Melodyne Tutorial

Melodyne 4 Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    4:11

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

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    Tutorial 2

    Transferring Audio into Melodyne

    5:30

    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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    Tutorial 3

    Basic Pitch Editing

    4:48

    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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    Tutorial 4

    Pitch Drift & Pitch Modulation

    4:10

    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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    Tutorial 5

    Getting Around the GUI

    5:00

    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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    Tutorial 6

    Working with the Timing Tool

    4:56

    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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    Tutorial 7

    Time Handle & Attack Speed Tools

    4:14

    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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    Tutorial 8

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

    7:02

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

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    Tutorial 9

    The Correct Pitch Macro

    5:13

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

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    Tutorial 10

    The Quantize Time Macro

    4:41

    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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    Tutorial 11

    Selection Techniques

    3:26

    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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    Tutorial 12

    Getting Started with Note Detection Mode

    5:11

    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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    Tutorial 13

    Note Detection & Note Separations

    5:32

    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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    Tutorial 14

    Working with the Algorithm Inspector

    5:02

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

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    Tutorial 15

    Polyphonic Note Editing

    3:54

    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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    Tutorial 16

    Copy & Paste

    7:30

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

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    Tutorial 17

    Getting to Know the Pitch Grid & Scale Functions

    5:44

    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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    Tutorial 18

    Master Tuning & The Scale Window

    5:10

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

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    Tutorial 19

    Working with Drums

    6:16

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

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    Tutorial 20

    Audio to MIDI in Action

    5:28

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

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”!

michaelnk
Submitted 1 month ago

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.

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pan2c
Submitted 1 month ago

patient , well taught out, perfect

clarity is the key and this hit the nail right on the head. Excellent job Eli!!!

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Reaper

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leesargeant
Submitted 2 months ago

very helpful!

keen to start practicing what i have learnt.

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DarklightAudio
Submitted 2 months ago

Helpful and professional!

Everything is explained as the teacher does it very clearly . This will really help anyone understand Melodyne better

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bluesman29
Submitted 3 months ago

Watch it

I am glad I watched this series. Eli is a wonderful instructor.

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Mix11
Submitted 5 months ago

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.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Pro Tools, Studio One

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Chris78
Submitted 6 months ago

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!

I am a: Hobbyist, Ableton Live

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synthpup
Submitted 8 months ago

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).

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Acid, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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Piedpiper
Submitted 9 months ago

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.

I am a: Professional, Musician

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rus5
Submitted 9 months ago

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...).

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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 Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 29.
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