Melodyne has rapidly become the standard software for working with audio in the time and pitch domain, it’s unique approach to audio editing allows notation and phrasing to be moved around like MIDI data. Melodyne, now at version 2.6 has been made more accessable in the new Uno version. Melodyne uno is very intuitive in its operation, without complex recognition procedures or arrange levels. Like a sample editor, it permits the direct and uncomplicated editing of the pitch, tempo, phrasing, formants and timing of mono audio files. What’s more, radical variation of these parameters is possible and in award-winning sound quality. At all times, Melodyne uno reacts in a very musical way. When it corrects the intonation of a vocal performance, for example, all the phrasing — including any vibrato — is retained. It is also capable of recognizing the tonality and mode implicit in a melody as well as transposing in a musical way.
The program is easy to learn and use. There are macros for the two most often used editing functions, Correct Pitch and Quantize Timing, which make it possible correct a melody with a single key press.
Melodyne uno can handle all commonly encountered audio formats as well as integrating smoothly into all conventional MIDI/Audio sequencers.
“Melodyne uno is a simple and uncomplicated tool for mono audio editing,” says Technical Director Carsten Gehle. “Just drag-and-drop an audio file into the program and you can edit the intonation and timing of the melodic line with a click of the mouse and even refashion it completely. A large number of musicians and producers have been waiting a long time for a melodic tool that simple and intuitive to use. Here it is.”
Melodyne uno for Windows and Mac OS X costs around $199 US (169 euros) and should be available from dealers as well as from www.celemony.com from March 2005 onwards. Purchasers will be offered a special price if they later wish to upgrade to either of the larger versions of Melodyne, the Studio Edition and Cre8.