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Using markers

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Video: Using markers

In Melodyne just like in most DAWs, you can use markers to help you navigate more quickly. So first let's look at creating a marker. There are a couple of ways you can locate the start of the marker. One is to go to your Transport window which you can select from the Window menu, and you can set the beginning to the desired bar, so in this case I want to make my first marker at bar 3, and you can hit Return, and you can now see the left side of where our selection will be has been moved to bar 3. Likewise, you can set the end here by typing in a number, in this case let's type bar 70, and let's close the Transport bar.

Using markers

In Melodyne just like in most DAWs, you can use markers to help you navigate more quickly. So first let's look at creating a marker. There are a couple of ways you can locate the start of the marker. One is to go to your Transport window which you can select from the Window menu, and you can set the beginning to the desired bar, so in this case I want to make my first marker at bar 3, and you can hit Return, and you can now see the left side of where our selection will be has been moved to bar 3. Likewise, you can set the end here by typing in a number, in this case let's type bar 70, and let's close the Transport bar.

So now, when we make a new marker, either by selecting Create Marker from the Navigation menu or by using the key command, Option+C or Alt+C, a new marker will be created that starts with our start selection and ends with our end selection. So this new marker that I'm making is now a selection of the entire song, so let's call it Full Song or something along those lines. So now let's zoom elsewhere in the session and return to our beginning marker by selecting that marker from the list.

So we'll select the Navigation menu and choose Scroll To > Full Song, and we'll be located back to the beginning of that marker. So if we wanted to make a second marker that was perhaps just where the vocal came in or maybe the beginning of a verse, we can find that spot. (music playing) In this case at bar 7, move the left section of our selections to bar 7, find our out point, which maybe in this case would be the end of the verse. (music playing) Or in this case let's move it to right here, and we can either enter it manually or by dragging that marker, but in this case, since the right selection marker is at the very end of the session, it will be quicker just to enter the bar number from the transport bar.

So I'm going to enter bar 11, and I can see that my right selection marker has moved to bar 11, and I can now create a new marker, which I'll using the key command, Option+C or Alt+C, and I'll title this marker and Verse 1. Now that we've two markers in our system, when we go to Navigate and Scroll to, we can either choose to navigate to the first marker, which starts at the beginning of our song, or to our second marker, which starts at Verse 1. Another handy feature is the Zoom to. With Zoom to, we can not only locate to but also view the entire selection of the marker.

So, if we want to choose Zoom to > Full Song, not only will it locate the beginning of our selection, but it'll also show us in our Arrangement or Editor window the entire selection of that marker. Likewise, if we want to select Zoom to > Verse 1, it will show us again the same full zoom for our Verse 1 marker selection. Last thing we can do with markers is Delete an Unused Marker, if you no longer need one of these markers, you can just choose to delete it by selecting it from the Delete Marker submenu, and it will no longer be there.

In the next video we'll look at our scrolling and zooming options.

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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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