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.

Celemony Melodyne 2

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.

Visit Celemony for more information.