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iZotope Nectar 3 Explained®

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    Welcome to Nectar 3 (4:56)


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    Auto Level Mode (4:46)


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    Vocal Assistant (7:31)


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    The Pitch Module (5:58)


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    The Gate Module (6:31)


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    Working with the EQ Module (6:05)


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    Dynamic Processing Modes (6:58)


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    Creating Harmony Parts (7:14)


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    MIDI Controlled Harmony Parts (6:13)


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    The De-esser Module (4:09)


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    The Delay Module (7:54)


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    The Dimension Module (7:01)


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    The Compressor Module (6:48)


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    The Saturation Module (4:16)


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    The Reverb Module (5:32)


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    RX 7 Breath Control (4:00)


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    Melodyne Essential Quick Start Pt. 1 (7:16)


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    Melodyne Essential Quick Start Pt. 2 (5:47)


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    Breaking All the Rules! (9:04)


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    Nectar 3 in Action (4:34)


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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GuiGautreaux
Submitted 1 day ago

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.

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

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DonLTurner
Submitted 1 day ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Studio One

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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iZotope Nectar 3 Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2 .
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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