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Working with multiple tracks


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Video: Working with multiple tracks

If you're going to be working with multiple tracks, you need to choose the proper version of Melodyne. Melodyne Studio allows you to work with multiple tracks within the same session. That's not the case with Melodyne Editor or Singletrack or Melodyne Assistant or Melodyne Essential. We'll look at how to edit multiple tracks in various different workflows, including Standalone, using ReWire or Bridge in later videos, but for now let's just take a quick look at keeping our tracks arranged. This is really just a matter of preference, the important thing is that you can find your tracks quickly, and then you can find and locate what you want to edit quickly.
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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
      45s
    4. Using the Pitch tool and subtools
      5m 56s
    5. Using the Edit Formant tool
      2m 53s
    6. Using the Amplitude tool
      51s
    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
      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 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
      36s

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Watch the Online Video Course Melodyne Studio Essential Training
3h 10m Beginner May 14, 2012

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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
Subject:
Audio + Music
Software:
Melodyne
Author:
Skye Lewin

Working with multiple tracks

If you're going to be working with multiple tracks, you need to choose the proper version of Melodyne. Melodyne Studio allows you to work with multiple tracks within the same session. That's not the case with Melodyne Editor or Singletrack or Melodyne Assistant or Melodyne Essential. We'll look at how to edit multiple tracks in various different workflows, including Standalone, using ReWire or Bridge in later videos, but for now let's just take a quick look at keeping our tracks arranged. This is really just a matter of preference, the important thing is that you can find your tracks quickly, and then you can find and locate what you want to edit quickly.

I personally like to keep my instrument track on the top, my lead vocal below it, and then, any backgrounds or harmonies below that. If you have lots of tracks in your session, you may want to shrink the view so that you can see an overview of all of those tracks better. At this point we only have four in our session, and we can see them all just fine. But if you do have a lot more tracks, it will be much easier if you can see everything in your Arrange window, and then when you go into your Editor window you'll just be working on one track or two or three tracks at a time, keeping things more simple.

And we'll walk through all of this in later videos as we actually get into editing. By keeping your session well organized, you'll be able to get into the fun and creative part of your editing session much more quickly.

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