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Melodyne Advanced Techniques

with Skye Lewin

Video: Welcome

Reveals the advanced techniques that professional musicians and producers use to get the best-sounding results from Melodyne.
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  1. 2m 44s
    1. Welcome
      1m 23s
    2. Using the exercise files
    3. What you should know before watching this course
  2. 26m 6s
    1. Setting Melodyne preferences and keyboard shortcuts
      4m 28s
    2. Utilizing Melodyne with your digital audio workstation (DAW) through Melodyne Bridge
      6m 42s
    3. Utilizing Melodyne with your DAW through ReWire
      6m 9s
    4. Using Melodyne in a standalone workflow
      8m 47s
  3. 1h 3m
    1. Editing the lead vocal
      2m 5s
    2. Exploring the live editing approach
      9m 49s
    3. Using the "separate first" approach
      9m 31s
    4. Correcting pitch automatically
      10m 48s
    5. Correcting lead vocal pitch
      13m 16s
    6. Correcting lead vocal rhythm
      9m 34s
    7. Finishing up the lead vocals
      8m 55s
  4. 1h 11m
    1. Correcting background vocal pitch
      9m 56s
    2. Correcting background vocal rhythm
      11m 1s
    3. Correcting harmony vocal pitch
      18m 2s
    4. Correcting harmony vocal rhythm
      13m 6s
    5. Creating new background parts
      3m 50s
    6. Creating effects using the Pitch Modulation tool
      13m 44s
    7. Creating effects using the Formant tool
      1m 24s
  5. 6m 31s
    1. Exporting your edits from Melodyne
      3m 17s
    2. Importing your edits into the DAW
      3m 14s
  6. 26m 31s
    1. Revising your edit
      5m 47s
    2. Making further edits using the Melodyne plug-in
      3m 17s
    3. Using Direct Note Access (DNA)
      5m 55s
    4. Changing the tempo of your audio
      1m 35s
    5. Using Melodyne with instruments
      2m 1s
    6. Using MIDI to edit or perform a recording
      5m 47s
    7. Using Melodyne to trigger an instrument
      2m 9s
  7. 36s
    1. Goodbye

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Melodyne Advanced Techniques
Video duration: 0s 3h 17m Intermediate


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.

Topics include:
  • Preparing for a standalone Melodyne workflow
  • Setting up a session
  • Using a live editing approach for vocal correction
  • Batch correcting vocals
  • Correcting the pitch and rhythm of vocals
  • Creating new background parts
  • Adding special effects
  • Revising an edit in Melodyne Studio
  • Changing the tempo of your audio
Audio + Music


Hi, I am Skye Lewin, and welcome to Melodyne Advanced Techniques. The beauty of Melodyne is that its range of applications and tools can help you make an unusable performance usable, and it can help you take a solid performance and make it pop perfect. In this course we will start off by looking at some of the different ways that you can use Melodyne to edit multiple tracks or vocals... (music playing) ...and then we'll actually delve into preparing the elements and importing them into Melodyne Studio to work in a stand-alone workflow.

Once we are ready to get to work, we'll look at various techniques for altering the pitch and rhythm of the lead vocal--or vocals, as is the case in this course. (music playing) And then we will polish the background and harmony vocal parts. (music playing) When we are happy with the result of our work, we'll export our finished tracks for Melodyne Studio and import them back into our DAW, then we'll explore how we can revise and update our vocal tracks. We will also look at a few examples of how we can use Direct Note Access, or DNA, in Melodyne Editor, also known as Melodyne Single Track.

We will learn how to change the tempo of our recordings, and we'll play with MIDI and instruments in Melodyne. Let's get to it. (music playing)

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