Melodyne 5 Released – Note-based Audio Editing Enhanced Tool

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 26 May 2020
  • Time to read: 4 min.

Melodyne 5 Released – Note-based Audio Editing Enhanced Tool

Celemony announced today the new version of Melodyne 5. The new version comes with a brand new Chord Track, sibilant detection, Fade and Leveling tools, new and improved algorithms, and more.

Melodyne 5 adds new technologies, for better results in less time. Thanks to the fundamentally improved “Melodic” algorithm, Melodyne 5 makes your vocal editing even better than before. With perfect, natural corrections at the press of a key. With Chord Track you can adapt notes with lightning speed to suit the song – chord recognition included. And with the unique Fade Tool, you can create note-based fades – even in polyphonic recordings and samples.

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New in Melodyne 5

  • Ability to edit pitched and noise-like components separately with the “Melodic” algorithm
  • A more musical analysis of pitch deviations
  • Chord Track and Chord Grid for pitch editing, chord recognition
  • Fade Tool and Leveling Macro for editing dynamics
  • An additional algorithm (“Percussive Pitched”) plus other algorithm improvements
  • Search functions for keyboard shortcuts, saving of shortcut sets

Vocals, now even better

Melodyne heightens its core competence. The “Melodic” algorithm used for vocals can now distinguish the unpitched, noise-like components of a note – i.e. voiceless consonants (such as sibilants like “s”) and breath sounds – from its pitched components. Even when they coincide. And although all pitch and timing changes are implemented in a tried-and-tested manner as far as the pitched components are concerned, different rules that emulate accurately the natural behavior of the human voice govern the handling of sibilants. So now when you are working with Melodyne, you obtain the highest possible sound quality and most natural-sounding results automatically.

Melodyne 5 Released 01 Vocals noch besser

Pros will be relieved to discover it’s no longer necessary to isolate each individual sibilant by hand. That saves a lot of time and makes for a more meaningful display in the Note Editor. At the same time, the results sound far better, as automation works more precisely and overlaps between sibilants and pitched components are taken into account.

Sibilant detection not only yields acoustic advantages but also new creative possibilities: With the Sibilant Tool, you can adjust the balance between the sibilants and the pitched components of note. Sibilants can be attenuated, muted altogether, emphasized, or even isolated – everything is possible. So, into the bargain, you get a perfect de-esser that only affects the problem areas and has no side-effects on other components of the vocal sound.

Melodyne 5 is available in four different editions: Studio, Essential, Assistant, and Editor.

Melodyne 5 studio

How you want to work with audio today. Melodyne 5 studio is the complete Melodyne, with all Melodyne’s unique functions and possibilities. For professional vocal editing, choirs, instruments of all kinds, and samples. And with a multi-track workflow unsurpassed in terms of ease-of-use and musicality.

Melodyne 5 essential

The easy way to begin. With Melodyne 5 essential, you edit your vocals using the basic functions for pitch and timing. Musical, quick, and easy. And if you need more, you can always upgrade, paying only the difference.

Melodyne 5 assistant

The path to professional vocals. Melodyne 5 assistant offers the complete Melodyne toolkit for pitch, timing, vibrato, phrasing, formants and dynamics. Everything you need for professional vocal editing.

Melodyne 5 editor

Melodyne power for vocals, instruments of all kinds, and samples. Melodyne 5 editor contains all the professional vocal functions. Plus the legendary DNA algorithm for polyphonic audio. With it, you can adapt any library sample to the chords of your song.

Modeled on Human Hearing

Why do some notes sound out of tune and not others? Fluctuations in pitch contribute to the quality of vocal performance because it is through them that passion and emotional complexity find expression. They give it, in other words, its human dimension. But for their contribution to be a positive one, the nature, scope, and precise timing of such fluctuations is of crucial importance.

A note doesn’t necessarily sound sharp or flat just because it isn’t “spot on” mathematically. Just particular, often very brief segments of the note annoy us. Sometimes at the beginning, sometimes at the end, sometimes somewhere in between. It is these crucial segments that have to be perfectly in tune; if they are, the note will sound right to us. The presence of any fluctuations before or after to such segments doesn’t trouble us – to the contrary, we feel they add life to the performance and sound natural.

Melodyne now identifies these problem areas precisely, and the offset shown in the Note Inspector is calculated from the pitch of each note at the crucial moment only – not its entire lifetime. As a result, double-clicking (to set a note’s offset to zero) now yields precisely the right musical result. Also the macro profits from this new, even more, musical approach: Each individual note is pitched to perfection. Yet everything still sounds natural and alive.

Try out Melodyne 5 studio free of charge

Let Melodyne 5 studio convince you: try it out for 30 days – free of charge and without obligation. You can test all its functions to your heart’s content and without any limitations, saving everything and making further use of it later – exactly as though you’d already purchased the application. During the trial period, you can even switch to the smaller editions to compare their various function sets. This makes finding the right edition simple.

Incidentally, the Melodyne 5 trial version will still run on your computer, even if in the past you have used an earlier trial version of Melodyne on it. To the trial version

Upgrade Costs

The update costs 49 €/US$ for Melodyne assistant, 99 €/US$ for Melodyne editor and 149 €/US$ for Melodyne studio. For Melodyne essential and users who registered Melodyne after 1 March 2020, it is free of charge.

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