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Nectar 3 Plus

Vocals, in the mix

Put vocals in their place

Updated with improved Unmasking controls and key detection, Nectar 3 Plus is the most powerful audio plug-in for vocal production, polish, and mixing.

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Improved Unmask

With intelligent, assistive vocal mixing, once time-consuming tasks like dynamics processing, EQ cuts, and de-essing can now be performed with precision in seconds.

Included in

Music Production Suite Pro

Experience a new way to access the plug-ins you love

Control your Unmasking

Vocal Assistant: Unmask talks to other iZotope plug-ins to send information and clean up audio in your mix that's clashing with your vocal. You can visualize the Unmasking via a new EQ window in Neutron, Relay, or Nectar 3, and control the effect with a new Amount slider. Turn on the Dynamic setting, and Nectar 3 Plus tracks the vocal and ensures the unmasking only occurs when the voice is present. 

* Vocal Assistant: Unmask works in Nectar 3 Plus, Relay, and Neutron 3 Standard and Advanced

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Why Nectar 3 Plus?


A complete vocal chain

12 vocal-focused processing modules offer the treatment you need for any type of vocal. Get DSP for harmonies, doubling, saturation, and much more. 

Your new go-to vocal EQ

Nectar 3's powerful fluid EQs can track the harmonics of your vocal signal, letting you make cuts or boosts that follow your pitch.

Surgically sculpt and polish

Compress, de-ess, mix harmonies, and more within a fluid, resizable UI. Nectar 3 is a complete vocal production envrionment in one plug-in. 

What people are saying

Tony Maserati

"Nectar is my go-to plugin for instant vibe. Nothing else comes close to the speed with which Nectar can achieve an inspiring vocal sound."

Tony Maserati


David Bowie, Notorious B.I.G., Beyoncé,
Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande

Stephan Engblom

"To be honest I’ve always felt insecure with mixing vocals and always felt it’s lacking that extra touch. All I can say, I don’t feel that anymore! Now I have Nectar 3 to “fix” the vocals so they sound like I always imagined them to."

Stefan Engblom

Dada Life

Andres Torres and Mauricio Rengifo

"Nectar 3 is a game-changer, like all the iZotope stuff. Now vocals are just a couple clicks away from ready."

Andres Torres and Mauricio Rengifo

Producers, "Despacito"

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Review specs and system requirements for Nectar 3 Plus

System Requirements

Nectar 3 Plus, Relay, and RX 8 Breath Control


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Operating Systems:

Mac: OS X 10.8.5 El Capitan - macOS 11 Big Sur*
* Intel-based Apple computers only (not yet ARM)

Windows: Windows 7 (Latest Service Packs) - Windows 10

Plug-in Formats:

AU, AAX, VST2, VST3. All plug-in formats are 64-bit only.

Supported hosts:

Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9-10.1, Pro Tools 12.8-2020.5, Cubase 9.5-10.5, FL Studio 20.6, Studio One 5, Reason 10, REAPER 6, Bitwig Studio 2-3

Melodyne 5 essential


Operating Systems:

Mac: Intel Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended), 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), macOS 10.6.8 and 10.11.x to 10.13

Windows OS: Intel or AMD Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended), 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (64-bit recommended), ASIO-compatible audio hardware

Activation: Computer-based or iLok USB dongle (2nd or 3rd generation), Melodyne 5 essential only computer-based. Internet access is required for activation

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