Many thanks for your interest in Melodyne and a warm welcome to the circle of Melodyne users!
Melodyne is at home in all the great studios of the world and has for years been prized for its intuitive editing functions and the high quality of its sound. As a Melodyne user, you are in the finest – we could even say ‘the most illustrious’ - company!
Here at Celemony, we have worked hard to make Melodyne as pleasant to use, as powerful, and as useful, as possible. We really hope that Melodyne will make your life in the studio easier, be a delight to use, and inspire you to greater heights of creativity. Let us know how you like it. And don’t hesitate to contact us if anything doesn’t work quite the way it should – at www.celemony.com, we’re always here for you.
We hope your work with Melodyne will be productive and that it will bring you a great deal of satisfaction and pleasure!
all at Celemony
What Melodyne is and what it's for
Melodyne allows you edit and display audio material in a highly musical way. What’s remarkable about it is that Melodyne recognizes the notes in the audio data and displays them on pitch and time grids. This is far more informative than the kind of display of amplitude values along a time axis offered by typical sample editors and audio sequencers. With Melodyne, you don’t just see which parts of a recording are loud and which quiet; you see where notes begin and end, as well as the pitch of each. That (obviously!) makes a huge difference.
And naturally it is possible not simply to observe but also to seize hold of and modify the notes displayed. If a tone is flat, for example, you can simply drag it to the correct pitch; if it’s too short, you can make it longer.
Melodyne’s note-based approach not only makes it a highly sensitive tool for correcting and optimizing your recordings but also offers you the possibility of making profound changes to your audio material, restructuring it, and creating from it something altogether new.
Melodyne has for years enjoyed an outstanding reputation for the editing of lead vocals, as it allows you to make corrections in a musical and intuitive manner that are virtually undetectable by ear. But what works for this most critical of disciplines works wonders too with other sources, such as musical instruments. And once you’ve worked for a while with Melodyne, you’ll realize that aside from the correction of errors there’s a wealth of other valuable applications for you to explore. A few examples:
- The creation of second voices or entire ensembles from copies of the original track
- The introduction of melodic or harmonic variations when phrases are repeated
- Correcting and reconciling the timing of drums and bass
- Tidying-up rhythms or using quantization techniques to alter them
- Creating breaks and variations in drum loops
- and standard disciplines like pitch-shifting and time-stretching, too, of which Melodyne editor offers complete mastery, delivering outstanding sound quality into the bargain.
Melodyne editor offers you the possibility of intervening in the harmonies of polyphonic audio material in order, for example, to change a single note within a chord from a major to a minor third – this is something unprecedented in the history of audio processing and introduces a wholly new dimension of creative freedom.
With Melodyne assistant and essential, you can edit monophonic sound sources (lead vocals, saxophone, bass, flute, etc.) as well as rhythmic or unpitched audio material (such as drum loops, percussion, ambient sounds and noise).