Vocal dream team: Melodyne 4 essential now bundled with iZotope Nectar 3
Celemony Software GmbH, Munich, Nov. 1st, 2018 (ictw) – With its musical editing possibilities, Melodyne is the ideal companion to Nectar 3 – a dream team with which you can perfectly shape the intonation, timing, sound, and dynamics of vocals.
iZotope’s Nectar is a sophisticated set of tools designed for vocal production. From corrective to creative vocal production all the way to finish. With five new modules as well as improvements to existing modules, users can eliminate weaknesses in a recording, lend a voice depth and character, add effects and ensure vocals are perfectly placed in the mix. With Version 3, for the first time, a license for Melodyne 4 essential is included, so the most important Melodyne functions for intonation and timing are also available.
Melodyne 4 essential operates as an independent plug-in. It analyzes a vocal recording, detects the individual notes within it, and displays them graphically. You can then “grab” these notes and correct their pitch either manually or by macro, transpose them up or down, and move them laterally to any point on the Time Ruler. Notes can also be sliced, stretched, squeezed and copied. Melodyne 4 essential is simple to use and offers the same GRAMMY Award-winning sound quality as the larger Melodyne editions.
When teamed with Nectar 3, Melodyne 4 essential assumes responsibility for the editing of musical attributes such as intonation, the melodic line, timing and phrasing, whilst Nectar 3 makes further detailed sound enhancement and effect processing possible. The result is a workflow that extends from the very first correction to the final touches and is uniquely suited to vocal editing.
Celemony is the pioneer and market leader in the musical, note-based editing of audio. The company’s principal product, Melodyne, inaugurated this type of audio editing in 2001, established itself in the intervening years – for vocal editing in particular – as the standard worldwide, and has gone on pushing out the envelope in innovative audio editing ever since to the limits of what is technically possible. In 2008, for example, Celemony presented its patented DNA Direct Note Access, which extended Melodyne’s editing capabilities to polyphonic audio material – right down to individual notes within chords. Other important technologies developed by Celemony include the musically intelligent restoration tool Capstan, the pioneering plug-in interface ARA, the unique Sound Editor introduced by Melodyne 4 and – another Melodyne 4 revelation – Multitrack Note Editing, which facilitates the simultaneous, note-based editing of an unlimited number of audio tracks. Melodyne and Celemony have won numerous awards – among them, in 2012, the Technical Grammy.