Celemony Melodyne Updated, With Mavericks Compatibility

Melodyne_2.1.2_PMCelemony has just released Version 2.1.2 of their Melodyne editor, assistant and essential software. The update brings compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks, accelerates the handling of large files and runs more reliably in all DAWs.

Pricing and Availability. The full, updated version of Melodyne is available now and is priced at $399 US. Current users can download the new version free of charge either via the “Check for Updates” function within Melodyne or from their myCelemony accounts. See the Celemony website for more information.

Celemony ARA Audio Random Access Now Available

Celemony has announced that its ARA Audio Random Access interface extension is now available to all software manufacturers. ARA allows for the improved integration of Melodyne and similar plug-ins into digital audio workstations (DAWs).

As an extension of existing plug-in interfaces such as VST or Audio Unit, ARA opens an additional channel of communication through which the DAW and plug-in are able to exchange information about the audio files and their placement in the song, as well as over their tempo, pitch, rhythm and more. The plug-in is “far closer to the action” in the DAW and therefore works considerably more efficiently; the DAW, for its part, is able to integrate the plug-in and take specific advantage of its strengths, as though the plug-in were part of the DAW itself.

ARA has been implemented in Presonus Studio One as well as in Melodyne editor, assistant and essential since the end of last year. The ARA-facilitated interaction between Studio One and Melodyne leads to a user-friendly workflow that goes far beyond anything previously afforded by plug-in interfaces and allows a still more effective use of Melodyne.

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Celemony Melodyne Updated

Celemony has announced that it’s flagship audio editing app, Melodyne editor, as well as the smaller editions, Melodyne assistant and essential, are now available in Version 2.1.

The new version features increased reliability and compatibility as well as other improvements.

Version 2.1 brings workflow improvements, including a new zoom function and an intelligent compare function in ARA mode.

Other improvements result in enhanced reliability and performance. These include the ability to reduce the maximum number of undo steps in order to reduce RAM consumption. A variety of bug fixes enhance both stability and compatibility: the program’s interaction, for example, with Cakewalk Sonar and Presonus Studio One.

The update from Version 2.0 to Version 2.1 is free of charge and recommended to all users.

See the Celemony site for details.

Melodyne Editor 2

Melodyne Editor 2

Celemony has introduced Melodyne Editor 2, which offers new scale functions, more powerful timing tools and Rewire.

Here’s what they have to say about Melodyne Editor 2:

True Scale & Tuning

Not all music is played on white and black keys, true intonation is complex. Other cultures have musical traditions in which Mozart and Beethoven do not loom large, and absolute flexibility is also needed in experimental music. Powerful reasons for opening up totally new musical worlds with Melodyne editor 2.

The new True Scale & Tuning functions offer those who produce Arab, Indian or contemporary and microtonal music the ideal function set for editing their work with Melodyne. True Scale & Tuning also has the power to enhance conventional music production, by making it easy for users to explore the emotional and atmospheric subtleties of different scales and temperaments and integrate them into their own music. Countless different scales and temperaments can be loaded, edited in detail, and even created from scratch. The highlight is the Scale Detective, which is capable of analyzing any sample or piece of music and allows even users with no detailed knowledge to transfer the scale and tuning of one recording to another.

New timing tools

With its note-based way of working Melodyne has always allowed the editing of highly specific aspects of timing, but the function set of Melodyne editor 2 is still more powerful in this respect. The new Attack Speed tool allows you to edit the starting transients, that are so determinative of the sound – for each note separately. An important new design implement, not only for percussive sounds. In addition, with the new Time Handles, even time progressions within individual notes can be reshaped. Among other things, this makes more detailed editing of vocals possible.

Rewire and more

Melodyne is intended to be of use to as many producers as possible – regardless which DAW they use. For this reason, Melodyne editor 2 now also supports Rewire. This means it can operate now even with DAWs that lack plug-in interfaces or were previously incompatible with Melodyne.

Melodyne Editor 2 will be available in November 2011 for US$/€ 399. The update from Version 1 will cost US$/€ 99, but is free of charge to users who registered Melodyne editor after October 1, 2011.

At the same time as the update to Melodyne editor 2, free updates to Version 2 of Melodyne assistant and essential will be released, as well as an updated trial version that allows you to test Melodyne editor for 30 days without any limitations.

PreSonus Studio One v2 Integrates Melodyne – Can Your DAW Do This?

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PreSonus has announced version 2 of Studio One, its DAW for Mac OS X (Snow Leopard and Lion) and Windows XP/Vista/7 (and soon, Windows 8).

Version 2 offers more than 100 new features and enhancements, including fresh takes on multitrack comping, multitrack MIDI editing, transient detection and editing with groove extraction, and Folder Tracks. Uniquely, Studio One 2 offers tightly integrated Melodyne pitch correction, which lets you edit individual notes within polyphonic audio recordings.

Check out the video above for a demonstration of the way Melodyne works in Studio One. The tight integration looks like it will vastly improve the usability of working with Melodyne.

What do you think of this tight integration of Melodyne into Studio One?. Do you want to see this added to your DAW?

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Celemony Updates Melodyne To Version 1.3 – Here’s What’s New

Celemony Melodyne 1.3Celemony has updated Melodyne to version 1.3.

Here’s what’s new in Melodyne 1.3:

Continuous lines representing the selected time grid provide for greater clarity in the editing pane, making modifying the timing of notes easier. A double click now quantizes notes to the time grid selected by the user, making it possible to shape the rhythm of the material more swiftly and accurately.

In the stand-alone version of Melodyne, a new option is now available that saves a copy of the audio files involved when you are saving MPD files. This simplifies the handling of projects. Version 1.3 is also compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and the corresponding Lion versions of leading DAWs. Continue reading

Melodyne Inventor Peter Neubäcker Interview (Heavy Conversation For The Mind)

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This video, What does a stone sound like?, captures a deep interview with Melodyne inventor Peter Neubäcker, that takes a deep dive into music theory and the math that underlies music.

It was the question “What does a stone sound like?” that led Peter Neubäcker to the invention of Melodyne around 15 years ago.

Neubäcker, the primary person behind such Celemony Melodyne, DNA Direct Note Access and Capstan discusses his passion for philosophy, music and mathematics as well as how guitar-making, Johannes Kepler and the science of Harmonics influenced him and led to the development of Melodyne.

00:30 — Music, philosophy and the Numbers
04:25 — The Monochord, Lambdoma and zero and infinity as the origin of all notes
09:50 — Grasp and comprehend, chaos and fractals
12:35 — Programming and guitar-making
16:00 — Youth, years of quest, and the birth of an interest
21:30 — The sound of a stone and the idea of Melodyne
24:40 — DNA Direct Note Access and the legendary roll of bathroom tissue

via CelemonySoftware