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In this course, producer and engineer Skye Lewin reveals the techniques that professional musicians and producers use to get the best-sounding results from Melodyne. The course covers digital audio workstation (DAW) and session preparation, and shows how to perform rhythm and pitch corrections on both lead and background vocals. It includes lessons on importing and exporting tracks between the DAW and the standalone version of Melodyne, as well as utilizing Melodyne as a plug-in, through ReWire, and through Melodyne Bridge. Skye also shows how to use a MIDI keyboard to edit the pitch of a recorded performance in Melodyne and how to trigger a MIDI instrument using an audio recording.
Now let's take a look at how we can use Melodyne to change the tempo of your audio. Now you may have started your song at one tempo and decided that somewhere along the way, you needed to change it and make it a little bit faster or a little bit slower. If this decision happens after you have already finished recording and perhaps after you have already started editing in Melodyne, you can really easily use Melodyne instead of your DAW to change the tempo of your audio in a very natural way. In Melodyne Studio we can do this by going to our Transport bar, Shift+Command+T or Shift+Ctrl+T is the default key command, and we can simply click the Autostretch button and type in our new desired tempo.
So let's say, for example, we want to speed up the song by four beats per minutes. You can just typing a new tempo and hit Return and Melodyne will adjust the tempo by stretching the audio to match the new tempo. So now we can have a listen to that new tempo. I'm going to zoom to my full song marker so I can locate closer to the vocal. And let's listen to that new tempo. (music playing) You can hear it's a pretty natural tempo change.
If you make a tempo change that's more than a few beats per minute up or down, it's going to be more noticeable, and it's also going to sound a little bit less noticeable if you make the tempo faster rather than making the tempo slower. If you're working in Melodyne editor, you can make the same change there by simply entering your new tempo and hitting Return. You don't actually have to check an Autostretch box in Melodyne editor. You certainly don't have to use Melodyne to make tempo changes, but the tools provided are really simple to use, and more importantly, the result sounds good.
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