Melodyne Tutorial

Melodyne 4 Explained®

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    See what will be covered in this series, and get a first look at the Melodyne workspace.

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    Transferring Audio into Melodyne

    Learn about the basic preferences and how to set where the files used by Melodyne will be placed. Discover the basic properties of each of the available algorithms.

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    Basic Pitch Editing

    Learn how to transpose individual note pitches either chromatically or conforming to the detected scale, while maintaining their natural offsets; and see how to quantize notes to the perfect tuning of their intended pitches.

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    Pitch Drift & Pitch Modulation

    The pitch drift tool is used to correct the intonation of a note’s pitch over time, and how the pitch modulation tool is used to edit vibrato. Also, see how to quantize pitch and pitch modulation in order to create the T-Pain, or “Cher”, vocal effect.

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    Getting Around the GUI

    Discover various ways of controlling playback from within the Melodyne plug-in, scrub through blobs, zoom and scroll the display, and work with cycle ranges.

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    Working with the Timing Tool

    The Timing Tool is used to stretch, compress, move, and quantize single or multiple blob selections. Also, learn how to separate adjacent notes so they can move independently, and see how to add a random deviation to humanize the timing.

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    Time Handle & Attack Speed Tools

    Learn to use the Attack Speed Tool to either sharpen or make duller the attack portion of notes, and how the Time Handle Tool is used to stretch or compress areas within a single blob. Also see how to use the Note Separation Tool to split notes into multiple blobs, so their pitch (or timing) envelopes can be altered separately.

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    Note Separation, Formant, Amplitude, & Timing Tool in Action

    Eli demonstrates how these various tools are used to clean up a guitar solo.

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    The Correct Pitch Macro

    See how this tool is used to make broad changes on basic tuning and pitch drift on multiple notes together.

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    The Quantize Time Macro

    Explore the nuanced time correction possibilities available with the quantize time macro, See how multiple notes are moved and automatically trimmed in relation to the chosen grid value.

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    Selection Techniques

    Learn methods of selecting notes contiguously, non contiguously, based on pitch, octave, position in time, using the mouse, contextual menus, and key commands.

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    Getting Started with Note Detection Mode

    See how this mode is used to tweak the detection of overtones and fundamental tones, limit the vertical range of detection, and control the amount of energy split between fundamental tones and overtones.

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    Note Detection & Note Separations

    Discover how the various note separation tools and workflows in note detection mode are used to work with and edit detected note start and end points.

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    Working with the Algorithm Inspector

    Eli demonstrates how to optimize and tweak the note detection using the various algorithm inspector controls.

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    Polyphonic Note Editing

    See how chords are quantized while the notes maintain their relative distance to each other. Learn how the pitch of individual notes within a chord are changed using Melodyne’s Direct Note Access.

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    Copy & Paste

    Learn how to use the copy and paste functions to repeat polyphonic phrases, create vocal doubling effects, and generate harmonies.

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    Getting to Know the Pitch Grid & Scale Functions

    This video covers the pitch grid’s various snap and display options. Learn how to edit key and scale info, and have notes automatically conform to changes.

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    Master Tuning & The Scale Window

    Learn how to change the master tuning used by Melodyne, and see how to access and use exotic alternate scales.

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    Working with Drums

    Explore some ideas on how to add spice to a drum loop analyzed using Melodyne’s Percussive algorithm.

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    Audio to MIDI in Action

    Three ways to creatively use Melodyne’s Audio to MIDI export function.

Product Overview

In this in-depth video tutorial series computer music guru Eli Krantzberg shows you how Celemony Melodyne 4 gives you complete control over the pitch and timing of every track in your project. You’ll see how you can use Melodyne both surgically and creatively, on individual tracks and even entire songs!

After a quick introduction, Eli starts by demonstrating how you transfer your audio into Melodyne so you can edit your pitch and timing in the Melodyne editor. You’ll then learn Pitch Editing including how to Transpose and Quantize Notes and how to Correct Pitch Drift and Intonation Errors over time.

Eli now reveals the best way to get around the Melodyne 4 GUI and discusses the deep timing features of Melodyne 4, including the Timing Tool, Time Handle, and Attack Speed Tools, as well as demonstrating the important essentials of Note Separation. The Correction Tools are covered next, starting with the Correct Pitch Macro which makes broad changes, and the Quantize Time Macro which does the same for time.

Selection and Detection are up next, and Eli shows you the best ways to use Melodyne’s Selection Options for selecting notes, and then how Note Detection and Separation work. He also explains how to use the Algorithm Inspector to optimize note detection for better editing and correction.

With all that covered, Eli turns to Polyphonic Note Editing, demonstrating how to quantize full chords using Melodyne’s unique Direct Note Access. Global features and parameters such as Cut and Paste, the Pitch Grid, Scale functions, Master Tuning, and the Scale Window are then looked at in detail.

Eli ends the series with a video on creative ways to use Melodyne and add spice to a drum loop using Melodyne’s Percussive algorithm as well as using Melodyne’s Audio to MIDI export function.

Whether you’re new to Melodyne or you’re an existing user looking for more ways to use it in your songs and productions, don’t miss “Melodyne 4 Explained”!

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Melodyne 4 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 50 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from lucid and concise superb tutorial!
Date published: 2020-10-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Getting The Ball Rolling!!!!! If you like me you always wanna know where's should I start with this new tool? More importantly, how is this tool intended to be used? I know that I'm not a master with Melodyne after watching these videos. But my dull sword is being sharpened.
Date published: 2020-07-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Please continue with the form of continuing Education
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and concise lessons. Excellent overview of the musical applications of Melodyne.
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice and thorough explanations Really help me move forward
Date published: 2020-02-11
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Tp the point, practical and immediately applicable As usual for Mr Kranzberg details are clearly demonstrated and the programs deep resources. Aimed primarily at Studio version.
Date published: 2019-11-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect! Thank you Eli, learned a lot which I missed before.
Date published: 2019-10-24
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from great help this system is by far the best I have found, to the point and fast.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Melodyne 4 Explained Helped me greater understand melodyne.
Date published: 2019-07-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well done Well done and very informative.
Date published: 2019-06-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very good Only thing is. The instructor could slow down his speech a bit for people whose mother language is not english
Date published: 2019-03-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tips! There are some great tips within this tutorial that really make using Melodyne fun and not a mystery.
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Job! Wow, great video. Lots of useful information and done well.
Date published: 2018-12-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Top super Information in any detail
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Easy to follow. Logically laid out. This is how you do tutorial videos.
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Terrific overview and explanation of Melodyne 4. Easy to follow and integrate steps on the new and general features that come with Melodyne 4. This series helped provide quick insight to a few features that I had questions about. Thorough and clear. Thank you.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from very helpful very deep and simple explanation thank you
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Massive Time Saver! Having just upgraded from Melodyne Essentials to Editor, I needed to get up to speed very quickly. Now I'm up to speed in under 2 hours. What more could you ask for?!?! Apart from the section on overtones (I still don't understand that whole segment), everything else was perfectly paced, clear, and concise. Thank you Eli and Groove 3!
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I learned a LOT This is a must see tutorial. If you are getting into Melodyne for the first time you can get a bit confused because the approach is so different than any analog method of treating sound. Melodyne is a fantastic example of what can be done digitally, but Eli keeps it musical. That is so important and especially in today's music where sound creation seems to be overwhelming music creation. You will never regret the time you spend here.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good introduction to Melodyne Good examples, clear explanations.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helped me decide to Make The Purchase I have a trial version of Melodyne 4 STUDIO and with Eli's help, the decision to buy has become compelling! - Thanks, Eli
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great tutorial one great thing about groove3 year subscription is that u can go back and see videos of more complicated plugins like melodyne. great video.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from patient , well taught out, perfect clarity is the key and this hit the nail right on the head. Excellent job Eli!!!
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from very helpful! keen to start practicing what i have learnt.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful and professional! Everything is explained as the teacher does it very clearly . This will really help anyone understand Melodyne better
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Watch it I am glad I watched this series. Eli is a wonderful instructor.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Explained how to use it and then some. Little fast in places and had to rewind... but covers all the basics and then some. Not for beginner engineers.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Exciting and informative! Eli Krantzberg is very well prepared and his exposition has an excellent pacing and it's very informative without becoming neither dull nor tedious. Very well done!
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Intro This acts as a very good adjunct to the tutorials that Celemony already supplies with their product. These vids come at the program from different angles than the Celemony vids. These are more "real world" operation and less "tutorial" (which is good).
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from very informative I acquired this program about 4 years ago and never used it. This video helped me to finally get started using it. Since I was able to play it repeatedly, I was able to remember the process and able to apply it by myself.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Mixed Bag Courses by Eli are an odd combination of characteristics. He clearly knows his stuff and the fact that he's an experienced no-kidding musician comes through in helpful ways, including in this course on the AMAZING Melodyne. On the other hand he's not especially organized and can be quite sloppy from time to time. For example in this course he has you watch something that's happening while he moves a slider but doesn't actually show you what's happening - only him moving the slider. In the next example, he moves the view so you CAN see what's happening. He refers to things he hasn't explained and leaves out things he should explain. His earlier videos on music theory are even more sloppy as though they weren't reviewed, just released raw. That said, he's still a very good teacher and his courses are very valuable. I wish he would have someone review them carefully before releasing them and re-do them if necessary before release (or even go back and fix them now...).
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful. clear, easy to understand. great examples and clips are concise enough that it is easy to find the function you want.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good but a little quick Content was good but perhaps a bit more depth and more around instruments
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Awesome and very comprehensive, a classic Krantzberg :)
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli is the bomb! He leaves no Melodyne stone un-turned and can make a pro out of anyone...Thanks Eli
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Informative What an excellent way to reinforce your knowledge of Melodyne
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super Helpful You will learn the basics of Melodyne in this concise video series.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Help Well broken down into usefull lessons that be referenced anytime along side an active project
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Picked up a few tips I've used earlier versions of Melodyn, but after upgrading to editor 4, I've learned that Groove3 training is worth every penny. Your training, ( I own all of your Izotope training), has helped we with creating harmonies in one track; I always thought that harmonies required multiple tracks. Several other pearls were also discovered
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Melodyne 4 Explained Very good presentation of melodyne functions and usage.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Software I started using Melodyne and few months ago and I must say with tutorials you provide here, it makes getting started and beyond very easy!
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great course on Melodyne 4 I learned a great deal - very practical and informative - Eli has a knack for getting to helpful details and sharing them as a musician to musicians.
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Melodyne 4 Explained This series of tutorial videos really does demystify Melodyne 4 in an easy to understand way. More importantly, it shows practical uses for the features covered.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Decent lesson It's really good, but there are a few mistakes thru out the videos. All in all a great primer for Melodyne4
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from All the bases covered! I am always trying to get the most out my experiences and investments. I am never disappointed with a Groove3 training session..I am always eager to learn and there is always something cooking at Groove3.
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Presentation. Eli presents the information in a concise and direct manner. It makes me eager to continue learning Melodyne. There is a lot to explore and take to the next level. This will be my main reference.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear intro to Melodyne editor plugin. Melodyne is a great audio/music product but is not very intuitive. I like the way that Eli covers most of the features and does a great job of explaining tools, techniques, and functions. Looking forward to the Advanced tutorial.
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Melodyne 4 explained Once again Eli Krantzberg did it !!!.It is in all details are very well explained tutorial ! Although i know the program for years by now i found a lot of new hints and ways i could do things better. The new features of the program are all covered in depth as well. Can´t be better !
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Nice tutorial Very helpful. A nice start exploring Melodyne 4 for newbies
Date published: 2016-03-08
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Melodyne 4 Explained - Does Not Go Far Enough Nice for what there is. Video training does not go into any of the STUDIO version, which is being offered as the best value upgrade to all previous version owners. Please produce a more thorough video going all the way into this fine product.
Date published: 2016-03-03
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