Melodyne Tutorial

Melodyne 4 Explained®

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  • Introduction 4:11


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

  • Transferring Audio into Melodyne 5:30

    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.

  • Basic Pitch Editing 4:48

    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.

  • Pitch Drift & Pitch Modulation 4:10

    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.

  • Getting Around the GUI 5:00

    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.

  • Working with the Timing Tool 4:56

    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.

  • Time Handle & Attack Speed Tools 4:14

    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.

  • Note Separation, Formant, Amplitude, & Timing Tool in Action 7:02

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

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

  • The Correct Pitch Macro 5:13

    The Correct Pitch Macro

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

  • The Quantize Time Macro 4:41

    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.

  • Selection Techniques 3:26

    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.

  • Getting Started with Note Detection Mode 5:11

    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.

  • Note Detection & Note Separations 5:32

    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.

  • Working with the Algorithm Inspector 5:02

    Working with the Algorithm Inspector

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

  • Polyphonic Note Editing 3:54

    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.

  • Copy & Paste 7:30

    Copy & Paste

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

  • Getting to Know the Pitch Grid & Scale Functions 5:44

    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.

  • Master Tuning & The Scale Window 5:10

    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.

  • Working with Drums 6:16

    Working with Drums

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

  • Audio to MIDI in Action 5:28

    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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