Celemony - Melodyne studio / Melodyne cre8 v3.2

The highlight of Melodyne cre8 3.2 is a new algorithm for percussive material, which represents an enormous improvement over the old one in terms of sound quality. Melodyne studio 3.2 comes with an improved Poly algorithm that now supports formant correction. Also new in both cre8 and studio are the handy Zoom/Scroll faders that facilitate both orientation and navigation, an improved activation system that is far easier to use, and various other improvements and bug fixes. Furthermore, the option of transferring your license to an iLok, for which you previously had to pay, is now free of charge from Version 3.2 onwards.

Melodyne studio is the largest member of the Melodyne family. With this most powerful version you are no longer limited to the editing of monophonic melodies, but you can also handle complex textures and even polyphonic material, such as chords or song mixes! Furthermore, Melodyne studio is a complete audio multi-tracker with an unlimited number of tracks and a high resolution of up to 32 bit and 192 kHz.

Recording artists and engineers have known about Melodyne for years. For a long time, though, it was only monophonic vocal and instrumental parts that could benefit from Melodyne’s much-admired editing algorithms: algorithms capable of everything from minor corrections of intonation to extreme pitch shifting and from the subtle modification of grooves to drastic time stretching.

Melodyne studio 3 introduces this magic to full chords and complex audio signals as well; so now harmonic material (such as rhythm guitar or piano parts) can be transposed (without altering the tempo), slowed down or sped up (without altering the pitch) and even quantized. What’s more, all this can be done in real time with the highest sound quality for which Melodyne is famous. You might already know pitch shifting and time stretching from other programs, yet with Melodyne, even extreme alterations still sound natural and convincing.

Although Melodyne studio is the perfect tool for correcting timing and intonation of audio recordings, it is also far more than just that. It is a full multi-track application which allows for complete song productions and creative arrangements. Melodyne studio offers you an unlimited number of audio tracks – depending on your computer system.

However, if you prefer to record in your familiar recording software (eg. ProTools, Logic, Cubase, Sonar and more), Melodyne studio supports a full integration, too. You have two options to link both applications: the ReWire protocol and Celemony's MelodyneBridge. For most production scenarios the MelodyneBridge is far more convenient to work with than a ReWire connection.

Melodyne studio is available from music dealers or the Celemony web shop. It costs 699 Euro or 699 US$. An update from Melodyne studio 2.x to version 3 is 149 Euro/US$, the upgrade from Melodyne cre8 to Melodyne studio costs US$ 330 (380 Euro).

System requirements

1 GHz processor (Intel or AMD), 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended), Windows XP (SP2) or Windows Vista (32 bit).

1 GHz processor (PowerPC or Intel based), 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended), Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.