New soundscapes with the Sound Editor
With the Sound Editor in Melodyne 4 studio, you can edit the sound of your recordings – just like your music – in a more musical, detailed and inspiring way. From the subtle enhancement of envelopes and timbres to the manipulation of overtones, resynthesis and radical experiments in sound design.
Melodyne recognizes the notes and their overtones – also a decisive advantage when it comes to sound processing. While conventional equalizers only act upon fixed frequencies, Melodyne adapts to the audio material itself. Adjust the level of individual overtones within each track, shape the basic sound of each instrument, relate the timbre or envelope of each note to its pitch, bring out the character of each sound source.
The results are novel acoustically, often unique, invariably invigorating – yet the Sound Editor is intuitive and lends itself easily to creative use.
For polyphonic instruments too
You can also use Melodyne for polyphonic recordings.
Thanks to our patented DNA Direct Note Access technology, with Melodyne 4 you can edit not only vocals and monophonic instruments but also polyphonic ones like pianos and guitars – right down to the individual notes within chords. Turn major into minor, a quiet third into a loud one, chords into arpeggios. Explore hitherto unknown avenues for creativity.
More elegant, user-friendly and modern
Melodyne 4 is easier to use and accelerates your workflow.
With its variably configurable, single-window interface, you can adapt Melodyne perfectly to your own preferences and working requirements. What’s more, the new browsers and inspectors afford a better overview and direct access to all important parameters.
Beneath the surface, state-of-the-art software technology is at work – optimized for the latest operating systems, fully compatible with both 32- and 64-bit environments, whether as a plug-in or as a stand-alone application.
Multitrack Note Editing
With Melodyne 4 studio, you can work on an unlimited number of tracks – even with DNA Direct Note Access for polyphonic material.
Multitrack editing has one very important advantage: you can see and edit the notes of as many tracks as you like simultaneously. The harmonies, melodies and rhythms of your project can all be viewed in context. And you can reach into this plastic image of the music, select notes and modify them, regardless of which tracks they belong to.
This works not only in stand-alone mode but also in the plug-in. On all DAW tracks with the Melodyne 4 studio plug-in inserted. Never before has the musical interplay of multiple tracks been as readily observed or intuitively edited.
New tempo intelligence
Melodyne 4’s new tempo algorithms detect tempos, time signatures and any changes in tempo more accurately than ever before.
Melodyne 4 tracks precisely the tempo of a live recording, with all its human inconstancy. The ensuing click keeps time with the musicians, not the other way around. And still, you enjoy all the practical benefits of a beat-based grid when working in your DAW.
Furthermore, you can curb excessive wandering in tempo without ironing-out the minor fluctuations that lend charm to a live performance. You can also synchronize recordings with quite different tempos or variations in tempo.
Melodyne 4 makes working with tempo dead simple, letting you work with greater freedom, in new ways.
Plug-in and stand-alone
Melodyne 4 studio now also runs, if desired, as a plug-in directly inside your DAW – no further need, then, for the MelodyneBridge, no detours; you can access all the functions directly from inside your DAW.
This gives you the best of both worlds, as each mode has its own advantages. And since the choice is yours, you can use Melodyne 4 in whichever way is most convenient at any particular time.
In Melodyne 4 studio, the macros are even more useful because they are not confined to a single track.
Select notes from as many tracks as you like and correct their intonation or timing in one go. Furthermore, synchronizing tracks is particularly easy: just define one track as the quantization master and sync all the other tracks to it.
Dynamic just intonation
Melodyne 4’s just intonation adds transparency and penetration to the sound.
Whether you’re working on an orchestral, choral or synthesizer recording, you’ll find justly tuned chords sound smoother and more powerful. Give your production the benefit of this unique acoustic impression.
Copy and superimpose notes
When copying and pasting notes in the new Melodyne 4 generation, you have altogether more freedom.
Why? Because the copied notes can be superimposed on, or overlap, others freely at the destination. So just by copying, you can double parts at the unison or octave, add voices, create chords and build veritable walls of sound.
Licenses and switching products
Please take note of the following information regarding your Melodyne license and switching to Melodyne 4 studio:
- Your existing “Melodyne studio bundle” comprises “Melodyne studio 3” and “Melodyne editor”. Melodyne 4 studio combines and extends the functionality of these two products, so after performing the update, only one product will appear in your user account, namely “Melodyne 4 studio”.
- However, you will obtain more activations for it; these will allow you to run Melodyne 4 studio on three different computers.
- If you have purchased add-on licenses for Melodyne studio bundle, you will obtain three further activations for each of them.
- If you have transferred one or more of your existing licenses to iLok, one Melodyne 4 studio license will be transferred automatically to your iLok account for each “Melodyne studio 3” license. Naturally, you can transfer a further activation to iLok at any time if you wish to use two iLoks. Attention: For Melodyne 4, you will require iLok2!
- Your existing Melodyne studio 3 will not be replaced by the update but will remain perfectly capable of running in addition to Melodyne 4 studio. The same applies to add-on licenses. You can therefore carry on using Melodyne 3 but will obtain no further updates for this legacy edition.