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Melodyne 5 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Getting Around the GUI

  • Welcome to Melodyne 5 5:33

    Welcome to Melodyne 5

    Take a first look around the Melodyne interface, see what it looks like in various DAWs, and find out where some of the new v.5 features are located.

  • Transferring Audio to Melodyne in Real Time 4:11

    Transferring Audio to Melodyne in Real Time

    See how real time transfers to Melodyne are done in Pro Tools, and learn about replace ranges, and basic file management.

  • Melodyne & ARA 5:11

    Melodyne & ARA

    See how the Audio Random Access version of Melodyne provides immediate access to audio in Studio One, Cubase, and Logic Pro X.

  • Controlling Playback in Your DAW 4:36

    Controlling Playback in Your DAW

    Learn to control basic playback functions when working with Melodyne inside your DAW, including soloing from within Melodyne, confining playback to a specific range, scrubbing, and more.

  • The Editing Mix Fader 3:49

    The Editing Mix Fader

    Discover how this is used when working wth multiple Melodyne tracks, to control which tracks are heard when playing back in the Note Editor.

  • Navigating the Note Editor 3:58

    Navigating the Note Editor

    Discover the various ways of scrolling and zooming in the Note Editor window.

  • Cycle Mode 3:19

    Cycle Mode

    Learn how to use Cycle Mode in Melodyne 5 to loop playback to specific areas in the timeline.

  • Making Selections 5:38

    Making Selections

    Learn about track edit mode vs clip edit mode, and various methods for selecting single, multiple, contiguous, and non contiguous notes.

Chapter 2 : Basic Editing

  • The Correct Pitch Macro 5:24

    The Correct Pitch Macro

    Discover how this macro control is used for simple, and effective, basic tuning.

  • Working with the Chord Track 8:12

    Working with the Chord Track

    Explore Melodyne 5?s new Chord Track functions and learn how to analyze, re-analyze, edit, and audition chords all from within Melodyne.

  • The Key Track & Pitch Grid 5:50

    The Key Track & Pitch Grid

    Discover how the key signature track works, and how this, along with the chord track, integrates with the Pitch Grid display and snapping options.

  • The Pitch Grid in Action 5:47

    The Pitch Grid in Action

    Watch as the pitch grid and double click snapping behaviours are used to correct some harmony vocals that are incorrect due to changes made to the underlying chords of the song after they were recorded.

  • Snap To Chord Scale & the Correct Pitch Macro 2:23

    Snap To Chord Scale & the Correct Pitch Macro

    Here?s a bit of ?instant gratification?, using the Correct Pitch Macro, combined with the new Snap to Chord Scale function.

  • The Time Grid & The Quantize Time Macro 5:57

    The Time Grid & The Quantize Time Macro

    Discover how the time grid and the quantize time macro interacts with note separations and the musical starting points of notes.

  • The Note Levelling Macro 6:21

    The Note Levelling Macro

    Hear how this fabulous new Melodyne 5 feature is used to reduce or eliminate excessive volume differences between notes on a track, or on multiple tracks.

Chapter 3 : Working with the Tools

  • The Main Tool 7:11

    The Main Tool

    Explore the three zones of this smart tool, and see how it is used for transposing, tuning, adjusting timing between notes, and separating long notes into multiple shorter ones.

  • The Pitch Tool 7:20

    The Pitch Tool

    Explore the functions of the dedicated Pitch Tool, and see how to edit pitch numerically, as well as how to add random offsets to both timing and pitch.

  • Pitch Modulation & Pitch Drift 6:38

    Pitch Modulation & Pitch Drift

    Learn how to work with these tools creatively and correctively. Used to the extreme, they create the stepped quantized pitch transitions we are familiar with from T-Pain and Cher. Used more moderately, they even out deep vibrato, and correct notes where the pitch wanders.

  • The Formant Tool 4:30

    The Formant Tool

    See and hear how this works to lower or raise the timbre of a vocal. It is great for creating a subtly darker or brighter quality, without actually changing the pitch of the note.

  • The Amplitude Tool 3:57

    The Amplitude Tool

    Explore the Amplitude Tool and see how it is used to adjust the level and transitions between notes.

  • The Fade Tool 3:47

    The Fade Tool

    See how this tool is used to create dynamic fade ins and outs on individual notes.

  • The Sibilant Balance Tool 5:49

    The Sibilant Balance Tool

    Hear how this tool is used to deal with the non pitched, sibilant or fricative components of vocals.

  • The Timing Tool 5:21

    The Timing Tool

    Discover how this tool is used to edit the horizontal position and length of notes, with or without quantization.

  • Time Handles & Attack Speed Tools 5:28

    Time Handles & Attack Speed Tools

    Explore how these are used to alter the internal timing and envelope of individual notes.

  • Note Separation Tools 5:06

    Note Separation Tools

    Learn how these tools are used to cut notes, move and remove note transitions, and convert between hard and soft note separations.

  • Copy & Paste 3:55

    Copy & Paste

    Learn how to get the most out of Melodyne's copy & paste functions.

Chapter 4 : Detection & Note Assignment Mode

  • The Detection Algorithms 7:07

    The Detection Algorithms

    Learn about Melodyne 5?s different detection algorithms and when they are best used.

  • Note Assignment Mode: Pitch Tools 5:31

    Note Assignment Mode: Pitch Tools

    Explore how this mode is used to check whether Melodyne has identified the notes within your material accurately, and if necessary, correct any mistakes in detection.

  • Note Assignment Mode: Timing Tools 5:54

    Note Assignment Mode: Timing Tools

    See how the note separation tools work with the detected starting points in Note Assignment Mode.

  • The Sibilant Range Tool 3:20

    The Sibilant Range Tool

    Learn how to use this tool to detect, edit, create, and delete sibilant ranges at the beginnings or endings of blobs.

  • The Energy Share Tool 2:48

    The Energy Share Tool

    Explore how this is used to redistribute the energy between chords or intervals sharing the same overtones.

  • The Algorithm Inspector 8:33

    The Algorithm Inspector

    Explore deep under the hood of the note assignment functions, and see how to modify and control some of Melodyne?s default detection behaviors.

Product Overview

Studio guru Eli Krantzberg delivers comprehensive Melodyne 5 video tutorials! Learn all the basics, its features and functions, and how to use them effectively to manipulate your audio track's pitch and time, with incredible results. These videos are designed for new Melodyne 5 users. If you have experience with Melodyne 5 and are looking for some cool tips and tricks, checkout Melodyne 5 Tips & Tricks.

Eli welcomes you and gives you a first look around the new Melodyne 5 interface, what it looks like in various DAWs, and where some of the new v.5 features are located. Next you'll learn the important basics like transferring audio to Melodyne in real-time, using the Audio Random Access (ARA) feature, navigating and controlling playback in your DAW, and more.

Basic editing is up next, and you'll learn to use the Correct Pitch Macro for simple and effective basic tuning, utilize the new Chord Track functions to analyze, re-analyze, edit, and audition chords all from within Melodyne for alien-like control over your chords. This feature alone makes Melodyne 5 a weapons grade sonic manipulator that anyone working with audio should have.

There is so much info covered in this series; working with all the individual Melodyne tools, choosing and using different detection algorithms for specific tasks, understanding the different note assignment modes, and much, much more.

To see what these detailed Melodyne 5 video tutorials show you, and how they'll get you up and running and using Melodyne 5 to its fullest capabilities, see the individual Melodyne 5 tutorial descriptions on this page. Learn Melodyne 5 with this comprehensive video manual taught by one of the best pro audio instructors in the biz... Watch "Melodyne 5 Explained®" today.

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