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iZotope Nectar 3 Explained®

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    Welcome to Nectar 3

    See how the new interface is laid out, and take a quick tour around the main elements of the GUI.

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    Auto Level Mode

    See how the new ALM feature is used to dynamically adjust the input gain +/- 3dB in order to ensure it is hitting the target level, and how to set the brickwall limiter on the output.

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    Vocal Assistant

    Hear how the Assist and Unmask machine learning algorithms work in a mix. The Assist module creates optimal processing settings for the lead vocal. The Unmask algorithm is used to establish some corrective EQ on a guitar bus that helps the vocal sit on top better.

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    The Pitch Module

    Learn how to use this module to effectively and creatively tune vocals by adjusting the incoming notes to conform to a specified key and scale.

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    The Gate Module

    Explore the parameters of the gate module as they are used to eliminate headphone bleed on a lead vocal; and on unwanted background noise in a voice over recording.

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    Working with the EQ Module

    Explore the powerful EQ window and learn about the different filter shapes and shortcuts available.

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    Dynamic Processing Modes

    Learn how to use Nectar 3's dynamic gain mode to dynamically adjust the gain of an EQ band based on the level of the input signal, and dynamic frequency mode to dynamically update the frequency of an EQ band in response to harmonic frequency content changes over time.

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    Creating Harmony Parts

    See how the Nectar 3 Harmony module is used to intelligently generate harmony notes based on applying the key and scale settings to the incoming melody.

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    MIDI Controlled Harmony Parts

    Learn how to set up Pro Tools and Logic Pro X to use live MIDI input as the basis for generating harmony parts in Nectar 3's Harmony module.

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    The De-esser Module

    Discover how this module is used to control vocal sibilance. Follow along as the Listen mode is used to tweak the detection range, the threshold value is set to control the amount of sibilance reduction, and some post EQ is added.

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    The Delay Module

    Hear how delays are used not just to generate repeats, but to thicken and add a sense of space to a vocal. The five unique saturation models and the LFO based pitch modulation are put to work adding warmth and depth to the vocal.

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    The Dimension Module

    Explore three unique modulation effects that duplicate the input signal, and then modify the duplicate with different methods of altering the pitch or time via built in LFO modulation.

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    The Compressor Module

    Compression is used to maintain consistent levels and shape the tone and character of a vocal track. Hear how the four algorithms, along with the other auto gain and controls, are used to impart a smooth and even sounding quality to the vocals.

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    The Saturation Module

    Nectar 3's saturation module, with seven different models, is capable of producing anything from subtle warmth to intense vocal distortion. Hear the various models in action, at different positions in the module chain.

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    The Reverb Module

    Hear how the Nectar 3 EMT 140ST based plate reverb algorithm is used on a vocal duet. The built-in post EQ filtering allows us to emphasize the sweet spot of the reverb while minimizing potential harshness and muddiness in the upper and lower ranges of the frequency spectrum.

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    RX 7 Breath Control

    Explore this useful and intuitive tool included with Nectar 3, that is used to reduce breaths between vocal phrases.

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    Melodyne Essential Quick Start Pt. 1

    Learn the basics of transferring audio and navigating around the Melodyne Essential interface.

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    Melodyne Essential Quick Start Pt. 2

    Discover how the basic pitch and time macros work, and explore ways to manually alter the pitch, timing, and transitions between individual notes.

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    Breaking All the Rules!

    Explore a very unconventional approach to creating an effects return with Nectar 3.

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    Nectar 3 in Action

    Listen to a final playback of the song Take You Back by A Friend Called Fire, featuring several instances of Nectar 3, Relay, and Breath Control.

Product Overview


Eli Krantzberg shows you everything you need to know to get going with iZotope Nectar 3, including using it creatively in your productions with this in-depth video tutorial series.

Eli welcomes you and begins with an introduction to the Nectar 3 interface and main elements found in its GUI. Then its right into the Auto Leveling Mode and how to use it to dynamically adjust the input gain to ensure it’s hitting the target level, as well as how to set the brickwall limiter on the output.

Next Eli focuses on the Vocal Assistant feature and how its Assist and Unmask machine learning algorithms work in a mix, plus in-depth coverage of the Pitch Module and Gate Module.

Moving on you’ll then discover the EQ Module, Dynamic Processing Modes, how to create vocal harmonies, MIDI controller integration so you can play in your harmony lines into your DAW, and much more.

Eli then goes over more modules in-depth such as the De-esser, Dimension, Compressor, Saturation, and Reverb modules, showing you their features and functions including how to utilize them in your productions.

Wrapping it all up, Eli demonstrates the RX7 Breath Control feature which is used to reduce breaths between vocal phrases, gives you a crash course in the included Melodyne Essential software, and then some “in-action” videos tying everything you’ve learnt all together.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to iZotope Nectar 3 or just want to see what it can do for your tracks and productions, this is the perfect series to watch… Checkout “Nectar 3 Explained®” today.


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iZotope Nectar 3 Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 36 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Easy to understand and follow Easy to understand and follow
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good content, learnt a lot Good content, learnt a lot about nectar
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from very clear very well explained
Date published: 2021-04-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just What the Doctor Ordered Excellent *real world* approach to teaching the incredible tools that come with Nectar. I've been using this plugin for quite a while and never taken the time to dive into what it can really do. Having watched this series of video tutorials, I'm blown away by the possibilities. Truly appreciate the approach taken by the teacher in this series. Very helpful series that I will undoubtedly be referencing back to in the near future.
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great detailed Insight into nectar 3 Eli covers everything, in details. one of the best tutorials videos I've seen.
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Easy to follow, clear explanations, very informative! The course goes through all the different modules and effects of Nectar 3. Every single parameter change is demonstrated with some audio examples, so it's very easy to not only understand but also to hear each effect parameter influences the sound. Great video, thanks
Date published: 2021-01-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great for someone new to mixing This was a great introduction to Nectar 3, especially for someone new to mixing.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Classic Eli does a great job of moving quickly, but still covers everything you need. I love that he enjoys the products, and frames the process in an enjoyable way.
Date published: 2020-11-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant Insight Into Nectar This was great. Taught me a lot about Nectar without ever being overbearing.
Date published: 2020-10-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from illustrative illustrative - it helped me improve, but I will be back
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great! Very comprehensible and in-depth tutorial!
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very informative! All instructors on Groove3 are awesome, but for me Eli Krantzberg really takes things to another level in terms of super clear explanations and intuitively structured flow. I also really enjoy the "now let's break all the rules" sections as it really helps to see just how far you can take things after covering the intended use for a given tool.
Date published: 2020-06-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super easy to follow along This course is excellent for someone who wants a quick crash course to get started with Nectar 3.
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very nice Great tutorial. All the essentials and more!
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great training material for processing vocals! Eli does it again. Clear and well-paced lessons that are easy to follow. Even includes some experimentation to display the range of the tools in Nectar. Good stuff!
Date published: 2020-04-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thorough Demonstration of Nectar 3 Demonstrated all modules in a logical way that made sense and included several innovative applications.
Date published: 2020-04-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpul So far this video is a blessing to me.
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Comprehensive training Thank you for the comprehensive training and insights on this software!
Date published: 2020-03-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Worth watching several times. I'm thankful of this training video in that I picked up on the key strokes to quickly work through specific areas that I'm trying to edit and then, wow, I didn't know you could do that! The ah ha moments were great!
Date published: 2020-02-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thorough Training Course!~ Very Detailed from Start to Finish. Although I may have a tiny concern about the plugin which is what if I want to insert other effects in between Nectar's modules? Anyways, this Training is Great!~
Date published: 2020-01-04
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product brilliantly taught I downloaded the product on a trial basis, thanks to this tutorial, I'm definately going to buy
Date published: 2019-12-23
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Good overview with full example on the end Good overview of Nectar 3 and its usage. Also a nice quick dive into melodyne for anyone who never used melodyne before. The expample on the end is also a good point of value and interesting to see.
Date published: 2019-12-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great learning Very handy videos for quick and deep coverage of the modules.
Date published: 2019-12-09
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Ver helpful indeed Happy customer!
Date published: 2019-12-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super ! Even for novis or expert It´s also give a lot of advice to get a good vocal sound.
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from What more do you need to know! This has given me so much confidence to tinker with this plug in!
Date published: 2019-10-24
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent functional and practically explained. Thank you Eli! I had previously limited myself to the Vocal Assistant with a few tweaks. I had no idea what was still under the hood here.
Date published: 2019-10-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Was surprised by how much more there was to learn I didn't think there would be THAT much I had overlooked about this plugin but I was wrong. Good job Eli
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful I discovered all the useful features of this plug-in
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect for my requirements The videos are a model of clarity and very easy to follow. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super Helpful! Eli does a wonderful job of breaking down the ins and outs of Nectar 3. It's a must watch for anyone needing a quick, yet thorough run through of Nectar and all its components.
Date published: 2018-11-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nectar for Dummies Eli does it again! Complete, very understandable, clear, concise, overview of Nectar. Thanks Eli. Well worth watching.
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Tutorial Eli Krantzberg's tutorials are the template that other instructors on Groove 3 should follow. They are clear, concise, and convey the necessary information succinctly. This particular tutorial checks all the above boxes, and provides most of the information necessary to understand Nectar 3.
Date published: 2018-11-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Good useful run-through After watching I was convinced to upgrade from Nectar 2, which I like a lot. The assistant and the ease of using melodyne 4 really sold me. He does a good job of explaining everything. Only fault is he sometimes goes over an a/b comparison a little too fast, but easily remedied by going back and playing part again.
Date published: 2018-11-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Right to the point! As expected from Eli's work, this series goes right to the matter and practical use of Nectar's 3. Day-to-day applications are shown everywhere.
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from More than I expected I was surprised and pleased by the quality of the features of Nectar 3, but also by the quality of the video explanations of how to use the software. An easy five stars from me.
Date published: 2018-11-11
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