Melodyne Tutorial

Melodyne 2 Explained®

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Getting Started

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    Tutorial 1

    DAW Plug-In


    See how to transfer audio into the plug-in version of Melodyne Editor from within a host DAW.

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    Tutorial 2

    Stand Alone


    Discover the different ways of bringing audio into the stand-alone version of Melodyne Editor, and the different formats available when saving it for the first time.

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    Tutorial 3

    Recording in Melodyne


    Learn how to record audio directly into the stand-alone version and either have Melodyne Editor calculate the tempo based on the material, or place it in relation to a predetermined tempo grid.

Navigate and Select

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    Tutorial 4

    Navigating the GUI


    Explore how to navigate the timeline, scroll and zoom the display in various ways, and set up cycle playback in both the stand-alone and plug-in version of Melodyne Editor.

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    Tutorial 5

    View Options


    Watch how the different view options affects the display of information in Melodyne Editor.

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    Tutorial 6

    The Time Grid


    See how the different time grid settings influence the horizontal movement and positioning of blobs.

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    Tutorial 7

    The Pitch Grid


    Discover how to set up the vertical pitch grid so that moving notes snaps them to either the nearest semitone, the nearest scale tone, or independently.

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    Tutorial 8

    Selection Techniques


    Learn some different ways of establishing selections based on either pitch or position within Melodyne Editor.

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    Tutorial 9

    Copying Notes


    Explore how copying and pasting single or multiple notes can be used to either insert new notes or replace existing ones.


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    Tutorial 10

    Detection & Correction


    Watch how to use note assignment mode to correct any incorrect assumptions made by Melodyne’s detection algorithms after audio has been transferred and analyzed. Using DNA (Direct Note Access) is also shown and explained.

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    Tutorial 11

    Mighty Macros


    See how the pitch and time macros are used to correct either multiple or all notes simultaneously.

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    Tutorial 12

    Editing Tools Pt. 1


    Discover how the main tool and pitch tool function differently depending on where they are positioned over each blob.

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    Tutorial 13

    Editing Tools Pt. 2


    Learn how the modulation, drift, formant, and amplitude tools can be used to influence the characteristics of individual or multiple notes simultaneously.

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    Tutorial 14

    Editing Tools Pt. 3


    Explore about the timing tool and note separation tool’s dedicated functions.

Melodyne Specifics

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    Tutorial 15

    Plug-In Specifics


    Watch how to automate, manage tempo changes, and handle file management in the plug-in version of Melodyne Editor.

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    Tutorial 16

    Stand-Alone Specifics


    See how to correct Melodyne’s tempo interpretation in the stand-alone version of Melodyne Editor.

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    Tutorial 17

    Studio Editor Pt. 1


    Discover how the edit window of Melodyne Studio is both similar and different from Melodyne Editor.

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    Tutorial 18

    Studio Editor Pt. 2


    Learn some different ways of copying notes to new arrangement tracks both from the edit window and the arrangement window.

Advanced Usage

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    Tutorial 19

    Melody Manager & Compound Notes


    Explore the Melody Manager's file browser auditioning functions, and see how compound notes are used to gain control and nuance over sustained notes.

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    Tutorial 20

    Tweaking the Analysis


    Not happy with the way Melodyne Studio has analyzed your audio? See how to tweak the detection parameters and use correction mode to fine tune the results.

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    Tutorial 21

    Setup & Export


    Watch how to set the scale and tuning parameters of an entire arrangement, as well as how to trigger and export the analyzed files as MIDI data, or as audio files.

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    Tutorial 22

    Tempo Changes


    See how to create and add tempo changes into Melodyne Studio automatically, manually or using the tempo tapping function.

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    Tutorial 23

    Melodyne Bridge


    Discover how to use Melodyne Bridge as a plug-in inside a host DAW to transfer multiple tracks of audio and establish two-way communication with Melodyne Studio.

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    Tutorial 24

    Using Rewire


    Learn how to set up Rewire for easy two-way communication and routing between Melodyne Studio and a DAW.

Arrange, Record and Mix

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    Tutorial 25

    Arrangement Window Pt. 1


    Explore how to work with tracks and markers and how to offset pitch, formants, and tempo globally for the entire arrangement.

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    Tutorial 26

    Arrangement Window Pt. 2


    Watch how the advanced selection and 'paste special' commands make for some creative uses, and how to scrub and edit in Melodyne Studio using a MIDI controller.

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    Tutorial 27

    Recording & Mixing


    See how to use Melodyne Studio for recording and punching-in, as well as some basic mixing functions.

2.0 Update

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    Tutorial 28

    The Time Handle Tool


    See how the new time handle tool is used to influence the evolution of a note. Different stages of a note can be stretched or shortened without affecting its overall timing or duration.

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    Tutorial 29

    Attack Speed Tool


    Learn how to use the new attack speed tool to either sharpen or soften that tack portion of a note without influencing the timing or anchor position in relation to the musical grid.

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    Tutorial 30

    General Improvements


    Explore some of the general useful workflow and display enhancements in Melodyne 2.0.

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    Tutorial 31

    Pitch Grid & Scales


    Discover the new pitch grid and scale editor functions. See how to use the reference pitch ruler to set alternate tunings, the scale ruler to select tonic notes and modes, and the scale editor for choosing alternate scales.

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    Tutorial 32

    Editing & Creating Scales


    Learn about Melodyne 2.0’s new Mode ruler and Tuning ruler and see how they are used to edit and create custom scales with custom intervals and alternate tunings.

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    Tutorial 33

    Scale Detective


    Explore Scale Detective and see how it is used to tweak the analysis based on either selected notes or all notes. Chromatic non-scale tones can optionally be included in the pitch grid, and custom bottom and top scale ranges can be applied.

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    Tutorial 34

    Rewire & Melodyne Singletrack


    Learn how to use Rewire to route audio from the stand-alone version of Melodyne Singletrack into your DAW.

Updated for version 2.0 and presented by DAW and Plug-In pro Eli Krantzberg, this in-depth collection dedicated to Celemony Melodyne is a 'must have' if you're just getting into the world-standard of pitch and time correction, or just want to deepen your understanding of it.

Eli takes you from the very beginning all the way to advanced usage of Melodyne including topics such as window overviews, editing tools, using DNA (Direct Note Access) pitch and time grids, the different versions of Melodyne, advanced routing to and from your DAW, plug-in mode, tempo changes, practical usage and so much more.

In today's 'hyper real' studio productions, you need to stay current with all the latest DAW tools to make your tracks shine. Celemony Melodyne is hands down one of the most used software packages and to get the most out of it, you need to learn it inside and out. Get Melodyne Explained today and conquer pitch and time!

Submitted 4 months ago

I watched many tutorials about melodyne but this is excellent

The instructor has a easy to understand tecnique.. He is a teacher in every sense of the word

I am a: Professional, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar

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Submitted 5 months ago


Explained and very systematically illustrated. Ely did an excellent Job. I am an instructor myself. The fact that some has the knowledge of a particular subject matter doesn't mean that they are able to teach it to others. This was excellent. Thanks again

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Submitted 5 months ago


This is my third Melodyne tutorial. The other two were either incomplete and too wordy or excellent but over my head. I will be able to use this information right away!

I am a: Hobbyist, Reason, Studio One

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Submitted 1 year ago

excellent tutorials

the product is great perfect helper will assist you in reahing your goals

I am a: Mastering Facility, Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound for Film/TV

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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 2 Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I watched many tutorials about melodyne but this is excellent The instructor has a easy to understand tecnique.. He is a teacher in every sense of the word
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent. Explained and very systematically illustrated. Ely did an excellent Job. I am an instructor myself. The fact that some has the knowledge of a particular subject matter doesn't mean that they are able to teach it to others. This was excellent. Thanks again
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! This is my third Melodyne tutorial. The other two were either incomplete and too wordy or excellent but over my head. I will be able to use this information right away!
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from excellent tutorials the product is great perfect helper will assist you in reahing your goals
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