Celemony has introduced the Melodyne plugin
which integrates the most important of Melodyne's functions directly into a host sequencer.
They say that it has never been so easy to correct pitch and timing, quantize audio and restructure melodies. The supported formats are VST, AU and RTAS. Celemony are offering crossgrades to try to tempt users away from Auto-Tune, Waves Tune et al. Upgrades are available to current Melodyne users and thereâ€™s a free Melodyne plugin for registered users of Melodyne studio.
Peter NeubÃ¤cker, the founder of Celemony and developer of the Melodyne algorithms told us, "The impetus for the development of Melodyne plugin came from the wish of many Melodyne users who most often needed to be able to use Melodyne functions even more swiftly and directly within their preferred host environment. Now we are proud of a very handy product that brings to users within their host the fascination and benefit of Melodyne technology: which is that you can intervene quite literally in the notes of an audio file, moving them individually and with complete freedom upwards or downwards in pitch as well as forwards or backwards in time, time-squeezing or -stretching them as well if desired."
Hereâ€™s the rest of what Celemony have to say in their own wordsâ€¦
Melodyne plugin integrates the most important of Melodyne's functions directly into a host sequencer. Correct pitch and timing, quantize audio, restructure melodies and more â€“ it has never been so easy. Supported interfaces are VST, AU and RTAS. Crossgrades (from Auto-Tune, Waves Tune et al.) and Loyalty Upgrades are available â€“ and even a free Melodyne plugin for registered users of Melodyne studio.
With the ultra-flexible Melodyne plugin, editing audio becomes fast and easy. Thanks to its musical display, unique time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithms, unmatched sound quality and intuitive operation, Melodyne plugin makes the resolution of timing and intonation problems child's play, thereby simplifying, and increasing the efficiency of, day-to-day music production in the studio. At the same time, Melodyne plugin offers fantastic creative possibilities way beyond the scope of conventional audio software.
Melodyne plugin's main area of application is the intuitive correction of the intonation and timing of vocal recordings â€“ a sensitive task it performs supremely well and in the highly musical manner for which Melodyne software is known all over the world. Once you have transferred to Melodyne plugin the passages you wish to edit, you can edit with great precision the pitch, vibrato, drift, timing, volume and formants of every note in the recording individually! Intelligent tools that adapt automatically to the current task streamline the workflow, whilst for the two commonest tasks, correcting errors of intonation and timing, Melodyne plugin provides the Correct Pitch and Quantize Time macros that allow you to optimize an entire recording with a single mouse-click.
With Melodyne plugin you can edit and optimize not only vocals but also single-voice instrumental recordings as well as drum and percussion tracks in an extraordinarily flexible way. With a drum loop, for example, you can alter the position, length, pitch and volume of individual hits, straighten up the timing, make the whole loop swing, or even give it an entirely new rhythm through re-quantization.
Melodyne's famous algorithm for single-voice material as well as a new algorithm for percussive material ensure that even when you introduce extreme modifications, the results remain impressively natural and the sound quality is in no way impaired. The programmable scale snap function provides for harmonically correct transposition, and the multi-level Undo function for relaxed editing. Virtual knobs that can be automated in the host and controlled via MIDI offer real-time control of Pitch, Formants and Volume.
Pricing and Availability:
For new users US$299/299 Euros
Competitive Upgrade (ltd. to Feb 28, 2007) for users of Auto-Tune, Waves Tune, Pitch Doctor and Pitch 'n' Time. More ... US$199/199 Euros
Limited offer loyalty Upgrade (to Feb 28, 2007) for registered users of Melodyne uno, essential and cre8 US$149/149 Euros
Loyalty Upgrade (from Mar 1, 2007) for registered users of Melodyne uno, essential and cre8 US$199/199 Euros
Free for registered users of Melodyne studio 3
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