Celemony has released version 1.2 of Melodyne editor, assistant and essential.
The update brings 64-bit support and improved transfer handling as well as extending MIDI export to the plug-in implementations of Melodyne editor and assistant. Melodyne essential supports additional plug-in formats and can now also be operated in stand-alone mode.
Changes in Melodyne v1.2
- More power and performance with 64 Bit – The highlight of Version 1.2 is support for 64-bit operation, which in compatible DAWs brings great advantages: Melodyne can be used on more tracks and process longer transfers as well as being extremely stable in operation. Major gains have been made not only in terms of performance and reliability but also in terms of speed: the detection of the transferred material with Version 1.2 is up to 30 percent quicker – even in 32-bit operation.
- Better handling, more DAWs – The handling of transfer storage paths is easier in Version 1.2 and more transparent too. In many DAWs (currently Cubase 5.5, Nuendo 5, Pro Tools LE/MP 8.0.4, Pro Tools HD 8.1), the saving of transfers is even automatic in the current DAW project. The list of DAWs supported by Celemony and tested with Melodyne also includes from Version 1.2 onwards Sonar, Digital Performer, Nuendo and Studio One.
- Melodyne essential also as AU, VST and stand-alone version – The newly extended list of supported DAWs also applies to the edition Melodyne essential: this, from Version 1.2 onwards, has dropped the “RTAS” from its name, as it supports not only RTAS but also the AU and VST plug-in interfaces and can therefore be used not only with Pro Tools but also with other DAWs. Not only that, but Melodyne essential can also, if desired, now run in stand-alone mode just like Melodyne editor and assistant.
- Compatible with each other – Version 1.2 brings comprehensive file format compatibility between Melodyne editor, assistant and essential. The documents of each edition can now be opened in each of the other two editions and edited with the functions and tools the latter provides.
- MIDI export in plug-ins – The saving of audio as MIDI notes is a popular creative function in Melodyne editor and Melodyne assistant. It makes it possible, for example, to double a vocal line with a synthesizer sound. With Version 1.2, MIDI export is available not only in the stand-alone but also in the various plug-in implementations of Melodyne editor and Melodyne assistant, the result being for the MIDI data a significant shortening of the path to the DAW.
The update to Melodyne version 1.2 is free-of-charge for registered users. A new 30-day trial version of Melodyne editor (without any limitations) is available to download.
More information: Celemony
Celemony has announced version 1.2 of Melodyne editor, Melodyne assistant and Melodyne essential, bringing full 64-bit compatibility and various optimizations.
With Version 1.2, the new Melodyne generation joins the currently select ranks of plug-ins capable of running native in modern 64-bit hosts and thereby exploiting to the full the advantages of 64-bit technology.
For users, this means primarily that Melodyne is more robust and runs more smoothly during the editing of more extensive projects. Broader host compatibility, various workflow improvements – such as in the handling of transfer storage paths – and a number of bug-fixes round off Version 1.2. Naturally, compatibility with 32-bit hosts is maintained.
Melodyne version 1.2 will appear in October and is free-of-charge for registered users.
More information: Celemony
Celemony has announced the release of Melodyne editor, the first Celemony product to feature the company’s pioneering DNA Direct Note Access technology.
This makes possible what had previously been considered impossible: access to individual notes in polyphonic audio material.
Correct wrong notes in a piano recording; change the chords in a guitar accompaniment after the recording is over; refashion a sample lick. Melodyne editor lets you do things of which, until now, you could only dream.
Melodyne editor features
- Single-track audio editing environment with Melodyne technology.
- Suitable for monophonic, polyphonic and rhythmic/complex audio material.
- Offers with DNA direct access to individual notes within chords.
- Works as a plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS) in compatible DAWs under Mac OS X and Windows.
- Can also be used in stand-alone mode.
- Activation on up to two computers or via iLok.
- User interface and manual in English, German, French, Spanish and Japanese.
Melodyne editor is available for PC and Mac for $349 USD / 349 EUR.
With the launch of Melodyne editor, Celemony is also restructuring its entire product line. Along with Melodyne editor, this now comprises:
- Melodyne assistant (equivalent to Melodyne editor but without DNA: $249 USD / 199 EUR).
- Melodyne studio bundle (contains Melodyne studio 3 as well as Melodyne editor: $699 USD / 699 EUR).
- Melodyne essential RTAS (the new version of Melodyne essential, which is only available in the Digidesign bundle).
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Digidesign has announced the Eleven Rack, a standalone hardware unit that combines a hyper-realistic guitar amp and effects processor with a high-quality computer recording audio interface, to create the ultimate recording and performance solution for guitar players.
The wait is over. We’re proud to introduce Eleven Rack™ — a revolutionary new guitar recording and effects processing solution designed to eliminate the challenges that guitarists have faced in the studio and on stage.
Experience the most sought-after guitar amp tones in the world — complete with all the sonic details that make playing through real amps feel like playing through real amps. Record guitar without audible latency using the included studio-standard Pro Tools® 8 software — now optimized for guitar players. Enjoy ultra-realistic convolution-based mic’d cabinet emulations, with mic placement courtesy of guitar recording expert John Cuniberti. Easily re-amplify tones without re-patching a single cable. Use it as a standalone effects processor and incorporate legendary amp and effects tones into your live rig. All of this and more is now available in a single solution, designed just for guitar players.
Eleven Rack features
- Eleven Rack Hardware
- Unique True-Z auto-impedance matching guitar input.
- Incredible emulations of classic guitar amp tones inspired by Fender®, Vox®, Marshall®, Soldano, and Mesa/Boogie® amps.
- Refined collection of sought-after classic stompbox tones inspired by effects from MXR®, Electro-Harmonix®, Ibanez®, ProCo, Univox®, and more.
- Powerful collection of studio-quality rackmount effects processors.
- Convolution-based cabinet emulations deliver unprecedented realism in cabinet tones.
- Convolution-based microphone emulations inspired by classic dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mic designs.
- Integrated FX loop switchable to incorporate existing mono or stereo rack and stompbox effects.
- Controllable via MIDI controllers and expression pedals.
- Built-in tuner.
- Tap-tempo control of time-based effects.
- High-speed USB 2.0 connection.
- Supports up to 8 simultaneous channels of high-resolution recording up to 24-bit/96 kHz.
- Stereo balanced XLR outputs and dedicated 1/4” outputs.
- XLR mic input with 48V phantom power and pad switch.
- 2 x 1/4” line-level inputs.
- AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital I/O.
- Stereo 1/4” headphone jack.
- 1 x 1 MIDI I/O.
- Pro Tools LE Software
- Award-winning Pro Tools LE 8 recording, editing, and mixing software — now optimized for guitar players.
- Powerful Eleven Rack control window for creating/editing Eleven Rack rig settings right from Pro Tools software.
- Records both dry and processed signals simultaneously, with recallable rig settings embedded into audio files.
- Includes over 70 professional effects, including reverb, delay, chorus, distortion, flanger, phaser, reverse, EQ, and compression.
- Powerful virtual instruments for creating backing tracks, including a drum machine, tonewheel organ, piano, synthesizer, and synth/sample workstation.
- Virtual Instruments
- Boom™ drum machine and sequencer.
- DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation.
- Mini Grand acoustic grand piano.
- Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer.
- Xpand!®2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation.
- Structure Free sample player.
- FXpansion BFD Lite acoustic drum module.
- Effects, Sound-Processing, Utility Plug-ins
- 1-Band EQ III, 4-Band EQ III, 7-Band EQ III, AIR Chorus, AIR Distortion, AIR Dynamic Delay, AIR Enhancer, AIR Ensemble, AIR Filter Gate, AIR Flanger, AIR Frequency Shifter, AIR FuzzWah, AIR KillEQ, AIR Lo-Fi, AIR MultiChorus, AIR Multi-Delay, AIR Nonlinear Reverb, AIR Phaser, AIR Reverb, AIR Spring Reverb, AIR StereoWidth, AIR Talkbox, AIR Vintage Filter , BF76 Compressor, BF Essential Clip Remover, BF Essential Correlation Meter, BF Essential Meter Bridge, BF Essential Noise Meter, Celemony Melodyne Essential, Chorus, Click, Compressor/Limiter, D-Verb, DC Offset Removal, De-Esser, Delay, DigiReWire, Dither, Duplicate, Eleven Free, Expander/Gate, Extra Long Delay II, Flanger, Gain, Invert, Lo-Fi , Long Delay II, Maxim, Medium Delay II, Multi-Tap Delay, Normalize, Ping-Pong Delay, Pitch, Pitch Shift, POWr Dither, Recti-Fi, Reverse, SansAmp, Sci-Fi, Signal Generator, Short Delay II, Slap Delay II, Time Compression Expansion, Time Shift, TL AutoPan, TL InTune, TL MasterMeter, TL Metro, Trim, Vari-Fi.
Eleven Rack will be available worldwide in September 2009 and carries a USMSRP of $1,259 USD.
More information: Digidesign / Eleven Rack
Celemony has announced that all registered Melodyne users are welcome to participate in the beta testing of Melodyne editor, the first Melodyne product featuring the Melodyne DNA technology.
Melodyne editor represents, in terms both of functionality and technology the latest Melodyne generation and features all the fully mature and proven editing functions which are familiar already from previous editions of Melodyne. Through the integration of DNA, however, even the harmonies in an audio file can be made visible, accessible and malleable – note by note. Users can literally intervene in the chords of their recordings and alter individual notes with them. The implications for the correction and refashioning of audio are simply sensational.
Melodyne editor is designed for the editing of recordings of individual instruments, for example vocals, guitar, saxophone or piano, but good results can be obtained even with complex material such as string quartets. Users can alter the pitch, position and duration of the detected notes, make them louder or softer, copy or cut them and paste them into new locations, and so on. In addition, characteristics such as the formant spectra, vibrato and pitch drift of notes can be modified, as can the pitch, amplitude and formant transitions between notes. Furthermore, special copying functions make it possible to impress selected attributes of one note upon another.
Whilst Melodyne editor, in terms of intuitive access, musicality and sound quality, stands squarely in the great Melodyne tradition, its technical foundations are completely new. The new software basis offers among things optimized multi-threading of which modern multi-core processors can take full advantage. It also allows many improvements in plug-in operation including a freely definable window size, auditioning during pitch editing, scrubbing and “Edit Play” – playback uncoupled from the host.
The beta test is available to download now for all registered Melodyne customers. The sales launch in music dealers and the Celemony Web Shop is planned for the beginning of November, priced at $349 USD / €349 EUR.
More information: Celemony Celemony editor Public Beta
Celemony has announced Melodyne editor, Celemony’s first product with DNA Direct Note Access.
Melodyne editor represents both functionally and technically the next Melodyne generation. It brings all the perfected, tried-and-tested editing functions made famous by the existing editions of Melodyne and is therefore outstandingly well suited to the editing of vocals and other monophonic instruments. With the integration of DNA, however, even the harmonies in an audio file can now be seen, accessed and shaped—note by note. Users can quite literally intervene in the chords of their recordings and change individual notes within them. This offers sensational new possibilities for the correction and refashioning of audio.
Melodyne editor will replace Melodyne plugin in the spring of 2009. It will be available for $349 USD, and as part of the Melodyne studio bundle. Naturally, Existing users of Melodyne plugin can upgrade to Melodyne editor for $129 USD, and anyone who registered Melodyne plugin after the 12th March 2008 will even receive Melodyne editor free of charge.
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Celemony has announced version 2 of Melodyne plugin, the popular software for manipulation of the pitch, timing and sound of notes.
Melodyne 2 plugin will feature Direct Note Access, a technology which allows individual notes within polyphonic audio material to be identified and edited.
The unique access that Melodyne affords to pitch, timing, note lengths and other parameters of melodic notes will now also be afforded to individual notes within chords.
Polyphonic material with Direct Note Access: The audio material after detection is spread out in the Melodyne Editor in such a way that the user can see the notes of the chord at their respective pitches and edit them individually.
If you’d like to see how impressive this all is, check this video.
Direct Note Access key facts
- Access individual notes in chords and polyphonic audio: see them, grab them, edit them.
- Audio, not MIDI! while editing single chord notes is common for MIDI, it is a world premiere for audio recordings. Patent pending.
- Examples of use: tune a guitar after recording, correct harmony vocals that are out of tune, or fix their timing, turn major chords to minor (and vice versa), switch tone scales, mute single notes, remix volume levels, etc. – all after the performance is already taped!
- All Melodyne tools available: pitch shifting, time stretching, formants, amplitude – you name it …
Direct Note Access will be available in version 2 of the Melodyne plugin first (scheduled for Autumn 2008); it will also be integrated in future updates of other Melodyne editions.
The full version of Melodyne 2 plugin will cost $399 USD (349 EUR); the update from version 1 will cost $129 USD (129 EUR). Customers purchasing Melodyne plugin after the 12th March 2008 will receive the update free of charge.
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Melodyne3 contains many new functions and improvements. Melodyne3 offers a new algorithm that allows any type of audio material to profit from Melodyne’s unique editing functions and sound quality; in other words, Melodyne is no longer limited to the editing of melodies but can handle homophonic and polyphonic textures.
Melodyne3 also offers fully automatic analysis of the audio material, powerful macros for the correction of intonation and timing errors, and numerous improvements in the user interface. Melodyne3 is not only capable of doing far more than its predecessors; it is also faster and easier to use.
- Very high quality time stretching and pitch shifting
- Far more reliable note recognition
- Macros for the correction of intonation and timing errors
- Simpler arrangement editing
- More powerful editing functions
- Data-related improvements
- Improvements in the layout and workflow
- Other improvements
Melodyne3 is scheduled for release in November 2005. Prices (also upgrade) are available at the Celemony website where you can find additional information about this upcoming release.