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Melodyne 5 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Getting Around the GUI

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    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.

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    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.

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    Melodyne & ARA

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Navigating the Note Editor

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

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    Cycle Mode

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

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    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

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    The Correct Pitch Macro

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Amplitude Tool

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

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    The Fade Tool

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

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    The Sibilant Balance Tool

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

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    The Timing Tool

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

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    Time Handles & Attack Speed Tools

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

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    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.

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    Copy & Paste

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

Chapter 4 : Detection & Note Assignment Mode

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    The Detection Algorithms

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

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    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.

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    Note Assignment Mode: Timing Tools

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

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    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.

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    The Energy Share Tool

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

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    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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Melodyne 5 Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 37 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear! Good for the intro user, and even better for a power user! This is my second time through after playing with Melodyne for awhile, and I continue to learn from it! Great job!!!
Date published: 2021-05-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I learned a lot I’ve watched Eli a few times and he always manages to lose me somewhere along the way lol but when i get in front of my gear i realize how much control of the product i retained. It’s always the same with Eli, when he’s explaining somethings I find myself going “What?” But I am always amazed how fast I’m up and runnig
Date published: 2021-04-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect Thanks once again Eli. Nice to have you around.
Date published: 2021-04-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very detailed explanation Extremely helpful information!
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Melodyne 5 Video Great videos. Lots of helpful info.
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very very helpful it help me a loot
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial Really explored Melodyne and gave a great overall view of the ARA. Got me up and running fast
Date published: 2021-03-05
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from I have been recording for 10 years but not learnt much I have been recording for 10 years but not learnt much from this video, no it's not the video that is a fault but the person explaining Melodyne 5 I believe that the person speaking is very qualified as an engineer when recording music but when it comes to teaching it's as if he's talking to another qualified music engineer and forgets us lot are still learning as I have never fell a sleep during one of Groove's training video's but I did on this video and it's the second one I've watched with this gentleman
Date published: 2021-02-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Better than reading a manual Don't get me wrong, I like to dip into manuals when required, but the nice flow and depth of this Melodyne 5 Explained was exactly what I wanted to get going quickly. I have some challenges with a friend's vocals and this course has widened up the possibilities beyond just snapping vocals off key to the correct pitch. Changing the timing of some words and phrases looks easier than I thought. In all, a great course to refer back to before I reach for the manual!
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Good overview of main features Good overview of the main features and a nice best practice at the end of the lessons. These lessons do skip a few of the advanced features that most people will never need anyway. Descriptions and explanations are very clear and easy to follow.
Date published: 2020-12-26
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very good indeed! Takes a while to get to the note editing but worthwhile. Comprehensive as expected.
Date published: 2020-12-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Melodyne 5 ... really explained! So clear and concise - quickly up and running and able to get the best out of my recordings.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent overview. Really good, in-depth look at Melodyne, I learned tons of new stuff, highly recommended!
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from It's Eli, so you know it's damned good. I upgraded to Melodyne Studio 5 without having used it in a good while. So when I opened it to use it I was full on deer in the headlights and completely clueless. Eli brought me back up to speed in spades and I'm more than back to where I used to be. A couple quibbles on things left out, in spite of my 5-star rating. One very important use for me is tempo map extraction for things not performed to a click track. I know that the export of a MIDI track with the tempo information embedded is that way to do this but it is not shown. The other thing lacking is the Clip Mode which on my Melodyne is between the Track Mode and Note Assignment Mode while opened in a DAW. I will have to dig into the manual to find how to do both these things or look on YouTube. Other than that there is a wealth of information in these videos and I can't wait to stop writing this and dig in.
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Still cranking out good, solid tips Eli’s tutorials hark back to my earliest explorations of Melodyne and I was glad to see this first-out-of-the-gate series on the latest release. Aside from a few editing details I wish had been attended to (however, I recognize this is a features showcase and not an editing session), I found this comfortable and helpful territory. If there is a part 2 Advanced series in the works, I’ll look forward to more insights.
Date published: 2020-09-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Job Everything you need to get started and then some. If you don't have Melodyne Studio, you'll definitely want it after watching this!
Date published: 2020-09-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Better than Celemony's tutorials I love the way Eli Krantzberg explains things. It's ordered and sequential. First this simple thing, then this more advanced technique, then this tricky thingy. So you build a foundation first. I've learned more in one night than I learned in a week at Celemony. I'm not saying Celemony's tutorials weren't helpful, but at times I felt I was watching an ad for what Melodyne is capable of doing, whereas Eli shows actually how to use it.
Date published: 2020-09-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial! This is a wonderful way to get to know Melodyne 5. The lessons are clear and concise with with no wasted time or words. While watching, I never had the urge to fast forward to the "important parts" because everything was relevant to the lesson. Thank you!
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very comprehensive Finally - I think I know how to use Melodyne...
Date published: 2020-09-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Couldn't be better Very good, quality instruction.
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great video and a great subject This teacher, Eli Kransberg, always chooses very nice, soft, beautiful musical examples which he works with to show the program, and the choices are VERY MUCH appreciated - we all know that terrible musical examples can make a music software tutorial intolerable to watch. Really well done
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Overview and Detail Covering this Amazing Tool--So Much More Than Pitch Correction! Melodyne is the most astonishing tool ever conceived of for music creation and production. I want to be an expert in it, and this course has helped me toward that goal. Numerous practical applications I can use every day and some esoteric ones as well!
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very helpfull Great insight to new features of melodyne 5. Now have a better indication as to upgrade or not. Once again Eli does a great job of explaining new features. A must watch video for users of Melodyne.
Date published: 2020-06-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great stuff Lots of excellent general tips concerning the core Melodyne, not just the update
Date published: 2020-06-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from It's very helpful. It's a good helping hand for me when I'm going to upgrade to Melodyne 5.
Date published: 2020-06-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This explanation is excellent. I really like the way this tutor clearly explains everything in small bite size chunks so I can go back to my own software and give it a go.
Date published: 2020-06-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well done - clear and concise Melodyne with new tools and Groove3 training available quickly - excellent.
Date published: 2020-06-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Clearly explained with plenty of practical examples. I like the fact Melodyne shown in a variety of DAWS as well as stand alone and the differences explained.
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clearly Explained Eli has been thorough with his explanation and application of the tools and functions of Melodyne 5. This has been a real help to understanding, not only the useful everyday functions, but also a couple of creative sound design and manipulation ideas that can be applied. Informative from start to finish for whatever version of the software you have.
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Helpful! I really enjoy all of Eli's tutorials. What resonates the most is his deep knowledge and passion for the subject matter. This one is no different. It is very clear, easy to follow and to the point. The material is presented in a very neutral, friendly and inviting tone. Each section flows naturally from one idea to the next. The video is crisp, and clear. The audio is very easy to hear, and understand. Great tutorial, thanks!
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great! great!
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from It Helps!! This training tutorial is really well done. Efficient, fast and concise. It looks at what's new in version 5 and reviews the main features of previous versions! I highly recommend
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic Beginner to Mid-level Overview Great tutorial. A no nonsense, straight-forward breakdown of a very powerful piece of music software. Looking forward to implementing these techniques in my workflow.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great as Far as It Goes Really a good overview of the primary tools and functions. I'd like to see a follow video or two about the sound editor and the various tempo functions as well.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very detailed (which is what I needed)! Eli is always great at showing what is possible with software. Thanks.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Melodyne 5 Explained Perfectly! Eli again does a great job showing us how to use this powerful music tool
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Instructional Video Covered Melodyne's new features in versos 5 but also covered all the features inherent in all the versions of Melodyne.
Date published: 2020-05-26
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