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- 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
Skill Level Beginner
Now that we've created a new session and saved it, let's take a look at creating and moving tracks within the Arrangement window. Now the Arrangement window is the first window in Melodyne that you're presented with when you create a new session. You can also select the Arrangement window by going to the Window menu and choose Show Arrangement. In the Arrangement window, you can see that there were eight tracks created automatically when we created the new session. What we want to do now is look at how to create more tracks, move these tracks or delete tracks. Now, one thing to point out is that when you import audio, which we will get into in a later video, it will automatically use the first, second, third, fourth all the way up to eighth available track without creating new tracks first.
So, if you know you're going to import eight audio files into your Melodyne Studio session, you don't need to delete these eight tracks. First, because they'll automatically get used, but if you know you're only going to be using say two tracks in your session, perhaps you want to delete the remaining six tracks, so first let's take a look at how to delete a track in Melodyne. First thing we'll do is select the track, which you can do by clicking on the space underneath the track name where the Solo Mute and Record button is, and you can see that a box presents itself around that track showing you that it's selected.
Once you've selected the track that you want to delete, you can select the File menu and choose Remove Selected Track or use the key command, Command+Minus on a Mac, or Ctrl+Minus on Windows and the selected track has then been removed. Now if you want to move a track, simply select the track that you want to move like we just did, and drag it up or down to move it higher or lower in your arrangement, and you can see that it shuffles below the track that you just moved it below, and moving it back up, the same thing. The last thing that we'll do is look at creating new tracks.
In case you need to create a new track for perhaps copying and pasting part of your arrangement later, because typically when you import your audio, it will create a track for it. But the way to create a new track is to select the File menu and choose Insert Empty Tracks or use the key Command, Command+Plus on a Mac, or Ctrl+Plus on Windows. This brings up an Insert Tracks dialog where you can choose how many tracks to insert and where to insert them. So, we'll just make one, and we'll put it below the selected track, and you can press OK, and you now have a New Track 1 that was created.
Now that we've covered the basics of getting setup and manipulating tracks in the Arrangement window, we'll move forward and explore the interface in greater detail.