Plug-in manufacturers have been updating their products to the 64 bit AAX format since the release of Pro Tools 11 earlier this year. While some of the plug-ins are pretty much the same as they were in previous versions, others have been completely revamped and expanded. iZotope just announced Nectar 2 Production Suite which updates Nectar and adds a lot more functions. For me, this is one of the last plug-ins that I was waiting for in order for Pro Tools 11 to become fully functional. I look forward to experimenting with the new features and hope to provide a review of the plug-in.
More About Nectar 2 Production Suite from iZotope:
Designed specifically for voice, Nectar 2 harnesses the power of iZotope’s award-winning vocal technologies to quickly and easily treat your voice to sweet results. Whether you’re tracking or mixing, Nectar 2 is designed to deliver professional vocals fast.
“When developing Nectar 2, we focused on adding cutting edge tools like the new Harmony and FX modules, as well as classic tools that have made vocal recordings sound great for decades, like the new EMT 140-modeled plate reverb,” says Brett Bunting, Product Manager at iZotope. “By providing all the tools necessary to create a unique vocal chain, we’re excited to make working with vocals even more inspiring for our users.”
Exclusive to the new Nectar 2 Production Suite, two additional plug-ins are included for perfecting your vocal sound. Pitch correction is simpler than ever with the new Pitch Editor plug-in, and you can remove distracting breaths without tedious, time-consuming editing with the new Breath Control plug-in.
– Explore eleven powerful tools within Nectar 2: Harmony, Plate Reverb, FX, Pitch, Delay, De-Esser, Saturation, Compressors, Gate, EQ, and Limiter.
– Add impact and space to a vocal track with a new EMT 140-modeled Plate ReverbTransform a vocal take into a dynamic, harmonized ensemble of up to twelve voices with a few mouse clicks or by playing your MIDI with the Harmony module.
– Get smooth, pitch-perfect takes quickly with new dedicated Pitch Editor and Breath Control plug-ins.
– Expand your palette of vocal sound with seven new creative effects in the new FX module.
– Tweak each module’s powerful settings and controls in the Advanced View, or make quick adjustments in the streamlined Overview panel.
– Switch easily between Tracking and Mixing modes to improve vocals at all stages of production.
– Hear instant results with over 150+ new presets inspired by current and classic vocal styles.
For more information about Nectar 2, visit www.izotope.com/nectar.