Melodyne Tutorial

Melodyne 4 Advanced

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Chapter 1 : Multi-Track Editing

  • Melodyne Studio Standalone Interface Overview 4:20

    Melodyne Studio Standalone Interface Overview

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

  • Importing & Auto Stretch 7:47

    Importing & Auto Stretch

    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.

  • Multiple Track File Management 5:38

    Multiple Track File Management

    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.

  • Transport & Navigation 5:34

    Transport & Navigation

    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.

  • Working with Multiple Tracks 7:52

    Working with Multiple Tracks

    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.

  • Multi Track Editing in Action 6:43

    Multi Track Editing in Action

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

Chapter 2 : Working with Tempo

  • Recording & Assign Tempo Mode 9:12

    Recording & Assign Tempo Mode

    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.

  • Working with Time Signatures 4:10

    Working with Time Signatures

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

  • Tempo Editing 9:10

    Tempo Editing

    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.

Chapter 3 : Custom Scales

  • The Scale Detective 4:10

    The Scale Detective

    Explore the functions Melodyne offers to analyze passages that don’t conform to preset scales.

  • Customizing Scales & Tuning 4:25

    Customizing Scales & Tuning

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

Chapter 4 : Exporting

  • Edit & Export 11:51

    Edit & Export

    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.

Chapter 5 : The Sound Editor

  • Emphasis & Dynamics 5:36

    Emphasis & Dynamics

    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.

  • 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 note’s harmonics, or via the four macro sliders at the bottom of the window.

  • EQ Working Area 5:08

    EQ Working Area

    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.

  • Synth Working Area 8:01

    Synth Working Area

    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.

Product Overview

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"!

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