Melodyne gets an upgrade
Celemony is set to release Melodyne 4 pitch correction software, with Sound Editor, DNA Direct Note Access and Tempo Editor
Celemony has announced the release of the fourth version of its Technical Grammy-winning vocal manipulation software, Melodyne. This constitutes the most extensive update to the product family in the company’s history, with the emphasis on Melodyne 4 Studio. Highlights include the Polyphonic Spectrum Shaper Sound Editor, DNA Direct Note Access on an unlimited number of tracks, and tempo detection. The smaller Melodyne editions – Editor, Assistant and Essential – have also been enhanced.
With the new Sound Editor, Melodyne 4 Studio offers a new approach to sound design with the developers promising control of “the subtlest of optimisations and enhancement of the tone colour”. It also offers 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.
Celemony’s patented DNA Direct Note Access technology is now available in a multi-track context and, thanks to Multitrack Note Editing, it is possible to display simultaneously in the Note Editor any selection of tracks and edit the notes as if they were all on the same track.
Melodyne 4 detects tempos and tempo fluctuations in freely recorded music, so the subsequent click track follows the musicians, not the other way around. The Tempo Editor also allows the “breathing” tempo of one live recording to be carried over to another.
Celemony Melodyne 4 Studio is available now at €699 (approx. £535), whilst updating from an older version of Studio costs €149 (approx. £114). Further information is available from celemony.com