Cakewalk has released the SONAR Manchester update, delivering a major update to its Melodyne capabilities and more.
SONAR users who have the bundled version of Melodyne Essential can now upgrade to Melodyne 4 Essential for free.
With the older version, you could edit monophonic signals, like vocals and bass ,with the Melodic algorithm, and non-tonal, percussive material with the Percussive algorithm.
The new Universal algorithm in Melodyne 4 allows transposition, conforming to tempo, and quantizing chords and other complex material with very high audio quality. It’s even well-suited to pitch-shifting and time-stretching entire mixes, and CPU consumption remains very reasonable. (If you want to change individual notes within a chord in recorded audio, you still need a more advanced version, like Melodyne Studio or Melodyne Editor).
Other changes in SONAR Manchester include:
- Patch Point / Aux Track Smart Solo
- Track Solo Optimizations
- Patch Point and Aux Track Support for Track Templates
- Fixes and Workflow Enhancements
See the Cakewalk site for details.