Celemony announces the revolutionary Direct Note Access for Melodyne 12/03/08
Surely destined to be one of the biggest stories of the show, Celemony have introduced Direct
Note Access for Melodyne which they believe heralds a whole new age in audio
With Direct Note Access it is possible for the first time to edit individual notes within
polyphonic audio material. Possible applications range from the simple correction of errors to
the complete refashioning of harmonies and timing.
The first product to feature the
revolutionary Direct Note Access will be Melodyne plugin 2, which is due for release in the fall.
With its unique editing possibilities and outstanding sound quality, Melodyne has for years
been regarded worldwide as the leading audio tool for pitch correction and the refashioning of
timing and melody. With Direct Note Access, the Munich software house Celemony is now
offering the next stage in its evolution: access (including the full range of editing
possibilities) to individual notes within recordings of polyphonic instruments.
With Direct Note Access, polyphonic audio material is â€˜explodedâ€™ in the Melodyne Editorâ€™s
display, so that the user can see the individual notes of a chord displayed at their various
pitches and edit them individually using the familiar Melodyne tools. As parameters, you
therefore have access to the pitch, position in time and duration of each note as well as
its vibrato, pitch drift and formant spectrum â€“ you can also change the volume and even
the internal evolution of each note.
Direct Note Access makes possible fascinating and enormously useful types of
intervention in the audio material that were unthinkable before, ranging from subtle
correction to re-composition. So a Melodyne user can, for example, correct a wrong note
within a piano recording, tidy up the timing of the individual notes of a chord and even
retune an out-of-tune guitar after the recording has already taken place. These
possibilities place existing recordings in a completely new context and at the same time
enhance to an immeasurable extent the value of material from sampling libraries.
Melodyne inventor Peter NeubÃ¤cker had this to say, â€œWe are delighted, with Direct Note
Access, to have made a reality something of which we â€“ and others too â€“ have long
dreamed. The access to, and ability to edit, individual notes within polyphonic audio
material is the logical continuation of something that has always been our aim with
Melodyne: to offer users a musical form of access to the content of their audio material
that is as intuitive and far-reaching as possible and that can serve equally well for making
corrections as for the creative refashioning of material.â€�
Sonic State will be visiting the Celemony stand at the show to bring you our own exclusive video, but, if you want to see more now, check out the video on the Celemony website. Pricing and Availability:
The first Celemony product to include Direct Note Access will be Version 2 of Melodyne
plugin, which specializes in correction and is due for release in fall 2008.