Melodyne 4 is the latest version of the king of all pitch and time audio correction tools.
The main features within Melodyne enable users to:
- Fix performance issues - such as out of tune notes in a monophonic vocal melody.
- Fix notes within a polyphonic section - such as a flat guitar string in a strummed guitar part.
- Correct timing issues - such as bass or percussion parts that need tightening to a project tempo.
Melodyne has so much technology within, yet at first glance you would never think it was so clever. It is as easy to use as an internet search engine. For over ten years I have used Melodye heavily throughout my music production workflow. I was over the moon when Melodyne 4 launched earlier this year with a new Edit Tempo feature.
My First Impressions
My first impressions are in my video review of Melodyne 4. Watch to hear my reactions to some of the new features in Melodyne 4. The Edit Tempo feature is by far the most groundbreaking. I use this feature to quickly conform demos recordings to set tempos. I then export the newly conformed demo with tempo map out of Melodyne to be used in Pro Tools as a foundation for producing a song in Pro Tools from. Read my article Tempo Workflow - How To Start A Music Production From A Demo Recording to learn an Edit Tempo workflow in Melodyne.
Melodyne Studio 4 to me is like iZotope RX Advanced to Mike Thornton, we couldn't live without these products. When I need to correct pitch or fix timing issues I use Melodyne everytime as the results are easy to acheive and are alway very transparent. I don't want people to hear my edits - Melodyne makes sure of that. Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to get transparent tuning results using the DAW plugin instance of Melodyne 4 in Pro Tools.
Could I work without it? No, Melodyne to me is as important as Pro Tools. Melodyne gets me out of trouble every time. I would go as far to say that Melodyne is most likely my most used audio product ever.