Melodyne plug-in 2 offers direct note access for voice tuning

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Celemony used Frankfurt, Germany’s Musikmesse tradeshow to announce the next version of its Melodyne voice and instrument tuning plug-in. Among the new features is giving users direct access to individual notes in a polyphonic sound file.

Melodyne plug-in 2 gives users the ability to correct segments of audio that are off pitch or out of tune. Compatible with VST, AU and RTAS compatible host applications like Cubase, Logic and Pro Tools, users can utilize the plug-in in automatic mode or adjust segments manually.

With its new direct note access, the plug-in’s editor display zooms in on the polyphonic audio material so you can see the individual notes. You will now have access to the pitch, position in time and duration of each note as well as its vibrato, pitch drift, formant spectrum and volume.

Melodyne will allow users to correct a wrong note within a piano recording, tidy up the timing of the individual notes of a chord and even retune an out-of-tune guitar after the recording has already taken place.

Melodyne plugin 2 is due for release in the Fall of 2008; the full version will cost $399; the update from Version 1 will cost $129. Customers purchasing Melodyne plugin after the March 12, 2008 will receive the update free of charge. The update will also be free of charge for the version of Melodyne plugin included with Melodyne studio provided the purchase was made after the March 12, 2008.

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