Selecting notes

In this tour, you will learn which techniques you can use to select notes in Melodyne prior to editing them.

Standard selection techniques

Click a note in the editing area to select it. Selected notes are more boldly colored.

[Shift]-click additional notes to add them to the selection.

[Shift]-clicking a selected note removes it from the selection.
Another way of selecting multiple blobs is to lasso them by clicking in the editing background in one corner of the desired selection and then dragging the pointer to the corner diagonally opposite. This is sometimes called rubber-banding.

Snake selection

If you press the [Shift] key, click a note and then move the mouse pointer away, Melodyne’s snake selection mode is activated.  You can now add notes to the selection by painting over them with the snake.

If you move the mouse (and thereby the snake) backwards again, you can remove notes previously painted over from the selection.

Selection using the pitch ruler

Click a note in the pitch ruler to select notes of the corresponding pitch.

If cycle mode is active, the selection only affects such notes if they lie within the cycle range.

By [Shift]-clicking other notes in the pitch ruler, you can add them to the selection and later remove them by the same means.

If you double-click, as opposed to single-clicking, a note in the pitch ruler, you will select the same note in all octaves rather than simply that single instance of the note.

Click and drag in the pitch ruler to select a range of notes.

By using the [Shift] key in the pitch ruler, you can remove from the selection a range of notes or individual notes. Here too, if a cycle is active, only notes within the cycle range will be selected.