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More power, more possibilities: To learn more about the advantages the update to Melodyne 4 editor brings you, read on! Elegant, user-friendly, modern Exceptional user-friendliness and a swift workflow. With its variably configurable, single-window interface, you can adapt Melodyne perfectly to your own preferences and working requirements. Under the hood, state-of-the-art software technology is at work — optimized for the latest operating systems, fully compatible with both and bit environments, and implemented both as a plug-in and as a stand-alone application.
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Shares Our Verdict We can’t recommend Melodyne 4 highly enough, although you’ll want to plump for the Studio version if you can afford it. Pros Excellent multitrack options. Vastly improved plugin. Much slicker interface. More consistent across versions. Tempo mapping and adjustment. Cons Studio version is very pricey.

From day one, Celemony’s Melodyne was a game-changer, but over time it’s become not only slicker the shift from standalone to plugin being the most significant milestone but also more powerful, most notably with the addition of Direct Note Access DNA , which enables genuinely effective pitch correction of individual notes within polyphonic sounds ie, chords and even mixed signals with multiple instruments.

However, maintaining such developmental momentum isn’t easy, and with good pitch correction now incorporated into most DAWs Melodyne itself via Celemony’s ARA extension in the case of Studio One, Sonar and Tracktion , version 4 has its work cut out when it comes to wowing us again.

First, a recap Melodyne is a plugin and standalone application designed to adjust the pitch, timing and volume of both monophonic and polyphonic sounds. It comes in four editions Essential, Assistant, Editor and Studio , with playback and editing edition dependent compatibility across all four, facilitating project exchanging.

Melodyne does its thing by analysing the audio on first playback for the plugin version in order to establish its pitch and underlying key , then presenting the signal as a series of waveforms on a piano roll editor.

A range of intuitive tools depending on which version you’re using are used to edit the pitch and other properties of the signal, with the snap function keeping pitch and timing aligned to the grid. Those other properties include pitch drift, vibrato, amplitude, and note to note transitions, and all of them are graphically represented, so you can see as well as hear the results of your edits. If the detection process makes any mistakes, both the underlying key signature and individual notes can be corrected with a couple of clicks.

Inevitably, many of the new features apply to the more expensive editions Studio in particular , but common to all is a new configurable single- window interface, better detection of underlying tempo and improved pitch algorithms, including a new ‘Universal’ one. It sounds pretty good, and is useful for making moderate adjustments to full mixes or more extreme changes to individual elements vocals, for example with minimal artifacts.

Sustain and Decay. Sustain is much like the original algorithm, while Decay is better suited to percussive material. Also new in the standalone versions of Melodyne 4 Editor and Studio is advanced tempo mapping via the Tempo Editor. With this, a graphical tempo map is generated upon analysis of the input signal, and two map edit options are offered, enabling you to improve the accuracy of the map Assign or edit it to change the playback timing Edit.

It’s easy to use and works well for subtle tightening of timing, as well as more dramatic quantisation. Maps can be exported and imported, too, making it easy to conform multiple audio files to the same timing profile. Understandably, this feature has been intentionally omitted from the plugin versions, as it would clash with the host DAW’s own tempo handling.

Studio time The two biggest changes to Melodyne 4 have been saved for the Studio edition. First, Sound Editor is a new creative editor for harmonic manipulation. Second, Melodyne’s existing multitrack capabilities have been substantially overhauled, and multiple audio tracks can now be handled in the plugin as well as the standalone version. It works by enabling any one running plugin instance to view and edit the contents of all of them. It’s a truly excellent ‘DAW within a DAW’, allowing simultaneous transfer analysis and editing of multiple tracks, and application of macro pitch and timing edits to individual notes across them.

The standalone version still has the edge, though, as it facilitates the tempo mapping mentioned above globally, across multiple tracks. Tempo mapping of audio is nothing new and most DAWs now include marker-based systems for timing manipulation, but they’re never perfect and it can be risky entrusting your multitracked drums to them with confidence.

Melodyne 4’s tempo map system is quite simply better than the rest, not only in terms of the simplicity of conforming a full take to a map, but also the sound quality and speed with which it analyses and updates the audio. However, what makes it really special, is that quantising isn’t the primary focus of the analysis, meaning that retaining a live feel and adjusting the timing are certainly not mutually exclusive.

Fantastic 4 We’re not being hyperbolic when we say that Melodyne 4 is one of the greatest audio applications ever made. Celemony’s amazing toolbox now places equal emphasis on pitch correction, timing manipulation and creative audio processing, and is prodigiously successful in all of those areas. Our only criticism is that the potentially prohibitive pricetag of the Studio edition will prevent many users from appreciating it at its best. The best of MusicRadar in your inbox Don’t miss the latest deals, news, reviews, features and tutorials No spam, we promise.

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This makes using Melodyne much easier. The correction and optimization of recordings proceeds faster and is more fun. Sonar X3 Producer and Sonar X3 Studio are supplied in a bundle with Melodyne essential, which permits basic Melodyne editing of pitch and timing with monophonic audio material such as lead vocal, bass or flute tracks. But the latest version of Melodyne editor can also, thanks to ARA, be operated elegantly in Sonar X3 and offers, in addition to extended tools, the patented DNA Direct Note Access for polyphonic audio material — ideal for editing individual notes in piano or guitar recordings or for polyphonic audio-to-MIDI.

VIDEO: Melodyne update

Celemony’s Melodyne has revolutionised music production at least twice in its career. Mark Cousins finds out what the latest version has to. If you are upgrading your version of Melodyne on Windows, we recommend to uninstall the current version before installing your upgrade. Improvements in the current Version Melodyne brings the following improvements and numerous minor optimizations all of which.

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