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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.
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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