Celemony Melodyne 5 Studio
Available for download, Celemony Melodyne 5 Studio is pitch-and-time-shifting software that is well-regarded for its ability to tune and rhythmically realign notes. Professional mixing engineers often use this industry-standard software to heighten the performance of parts that don’t quite make the cut, either in monophonic or polyphonic situations. Melodyne 5 Studio is also useful for time-stretching and tempo-shifting entire mixes.
Version 5 Studio boasts many new features and various improvements over version 4. A New Fade tool enables the precise control of dynamics, allowing you to naturally change the level and intensity of any note without traditional compression or automation. A Level Macro can execute dynamics control in a more broadstroke manner, without sacrificing musical results. Control sibilance more effectively without instantiating a dedicated de-esser, all by using the new Sibilant tool.
The new Melodic algorithm tunes material in such a way as to preserve its fundamental humanity and natural sound. It also has sibilance detection. For tuned instruments such as tablas or 808 kick drums, Melodyne 5 Studio offers a new Percussive Pitch algorithm. Editing chords is also much easier thanks to the new Chord Track.
Overhauls have been made in integrating shortcuts and saving presets. Also, the file-saving system has been revamped: no more separate .mdd files; all detection data is now saved to the audio file itself, simplifying your file directory in the process.
Melodyne 5 Studio can be used standalone, but it can communicate with your DAW via ARA integration, and can also be used as a VST, AU, or AAX plug-in. It is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems.