Melodyne

Melodyne 4.2

Edits audio files on the note-by-note basis
4.1  (41 votes)
4.2.2.4 (See all)
Work with the notes of your audio files instead of regular waveforms by analyzing the recorded tracks and checking the volume differences, pitch, beginning and ending times of particular notes, etc. Each note is modifiable with customizable intonation, phrasing, and dynamics.

Melodyne is a complex sound editor, specially developed for professionals to aid them to create original audio content, by removing unnecessary song parts, modifying parameters like timing, rhythm, volume, or formant spectrum.

Aesthetically, Melodyne has an innovative GUI, well-adapted to nowadays trends, with beautifully shaped menus and buttons icons that offer great response time to user actions. It could've had more skin themes but you can't have them all.

The embedded features are various and numerous while it offers support for plugin interfaces like VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX.

From its multiple functionalities, users can choose to manipulate the notes, melodies and harmonies, or edit grooves and dynamics.
They can also access the overtones, edit multiple tracks at the same time, or export MIDI files.

Furthermore, Audio Random Access allows better communication between the plugin and the DAW, and it's supported by a large number of stand-alone applications, such as Presonus Studio One, Cockos Reaper, Acoustica Mixcraft, or Tracktion Waveform.

All things considered, Melodyne is one of the best software tools from this industry, mostly because it embeds complex and innovative features. It's best suited for professionals, has an expensive price and requires a powerful end system, but it worths every penny.

John Saunders
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Review summary

Pros

  • Offers great response time to user actions
  • Supports VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX interfaces
  • Provides access to overtones

Cons

  • Lacks skin themes
  • Has an expensive price
  • Requires a powerful end system
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