There's also the option to preserve the formant of the processed vocal, which is useful when creating harmonies. Additionally the scroll bar has visual representations of the location of capture notes in the form of orange ticks. Split Tool The Split Tool allows you to divide a single detected note into two individual Note Regions that you may then edit independently. Simply select two or more neighboring Note Regions then click the Merge Tool icon to unify the individual selected notes into one new Note Region. Metering is included for the inputs and outputs along with level controls as before, but if you already own iZotope's Insight metering plug-in, this can also be viewed from within Nectar 2. The algorithm is able to make a guess at suitable notes by analysing the main vocal melody, but where it can't do this correctly, you can input your own choice of key or enter your own scale data on a miniature keyboard display. At %100, the incoming vocal will be snapped entirely to the desired pitch, whereas at %50, the incoming vocal will only be corrected half of the way from the original pitch to the desired pitch.
The Production Suite includes a new offline pitch processor reminiscent of Celemony's Melodyne. The new reverb sounds pretty authentic, and the automated harmony generation can be useful as long as it's used sparingly. Selection Handles The Waveform Display features Selection Handles, which indicate the portion of audio viewable within the Note Workspace. White and black notes will be disabled and not used in pitch correction. However, iZotope have succumbed to the temptation to make just a couple of things in the meter section black on a dark grey background, rendering them almost invisible under anything other than ideal viewing conditions. Advanced mode lets you edit the parameters of an individual module in more detail.
. It is important to set an accurate Root Note as this can help the pitch correction algorithm determine the best possible pitches for your vocals to correct to. All accessories and manuals are available and included. A Pitch Editor plug-in that is bundled as part of the Nectar 2 Production Suite makes manual pitch correction simple, with enhancements that include a refreshed interface for graphical pitch editing and improved visual feedback, all within a resizable window. Timeline The Timeline of captured audio is represented at the top of the Note Workspace. It isn't clear whether it works differently from the one in the original Nectar — I couldn't hear any difference in the end result, and it does a good job unless the sibilance is really pronounced. By default, the Piano Roll in Chromatic mode will have all notes enabled.
Enabled notes of the given scale are designated by an illuminated tick to the right of the associated piano roll key. You can choose from a variety of preset scales or create custom scales, and as ever, fast correction solo settings give you the familiar 'hard-tuned' robotic sound with slower speeds sounding izotope nectar 2 key natural. Other than Breath and the offline pitch editing, Nectar still opens as a single plug-in window, this time with a slightly larger, redesigned graphic interface that bears an obvious family resemblance to iZotope's Ozone 5 and Alloy 2 all-in-one processing plug-ins. Tip: When hovering over the scroll bar you may use your mouse wheel to scroll left and right on the Timeline in the workspace. Help Button You may click the Help button at any time to launch this Help Documentation. This works as well as most such devices, and can sound reasonably natural as long as you sit the harmonies behind the main vocal rather than featuring them too strongly — they can start to sound obviously 'electronic' if turned up too far.
Usually, the original packaging is available and all accessories and manuals are available and included. When singers sing a higher note, our vocal formants also shift slightly higher. Options Button Clicking the Options button loads the Options Menu from which you can authorize your copy of Nectar, access additional resources for working with Nectar, adjust visual settings, and more. It is taken out of the original packaging and quality-checked by our product specialists. Clicking the Overview button brings up an Advanced mode for deeper editing, which brings access to the individual controls of each section in about the same depth as you'd expect to see for conventional plug-ins. The product is working properly, but it is not in perfect new condition.
A browser is used to select presets from drop-down menus classified by musical genre, and there are over 150 new presets in version 2. This section works very effectively providing you don't overdo the processing to the point where you give the singer a lisp. The Capture button puts the Pitch Editor plug-in into record mode and will begin capturing any audio played back through the plug-in. Timeline Scroll Bar The scroll bar on the bottom of the Note Workspace allows you to scroll horizontally and zoom in and out within the Timeline of the Note Workspace. This control can be used to adjust Nectar's note transitions and can control how transparent or processed the pitch correction will sound. The limiter is quite conventional and seems to be the same as in the earlier version.
The original Nectar Pitch Correction module was clearly based on the classic Auto-Tune paradigm, employing a correction speed control that determined how quickly the pitch was brought to match the closest target scale note. It's useful for mixing engineers, remix artists, podcasters and voiceover artists who want to correct problems in vocal takes and adjust the character of their sound. Tip: When hovering over the Waveform Display you may use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out on the timescale in the workspace. In many cases, the original packaging is no longer available. Delay likewise remains a key effect in just about any type of vocal processing, and here the delay itself can be modulated or flavoured with controlled distortion as well as having all the expected controls for delay time, feedback and so on.
A single slider controls the amount of sibilance reduction, and in Advanced mode you can set your own de-essing frequency, this time via a draggable line in its display window rather than a physical slider. Piano Roll The Piano Roll on the left side of the Note Workspace represents the note scale. All stringed instruments get serviced when arriving in our stores. The update also sees these functions joined by two separate plug-ins as part of a more upmarket Production Suite version. Parts can also be set to unison and detuned or delayed slightly to give a layered vocal effect. Note Workspace After capture, the detected notes will be displayed as regions on the Note Workspace.