Melodyne power for vocals, instruments of all kinds, and samples. Melodyne 5 editor contains all the professional vocal functions. Plus the legendary DNA algorithm for polyphonic audio. With it, you can adapt any library sample to the chords of your song.
- Grammy Award-winning technology, including DNA Direct Note Access
- Exceptionally musical and intuitive note-based way of working
- Algorithms Melodic (with Sibilant Detection), Percussive, Universal, Polyphonic
- Complete Melodyne toolkit
- Macros for optimizing intonation, timing quantization, and leveling
- Chord Track and Chord Grid with automatic chord recognition
- Tempo detection and editing
- Comprehensive functions for the editing of scales, tuning systems and temperaments
- Inspectors for quick access to all parameters
- Polyphonic audio-to-MIDI export
- Full compatibility: VST 3, AU, AAX, stand-alone
- Integration via ARA Audio Random Access (depending on the DAW)
- macOS and Windows, 64-bit
- current version: 5
New technologies, for better results in less time. Thanks to the fundamentally improved “Melodic” algorithm, Melodyne makes your vocal editing even better than before. With perfect, natural corrections at the press of a key. Thanks to the Chord Track, you can adapt notes with lightning speed to suit the song – chord recognition included. And with the unique Fade Tool, you can create note-based fades – even in polyphonic recordings and samples.
All this is 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
Note-based audio editing
Melodyne grants you unrivaled access to all the musical details in your recordings and samples – note by note. This is made possible by a sophisticated analysis that delves deeply into your recordings and samples, and recognizes and understands the musical relationships within them: the individual notes and their characteristics, the scales, keys and chords, the timing, the tempo, the tone color. And with Melodyne you can edit all these things intuitively. With vocals, but every type of instrument as well – including polyphonic ones, such as the piano and guitar.
Notes and tools
In Melodyne, notes are represented by blobs. By manipulating these with Melodyne’s powerful tools, you can edit (among other things) the pitch, vibrato, volume, sibilants, length, timing and formants of each note. In this way, you can enhance in a musical yet straightforward manner the intonation, phrasing, dynamics and timbre of a performance. While ingenious algorithms ensure your editing’s almost always inaudible, sensitive, natural.
Why Melodyne is better
That Melodyne sounds so good and is so simple to use is based on two things. The less important is the technology.
The decisive factor is its understanding of the music.
Melodyne identifies the notes and the relationships between them. It is only as a result of this knowledge that Melodyne’s algorithms are able to “think” and operate in such a musical way. The benefits to you as a musician and producer include the famously superior sound of Melodyne and many other advantages that software lacking this understanding of musical contexts is incapable of offering.
Professional vocal editing
Melodyne brings out the best in your vocal recordings. With note-based editing, you can make corrections, improvements and changes exactly where you want to. Using intelligent correction functions and musical tools that are highly efficient and practical. In consequence, you can bring vocal tracks as close to perfection as you care to, and yet – thanks to Melodyne technologies – they sound as natural as if they had never been edited at all. And if you wish, you can rearrange the vocals, change the melody and even generate additional voices or vocal harmonies.
For all instruments
Melodyne isn’t only for vocals. Every conceivable type of recording or sample can benefit from its unique editing and processing possibilities. From double bass to piccolo, from banjo to grand piano, from a drum loop to ambient drones. Take a lick from your library and adjust it to your song. In tempo, rhythm, harmonic content and tone color. Remove notes from chords or add new ones. Combine tracks from different songs to create a new one. Breathe new life into samples and old recordings. With Melodyne, you can.
Musicality as the highest goal
Despite its high-tech algorithms, Melodyne never feels “technical”. Because all Melodyne technologies are aimed at offering you audio editing that is natural and musical – in the way you work and the sound. Our aim is to enable you to bring as much nuance and sensitivity to your editing with Melodyne as the musician did to the original performance.
This can be seen in the precise analysis of the musical content of your recordings and the multitude of high-resolution parameters to which you are afforded access. It can be felt in the intuitiveness of the note “blobs” you can manipulate and modify at will. It can be heard in the sophisticated play algorithms to which Melodyne owes its celebrated sound quality. And it lies in the many details that make working with Melodyne singularly satisfying and the results of unrivaled excellence.
In the depth lies the power
Correcting intonation is just the beginning. When Melodyne analyzes your recordings, it doesn’t just track the changing pitch of the signal. Identifying the individual notes in polyphonic recordings is a far more complex process. And that isn’t all. For Melodyne also separates the notes from one another in the right places, observes how they change over time, and locates sibilants. It identifies tempos and maps tempo progressions with great accuracy. It relates the pitches of the notes to one another to identify scales, keys and chords. In short: Melodyne takes a very thorough look at your recordings. And the depth and subtlety of its analysis, together with the algorithms, put editing functions of corresponding depth and subtlety at your fingertips.
A few examples: Three different tools are provided for the editing of pitch, so the vibrato does not suffer when the overall pitch of a note is changed. Melodyne distinguishes between the pitched and noise-like components of notes, allowing you to edit them separately. And the correction macros work intelligently, reining in “outliers”, while preserving subtle human fluctuations in pitch, volume or tempo. You will find editing functions of similar subtlety and sophistication in all areas of Melodyne.
How to integrate Melodyne
Melodyne operates as a plug-in in your DAW. Or stand-alone. The most convenient way to integrate Melodyne into your DAW is via the ARA interface, which is supported by most DAW manufacturers. With ARA, you can open and edit tracks directly in Melodyne. In the absence of ARA, the desired passage must first be transferred to the Melodyne plug-in via one of the normal VST3, AU or AAX interfaces. This takes a little time, though it is well worth the wait.
In either case, the Multitrack Note Editing of the edition Melodyne studio offers you a truly exceptional working experience: You see the notes of as many tracks as you want in a single Melodyne window and can select and edit the notes of multiple tracks simultaneously. With all Melodyne has to offer. Working with audio couldn’t be more intuitive, musical or efficient.