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Exploring the MIDI Out options

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Video: Exploring the MIDI Out options

In addition to using a MIDI keyboard to control our audio, Melodyne can also be used to trigger another external or internal sound source using MIDI. So let's open up our Editor window with Shift+Command+E or Shift+Ctrl+E and select our Lead Vocal Channel. And then under the View menu let's select Show Audio-to-MIDI Parameters. Once we have selected this, we can now see our audio to MIDI Parameters. If we want to send MIDI out in real-time as we play Melodyne, we can select the Realtime Midi Send box.

Exploring the MIDI Out options

In addition to using a MIDI keyboard to control our audio, Melodyne can also be used to trigger another external or internal sound source using MIDI. So let's open up our Editor window with Shift+Command+E or Shift+Ctrl+E and select our Lead Vocal Channel. And then under the View menu let's select Show Audio-to-MIDI Parameters. Once we have selected this, we can now see our audio to MIDI Parameters. If we want to send MIDI out in real-time as we play Melodyne, we can select the Realtime Midi Send box.

And from the dropdown menu we can choose either an external MIDI sound source or an internal instrument if we have set one up in Melodyne, which we'll look at later in this video. And to the right here is a Textbox where we can select the Channel on which that MIDI Data will be sent. We also have a lot of control over how that MIDI Data will be sent. We can change the Velocity of our MIDI Data simply by clicking and dragging. We can also click and drag the top to limit out Loudest Velocity and click and drag the bottom to limit our softer velocity so that our MIDI Data will only fall within those parameters. We can also send Pitch Bend changes.

To enable this just check the Pitch Bend box. The Textbox beneath the Pitch Bend shows the number of semitones the Pitch Bend will affect. So you should make sure and set this so that it has the same number of semitones as the Pitch Bend in the instrument that you'll be controlling. You'll also notice a little pop-up menu with several different algorithms that you can use with Pitch Bend. So depending on the synth or the sound that you're triggering with Melodyne, you will want to play around with these and find the right algorithm. We can also enable the Envelope of our attack to send MIDI Control data.

So, for example, we can also Send MIDI Volume with Controller 7 or various other control change data. With the dial beneath the Envelope check box, we can tell Melodyne when it's set all way to the left to send signals that are going to mirror the audio in Melodyne or when it's set to the right to follow the Synths attack. And just a like our Velocity, we can click and drag to change our Envelope, and we can set a threshold for the top and bottom levels by clicking and dragging upward. If we want to send our MIDI Data to an internal software instrument--let's go to our Mixer and set one up.

Let's open our Mixer with Shift+Command+M or Shift+Ctrl+M. On the right-hand side of our Mixer from the Configure dropdown menu, we can choose Instrument Tracks and Add Instrument Track. We have now created an Instrument Track that we can add an Instrument Plug-in to. So if you've an Instrument Plug-in that you want to trigger in Melodyne all you've to do is select the proper plug-in from your Plug-in menu. Once you've assigned an Instrument in Melodyne you'll be able to choose it from the pop-up list so that Midi data will be sent to that instrument. One last very useful way that we can use MIDI with Melodyne is by Exporting MIDI so that we can pull it back into our External DAW to control a synth.

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Melodyne Studio Essential Training

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  1. 6m 40s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Introduction to Melodyne variants
      1m 37s
    3. Installing and authorizing Melodyne
      2m 13s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 34s
  2. 8m 4s
    1. Choosing the best workflow for a project
      2m 31s
    2. Creating a new session and exploring essential preferences
      3m 5s
    3. Creating, moving, and deleting tracks
      2m 28s
  3. 35m 54s
    1. Importing audio for the stand-alone workflow
      1m 51s
    2. Identifying elements in the session folder
      1m 38s
    3. Exploring the Arrangement and Editor windows
      6m 32s
    4. Exploring the Mixer window
      2m 47s
    5. Exploring the Transport window
      2m 44s
    6. Changing pitches and formants with realtime play offsets
      3m 37s
    7. Managing audio files
      2m 16s
    8. Exploring Melodyne's menus
      2m 54s
    9. Exploring view options
      2m 58s
    10. Using markers
      3m 3s
    11. Scrolling and zooming
      1m 31s
    12. Setting the tone scale, meter, and tempo
      1m 32s
    13. Setting the loop/session boundary locators
      1m 14s
    14. Working with multiple tracks
      1m 17s
  4. 1h 18m
    1. Setting up a new session and importing audio
      4m 4s
    2. A look at note blobs
      1m 29s
    3. An overview of Melodyne's tools
      45s
    4. Using the Pitch tool and subtools
      5m 56s
    5. Using the Edit Formant tool
      2m 53s
    6. Using the Amplitude tool
      50s
    7. Using the Move Notes tool and Edit Time Handle tool
      5m 6s
    8. Using the Note Separation tool and Segment Separation Tool
      3m 52s
    9. Using the Main tool
      1m 37s
    10. Exploring additional tools in the MDD Editor
      4m 31s
    11. Correcting pitch and time automatically
      4m 15s
    12. Copying and pasting
      1m 25s
    13. Editing pitch
      12m 4s
    14. Editing time
      4m 20s
    15. Editing an example exercise, part one
      14m 31s
    16. Editing an example exercise, part two
      10m 51s
  5. 14m 41s
    1. Exploring hardware setup, file types, and the Appearance page
      1m 50s
    2. Specifiying the defaults for new projects using New Arrangements
      36s
    3. Exploring the Plug-ins page
      49s
    4. Setting MIDI preferences
      1m 51s
    5. Using the Detection settings
      1m 15s
    6. Building custom shortcuts
      6m 6s
    7. Looking at preferences in the Other page
      2m 14s
  6. 11m 10s
    1. Setting up a MIDI input source
      1m 12s
    2. Using a MIDI keyboard to play and edit notes
      7m 8s
    3. Exploring the MIDI Out options
      2m 50s
  7. 6m 25s
    1. Using the mixer
      4m 44s
    2. Using plug-ins and auxes
      1m 9s
    3. Using a MIDI controller
      32s
  8. 22m 1s
    1. Transitioning to Melodyne Editor (aka singletrack)
      1m 33s
    2. Exploring how to use Direct Note Access (DNA)
      7m 39s
    3. Setting up Melodyne Bridge
      3m 54s
    4. Setting up ReWire
      4m 41s
    5. Using the Melodyne plug-in
      2m 5s
    6. Synchronizing
      2m 9s
  9. 6m 35s
    1. Exporting audio when finished
      2m 39s
    2. Exporting with Spot to Pro Tools
      1m 53s
    3. Printing final audio into your DAW
      2m 3s
  10. 36s
    1. Exploring additional resources
      36s

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