Celemony (www.celemony.com) has released Melodyne 4.1, an update of the audio editing app for macOS and Windows. This update brings important improvements to all editions of Melodyne, including a new playback type for high-pitched monophonic instruments, a command for separating notes as trills and additional keyboard shortcuts.
When Melodyne is integrated into the DAW by means of the ARA interface extension, user-friendly new possibilities are now available for vocal comping, and in Melodyne 4 studio, the simultaneous editing of an unlimited number of tracks can now be done via ARA, too.
In ARA-compatible DAWs, version 4.1 offers decisive improvements that make it possible to focus Melodyne’s functions in an optimal manner on an individual clip or an entire track. In Clip Mode, you have access to a single clip, but this extends to notes lying beyond its borders; as a result, when comping it is very simple to solve any problems posed by clip borders slicing notes in two, which greatly streamlines the comping workflow.
In Track Mode, on the other hand, you see all clips of a track exactly as these are cut and arranged in the DAW. The two modes complement each other perfectly and offer ideal editing possibilities in ARA-compatible DAWs.
When Melodyne is integrated into a DAW by means of ARA, Version 4.1 now allows the simultaneous display and editing of an unlimited number of DAW tracks in a single Melodyne plug-in window – ideal for backing vocals and other multitrack applications.
The ARA Audio Random Access interface extension, which is currently supported by Presonus Studio One, Cakewalk Sonar, Magix Samplitude and Tracktion, makes the use of Melodyne particularly fast and efficient. DAW tracks can be edited directly without any time-consuming transfers; furthermore, Melodyne follows automatically any changes made to the tracks. The result is that Melodyne feels like a comfortable integrated sample editor – but one that allows the note-based editing of tracks.
The update is available as a free download for all registered owners of Melodyne 4. For new users the cost is $849. A demo is available for download.