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Tuning audio with Melodyne

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Video: Tuning audio with Melodyne

Pitch correction has become a part of daily recording, and with Studio One's Integration of Melodyne, this task is extremely easy. But before I initiate an instance of Melodyne, let's listen to the lead vocal, unaffected and dry, sitting in the arrangement so far. I will Copy and Paste the bass over, so that bass is present in all 16 bars of the phrase. I'll set my loop markers. I'll start at measure 4, because there's a pickup on the vocal. Now, I don't know how the blend is going to sound, because I'm just going to drop this dry vocal on top of what I have going on so far in this track.

Tuning audio with Melodyne

Pitch correction has become a part of daily recording, and with Studio One's Integration of Melodyne, this task is extremely easy. But before I initiate an instance of Melodyne, let's listen to the lead vocal, unaffected and dry, sitting in the arrangement so far. I will Copy and Paste the bass over, so that bass is present in all 16 bars of the phrase. I'll set my loop markers. I'll start at measure 4, because there's a pickup on the vocal. Now, I don't know how the blend is going to sound, because I'm just going to drop this dry vocal on top of what I have going on so far in this track.

And I will unmute the CP70, so that I have some sort of keyboard sound, giving me my chord changes, so that I have the ability to hear how off and how on the vocal is. (MUSIC) Now, we'll move the play head up a little bit closer. (MUSIC) So, there's some spots where the vocal goes a little bit flat.

All I have to do to initiate an instance of Melodyne, is highlight the region and hit Cmd+M. If you're working on Windows, use the key command Ctrl+M, and an instance of Melodyne opens up. I will hit Cmd+A, which will highlight all of the Melodyne data. I'll choose Correct Pitch. And I will not snap to D minor, because our song is actually in A minor. I'll leave that box unchecked. Move Correct Pitch Center over to about 90. These are my own personal preferences when setting Melodyne.

And I'll move Correct Pitch Drift over to about 80. Click OK. And now, let's take a listen and hear what Melodyne has done to the lead vocal. We're going to play head up to measure 4. (MUSIC) I heard two instances where Melodyne actually pulled the note sharp.

So, let's Zoom In a little bit, so that we have a better waveform display of our notes. Right over here, and I'll solo this out, so that we're able to hear this a little bit better. (MUSIC) Now, the note (NOISE) D flat is not in the key of A minor, so I will pull this down (NOISE) and move it back (MUSIC). And over here at the end, (MUSIC) that note (NOISE) E flat is out of our scale (NOISE) pull it down to D. (MUSIC) Let's go back and listen to the vocal in context.

(MUSIC) That definitely makes a difference, and the two notes that were sharp are now sitting where they need to sit. The key of A minor.

For a more in depth look at Melodyne, please reference Skye Lewin's Melodyne Essential Training and Melodyne Advanced Techniques Courses from the lynda.com online training library. You can see how seamless the integration of Melodyne is into the Studio One environment, allowing me to take full advantage of Melodyne's powerful pitch correction algorithms.

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Up and Running with Studio One

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  1. 2m 20s
    1. Welcome
      49s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      30s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 1s
  2. 12m 56s
    1. Navigating the Start page
      1m 32s
    2. Setting up your artist profile
      2m 11s
    3. Configuring your audio devices
      2m 51s
    4. Working with external devices
      2m 18s
    5. Exploring other options
      4m 4s
  3. 19m 53s
    1. Creating a new song
      2m 46s
    2. Navigating the Browser
      2m 1s
    3. Navigating the Transport
      1m 44s
    4. Dragging and dropping instruments, loops, and effects
      2m 59s
    5. Configuring and recording an instrument track
      1m 23s
    6. Configuring and recording an audio track
      2m 39s
    7. Punching in
      1m 56s
    8. Recording to track layers
      2m 35s
    9. Navigating the Inspector
      1m 50s
  4. 31m 40s
    1. Quantizing MIDI
      3m 21s
    2. Editing MIDI
      2m 21s
    3. Consolidating MIDI regions
      2m 7s
    4. Converting MIDI to audio with Track Transform
      2m 50s
    5. Taking advantage of the Studio One editing tools
      3m 55s
    6. Arranging bundled content
      3m 53s
    7. Comping your takes
      3m 25s
    8. Trimming audio, creating fades, and changing region gain
      3m 42s
    9. Tuning audio with Melodyne
      4m 34s
    10. Creating Folder Tracks
      1m 32s
  5. 19m 18s
    1. Navigating the Mixer
      2m 52s
    2. Setting up and routing FX and buses
      4m 23s
    3. Working with FX chains and presets
      3m 8s
    4. Recording and writing automation
      3m 34s
    5. Exporting your mix
      5m 21s
  6. 19m 59s
    1. Preparing songs for mastering and navigating the Project page
      5m 14s
    2. Utilizing EQ, compression, and limiting
      5m 23s
    3. Making changes to your original mix during mastering
      3m 25s
    4. Exporting the finished product
      5m 57s
  7. 8m 13s
    1. Publishing to SoundCloud
      2m 51s
    2. Uploading your song to Nimbit
      1m 59s
    3. Accessing user-generated content with PreSonus Exchange
      3m 23s
  8. 1m 8s
    1. Next steps
      1m 8s

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