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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 the Formant tool in Melodyne to create another special effect. I am going to open my Editor window, Shift+Command+E or Shift+Ctrl+E, I'm going to Navigate the full song, and I'm going to show my Lead 1a and Lead 2a tracks and find a good spot to apply this. So I think maybe if we zoom in here, this would be a good spot, basically starting in the chorus on the B line, and what we are going to do is we're going to use the Formant tool to essentially affect the sound of the vocal. So we can select the section, and you can either move the formant up to make it sound like it's coming from a smaller source. (music playing) Or we can move it down to it sound as like coming from a larger source, or larger throat.
(music playing) And if you want to get a familiar sound that's used often in hip-hop and other types of pop music, we can also add the change of octave to that to get that more pronounced effect. (music playing) So essentially, by moving that part up an octave and then altering formant we will get a much more noticeable effect. (music playing) So this is a cool effect that you can use in any other project.
It's not really right for this song, so we're not going to use it in the song, but feel free to play around with it.
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