A while ago I wrote a post on Live Musician Central about working with Celemony Melodyne Uno to pitch correct your vocal recordings. Melodyne Uno has been a great tool for fixing out of tune notes on my studio recordings. I have really enjoyed working with Melodyne Uno but I finally decided I wanted more features and the ability to work with multiple tracks simultaneously. So I went ahead and upgraded to Celemony Melodyne Studio 3.
Melodyne Studio 3 has been fantastic to work with. As I said, my main motivation for upgrading was the ability to work with multiple tracks simultaneously. It does this perfectly and the ability to work with multiple tracks at the same time means that my recording projects get completed a lot faster. It’s so nice to be able to compare two, three or more harmonies together while having the ability to shift individual notes in any of the lines. Being able to bounce between tracks instantly and then being able to hear how the harmonies play back is really a huge time saver.
Another thing Melodyne is world famous for it’s incredible sound quality. It’s ability to shift and transpose pitches without sacrificing sound quality is unparalleled. With Celemony Melodyne Studio 3 you get the added ability of being able to work with harmonic material such as rhythm guitar or piano parts. You can now transpose, speed up, slow down and quantize full chords! All with the incredible Melodyne sound quality.
A feature that I’ve really enjoyed as well is the ability to take a standard melody line and have Melodyne automatically harmonize it. You can have Melodyne Studio 3 harmonize it into multiple harmony lines as well. There are powerful macros built into Melodyne3 that will make correcting intonation and timing errors a snap. I have been really happy with my upgrade to Celemony Melodyne 3 Studio. It’s one upgrade that has been worth every penny!