Melodyne Advanced Techniques

with Skye Lewin
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Melodyne Advanced Techniques
Video duration: 0s 3h 17m Intermediate


In this course, producer and engineer Skye Lewin reveals the techniques that professional musicians and producers use to get the best-sounding results from Melodyne. The course covers digital audio workstation (DAW) and session preparation, and shows how to perform rhythm and pitch corrections on both lead and background vocals. It includes lessons on importing and exporting tracks between the DAW and the standalone version of Melodyne, as well as utilizing Melodyne as a plug-in, through ReWire, and through Melodyne Bridge. Skye also shows how to use a MIDI keyboard to edit the pitch of a recorded performance in Melodyne and how to trigger a MIDI instrument using an audio recording.

Topics include:
  • Preparing for a standalone Melodyne workflow
  • Setting up a session
  • Using a live editing approach for vocal correction
  • Batch correcting vocals
  • Correcting the pitch and rhythm of vocals
  • Creating new background parts
  • Adding special effects
  • Revising an edit in Melodyne Studio
  • Changing the tempo of your audio
Audio + Music


Hi, I am Skye Lewin, and welcome to Melodyne Advanced Techniques. The beauty of Melodyne is that its range of applications and tools can help you make an unusable performance usable, and it can help you take a solid performance and make it pop perfect. In this course we will start off by looking at some of the different ways that you can use Melodyne to edit multiple tracks or vocals... (music playing) ...and then we'll actually delve into preparing the elements and importing them into Melodyne Studio to work in a stand-alone workflow.

Once we are ready to get to work, we'll look at various techniques for altering the pitch and rhythm of the lead vocal--or vocals, as is the case in this course. (music playing) And then we will polish the background and harmony vocal parts. (music playing) When we are happy with the result of our work, we'll export our finished tracks for Melodyne Studio and import them back into our DAW, then we'll explore how we can revise and update our vocal tracks. We will also look at a few examples of how we can use Direct Note Access, or DNA, in Melodyne Editor, also known as Melodyne Single Track.

We will learn how to change the tempo of our recordings, and we'll play with MIDI and instruments in Melodyne. Let's get to it. (music playing)

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