Nectar 3, no low latency mode?

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MissOptimyst
KVRist
119 posts since 1 Mar, 2020

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:24 pm

Is there no way to use Nectar 3 in low latency mode for recording vocals with the pitch correction tool? I wanted to use it to track vocals during recording like I do with Wavestune Realtime (I guess the key word here is realtime). That really sucks if that's not possible, the latency is unusable for recording. I saw online Nectar 2 had low latency mode, why wouldn't 3?

Also, I tried switching my DAW's settings to low latency (Logic Pro X). It just shut the effect completely off, so unfortunately that doesn't look like a solution. :?

Any advice or insight would be much appreciated!

MissOptimyst
KVRist
119 posts since 1 Mar, 2020

Re: Nectar 3, no low latency mode?

Post Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:38 am

I am getting the message from the lack of responses people here probably hate Autotune haha. Seems any questions I ask about it get ignored.

So let me rephrase my question. Is there any way to fix the latency so I can use Nectar 3 when tracking vocals during live recording? Or did they really completely eliminate this feature after 2? Thanks in advance.

Winstontaneous
KVRAF
1822 posts since 15 Feb, 2006 from Berkeley, CA

Re: Nectar 3, no low latency mode?

Post Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:25 am

In my experience, Logic Plugin Delay Compensation is broken for high-latency plugins (I've had this issue with iZotope RX plugins, Logic just couldn't compensate correctly and everything was out of time).

You can adjust Logic's threshold for "Low Latency" somewhere in Preferences. Be aware that "Low Latency" mode just disables plugins higher than the threshold, rather than magically reducing the latency on all plugins.

Have you contacted iZotope? They would likely know best.

MissOptimyst
KVRist
119 posts since 1 Mar, 2020

Re: Nectar 3, no low latency mode?

Post Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:37 am

Winstontaneous wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:25 am
In my experience, Logic Plugin Delay Compensation is broken for high-latency plugins (I've had this issue with iZotope RX plugins, Logic just couldn't compensate correctly and everything was out of time).

You can adjust Logic's threshold for "Low Latency" somewhere in Preferences. Be aware that "Low Latency" mode just disables plugins higher than the threshold, rather than magically reducing the latency on all plugins.

Have you contacted iZotope? They would likely know best.
Interesting. I’ll have to see if messing with low latency in preferences helps at all. Right now the latency makes it unusable for what I’m trying to do. Otherwise yeah next step may be needing to ask Izotope or accepting this is a plugin I can only use after recording. Thanks for the lead at least!

jochicago
KVRian
866 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Re: Nectar 3, no low latency mode?

Post Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:39 pm

Nectar 3's tuning is pretty high latency, I tried tracking with it once to feel it out and it was a disaster. I haven't heard of any way to improve the latency.
I abandoned it in favor of Waves Tune Real Time, which is nicely low latency and the tuning algorithm is also better. I even use it for mixing when the performance is solid and I just want to add a touch of treatment.

MissOptimyst
KVRist
119 posts since 1 Mar, 2020

Re: Nectar 3, no low latency mode?

Post Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:46 pm

jochicago wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:39 pm
Nectar 3's tuning is pretty high latency, I tried tracking with it once to feel it out and it was a disaster. I haven't heard of any way to improve the latency.
I abandoned it in favor of Waves Tune Real Time, which is nicely low latency and the tuning algorithm is also better. I even use it for mixing when the performance is solid and I just want to add a touch of treatment.
Thanks for the input! That’s such a bummer I can’t track with it, but it still has a lot I can do after with it. I own Waves Tune RT as well and it gets the job done. I will say though I have used Antares in the studio and I feel it maybe gives more the desired effect and texture I am looking for. May have to invest in Autotune Artist down the road. It’s too bad I can’t use Nectar as an alternative, part of the reason I wanted it.

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