For Melodyne editor, assistant and essential, a free update to Version 2.1 is now available containing minor improvements and bug fixes. We recommend the update to all users.
Version 2.1 brings workflow improvements, including a new zoom function and an intelligent compare function in ARA mode. Other improvements result in enhanced reliability and performance. These include the ability to reduce the maximum number of “Undo” steps in order to reduce RAM consumption. A variety of bug fixes enhance both stability and compatibility: the program’s interaction, for example, with Cakewalk Sonar and Presonus Studio One. The update from Version 2.0 to Version 2.1 is free of charge.
The update can be loaded via the Check for Updates function in Melodyne’s Preferences dialog.
Time ruler zoom
A new feature has been added that allows you to click and drag vertically on the time ruler in order to zoom in/out. This reflects the behavior used by most DAWs. On top of that it means that in one mouse action you can combine the vertical drag (for zooming) with a horizontal drag (for scrubbing).
Selection after having separated notes
After separating a selection of Blobs, they now won’t stay selected anymore. This will speed up the workflow in most cases. If, however, you want to keep the selection, even after adding separations, you can restore the last selection with the respective command from the (right-click) context menu.
New preference for number of Undo steps
In the Preferences you can now limit the number of Undo steps. Before version 2.1 you always had 100 steps available, which could lead to high RAM load when using Melodyne on many tracks.
Less memory load
In addition to the adjustable number of Undo steps, other optimizations further reduce the RAM load for both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions of the stand-alone program as well as all plug-in formats (i.e. RTAS, AU, VST, VST3, ARA).
New Turkish scales
In the Open Scale menu, many Turkish scales have been added, and you can now switch the mode degree names to Turkish.
Tuning > Interval Display > Units
As an alternative to displaying intervals (in the Tuning column) in cents, you can now choose “Hertz” or (Turkish) “Commas”.
Compare function in the ARA plug-in
When using Melodyne as an ARA plug-in, you can now compare your edited version to the original part.
Please note: this is not the same as the bypass function that your ARA DAW offers. Bypassing the Melodyne plug-in will temporarily remove Melodyne completely from the event FX chain, whereas by Melodyne’s Compare button the DAW will still use Melodyne to adapt the file to the song tempo and only temporarily reset all other edits you made since you started to use Melodyne on that part.
Extended ARA protocol
Due to additions to the ARA protocol you need to update Studio One to version 2.0.6 (or later) at the same time as updating Melodyne to version 2.1.
Melodyne no longer cuts out on certain parts
A bug got fixed that in rare cases could make certain melodyned parts stay silent upon playback.
Spikes in exported audio
A bug got fixed that could create artifacts in exported audio files (Melodyne stand-alone) or bounced Melodyne tracks (Melodyne as a plug-in).
[Stand-Alone] Key command for Stop
Hitting the Enter key on the numeric keypad works again now.
Using the arrow keys for changing the pitch
A bug got fixed that could lead to wrong results when moving pitches with the arrow keys.
Pitch jumps when using the Correct Pitch macro
A bug got fixed that could make pitches jump unexpectedly when opening the Correct Pitch macro.
Macros being grayed out
A bug got fixed that would gray out the Correct Pitch and Quantize Time macros after returning from Note Assignment mode.
Selecting short notes
A bug got fixed that could prevent short notes from being selected.
Wrong notation of certain notes
A bug got fixed that would cause notes to be displayed at wrong positions in notation view.
[Cakewalk Sonar] Memory optimization
A bug got fixed that would cause too much memory being used in Sonar X, thus making Sonar crash after long term usage.
[Studio One] Melodyne placed in front of transport controls
A bug got fixed that would cause the Melodyne window to open at a wrong position, covering Studio One’s transport controls.
[Studio One] Quantization or detecting transients on Melodyne events
A bug got fixed that would make Studio One crash when trying to quantize an event in Studio One after it was already edited with Melodyne.
[Studio One] Crash when de-activating Melodyne
A bug got fixed that would cause Studio One to crash when deactivating Melodyne in the license window.
[Studio One] Opening many events in Melodyne
A bug got fixed that could make Studio One freeze when opening many events simultaneously in Melodyne.
[Studio One] Audio loops
The Melodyne editing of audio loops in Studio One has been improved now.
Problems with Wacom Intuos 4
The right-click on the Wacom Intuos 4 tablet works again now.
Known issues and solutions
Strategies for optimizing performance and stability
Please follow our tips on optimizing your system.
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