Celemony releases DNA-enabled Melodyne Editor software

Munich-based music software company Celemony Software GmbH has released its long-awaited Melodyne editor software.

Melodyne editor is the first Celemony product to feature the company’s Direct Note Access (DNA) technology, allowing manipulative access to individual notes within pre-recorded polyphonic audio material.

Nearly two years in development, the DNA aspect of Melodyne allows a user to reach inside recorded audio and edit individual notes, affecting pitch, duration and volume. Previously, Melodyne performed these functions only on monophonic sources.

Now, users are able to adjust, for example, off-key individual notes in a piano recording, change the chords in a guitar part or refashion audio samples.

The familiar Melodyne functionality remains, notably the ability to move audio notes to a different pitch or a different position, making notes longer or shorter, louder or softer, deleting notes from chords or adding new ones by copying. Other functions include transposing and quantizing material, creating new melodic, harmonic and rhythmic variations from it.

“The feedback from the public beta testing was exceptionally positive. Having subjected Melodyne editor now to an exhaustive series of quality controls, we are greatly looking forward to being able to release the application worldwide. At the same time, we are eager to see how users will take to the totally novel possibilities for audio editing the new technology affords,” said Anselm Rößler, Celemony’s Managing Director.

Melodyne editor runs under Mac OS X and Windows either as a plug-in or as a standalone application.

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