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Nectar 2 Explained®

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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    Introduction (4:56)


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    Quick Start (7:01)


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    The Overview Panel (11:22)


Chapter 2: The Modules

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    EQ (8:52)


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    Compressors (7:54)


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    The Limiter & De-Esser (6:31)


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    Gate (6:31)


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    Saturation (4:09)


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    Delay (6:57)


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    Reverb (4:53)


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    FX (6:31)


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    Pitch Correction (4:20)


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    Harmony (6:59)


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    Pitch Editor Plug-In (7:41)


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    Breath Control Plug-In (3:58)


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    Using Nectar in the Mix (11:10)


Studio wiz Scottie Dugan returns with another power-packed series, this time covering the ins and outs as well as creative uses for iZotope's amazing Nectar 2 plug-in. See how you can sweeten your vocals and other sounds with this "All-In One" effects suite!

Scottie begins with a detailed Introduction, getting you up to speed on what this plug-in is and what it can do. Next, you get a "Quick Start" video so you can dive right in and start using it on your productions, followed by a video on the Main Overview Panel so you can start "Tweaking" it most common parameters.

Now it's time to breakdown all the Modules included with Nectar 2. Scottie reveals, explains and demonstrates them all, including the EQ, Compressor, Limiter & De-Esser, Gate, Saturation, Delay, Reverb, and Assorted FX Modules as well as using them in the Mix with Automation.

Wrapping up the series, Scottie gets his tuning fork out and shows you how to use the wonderful Pitch Correction tools in Nectar 2, including how to Harmonize your Lead Vocal and Control the Amount of "Breaths" that are heard in the performance!

If you're an iZotope Nectar 2 user, this video has your name all over it. Get together with Scottie and see how to sweeten your sounds... Watch "Nectar 2 Explained" today!


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joshfrog94
Submitted 2 months ago

Nectar 2 takes your vocals to the sweet spot!!

This video series takes you deep into all the capabilities of Nectar2, revealing a powerful and versatile tool that guides you to a broad palette of vocal possibilities.

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Rlyons
Submitted 2 months ago

Get more out of Nectar 2

I'm one of the original Nectar users and recently purchased this video package to fill in the gaps in my knowledge about the software. I was quite impressed with the detail and information provided.

I am a: Professional, Producer, Audio Engineer

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THB - Florida
Submitted 3 months ago

Answers all my questions

A nice, steady pace, easy to follow and quite thorough. It covered everything that I could think of and made it easy for me to utilize the program.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Pro Tools

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Baghira
Submitted 9 months ago

Super!

in german language: Scottie hat es sehr ausführlich und anschaulich erklärt. Besser geht es nicht.

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Cubase

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daveheffner
Submitted 1 year ago

Pretty good.

Can't wait to try the harmony and pitch correct.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Pro Tools

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Brad
Submitted 1 year ago

NECTAR 2

I now have a much better grasp of a plugin I've owned for quite some time...

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Reaper

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JJ Slick
Submitted 1 year ago

Great Explanation...

Great explanation of the features within this great plugin. Really helped me get a handle on where and how to begin using it.

I am a: Musician

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Richurd
Submitted 2 years ago

Nectar 2 Explained - says it all!

I've had this plugin for quite some time now. After just a few sessions I find myself saying "So that's what that is for". Not long after that I was saying "Boy was I doing that all wrong"! Needless to say I haven't wasted any money in advancing my understanding of how to produce a good clean recording.

I am a: Semi-Pro

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oznerol
Submitted 2 years ago

great product

Just go it. Love it! Real sweet sounding and now that I watched the tutorial I am on my way! Cheers... L

I am a: Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician

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kptools
Submitted 2 years ago

Very useful

Just bought Nectar and this was very helpful getting going.

I am a: Hobbyist

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I grew up taking classical piano lessons, so music has always been a part of my life. It started out as a daily chore and eventually evolved into a passion. Now I am very lucky to call it my profession.

2. What training have you had?

After thirteen years of private piano lessons I decided to pursue a formal degree. Two years in and I realized it wasn't for me. From that point on a began teaching myself and taking various online courses that offered subjects that excited me. I've gotten to learn and sit under individuals who are way better than I am.

3. When did you get into recording?

Ableton Live and the ability to make music with a computer were the two biggest reasons I didn't continue pursue a formal degree. I was in a band, we cut a DIY "garage album" and that started the obsession. The once obscured world of synths, hardware and software was now overwhealming as I transitioned away from a piano only mindset.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I have the great privilege to be working with Ableton as one of their Ableton Certified Trainers. Being a part of that community has been really amazing and life changing. I have yet to work with anyone rich and famous... but I have a feeling one day some of these crazy talented people will be. I get to work with students and artists who are chasing their musical dreams. I like the purity and passion that comes with that.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well, I've always been told that I'm a good teacher but I hated talking to people I didn't know. It took a while to get over those introvert tendencies and fear of public speaking and now I can't get enough. Watching a student get that lightbulb breakthrough or seeing an ignition of passion after the transfer of knowledge creates such a sense of fulfillment for me. I can't not teach.

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Nectar 2 Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nectar 2 takes your vocals to the sweet spot!! This video series takes you deep into all the capabilities of Nectar2, revealing a powerful and versatile tool that guides you to a broad palette of vocal possibilities.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Get more out of Nectar 2 I'm one of the original Nectar users and recently purchased this video package to fill in the gaps in my knowledge about the software. I was quite impressed with the detail and information provided.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Answers all my questions A nice, steady pace, easy to follow and quite thorough. It covered everything that I could think of and made it easy for me to utilize the program.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super! in german language: Scottie hat es sehr ausführlich und anschaulich erklärt. Besser geht es nicht.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Pretty good. Can't wait to try the harmony and pitch correct.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from NECTAR 2 I now have a much better grasp of a plugin I've owned for quite some time...
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Explanation... Great explanation of the features within this great plugin. Really helped me get a handle on where and how to begin using it.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nectar 2 Explained - says it all! I've had this plugin for quite some time now. After just a few sessions I find myself saying "So that's what that is for". Not long after that I was saying "Boy was I doing that all wrong"! Needless to say I haven't wasted any money in advancing my understanding of how to produce a good clean recording.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great product Just go it. Love it! Real sweet sounding and now that I watched the tutorial I am on my way! Cheers... L
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very useful Just bought Nectar and this was very helpful getting going.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This Thing is now 3 Years Old! I bought the iZotope "Music Production Bundle 2" specifically for Neutron Advanced and Ozone 7 Advanced, and got this Nectar 2 along for the ride. Today I was ready to go through Nectar 2 with this video series and was fairly disappointed in the product, but it is three years old. Let me be fair, the presentation gets absolute top marks. Every feature was covered at a pace and in such clarity that I at least feel I fully understand the product. It is the product itself that I am less than thrilled with by today's standards, October 9, 2016. Three years ago this was probably a groundbreaking product when it debuted. I will say this FOR Nectar 2: The De-esser is the best I've EVER heard. The reverb is lovely. The rest I can do without. There is a high processor demand from Nectar 2 that makes it not worth using, but I will certainly use it to process vocals just with the De-esser to bounce, and then use things like Neutron and other companies' plug-ins to more easily and effectively process the rest. Again, top marks to the video creator, great presentation.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Best Thing Yet! Nectar 2 is So Easy To Use, And So Much Fun, I Can't Stop Playing With It.
Date published: 2016-06-15