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Melodyne 4 Advanced

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Multi-Track Editing

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    Tutorial 1

    Melodyne Studio Standalone Interface Overview

    4:20

    Get to know the layout and main areas of the Standalone version of the Melodyne Studio.

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    Tutorial 2

    Importing & Auto Stretch

    7:47

    When an audio file is imported, Melodyne detects not only the notes it contains, but tempo information as well. See how the Auto Stretch feature allows Melodyne to use this tempo information when importing multiple files into the same project.

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    Tutorial 3

    Multiple Track File Management

    5:38

    Learn how to transfer multiple tracks into multiple instances of Melodyne plug-in all from one window; and then see how to manage the location of multiple files imported into the stand alone version.

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    Tutorial 4

    Transport & Navigation

    5:34

    Learn how to control playback in the stand alone version with both the mouse, and with key commands; and review basic scrubbing, scrolling and zooming techniques.

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    Tutorial 5

    Working with Multiple Tracks

    7:52

    Explore ways of setting up multiple tracks, from both the Track Pane and the Note Editor, for either editing simultaneously or for use as reference tracks. And see how the Track Inspector controls, editing mix fader, and spread unison tracks functions work.

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    Tutorial 6

    Multi Track Editing in Action

    6:43

    Here we explore three different editing scenarios benefitting from the ability to work with multiple tracks simultaneously.

Working with Tempo

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    Tutorial 7

    Recording & Assign Tempo Mode

    9:12

    Watch as a freely played piano performance is recorded into Melodyne standalone, and see how Assign Tempo mode is used to correct and tweak the automatic tempo detection.

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    Tutorial 8

    Working with Time Signatures

    4:10

    Learn how to create, edit, delete, move, copy, and paste time signature changes.

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    Tutorial 9

    Tempo Editing

    9:10

    Discover how to copy/paste a range of tempos to other positions in the project, have pasted note data conform or not to the destination tempo, manipulate tempos using the contextual menu functions as well as the different zones in Edit Tempo mode, and how to manipulate the tempo of finished mixes using the new Universal mode.

Custom Scales

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    Tutorial 10

    The Scale Detective

    4:10

    Explore the functions Melodyne offers to analyze passages that dont conform to preset scales.

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    Tutorial 11

    Customizing Scales & Tuning

    4:25

    Discover how to create custom scales by editing and defining the intervals used.

Exporting

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    Tutorial 12

    Edit & Export

    11:51

    Explore a few different scenarios involving the export of tempo maps and other edits, along with either single or multiple audio files from Melodyne 4 stand alone.

The Sound Editor

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    Tutorial 13

    Emphasis & Dynamics

    5:36

    Get a first look around the Sound Editor. Melodyne performs a spectral analysis of all the harmonics of each note. Hear how the emphasis and dynamics sliders influence the extent to which each notes timbre, and dynamics, differ from the average calculated in the analysis.

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    Tutorial 14

    Harmonics

    6:32

    Explore how this working area is used to edit the overtone structure of the individual notes on the track, either by dragging the bars representing each notes harmonics, or via the four macro sliders at the bottom of the window.

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    Tutorial 15

    EQ Working Area

    5:08

    See how this is used like a graphic equalizer. Each band is a semi tone wide. Curves are reshaped by either tools, macros, or contextual menu item functions.

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    Tutorial 16

    Synth Working Area

    8:01

    Explore the envelope and re-synthesis controls available here, as they are used to radically reshape the harmonic and dynamic content and contours of a grand piano performance.

In this in-depth video tutorial series, Melodyne expert Eli Krantzberg goes beyond Melodyne 4 Explained and dives deeper into Melodyne 4's power features, showing you how to unleash the full creative potential of this "must have" pitch and time manipulation tool.

Eli starts off with multi-track editing in Melodyne, including an overview of the Melodyne 4 Studio standalone interface, then moves into a demonstration of importing audio and using the Auto Stretch feature.

Eli then explains his best practices for multiple track file management, as well as explores both mouse and key command navigation, scrubbing, scrolling, and zooming.

Moving on, Eli covers working with tempo, by showing you how to record a free performance and then assign a tempo to it, and how to work with time signatures.

You'll then explore the various options for tempo editing, including copy/paste, conforming tempo and other ways to manipulate tempo.

A great Melodyne 4 features allows you to define custom scales, and Eli reveals how to use the Scale Detective and then customizing scales and tuning by editing and defining the musical intervals used by Melodyne in pitch detection.

Eli now discusses Exporting, and then covers how to use the Sound Editor. You'll learn how to perform a spectral analysis of the harmonics of each note using the emphasis and dynamics sliders, and then see how to edit the overtone structure of the notes.

After that, Eli shows you the EQ working area and demonstrates how to use it like a graphic equalizer. Finally, you'll experience the Synth Working Area and explore the Envelope and Re-Synthesis Controls.

When you're ready to take your knowledge of Melodyne 4 to the next level, don't miss "Melodyne 4 Advanced"!

PhilMc
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Well made and explained.

A Well made series. The concepts and applications are clearly explained. A lot of information. Depending on what you use Melodyne Studio for, some concepts may be more useful than others.

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Sirocco
Submitted 1 month ago

First video answered my first big question

I opened my account 10 minutes ago and already found what I needed as well as what I will need for the next step! My only gripe is the video time line bar and pause functions are too small to use effectively on an iPad. It's always handy to be able to pause on a spot while you experiment on the DAW in this case Melodyne.

I am a: Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician

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Kaml
Submitted 4 months ago

Melodyne 4 Studio is a game changer

First great explanatory review. Go for editing and making true vocal harmonies next.

I am a: Beginner

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Butter Your Bread
Submitted 5 months ago

Kick@$$!!!

Been using Melodyne for years now and just learnt some new tricks!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer

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pawel
Submitted 6 months ago

Perfect

Good explenation and nice examples about how to use Melodyne 4. Videos about how to edit and asign tempo was really good and priceless for me. Thanks

I am a: Producer, Musician, Hobbyist

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JackARoo
Submitted 7 months ago

A great timesaver

I am very pleased with the quality of the information presented

I am a: Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician

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wames1
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent job so far. I'd just like even more.

Whenever I see that Eli Krantzberg is the author of a tutorial, I know that I will be getting quality, and this tutorial was no exception. Eli is passionate about what he does and explains things well. From time to time I wish he would slow down a bit, but that's only a minor issue as I can always just go back and watch the tutorials as many times as necessary. At this point I wish he would do a melodyne tips and tricks tutorial. I would especially like a little more detail on working with multiple tracks with the plug-in version, and I would like an explanation on how to import and use professionally recorded songs into a project so as to be able to use it as a guide when I am covering the same song. Good job, Eli. I'd just like to see even more.

I am a: Hobbyist

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Aussie
Submitted 1 year ago

melodyne 4 advanced

great help.. but I wish you could go through it about half the speed !!

I am a: Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician

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Bukanoy
Submitted 1 year ago

excellent

Wonderful product i need to watch more in onder for me to learn some idea.

I am a: Sound Designer, Beginner, Musician

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Peter KS
Submitted 1 year ago

Great. Easy to follow on a complex product.

Have had Melodyne for some time and this latest version adds some great functionality and comprehensive sound sculpting options. These videos explain how Melodyne's conceptual differences sound and work. A lot of fun options to explore.

I am a: Sound Designer, Audio Engineer, Hobbyist, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Melodyne 4 Advanced is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Well made and explained. A Well made series. The concepts and applications are clearly explained. A lot of information. Depending on what you use Melodyne Studio for, some concepts may be more useful than others.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from First video answered my first big question I opened my account 10 minutes ago and already found what I needed as well as what I will need for the next step! My only gripe is the video time line bar and pause functions are too small to use effectively on an iPad. It's always handy to be able to pause on a spot while you experiment on the DAW in this case Melodyne.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Melodyne 4 Studio is a game changer First great explanatory review. Go for editing and making true vocal harmonies next.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Kick@$$!!! Been using Melodyne for years now and just learnt some new tricks!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect Good explenation and nice examples about how to use Melodyne 4. Videos about how to edit and asign tempo was really good and priceless for me. Thanks
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A great timesaver I am very pleased with the quality of the information presented
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent job so far. I'd just like even more. Whenever I see that Eli Krantzberg is the author of a tutorial, I know that I will be getting quality, and this tutorial was no exception. Eli is passionate about what he does and explains things well. From time to time I wish he would slow down a bit, but that's only a minor issue as I can always just go back and watch the tutorials as many times as necessary. At this point I wish he would do a melodyne tips and tricks tutorial. I would especially like a little more detail on working with multiple tracks with the plug-in version, and I would like an explanation on how to import and use professionally recorded songs into a project so as to be able to use it as a guide when I am covering the same song. Good job, Eli. I'd just like to see even more.
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from melodyne 4 advanced great help.. but I wish you could go through it about half the speed !!
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from excellent Wonderful product i need to watch more in onder for me to learn some idea.
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great. Easy to follow on a complex product. Have had Melodyne for some time and this latest version adds some great functionality and comprehensive sound sculpting options. These videos explain how Melodyne's conceptual differences sound and work. A lot of fun options to explore.
Date published: 2016-03-14