Melodyne is able to change the musical parameters of voices or instruments without any actual influence on the character of the recording. Melodyne extracts the pitch and the rhythm, and provides an area in which to play with the audio material. Any change in this material is interpreted by the software in a musically intelligent manner and the result will always sound natural. Working with Melodyne is as easy as editing notes with MIDI.
Pitch shifting and formant correction by more than an octave are performed without affecting sound character and velocity. New melodies can be invented with a given material and unpleasant intonations can be corrected with a mouse click.
A change in intonation is possible by an increase or decrease in phrasing or vibrato. A change in formant is produced by an amplification or diminution of the resonance volume, thus making a trombone out of a trumpet sound or a tenor out of a soprano voice.
Flexible time-stretching allows the acceleration or deceleration of a single note or of a whole arrangement through the concept of local sound. There are no limits to deceleration, and a standing sound will be the ultimate result when velocity is zero.
Melodyne recognizes the rhythm of music, as each given note "knows" its place within a beat. Notes can thus be quantified automatically, and they can also be synchronized to a reference melody with a mouse click.
Via copy and paste, a new melody can be derived from single notes or a new arrangement can be created from single tracks. Differences in beat will be corrected automatically.
Melodyne can handle up to 24 tracks in real time.
New in v3.2.2
- Support for the latest version of the Mac operating system: OS 10.5 (Leopard).
- Support for the current Pro Tools version 7.4..
- Support for an additional sample rate: 176.4 kHz.
- The Activation Assistant now offers a button for the import and export of license data as an alternative to the drag 'n' drop method.
- The problem that sometimes caused the cursor of a ReWire host to jump to an unexpected position when you selected "Stop" within Melodyne has been solved.
- Mac: the format of exported data has been modified to allow certain other programs (e.g. GarageBand, DP) to read it correctly.
- Win: the ASIO streams of audio interfaces with a large number of inputs and outputs are now listed correctly.