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Plug-in Of The Week (Nectar 3):


Nectar 3


iZotope's Nectar 3:


Every week I post on social media a plug-in that I am particularly enjoying at the time or one that has been a favourite over the years and that I still use. I want to add some of these plug-ins on this blog as it allows me to go into them with a bit more depth.


So this is iZotope’s Nectar 3 and I absolutely love it. It’s designed to be used on vocals and to be honest it’s got everything you need to get great professional recordings in one plug-in. For my full mixes I do tend to use other plugins as well as nectar 3 on my channel strip but for quick mixes after a recording session, to get the vocals sounding great for the artists to take home, this is brilliant. The de-esser alone makes it worth while having!!


I won’t go into the real details of absolutely everything in this plug-in because you can just look that up on iZotope’s website. Instead I’ll mention a few reasons why I personally love using it for my mixes:



I’d highly recommend getting this. You wouldn’t need anything else to get great sounding vocals.

• Like I mentioned before the de-esser is my favourite out of any other de-esser I’ve used. It’s so simple to use and personally I think it keeps the vocals sounding so natural compared to other de-essers. Obviously this can change if you crank the settings to the extreme. But I feel it works without you realising it’s there.


• I also use it to do some precision EQing. It’s very subtle and gentle on the vocals and never sounds aggressive. It can clean up a badly recorded vocal really well.


• The saturation tool is great!! You can get all sorts of sounds with this. You can go extreme with the distortion or it can add a nice shine and presence if used more gently.


• The pitching and harmonising is so so good. I have added harmonies to sung vocals that sound great. If I want to add a bit of excitement to a sung chorus at the end of a song I always use Nectar 3 to add harmonies. The pitch correction is actually very nice too and you can get some nice autotune effects. However if you’re looking for that full on autotune sound I think there are better plugins out there for that. But if you want your sung vocals to sound natural I think the pitch correction does this really well!!


• And a quick extra note to say the chorus modulation effect is lovely!!


There’s so much more I could talk about with this plug-in but I don’t want to make this too long. But if you have the money. I’d highly recommend getting this. You wouldn’t need anything else to get great sounding vocals.


Speak soon,

Patrick @ DeBate Mixing & Mastering



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