This video doubles as both a tutorial and a review of the main features of the all new Nectar 3 vocal processing suite by iZotope!

Nectar 3 has just been released and it’s an absolute beast of a vocal processing suite. Almost everything you could possibly need to get your acapellas perfect is wrapped up in this one product. Not to mention, it also comes with Melodyne 4 Essential and the De-Breath module from RX7!

If you work with vocals in any capacity, this is a plugin that you need on your machine!

The video focuses on a general overview of the new and updated features of Nectar 3. There is also a tutorial on how to use the Vocal Assistant and the Unmask feature and the relay VST.

Key Features

Brand new to Nectar 3

  • Vocal Assistant: One-click custom preset creation created with machine learning technology to help your vocal fit in the mix in seconds.
  • Unmask puts your vocal at the forefront of your mix by carving away other competing mix elements directly from Vocal Assistant’s menu screen.
  • Dynamic EQ with new Follow EQ Mode to track down pesky resonances and remove them in real time, saving valuable time and energy.
  • Auto Level Mode adjusts the level of your vocal before it even starts processing, eliminating the need for corrective dynamics or riding the fader.
  • Inter-plugin Communication: Nectar 3 can communicate with other instances of iZotope plug-ins in your session to address mix issues, tonal balance, masking and more.


  • Component RX 7 Breath Control plug-in for reducing unwanted breaths without sacrificing audio quality with the power of iZotope RX 7.
  • Melodyne 4 essential for GRAMMY-award winning time and pitch correction.
  • iZotope Relay: your hub for intelligently connecting your entire mix to your iZotope plug-in collection.
  • Hundreds of professionally-designed presets for music and dialogue applications.

Processing improvements

  • Twelve redesigned and updated modules for completely vocal-focused production and mixing including: Corrective and Creative Dynamic EQs, Compression, Harmony, Pitch, De-Esser, Saturation, Reverb, Gate, and Dimension.

Check out Nectar 3 by iZotope on Plugin Boutique.