Celemony has upgraded Melodyne, their tonal manipulation utility, to version 4. Melodyne Studio 4 enhancements include the Polyphonic Spectrum Shaper Sound Editor with its new sound design possibilities, DNA Direct Note Access on an unlimited number of tracks and more accurate tempo detection.
The Sound Editor: access to the overtones
With the Sound Editor, the new Melodyne 4 studio offers a totally new approach to sound design, its possibilities ranging from the subtlest of optimizations and enhancement of the tone color to drastic, hitherto unknown, manipulation of the sound. The user has direct access to the overtones of the audio material, making individual harmonics louder or quieter, reshaping the spectrum with macro parameters and envelopes, or transferring the sound characteristics of one track to another. This makes it possible to create totally new sounds and turns Melodyne into a kind of audio-track-based synthesizer.
DNA Direct Note Access: now on an as many tracks as you like
Melodyne 4 studio finally makes Celemony’s patented DNA Direct Note Access technology available in a multi-track context. And thanks to Multitrack Note Editing, it is even possible to display simultaneously in the Note Editor any selection of tracks you like and edit the notes with the same freedom as if they were all on the same track. This is convenient and efficient and makes an entirely new production workflow possible.
Tempo detection: record first, add the click later
Melodyne 4 detects tempos and tempo fluctuations in freely recorded music with utter reliability. So the subsequent click follows the musicians, not the other way around. A blessing for musicians and technicians alike, because the music – despite the living tempo at which it was recorded – can still be cut and edited without any difficulty.
The Tempo Editor also allows the “breathing” tempo of one live recording to be carried over to another, for it to infuse life into sterile samples, for runaway tempos to be reined in, or for the entire tempo map to be reshaped at will. Melodyne 4 makes handling tempo in a musical manner finally a simple matter. Melodyne 4 also offers improved algorithms, dynamic just intonation, a clear and intuitive new interface and many improvements of detail.
Celemony Melodyne Studio 4 Features:
» All the Melodyne algorithms including DNA Direct Note Access
» The full Melodyne toolkit
» Unlimited tracks with Multitrack Note Editing
» The Sound Editor with its unique capabilities
» Macros for pitch- and timing-correction as well as quantization
» Precise tempo-detection and -editing
» Comprehensive functions for working with scales, tuning and temperaments
» Audio-to-MIDI export
» Fully compatible: VST, AU, RTAS, AAX, ARA, Rewire
» OS X and Windows, 32/64 Bit
Celemony Melodyne Studio 4 Applications
» See exactly where the weaknesses in a performance lie and eliminate them
» Improve intonation and timing, phrasing and dynamics
» Reach the desired result by an intuitive, musical and fast route
» Despite the corrections, your recordings retain their natural feel and vitality
» Make a perfect arrangement out of different recordings
» Change the melody, harmony, tempo, timing and groove entirely as you wish
» Move, copy and combine phrases and notes
» Double tracks, add voices, create harmonies
» Use the possibilities Melodyne affords for unique sound design
» OS X:
— Intel Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended), 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), OS X 10.6.8 and 10.9.5 or newer
— Intel or AMD Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended), 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), Windows XP (SP3, 32-bit), Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit recommended), ASIO-compatible audio hardware
Celemony’s Melodyne 4 is available now: Melodyne 4 studio is $849 / €699. Updating from an older version of Melodyne Studio is $149 / €149.