NAMM 2005: Melodyne uno

NAMM 2005: Celemony Software has announced its new audio editing software Melodyne uno for Windows and Mac OS X. This small version of the unique audio software Melodyne works in a similar fashion to a sample editor — except that it offers characteristic Melodyne functions and is therefore the ideal tool for pitch correction, vocal production and the editing of melodies.

Melodyne uno offers the tried-and-tested Melodyne functions for audio editing affording a new type of access to audio data and one with far greater creative possibilities. 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.

Melodyne uno is designed to react 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 also designed to be 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). 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.

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