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Celemony Ships Melodyne 2.0

Multitrack recording application can be connected to any VST or AudioUnit host By DMN Staff Writer
Melodyne with Reason (click for larger view)
Celemony has announced Melodyne 2.0, the latest version of its multitrack audio recording and editing application.

Version 2.0 introduces the "MelodyneBridge," a new technology which allows Melodyne to be connected to any VST or AudioUnit host. Though Melodyne remains a standalone application, it can now be used as if it were an effect plug in.

In addition, Melodyne 2.0 implements the ReWire protocol and can be connected and synced to all ReWire applications, including Cubase, DigitalPerformer, Live, Logic, ProTools and Reason. It can also be synced to MidiClock and SMPTE, and supports MIDI In and Out as well. Users can control Melodyne via MIDI keyboards and remote controllers (MackieControl, LogicControl, Radical SAC and others) and can send the musical content of audio file as MIDI to synthesizers in realtime. This includes velocity and pitch phrasings.

Futhermore Melodyne's mixing features have been improved by adding equalizers, insert effects, aux sends and returns, group tracks and -- as the first multitrack recording application ever -- access to both VST and AudioUnit effect plug-ins (like Waves, Prosoniq, PSP, TCWorks and others). While Melodyne always ran on ASIO, DirectX, SoundManager and CoreAudio based hardware, the Studio Edition of the new version adds DirectIO support to enable the use of Digidesign hardware directly.

Melodyne separates recordings into score notes and allows the editing of vocals, solo instruments and percussion in the same way as editing MIDI tracks. Melodyne arranges and combines existing audio files and allows the design of sounds at a detailed musical level. It can change pitch, shift formats and even edit timing and intonation. Melodyne is used for both correction of intonation and timing problems and also as a creative tool for arranging songs as well as designing sounds.

Melodyne 2.0 runs on Mac OS X and Windows SE/ME/XP and is available both from retailers and from the Celemony WebShop.

Melodyne 2.0 cre8 allows one to edit 8 tracks simultaneously and supports files up to 48 Khz and 24 bit; the recommended retail price is 395 EUR. Melodyne 2.0 Studio Edition can load and edit a virtually unlimited amount of tracks and support 32 bit files and samples rates up to 192 kHz, available for 695 EUR. Both versions offer a 500 level undo function now. The upgrade from Melodyne 1.1 or 1.5 is available for 99 EUR, while users who have registered since January 2003 can upgrade for free.

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