Melodyne 5 Now Available – Here’s What’s New

Celemony has released Melodyne 5, the latest version of their unique audio editing software.

Melodyne is designed to let you edit audio files like MIDI, rearranging the notes in a vocal line, for example, or reharmonizing polyphonic audio.

Celemony Melodyne 5 is designed to give you more natural vocal audio editing; more advanced chord change features; a new Fade tool, for more natural dynamic changes; and more.

Here’s what’s new:

  • the ability to edit pitched and noise-like components separately with the “Melodic” algorithm
  • a more musical analysis of pitch deviations
  • the Chord Track and Chord Grid for pitch editing, chord recognition
  • the Fade Tool and Leveling Macro for editing dynamics
  • an additional algorithm (“Percussive Pitched”) plus other algorithm improvements
  • search functions for keyboard shortcuts, saving of shortcut sets

Here’s a video guide to the update and its technical capabilities:

Pricing and Availabilty

Melodyne 5 is available now, starting at $99 USD for the Essential version. Upgrade pricing is also available.

17 thoughts on “Melodyne 5 Now Available – Here’s What’s New

  1. no iPad support lol

    The market is wide open at this point, for the platform of the artistic future. Who will seize the market?

      1. There exist, swiftly vanishing, the gatekeepers, who vet music on reasonably high-end systems, and temper verdicts accordingly. For how long? Nuances are impossible to hear on the cheap drivers in the Sonus, Beats etc. So the reviewers are reviewing for themselves and the elites (and the industry). Trust in “experts” you’ll notice is vanishing more swiftly than liberty by commercial communist programmers. How long will people be fooled into spending on secret sauce which is no more than an impulse response file or two of contribution (admittedly applied naturally, so as to seem special and exotic, like lining a luxury car with expensive wood and leather, to distract from the fact the thing tracks worse than civic) (this analogy is better than you might think, sound needs to sit on something, so too passengers of cars)?

        Anyway, it’s a fact that nobody has scientifically validated the contributions of recordists, beyond basic mixing like emphasizing the lead voices and running through a compressor… I mean validated their contribution to the bottom line, ie proved they are worth paying much (and ai will do the basics automatically soon enough).

        All that said, the Essential edition of Melodyne is well priced, but I’ll wait for something to make it to the iPad. To reiterate, sellers of software, you can charge full price for iPad editions of software.

        1. That’s quite the rant. But despite what you say, Melodyne is not a simple voice process that would work well in the context of fingers swiping glass. It’s a tool for professional sound mixing. That means it needs to work with established tool sets and in a highly efficient manner.

          Besides that, you should know that good ears, good rooms, and good tools have a drastic effect on the quality of a recording. And audience’s aren’t stupid, they can easily recognize the difference. It’s the reason why experienced engineers can still charge a fair rate for their work.

          And I don’t know if you’ve actually worked with “ai” or machine learning. You suggest it is soon to replace the recordist. But I can tell you from experience, it is at least decades if not centuries away from replacing the sound engineer’s role in professional productions.

          1. I tried, previously, to respond, but it vanished. Suffice it to say your beliefs about art appreciation of the (& ai qaulity per) masses have not been scientifically verified. Also, iPads have official mouse support now.

            1. Are you trolling us? Perception of recorded audio quality has been extensively studied by researchers. I found these two sources for you in 2 minutes:

              Perception of Audio Quality in Productions of Popular Music (Wilson and Farenza)
              Perception & Evaluation of Audio Quality in Music Production (*Wilson and Farenza)

              Also, Playstations have mouse support now. Don’t see many folks doing production work on those, however.

    1. A good laptop is a far more useful tool for the majority of professional people who use a device for more than one thing and prefer a full keyboard and mouse in more familiar multitasking environment and massive (expandable) storage for samples etc. Many people also want the full range of standard VST plugins )Diva, Serum, Omnisphere etc) and a full range of software (Live, Cubase, Pro-tools, Maschine etc), we don want to be locked in to the iOS world with limited software and hardware expandability. iPads are a fun, portable tablet device with a lot of uses, but they are a locked down environment that will ultimately always limit their usefulness (as will constant apple updates breaking software with apples built in obsolesce policy)

    2. Sure, there could be a market for Celemony to develop an app for iOS, based on their knowledge, not sure it should be called Melodyne, though. While iOS supports the use of a mouse, and several of iOS tablets support apple pens, the UI, would have to be re-design, not to require either of those… If it were to requite any of those, it would be just as a desktop app, needing dekstop or laptop kind of device essentially and then the there wouldn’t be much benefit running on the iOS platform. iOS is a more streamlined OS than desktop OSes, which gives it a performance advantage at times, but, for the kind of music production, where one would really find uses of the full experience of melodyne, the iOS offerings starts coming short especially in terms of RAM and stogare capacity.

      I do think iOS has great potential as an alternative OS for creative work, but it will most likely always be a step behind the desktop platforms.

    3. I have not used Melodyne however what the sibilance correction algorithm is astonishing. Anyone familiar with the vocalist on this track (Nicole Milik) knows that her sibilance issues border on the cross of a serious lisp to incoherence on particular words, and she is a gifted singer no less. Therefore when I saw her name at the credits, I knew instantly that this software is impressive to say the least.

      They should have provided and a before and after to illustrate this.

  2. Haven’t upgraded, yet. From videos in the whole playlist, it really sounds like Celemony listened to its users. When so many companies are “tone deaf”, it’s really nice to have a few who get a cue.

    (Of course, it’s quite possible that the User Experience with Melodyne 5 is even worse than before, and the videos are just hyping features which don’t work the way they should. Still, the way they frame these features is itself quite appropriate. Better than previous Celemony videos. My guess is that they hired at least one person who “gets it”.)

  3. Upgrade costs for Studio users seems very strange

    Upgrade from V4 = 149
    Upgrade from V3 or earlier = 149

    So no advantage at all in having the most recent version or staying up to date?

  4. Who did the voiceover in the Melodyne video? … he sounds like Casey Kasem … all he has to do is say “Americaaan Top 40” 🙂

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