NAMM: Melodyne editor gets direct note access

Celemony will demo a new version of its pitch correction application, Melodyne, at the NAMM music show in Anaheim, Calif.

Melodyne is widely used as a pitch correction and timing tool for vocals and some instruments. However, the new version takes this a step further by offering access to the individual notes of an audio file.

With Direct Note Access, Melodyne users will now be able to alter the pitch, position and duration of the note detected, make it louder or quieter, copy or cut it and paste it into another area of the song. Adjustments can also be made to the formant register, vibrato and drift of the notes as well as any pitch, volume or formant transitions.

According to Celemony, special copying functions also allow the transfer of selected attributes from one note to another.

Melodyne will be available in Spring 2009 and will cost $349. It will be a standalone application and a plug-in.

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