Sound treatment with Melodyne: end of discordance
Melodyne Celemony is a software that allows a completely new approach to audio editing: it is able to detect the melody of any monophonic audio track and to extract the notes which will then be edited as a normal Midi score. Pitch Shifting and Time Stretching are necessary because thanks to Melodyne which has become completely independent parameters: the notes detected can be moved to any position of the score, it is possible to snap to any musical scale.The program also works to prevent the difference in pitch between one note and the other makes the result discontinuous thanks to a special treatment of the formants of the varied notes which also allows the reverse effect: it can completely distort the original sound.It is also possible to copy the individual notes in other tracks and create choirs and accompaniments with different pitch notes. Celemony ensures that it is possible to manage without par ticular negative effects a time variation of + or – 50%. The software can manage up to 30 simultaneous tracks with the movement and variation in real time of the pitches. The single track can be imported or recorded directly from the program, mixed through VST1 plugins, and can go out through ASIO on a mixer or through export to files in a format compatible with other audio management softwares.
Obviously you can export the tracks found in Midi format: the notes can be used in normal sequencers.
Melodyne is a stand alone application and supports ASIO2. available for Macintosh, requires Mac OS 9 or X and at least 128 MB RAM (256 or more are recommended). Melodyne works on the following computers: Power Mac G4, PowerBook G4, Power Macintosh G3 (blue & white), PowerBook G3 (Wallstreet, Pismo), iMac, iBook. It supports many audio formats (WAV, AIFF, SD2, SND, AU) and in its second Melodyne it will include both VST2 and MAS support to synchronize the application to common hard disk recording applications.
For more information, visit the website of the Italian distributor: Midiware which demonstrates the software these days (4-8 October) at IBTS in Milan.