Celemony Software GmbH have announced that Version 3.1
of the audio software Melodyne cre8/studio
is now shipping. The new version runs native on Macs with Intel processors, supports as an option the iLok dongle and is compatible with the new 'Melodyne Sound Library'. In addition, numerous requests from customers have been implemented and improvements in all areas carried out.
The upgrade to Version 3.1 is free for all registered users of Melodyne cre8/studio and is available for download from the Celemony website.
Melodyne 3.1 runs as 'Universal Binary' now also native on Intel Macs, if desired stand-alone or connected via ReWire, VST, AU and RTAS with a host. Optionally, and as an alternative to the challenge/response procedure already in use, the new version can use the iLok dongle for authorisation, making the flexible use of Melodyne on different computers and in different studios possible. Melodyne users used to iLok do not have to use another authorisation procedure in parallel.
Melodyne 3.1 inaugurates the new 'Melodyne Sound Library'. The very high-quality sounds are derived from Ueberschall's Liquid Instruments, and were specially conceived, recorded and prepared for flexible use with Melodyne technology.
Among other new features are the simple management of used audio files, a switchable pitch grid, extended combi tools, a common reset function for all pitch editing, new keyboard commands, a percentage entry for time stretching and a tempo tapping function. In addition, the polyphonic algorithm of the studio version has again been considerably improved.
Melodyne 3.1 also exports tracks notewise now if desired, whereby (where possible) the MIDI Root Key is written automatically into the files created . Celemony say that this is ideal as it allows you to use these quickly in the sampler and without the additional trouble of mapping. In addition, the new version now also reads automatically the tempo information contained in many files (e.g. Apple Loops and Acid files). For Version 3.1, all known bugs have also been fixed and ReWire stability further improved.
Celemony's CEO Carsten Gehle had this to say, "We have spent a lot of time to solve problems which our users have occured while working with Melodyne. It is particularly pleasing that we were able to remove all known bugs. Moreover, we managed to make Melodyne yet a little more efficient; especially the PC version benefits from many improvements. We have listened very closely to criticism, feature wishes and further suggestions from our users. Without them, Melodyne 3.1 would not be the version which it is now: a very reliable and decent version!"
Price and Availability
The update to Melodyne cre8/studio 3.1 is free for all registered 3.x customers and is available for immediate download .
Melodyne cre8 for Windows XP and Mac OS X costs 319 euros ($369), whilst the large version, Melodyne studio, with the additional algorithm for polyphonic material costs 699 euros ($US699).
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