Izotope's new Nectar Elements is a simplifed version of the Nectar processor we reviewed in March 2011. Nectar Elements retains many of the corrective processors from the original, including pitch correction, de-esser, EQ and gate, but has fewer controls. One of the key selling points is the wide range of style presets, consisting of long effect chains, that can be quickly auditioned and tweaked. This should be very helpful in speeding up the workflow of less experienced engineers or demoing musicians.
Nectar Elements is available now for £99.00/€115.00 and an upgrade path to the full version of Nectar is available as well.
More information from Izotope follows.
Press Release: Izotope's Nectar Elements delivers virtually all the processing power of their Nectar plugin but for a greatly reduced price giving you the affordable tools you need to produce professional-sounding vocals.
- Rapidly audition different vocal sounds with professionally-designed Style presets in genres like Rock, Pop, Folk, Soul, and Voice Over & Dialogue.
- Personalise your sound with easy-to-use controls like Presence, Drive, and Grit that drive sophisticated vocal processing.
Nobody's perfect. Let Nectar Elements fix it.
Even the biggest superstars might need a little help here and there. Need to fix pitch problems, remove pesky "ess" sounds, or reduce room noise in your recording? Nectar Elements has you covered. With 10 powerful vocal processors working hard behind the scenes, Nectar Elements offers simple, intelligent controls that let you focus on your sound, not your set-up.
- EQ: Enhance and sculpt the tone of your voice, or adapt any Style to suit your sound´s needs.
- De-Esser: Easily remove unwanted "ess" sounds and sibilance using just one intelligent slider.
- Gate: Remove room tone and other unwanted noise quickly to get vocals crisp and broadcast-ready.
- Automatic Pitch Correction: Fix out-of-tune notes so you can keep those "almost perfect" takes.
Nectar Elements is available to download now – why not try it first with the FREE 10 day demo?
An upgrade path from Nectar Elements to Nectar is also available, priced £129.00/ €149.00