen plugins instead. Happy I got this. Returning an expensive mic since my MXL910 with upgraded RK-7 sounds super awesome. There may be other plugins out there that are better if you have the time and more money. But this will give you studio quality sound with an average mic. I hope Nectar improves on this product or has good upgrades. It's a keeper.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't waste any expectations

Bought to try before purchasing Nectar2. The program slowed my system down with a single mono vocal wave for testing. In Samplitude I counted 328 errors in 12 seconds of playback. I can...Read complete review

Bought to try before purchasing Nectar2. The program slowed my system down with a single mono vocal wave for testing. In Samplitude I counted 328 errors in 12 seconds of playback. I can normally run around 40 tracks without any errors at 24bit 48khz. I waited a week to receive an empty cardboard billfold, then still had to download the program. Glad I made a CD back up. Now I have a nice drink coaster. Glad it was on sale, but would have been happier with same value's worth of junk food. Out of fairness, the presets are useable if you don't know how to acheive the same sound with separate VSTs. The idividual moduals ;however, are very week. Ok for a beginner, but not for professional use.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Doesn't work with ProTools 11

By GHerz

from Oceanside CA

Pros

  • None For Me

Cons

  • No Protools 11 Support

Best Uses

    Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

    If you use ProTools 11, this is useless. I didn't figure it out until after installing and registering. :-( Even as Stupid Deal of the Day it's a total loss.

    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    quick fix for vocals

    By Ben-jammin

    from ohio

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

    • No Harmony With Elements

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

    Nice easy program to add preset vocal effects to a track. I can get the same results or better doing it myself but it takes drastically longer. Easy to install and use if you know how to use your DAW and effects with it. Apparently this is not common knowledge though reading the reviews. Definately a waste of shipping and paper to ship me the code. I wish musicians friend would have just emailed it to me so I could have used it that day and not waited for it to come in the mail.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Don't waste any expectations

    By Audiodog

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Professional 30 Years

    Pros

      Cons

      • Better Freeware Available
      • Cpu Hog
      • Individual Modules Weak

      Best Uses

      • Not Really

      Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

      Bought to try before purchasing Nectar2. The program slowed my system down with a single mono vocal wave for testing. In Samplitude I counted 328 errors in 12 seconds of playback. I can normally run around 40 tracks without any errors at 24bit 48khz. I waited a week to receive an empty cardboard billfold, then still had to download the program. Glad I made a CD back up. Now I have a nice drink coaster. Glad it was on sale, but would have been happier with same value's worth of junk food. Out of fairness, the presets are useable if you don't know how to acheive the same sound with separate VSTs. The idividual moduals ;however, are very week. Ok for a beginner, but not for professional use.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Makes a standard mic sound much better

      By David G

      from Jupiter, FL

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Easy to Customize
      • Easy to Navigate

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

        I have many microphones from good to bad. This will take an average microphone like a NT-1A or Studio Projects C1 and make it sound awesome. With a good mic like an AKG214 is will only marginally sound better. So you're better off spending less on a mic and using this software. Loudness is so so. Reverb is so so. Presets are awesome. I like acoustic pop. Desser is not bad but not awesome. Maybe the full version has better control. I'm very satisfied with this person. Can't beleive that people are giving it low ratings as a result of not being able to install it correctly. Works awesome with Reaper as a VST. I click on add FX and the interface comes up for minor adjustments. Everything is located centrally without the need to spend 15 minutes coordinating half a dozen plugins instead. Happy I got this. Returning an expensive mic since my MXL910 with upgraded RK-7 sounds super awesome. There may be other plugins out there that are better if you have the time and more money. But this will give you studio quality sound with an average mic. I hope Nectar improves on this product or has good upgrades. It's a keeper.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Works as advertised.

        By HCPRo

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Music Pro

        Pros

        • Compatible With Sonar X3
        • Works as advertised

        Cons

        • Difficult to Navigate
        • No Vst Instructions

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Audio - Not Pro

        Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

        I expected, based on the instructions, to have immediate access to online authorization but I didn't get it until I changed preferences to include VST in the layout view. I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to start and authorize the program. After several searches I found the answer. Once that was done it worked as advertised. Occasionally It gives me static when I start playback. I have to stop and restart to get rid of the static.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Can't use it with Sonor X3

        By HCPRo

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Pro Musician

        Pros

          Cons

          • Can't Get Sonar X3 To
          • Difficult to Navigate

          Best Uses

            Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

            I have not been able to use this plug-in with Sonar X3. I find it in the plug-in drop down list but it never opens so I am sitting here in limbo. Tried several net searches but couldn't find an answer to the issue. I'm not sure if this is a case of, "You get what you pay for" or just a blind spot in my brain.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good Vox Channel Strip

            By tom the engineer

            from Southern Maine

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Sounds Good

            Cons

            • Not Enough Audio Tools
            • Not Very Customizable
            • Not Very Powerful
            • Pitch Correction Is So So

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio Beginner

            Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

            This is a pretty good vocal fixer upper, mostly works using presets. Can't really get under the hood, you are left with only broad edits using the modules. That being said, the presets sound good and there are a lot of them to wade thru. The pitch correction module is a little disappointing, somewhat glitchy with not a lot of tweaking available for fine tuning, it does work okay with slight intonation problems, but not too well when massive tuning help is needed.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Better than I expected ...

            By KC

            from USA

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

                performance outshines anything else at this price

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Pretty Interesting Effects

                By casey

                from fort worth

                About Me Novice Recording

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Cool Effects
                • Easy to Navigate
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Nothing Fancy

                Best Uses

                • Home Recording
                • Voice Overs

                Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

                I received this software with a purchase of Fruity Loops 12 and I must say it is pretty cool. Not anything like what you would get at a professional studio but still pretty interesting.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                I'm glad it was a Stupid Deal

                By J Mas

                from West Chester, PA

                About Me Home Studio Recording

                See all my reviews

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Navigate
                • Fast

                Cons

                • Limited Editing
                • Not Enough Audio Tools

                Best Uses

                • Vocal Mixes

                Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

                The program comes with many presets but most are not useful for my music. There are a couple that I did hit on. You can edit somewhat but it doesn't really tell you what your editing in a specific way. There are more generic names so you assume that Loudness is a Compressor or Limiter. Pitch Correction is only good for short background vocals as you would not want to leave it on for the whole lead vocal track. The De-esser is nice.
                Honestly, the best thing about it is the EQ. It has a spectrum analyzer overlay that I love.
                The product is worth the Stupid Deal price (hint). There are other products that are suppose to make mixing EASY (hint) but it is best to learn how to mix. Whatever this program can do you can get the same results with stock plugins. For the price I thought, "what the hell." I can see how the full version would be a totally different story with the ability to really tweak settings.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Weak

                By Dave

                from USA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • None

                Cons

                • Weak

                Best Uses

                • Coaster

                Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

                Weak. Doesn't work with older versions of Garage Band. "Customer support" is less than helpful. This program is totally useless to me ( I supposed I can use the disc as a coaster ). Waste of $$$$$

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac
                 
                5.0

                Easy to use

                By Piano58

                from Austin TX

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Customize
                • Easy to Navigate
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

                    Quickly dial in vocal sounds. Adequate adjustments to parameters.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC
                     
                    1.0

                    Not compatible with Garageband 10

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Not Garageband Compatible

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

                        Even though the description says this is compatible with Garageband - it is not compatible with the latest version of Garageband. Deceptive description.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac
                         
                        5.0

                        product miracle simple

                        By gtreve

                        from quebec,canada

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Customize
                        • Easy to Navigate
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

                          excellent product

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC
                           
                          4.0

                          Nice plugin for the pricepoint

                          By CATN

                          from Cincinnati Ohio

                          About Me Performing Artist, Recording artist, Singersongwriter, Singer Songwriter

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Navigate
                          • Lots Of Nice Presets
                          • Works well
                          • Works With Studio One

                          Cons

                          • Lacks Advanced Config

                          Best Uses

                          • Minor Vox Clean-up
                          • Minor Vox Tweaks

                          Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

                          I'm always looking for new tools to help improve the quality of my recordings and track mixes. This product was inexpensive (on sale at the time) and it does a decent job of allowing you to get the type of sound you are looking for, for making minor VOX tweaks and doing minor VOX clean-up. It doesn't work miracles for your VOX tracks but it does what it intends to do pretty well.

                          I would like to have the ability to make more adjustments than is available but afterall, it is designed to be simple to use.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great value!

                          By malnack

                          from Omaha, NE

                          About Me Musician

                          See all my reviews

                          Ask me a question

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Navigate
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Vocal Processing

                            Comments about iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Software:

                            I recently added Nectar Elements to my collection of vocal processing plugins. To date, I have the Waves Maserati collection and the Waves JJP vocal plugins.

                            Nectar Elements is similar to the Waves plugins in that the processing chain has been put together for you and you have some control over the individual parameters; eq, delay, etc. I like the amount of control that you have in Nectar. It allows you to tweak the large library of presets to fit into your mix.

                            The preset library is impressive and the quality is top notch. I spent a couple of hours going through the presets with an existing vocal track. Several times I found myself latching on to a preset and tweaking the parameters and saving my own preset. It should be mentioned that the parameters that you can adjust vary by preset style. Some will have settings for the delay and reverb, others might have a chorus. In all of them you can adjust the eq.

                            Not having formal training as an engineer and years of experience working with compressors and EQs, the vocal processing plugins I have help an enormous amount. For some styles, particularly when working with female vocalists, the Waves JJP Vocal is an instant perfect fit. I can see giving Nectar a first look now with a track.

                            Overall this is a great sounding addition to my toolbox. I got it on a Stupid Deal offering, but I'd find it to be an excellent value at full price.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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