Celemony Software has announced Version 3.1 of the audio software Melodyne cre8/studio. The new version runs native on Macs with Intel processors, supports as an option the iLok dongle and is compatible with the new ‘Melodyne Sound Library’.
In addition, numerous requests from customers have been implemented and improvements in all areas carried out. The upgrade to Version 3.1 will probably be available at the end of April, according to Celemony, and is free for all registered users of Melodyne cre8/studio.
Melodyne 3.1 runs as ‘Universal Binary’ now also native on Intel Macs, if desired stand-alone or connected via ReWire, VST, AU and RTAS with a host.
Optionally and as an alternative to the procedure to date, the new
version can use the iLok dongle for authorisation, making the flexible
use of Melodyne on different computers and in different studios
possible. Customers used to iLok do not have to use another
authorisation procedure in parallel. Melodyne 3.1 inaugurates the new
‘Melodyne Sound Library’. The very high-quality sounds are derived from
Ueberschall’s Liquid Instruments, and were specially conceived,
recorded and prepared for flexible use with Melodyne technology.
Among other new features are the simple management of used audio
files, a switchable pitch grid, extended combi tools, a common reset
function for all pitch editing, new keyboard commands, a percentage
entry for time stretching and a command for restoration of the last
Melodyne 3.1 also exports tracks notewise now if desired, whereby
?€“ where possible ?€“ the MIDI Root Key is written automatically into
the files created ?€“ which is ideal as it allows you to use these
quickly in the sampler and without the additional trouble of mapping.
In addition, the new version now also reads automatically the tempo
information contained in many files (e.g. Apple Loops and Acid files).
For Version 3.1, all known bugs have also been fixed and ReWire
stability further improved.
The update to Melodyne cre8/studio 3.1 is free for all registered
customers and will be available for download from www.celemony.com.
Melodyne cre8 for Windows XP and Mac OS X costs 319 euros ($369),
whilst the large version, Melodyne studio, with the additional
algorithm for polyphonic material costs 699 euros ($US699). Both are
available from music dealers as well as from www.celemony.com.
More information is available at the Celemony site.