Get accustomed to the Nectar interface in this tutorial.
Learn how to tweak Nectar's general settings to optimize its performance for your needs.
Nectar has a powerful set of spectrum analysis tools, find out how they work and how to customize them to suit your workflow.
Discover how the meters can be set to give you the readings that are most useful for you.
EQ, Compression & Pitch Settings3:02
Explore how to set Eq, compression and pitch just how you want them. Find out where Nectar keeps your pitch files and map a new location if you wish.
Learn the basics of using Nectar and a jump start to tweaking styles.
Watch how to use the Nectar pitch module to do either subtle or intense pitch correction and manipulation.
If your singer was too close to the mic or the track was recorded with too much compression, these breath sounds may be too loud. Sometimes breaths can distract from a great performance. Making sure you use the Breath module right can ensure a breath free performance without latency problems.
Discover another tool for removing unwanted noise. Find out what a noise gate is, how it works and optimizing it for vocals.
Add some vintage sheen to your vocals using the Saturation module; find out how to get the settings just right to make your vocals sound like a classic.
Take control of your vocal character with a fully loaded 5 band EQ. This session shows you how an equalizer works, the right band for the right job and the right curve to get it into shape.
If your vocals don't seem to sit right in the mix then a compressor may be the tool for the job. Again, find out what they are, how they work and how to make sure you get the vocal sitting just right without squashing the life out of it.
Learn to shush the sharp 'S' sounds with the De-Esser. It's easy to do when you know how.
If you're struggling to get enough volume from your vocal but are constantly seeing the red clipping on your meters, you may need a limiter. This tutorial shows you how to maximize your volume and stop your clipping.
Have you ever wished there was more than one of you to get that really big vocal? Nectar can give you not 1,2,3 or even 4, but 5 vocals from your single take. Work out how to tweak the gain, pan, pitch and delay to ensure you get a nice big vocal.
Explore how to take that dry vocal and sit it in a new space. In this session learn how reverb works and how to make sure you get the right room settings for your vocal.
Fed up of having to repeat yourself? Then let Nectar's cool delay module do the work for you. Russ shows you how to get the delay working just right.
Presets are a great way of keeping customized styles at hand. This short video shows you how.
If you want to be a tuning wizard with Nectar then this tutorial shows you how to get forensic with it. At the end of the your tutorial you'll be able to do anything from step tuning to subtle tweaks.
Extreme Pop Vocals4:17
Learn to get that hot pop vocal sound using lots of the tricks you've picked up in earlier sessions.
Create Backing Vocals5:05
Explore how to create backing vocals from the main vocal track using the pitch and double modules.
Advanced Style Edits3:06
See how you can take the front panel controls and make them work for you. Find out how with this quick tutorial.
Backing Up Styles & Presets1:55
Never lose a style or a preset again, and find out where they reside on your computer and how to make a back up copy of them.
Watch plug-in guru Russ Hughes get under the hood of the awesome iZotope Nectar plug-in and show you how to get it working, just the way you want, and how to get the most from it to create great vocals in many different styles and genres.
Russ starts at the top with an introduction and overview, then gets into Nectar's settings and meters as well as basic tweaking. Next Russ steps it up, showing you all about its pitch correction, compression, gate, saturation and many other features, as well as creative ways to utilize Nectar.
If you're new to iZotope Nectar, this series is a must have as it will get you up and running fast as well as give you insight into its capabilities and creative uses. Taste the sweetness... Get "Nectar Explained" today.
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