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.
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.
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.
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 runs as a stand-alone application or as a plug-in within 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.
Timing control within a note
With Melodyne 4’s extended timing tools, you can edit phrasing and even the timing within notes.
With the Attack Speed Tool, you can make the start of a note harder or softer, whilst the Time Handle Tool lets you vary continuously the pace of its internal development.
Time-stretching for entire mixes
The Universal Algorithm in Melodyne is ideally suited to the time-stretching and pitch-shifting of entire mixes.
The algorithm also delivers outstanding results with polyphonic material provided no access to individual notes is required. With its exceptional sound quality and modest CPU demands, ‘Universal’ is an invaluable addition to Melodyne’s array of algorithms.
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.
Save audio as MIDI
The ability to export Melodyne notes as MIDI offers a wealth of creative and practical possibilities.
Replace or double vocal lines in your DAW with synthesizers, acoustic drums with electronic sounds, or guitars with pad sounds. Use the grooves of your acoustic drums on MIDI tracks or take advantage of your DAW’s notation functions. Combining audio and MIDI files offers numerous creative possibilities.
The world of scales and tunings
Melodyne 4 allows you to work with whatever scales and tunings you like, including exotic or experimental ones.
Unusual scale structures and irregular tuning are often important musical parameters that ought not to be ironed out. For this reason, Melodyne 4 supports every conceivable scale or tuning system, allowing you to handle the nuances of each musical genre with sensitivity.
You can also define and edit scales and tuning systems, as well as analyze those found in existing audio material.
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.
Many more keyboard shortcuts
Freely assignable keyboard shortcuts let you control Melodyne 4 exactly as you wish.
In stand-alone mode and now finally in the plug-in implementation. So you can work more easily at a far swifter tempo. An enormous gain in efficiency.
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.
Melodyne as Rewire client
In stand-alone mode, Melodyne 4 can also run as a Rewire client of your DAW.
In many working situations, connecting Melodyne via Rewire represents a useful alternative to plug-in operation. Rewire also allows Melodyne to interact with DAWs not compatible with the Melodyne plug-in.
||Intel Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended), 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), OS X 10.6.8, 10.9.5, 10.11.x or 10.12.0
||Intel or AMD Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended), 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (64-bit recommended), ASIO-compatible audio hardware
||If you use iLok, please note that for Melodyne 4 you must use an iLok2. First generation iLoks are no longer supported.
||To discover whether your DAW has been tested yet with Melodyne 4, please consult the following page.