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Melodyne Studio Essential Training

with Skye Lewin

Video: Welcome

Explores how to harness the power of the leading pitch correction software, Melodyne, from choosing the best workflow and settings for your project to editing and exporting the corrected tracks.
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  1. 6m 41s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Introduction to Melodyne variants
      1m 37s
    3. Installing and authorizing Melodyne
      2m 13s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 35s
  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 55s
    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 33s
    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
    4. Using the Pitch tool and subtools
      5m 56s
    5. Using the Edit Formant tool
      2m 53s
    6. Using the Amplitude tool
    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 52s
  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
    3. Exploring the Plug-ins page
    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
  8. 22m 3s
    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 55s
    4. Setting up ReWire
      4m 41s
    5. Using the Melodyne plug-in
      2m 6s
    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

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Melodyne Studio Essential Training
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In this course, author Skye Lewin explores how to harness the power of the leading pitch correction software, Melodyne. The course begins with the installation and setup process, and includes recommendations on choosing the best workflow and preference settings for your project. The lessons also demonstrate how to get audio into Melodyne, whether importing existing files or recording new tracks; how to arrange a new session; and how to edit the audio and export the corrected tracks.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the Melodyne variants: Editor, Assistant, Essential, and Studio
  • Creating, moving, and deleting tracks
  • Setting the tone scale, meter, and tempo in a session
  • Working with multiple tracks (in Melodyne Studio)
  • Working with Direct Note Access to edit polyphonic audio (in Melodyne Editor)
  • Using the various editing tools in Melodyne
  • Correcting pitch and time automatically
  • Adjusting pitch and time manually with the Melodyne tools
  • Setting hardware, plug-in, and MIDI preferences
  • Editing audio with MIDI
  • The Mixer in Melodyne
  • Using Melodyne plug-in, Melodyne Bridge and ReWire
  • Exporting with Spot to Pro Tools
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Hi! I'm Skye Lewin, and welcome to Melodyne Studio Essential Training. In this course, we'll look at the different variations of Melodyne and how to use them to alter pitch and time in a recorded musical performance. We'll start by setting up a session and then familiarizing ourselves with the software and how to navigate within it. Then we'll see how to use the many tools in Melodyne, including the Edit Pitch tool and Move Notes tool to alter the pitch and rhythm of a monophonic performance, and we'll see how to use the revolutionary Direct Note Access or DNA to edit a polyphonic pitch recording.

(music playing) We'll walk through a real-world example of editing a vocal performance with Melodyne, and we'll explore the various ways that you can use Melodyne in conjunction with your DAW. We'll also see how we can use MIDI to edit and perform a recorded vocal, as well as how to use an audio recording to send MIDI that can trigger an instrument or sound module. Last, we'll look at exporting our work. We'll be covering all of these features, plus we'll look at several different workflows and techniques so that you can choose which one best suits your needs.

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