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Top 12 Audio Editor VST plugins 2020

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We have collected for you the top 12 VST plugins Audio Editor according to PluginBoutique.

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  1. Acoustica 7 Premium Edition
  2. ReSample
  3. Reformer Pro
  4. Sound Particles Indie
  5. Acoustica 7 Standard Edition
  6. Transformer
  7. XTRAX STEMS (1 Year Subscription)
  8. Sound Particles Pro
  9. Melodyne 5 Studio
  10. Melodyne 5 Editor
  11. Melodyne 5 Assistant
  12. Melodyne 5 Essential

1. Acoustica 7 Premium Edition

by Acon Digital

Acoustica 7 Premium Edition

Acoustica Premium Edition 7.2 — Now with Stem Separation Tools

Acoustica 7 is the perfect solution for audio editing, mastering and restoration work on both Mac and PC. The application is available in a Premium Edition and a lower cost Standard Edition. Both editions offer a new Remix tool based on the Spleeter artificial intelligence models which can split a complete mix in up to five stems and remix them in real-time. You can also import a complete mix into a multitrack session and let Acoustica create separate tracks for each stem automatically.

The Premium Edition adds a new Extract Dialogue tool that automatically removes background noise from dialogue. Furthermore, the Premium Edition offers advanced features such as spectral editing with powerful retouch algorithms and multi-channel support up to 7.1 surround. Acon Digital’s award-winning plug-ins Equalize 2, Verberate 2, Restoration Suite 2 and Mastering Suite are included. The Transfer plug-in makes audio transfers between Pro Tools and Acoustica a breeze.

Included Plugins

  • Restoration Suite 2 — DeClick 2, DeClip 2, DeHum 2 and DeNoise 2
  • Mastering Suite — Dynamics, Multiband Dynamics, Limit, Equalize 2 and Dither
  • Verberate 2
  • Phono Filter
  • Vitalize
  • Convolve
  • Transfer — Pro Tools to Acoustica audio transfer plug-in

What’s new in version 7.2?

  • macOS Catalina support
  • The included plug-ins are updated to the most recent versions (Premium Edition only)
  • New Remix tool for stem separation and real-time remixing
  • New Import Stems from File command in multitrack editor separates stems into tracks automatically
  • New Extract Dialogue tool removes background noise from dialogue recordings (Premium Edition only)
  • Improved time resolution in the spectral editor with the new temporal resolution enhancement technology (Premium Edition only)
  • Support for Workspace files that store the list of open files, the processing chain and the window layout
  • Automatic editing tools for common tasks such as cropping and silence removal
  • Double click clips in multitrack sessions to edit them in the clip editor
  • New solo processor button in the Processing Chain
  • The selection can now be rendered through the Processing Chain to a new file with the click of a button

Equalize 2

The new Equalize 2 — now with Tilt and Bandpass Filters

  • Eight different band filter types — low cut, low shelf, peak, tilt, bandpass, notch, high shelf and high cut
  • Up to twelve independent bands
  • Freely adjustable gain, frequency, bandwidth, resonance and filter slope
  • Three different phase modes, including the novel mixed phase mode with adjustable latency
  • Choose channel mode for each band independently (mid, side, left, right or full processing)

Learn more about Equalize 2.

Verberate

Acon Digital Verberate is an algorithmic reverb plug-in that simulates real acoustical surroundings with a new degree of realism. Several conventional building blocks in traditional digital reverb design have been replaced by novel methods that allow Verberate to produce convincing early reflections and the dense reverberation tails that characterize impulse response measurements of real acoustical spaces. The result is a clean, unobtrusive sonic quality and a reverb that blends seamlessly into a mix. This is the reverb for those who like clean and realistic reverbs like convolution reverbs, but are in need of more flexibility and tweaking possibilities without sacrificing realism.

Highlights

  • Highly realistic simulation of real acoustical spaces
  • True stereo processing
  • Uncluttered user interface
  • Sensible set of parameters

Learn more about Verberate.

Restoration Suite – DeNoise

DeNoise is a plug-in designed to reduce stationary noise, such as broadband noise, hiss, wind noise, buzz and camera noise. Great efforts have been put into preserving as much of the original signal as possible during the noise reduction process. As a result, DeNoise can reduce or in many cases completely remove the noise in a very transparent manner without loss of transients, attacks or “air” in the recording.

  • Advanced algorithms reduce stationary noise efficiently with minimal impact on the wanted material
  • Transient detection ensures that transients remain untouched throughout the noise reduction process
  • Effective temporal smoothing reduces “musical noise” artifacts
  • Adaptive estimation of noise profile or estimation based on noise only
  • Graphical representation of input frequency spectrum and the noise profile
  • Frequency emphasis filter
  • High and low shelving filters with variable slopes (-3 to -96 dB / octave)
  • High and low peak filters with adjustable bandwidth (0.1 to 3.0 octaves)
  • Graphical representation of frequency response
  • Editing of filter settings through handles in the frequency response curve
  • Residual signal mode allows you to listen to the removed signal

Learn more about DeNoise.

Restoration Suite – DeHum

DeHum targets hum and buzz typically introduced by poorly grounded electrical equipment, but also other tonal noise sources like electrical motor noise.

  • Remove hum and buzz with minimal loss of the wanted signal
  • Novel sinusoidal re-synthesis algorithm (preserves wanted signal to a much larger extent) or conventional notch filter mode
  • Adaptive mode allows removal of hum signals with a fluctuating fundamental frequency
  • Automatically removes up to 16 harmonics
  • Optionally to targets only odd harmonics
  • High resolution spectrum analysis of the input signal
  • Visual indication of the estimated fundamental frequency as well as the harmonics
  • Residual signal mode allows you to listen to the removed signal

Learn more about DeHum.

Restoration Suite – DeClick

DeClick is designed to remove impulsive noise such as clicks and crackle. These distortions are frequently encountered on LP and 78 RPM records, but also occur in digital recordings due to drop-outs or distorted data packets.

  • Seperate detection and restoration of clicks and crackle
  • Very accurate detection of click start time and duration ensures minimal impact on the wanted material
  • Digital drop-outs detection mode for detection of asymmetrical clicks (typical result of discontinuities after loss of short fragments of digital data)
  • 64 bit precision in the internal processing
  • Two-pass high resolution interpolation algorithm ensures very transparent estimation of the original signal during clicks
  • Visual curve meters show the clicks and crackle removal rates
  • Residual signal mode allows you to listen to the removed signal

Learn more about DeClick.

Restoration Suite – DeClip

DeClip restores audio recordings distorted by analog or digital clipping.

  • Reconstructs peaks distorted by analog or digital clipping
  • Separately adjustable upper and lower threshold values
  • Optional upper and lower threshold lock simplifies the workflow in the case of symmetrical clipping
  • Graphical representation of the input and output level histograms makes it easy to set the threshold values and monitor the restoration process visually
  • Threshold values can be adjusted directly from the level histograms by dragging upper and lower threshold handles

Learn more about DeClip.

Ultimate Audio Quality

Acoustica offers support for state-of-the-art audio resolutions up to 32 bit and sampling rates up to 384 kHz, ensuring that all of your work comes across at the highest quality. Acoustica Premium Edition even supports multichannel audio recording and editing such as 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound.

Spectral Editing (Premium Edition only)

The new spectral editing mode in Acoustica Premium Edition 7 allows precise restoration work since processing can be limited to isolated regions in time and frequency. Selection tools such as brush, freehand or magic wand are available. The retouch tool removes noise based on a freely selectable reference from the surrounding audio.

Audio Restoration

Integrated audio restoration tools help you get the most out of recordings impaired by background noise, clicks, crackle, clipping or missing high-frequency content. The Premium Edition contains the same set of professional tools as our Restoration Suite.

Spectral Editing

The new spectral editing mode in Acoustica Premium Edition 7 allows precise restoration work since processing can be limited to isolated regions in time and frequency. Selection tools such as brush, freehand or magic wand are available. The retouch tool removes noise based on a freely selectable reference from the surrounding audio.

Multitrack Editing

Mix audio from different tracks in real-time, insert audio effects or create cross-fades easily in multitrack sessions. You can loop or time stretch clips directly from the multitrack timeline and automate volume, pan and send levels.

Processing Tools, Chains and Plug-ins

High-quality processing tools ranging from a new suite of dynamic processing tools to EQ and effects like reverb and chorus are integrated along with sample rate conversion, time stretching and pitch shifting. You can create chains of audio processors and apply or store them for later use. A powerful batch processor is included and VST, VST3 and AU (Mac only) plug-ins are supported.

Analysis Tools

Analysis tools such as spectrum, spectrogram and wavelet analysis are available. Real-time analyzers visualize your audio output (EBU R-128 loudness, level, spectral and phase correlation).

Features

General Features:

  • Supported driver models for audio recording and playback (Windows): ASIO, Windows Audio (exclusive and non-exclusive), DirectSound
  • Supported driver models for audio recording and playback (Mac): CoreAudio
  • Maximum number of audio channels: 8 (up to 7.1 channel surround)
  • Maximum sample rate: 384 kHz
  • Supported bit resolutions: Up to 32 bit PCM or floating-point
  • Time formats: Hour:Min:Sec:MS, SMPTE (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 drop frame, 29.97 non-drop frame, 30 fps), Sample index, Bar:beat:tick
  • Timer and input level triggered recording 
  • Number of undo and redo levels – Unlimited
  • Ultra-fast non-destructive editing engine
  • Standard-cut, copy, paste and mix editing
  • Optional Auto de-click at splice points 
  • Drag and drop editing 
  • Support for labels and region markers
  • Cleaning Wizard that simplifies LP or tape to CD transfers
  • Regions can be saved as separate files
  • Tabbed MDI user interface 

Spectral Editing:

  • Switch between waveform and spectrogram view in clip editor
  • Time-frequency selection tools – Area (time range, frequency range or combined), brush, freehand and magic wand
  • Retouch tool (attenuates noise in time-frequency selections)
  • Overtone selection – Yes, alt + mousewheel or arrow up / down sets number of harmonics
  • Frequency scales – Mel scale, logarithmic or linear

Multitrack Editing:

  • Multitrack editor 
  • Maximum number of rendered audio channels – 8 (including 7.1 and 5.1 surround)
  • Maximum number of tracks – Unlimited
  • Processing chains – Track inserts, master inserts and send effects
  • Loop or time stretch clips
  • Crossfade between clips
  • Automation curves – Volume, left to right pan, back to front pan and send level

Real-Time Analysers:

  • Level meter with true or sample peak, peak hold and RMS indicators 
  • Level meter modes – K-20, K-14, K12 and digital full scale
  • Customizable level meter ballistic settings 
  • Loudness meter (EBU R-128 compliant)
  • Spectrum analyzer 
  • Phase correlation meter 
  • Time display 

Seamlessly Integrated Plug-Ins (only available inside application):

Acoustica Premium Edition includes the following plug-ins as VST, VST3, AAX and AU plug-ins:

  • Restoration Suite 2
  • Mastering Suite
  • Acon Digital Verberate 2

Audio Processing:

  • Processing chain 
  • Plug-in support – VST, VST3 and AU 
  • Real-time preview audio processors 
  • Preset manager – (for internal tools)
  • Volume curves
  • Fade ins and outs with five different curves
  • High-quality sample format conversion
  • Dithering and noise shaping 
  • Channel mixer for stereo image adjustments
  • Batch processing (files and complete folder structures) 
  • Add sampler loops
  • Loop fader (cross-faded loops) 
  • Test signal generator 
  • Dynamics (compressor, expanded and gate)
  • Limiter 

Audio Restoration:

  • DeClick -(from Restoration Suite 1.8)
  • DeClip – (from Restoration Suite 1.8)
  • DeNoise -(from Restoration Suite 1.8)
  • DeHum – (from Restoration Suite 1.8)
  • Vitalize
  • Automatically remove DC offsets 

Effects:

  • Reverb – Verberate
  • Convolution reverb 
  • Echo (multitap delay width feedback filtering and optional stereo bouncing) 
  • Modulate (flanger and phaser) 
  • Chorus
  • Transpose (pitch change) 
  • Time Stretching
  • Harmonizer with up to four voices

File Formats:

  • Supported audio formats – WAV, WAV64, AIFF, MP4 (AAC – Windows 7 or higher required), MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA
  • Edit ACID information i wave files
  • Integrated file browser pane in the workspace 

CD Projects:

  • Integrated audio burning 
  • Disc At Once burning (DAO) for gapless recording
  • Import audio tracks from CDs 
  • Supports buffer underun protection schemes 
  • Save and load CD projects 
  • Erase CD-RWs

System Requirements

PC Version (Windows)

  • Windows 7 – 64 bit / 8.x / 10
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD multi-core processor (Intel Core i5 or faster recommended)
  • 1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 or higher recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space

Macintosh Version (OS X)

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space

2. ReSample

by 2nd Sense Audio

ReSample

A Sharpened Tool for Audio Editing and Processing

Smooth Waveform Browsing and Editing

Browsing & Editing: Fast and responsive waveform zooming and editing with your mouse, trackpad (multi-touch gestures) or keyboard.

Vocal Removal: Straightforward and effective removal or extraction for center vocal sound.

Time Stretch: Change the duration of a sound while its pitch unchanged. (Real time preview supported)

Pitch Shift: Change the pitch of a sound while its duration unchanged. (Real time preview supported)

Multiband Compressing: Split a sound into 4 frequency bands (low, low-mid, high-mid and high) and apply compressing process respectively.

Loudness Meter: Collect and display loudness statistics of a sound file. (Comply with ITU-R BS.1770-2 and EBU R128)

Features

  • Display overview of a sound file on Touch Bar. Touch to move playhead with ease. (for MacBook Pro with Touch Bar)
  • Smooth waveform browsing and editing. Responsive zooming and selecting through multi-touch trackpad or mouse
  • Easy and fluent recording process Spectrogram browsing
  • Direct view and precise adjustment at sample-level
  • Remove/Extract center vocal sound in one mouse click
  • Apply compressing/expanding effect to a specific frequency band Sample-based noise reduction processor
  • Ships with over 20 factory audio processors/effects: Parametric Equalizer, Vocal removal, Time stretch and Pitch shift, Reverb, Noise reduction, Engineering filter, etc
  • Stable and fast high-order engineering filter. (Up to 100th order stable for Butterworth lowpass)
  • Real time spectrum with frequency estimation
  • Easy-to-use equalizer with real time spectrum display
  • Straightforward and customizable fade curve
  • Free-drawing Doppler effect
  • High quality and high fidelity sample rate conversion
  • Noise Generation for white and pink noise
  • Limiter processor, for normal limiter usage
  • Supports Mac and Windows. Support ASIO
  • Supports multiple codecs and formats: PCM (.wav, .aif), FLAC (.flac), VORBIS (.ogg), MP3 (.mp3), AAC (.m4a, Mac only)
  • Supports VST effects plug-ins on Windows – Audio Unit (AU) and VST on Mac

Built-in Audio Processors:

  • Sample rate/depth conversion
  • Amplitude
  • Fade
  • Compressor
  • Multiband Compressor
  • Equalizer
  • Engineering Filter
  • Chorus
  • Phaser
  • Delay
  • Simple Reverb
  • Reverb
  • Stereo Enhancer
  • Time and Pitch
  • Pitch Correction
  • Noise Reduction
  • De-Esser
  • Vocal Removal
  • Doppler Effect
  • Oscilloscope
  • Spectrum
  • Phase Scope
  • Loudness Meter

Other Updates:

  • General: Fixed a memory leak issue after an insertion;
  • Processor: Reverb processor is added a low cut filter, and other parameter related bug fixes;
  • Processor: Minor fixes on some processor presets loading.
  • Processor: Fixed errors on opening some processors after Batch processing is introduced;
  • General: Fixed some playhead and looping related bugs;
  • General: File name checking bug fixed for files with same names but different cases.

System Requirements

MAC:

  • OS X 10.7+ (32/64-Bit)
  • Standalone

PC:

  • Windows 7+ (32/64-Bit)
  • Standalone

Supported System/Files:

  • Supported by ASIO on Windows
  • Supports multiple codecs and formats: PCM(.wav, .aif), FLAC (.flac), VORBIS (.ogg), MP3 (.mp3), AAC (.m4a, Mac only)

3. Reformer Pro

by Krotos

Reformer Pro

Reformer Pro allows sound designers, producers, musicians and performers to design, automate and perform any sound in real-time, like never before.

Whether you already hear the sound in your mind, or you’re looking to experiment and search for the never-before-heard, Reformer Pro gives you powerful sonic tools to bring your sound to life.

Reformer Pro also utilises the world’s first Dynamic Input technology, taking procedural, sample-based audio processing to new heights and into previously unexplored territory.

The VST/AU/AAX plugin comes with the Krotos Bundle 1 Library for FREE (regular price $449). That’s over 3.8 GB of high-fidelity sounds and a huge 52% saving to get you started.

Shape Sound Like Never Before.

You do your best sound design work when you can manifest what you hear in your mind. Reformer Pro offers a whole new way of interacting with sound.

  • Analyse sound libraries with our Analysis Tool.
  • Perform sounds in real-time via the world’s first Dynamic Input – using a microphone, MIDI or directly from the UI.
  • Replace or add texture to pre-recorded audio in your DAW.
  • Automate your audio directly from the timeline.
  • Select or mute any sound from within your libraries.
  • Perform impacts and add extra definition using our unique Transient Engine.
  • Create constantly evolving soundscapes and variations.

Features

Turn your sound libraries into a performable sound palette

  • Switch between an audio input and Dynamic Input for different ways of interacting with your own libraries
  • Use a microphone, automation or midi to control your libraries
  • Perform impacts and add extra definition using our unique Transient Engine
  • Trigger transients directly, based on frequency via velocity-sensitive midi input
  • Add variation quickly and easily

Use high-quality libraries

  • Reformer Pro ships with Krotos’ fantastic Krotos Bundle, that’s over 3.8 GB of high-fidelity sounds waiting for you at start-up. Libraries include: Bengal Tiger, Electronic, Leather Foley, our Fruit & Veg Collection, Gun Foley and more

Blend and control up to four libraries in real-time with the X/Y pad

  • Perform to picture in real-time and achieve seamlessly synced, sculpted results
  • Render single shots or set up automation to create audio that evolves with your scene

Set individual parameters for each library

  • Choose response times for each library using the parameter bar
  • Tweak playback speed and volume to refine results
  • Select or mute any sound within any Library

Perform sound libraries like instruments in real-time

  • Analyse your own libraries, packs, and collections for use in Reformer Pro with our Analysis Tool
  • Include up to 1 GB of samples in every Reformer Pro library that you create
  • Draw from a broad and diverse library or aim for consistency and focus with micro libraries
  • Analyse at the sample rate that’s ideal for you

Replace or add texture to pre-recorded audio in your DAW

  • Create constantly evolving sounds using ‘continuous mode’ – perfect for environmental effects or electronic textures
  • Combine with Extended Library View for a comprehensive range of results from a single library

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac Intel computer with a minimum of 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • OS X 10.9 or later

Windows

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 or later

Other Information

  • This software is a digital download
  • Formats (32-bit and 64-bit): AAX Native/AudioSuite, VST, AU
  • Minimum sample rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Maximum sample rate: 192 kHz
  • RTAS is not supported
  • A free iLok account is required to activate and use both the demo and full version of the software – an iLok USB dongle is NOT required
  • Pro Tools (10.3.5 and above), Reaper, Logic Pro X, Nuendo (7 and above), Cubase (8 and above) and Ableton Live (9 and above)

Note: A free iLok account is required in order to activate this product. An iLok USB dongle is NOT required.


4. Sound Particles Indie

by Sound Particles

Sound Particles Indie

The Ultimate 3D Audio Software

Sound Particles is an audio software application capable of generating thousands (even millions) of sounds in a virtual 3D audio world. This immersive audio application will enable you to create highly complex sounds on the fly, which will ultimately enable you to create new sounds better and faster than ever.

Sound Particles has been nominated for an ‘Outstanding Product’ award by the Cinema Audio Society. This is the Indie version of Sound Particles – the Sound Particles Pro is also available, which includes the Doppler + Air plugins.

All-New Engine

The 2.1 update incorporates a new audio engine, responding to real-time changes with optimized iterations, delivering your sound design in the best audio quality possible.

Batch Processing

Create your session and set Sound Particles to output hundreds of different renders in one pass. This feature makes mass production of sound effects a reality.

Track Presets

Create and save an infinite number of track and microphone settings, recall track setups with just two mouse clicks. Includes 100+ professionally crafted presets.

User Templates

Save your sessions as templates. Include any number of tracks or microphones, never start from scratch again.

Enable / Disable

Enable or disable audio files, movement or audio modifiers. Experimenting with different techniques was never as easy as it is with version 2.1.

Sound Particles is something completely different from any other professional 3D audio software that exists today.

Sound Particles uses the concept of computer graphics, but for audio: each particle represents a 3D sound source (instead of a 3D object) and a virtual microphone captures the virtual sound of the particles (instead of the virtual CGI camera).

Imagine that you want to create the sound of a battlefield with Sound Particles. You could create 10.000 particles (sound sources), spread them over a square mile, pick 50 war-related sounds from your sound library and render the entire scene with a virtual microphone (5.1, Dolby Atmos 9.1 bed, etc.).

Each particle would randomly select one of the war-related sounds for reproduction, which means that some particles would reproduce the 1st audio files, other particles would reproduce the 2nd audio files, and so on. Also, each particle (sound source) would be positioned randomly on a square with a length of 1 mile. To obtain more interesting results, movement modifiers would add motion to the particles and audio modifiers would apply random gains, delays, EQ or time/pitch variations. The virtual microphone will be responsible for capturing the virtual sound of the scene, based on its position, direction and the position of all particles. The sound of all particles is rendered, taking into consideration things like propagation attenuation, speed of sound and Doppler effect.

There’s more!

CGI Integration

Working on animations or cinematics? Import 3D information from animations or visual effects into Sound Particles and attach sound to 3D objects in order to make your mix quicker than ever.

Real-time Rendering

Sound Particles now lets you hear, in real-time, the changes you perform. Adjust every parameter you desire, and the rendering process will automatically adapt to the changes.

Binaural Monitoring

Sound Particles will let you monitor binaural audio by decoding any type of audio format. Additionally, by using Ambisonics virtual microphones and the VR Client application, you can monitor your mix with head-tracking while watching a 360 video.

VR Client App

Test Sound Particles virtual reality projects on your Android device using this mobile application which communicates directly with the desktop application via IP. Includes 360 video, Ambisonics and head-tracking support.

Windows Support

The ultimate 3D audio software now supports both macOS and Windows. Now, by using these two operative systems, you can get the best out of two worlds with full compatibility between projects.

Sound Particles Indie vs. Pro Comparison Chart

System Requirements

Operating System

  • Mac OSX 10.9 or higher
  • Windows 7/8/10

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU – 2-core or higher
  • RAM – 4 GB or higher
  • Disk Space 620 MB

Recommended Requirements

  • CPU – 4-core or higher
  • RAM – 8 GB or higher
  • Disk Space – 620 MB

5. Acoustica 7 Standard Edition

by Acon Digital

Acoustica 7 Standard Edition

The New Acoustica 7.2 – Now with Stem Separation Tools

Acoustica 7 is the perfect solution for audio editing, mastering and restoration work on both Mac and PC. The application is available in a Premium Edition and a lower cost Standard Edition. Both editions offer a new Remix tool based on the Spleeter artificial intelligence models which can split a complete mix in up to five stems and remix them in real-time. You can also import a complete mix into a multitrack session and let Acoustica create separate tracks for each stem automatically.

The Premium Edition adds a new Extract Dialogue tool that automatically removes background noise from dialogue. Furthermore, the Premium Edition offers advanced features such as spectral editing with powerful retouch algorithms and multi-channel support up to 7.1 surround. Acon Digital’s award-winning plug-ins Equalize 2, Verberate 2, Restoration Suite 2 and Mastering Suite are included. The Transfer plug-in makes audio transfers between Pro Tools and Acoustica a breeze.

New in Version 7.2

Most Important New Features at a Glance

  • macOS Catalina support
  • New Remix tool for stem separation and real-time remixing
  • New Import Stems from File command in multitrack editor separates stems into tracks automatically
  • Support for Workspace files that store the list of open files, the processing chain and the window layout
  • Automatic editing tools for common tasks such as cropping and silence removal
  • Double click clips in multitrack sessions to edit them in the clip editor
  • New solo processor button in the Processing Chain
  • The selection can now be rendered through the Processing Chain to a new file with the click of a button

Ultimate Audio Quality

Acoustica offers support for state-of-the-art audio resolutions up to 32 bit and sampling rates up to 384 kHz, ensuring that all of your work comes across at the highest quality. Acoustica Premium Edition even supports multi-channel audio recording and editing such as 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound.

Audio Restoration

Integrated audio restoration tools help you get the most out of recordings impaired by background noise, clicks, crackle, clipping or missing high-frequency content. The Premium Edition contains the same set of professional tools as Acon Digital’s Restoration Suite.

Multitrack Editing

Mix audio from different tracks in real-time, insert audio effects or create cross-fades easily in multitrack sessions. You can loop or time stretch clips directly from the multitrack timeline and automate volume, pan and send levels.

Processing Tools, Chains and Plug-ins

High-quality processing tools ranging from a new suite of dynamic processing tools to EQ and effects like reverb and chorus are integrated along with sample rate conversion, time stretching and pitch shifting. You can create chains of audio processors and apply or store them for later use. A powerful batch processor is included and VST, VST3 and AU (Mac only) plug-ins are supported.

Analysis Tools

Analysis tools such as spectrum, spectrogram and wavelet analysis are available. Real-time analyzers visualize your audio output (EBU R-128 loudness, level, spectral and phase correlation).

Features

General Features:

  • Supported driver models for audio recording and playback (Windows): ASIO, Windows Audio (exclusive and non-exclusive), DirectSound
  • Supported driver models for audio recording and playback (Mac): CoreAudio
  • Maximum number of audio channels: 2 (stereo)
  • Maximum sample rate: 384 kHz
  • Supported bit resolutions: Up to 32 bit PCM or floating-point
  • Time formats: Hour:Min:Sec:MS, SMPTE (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 drop frame, 29.97 non-drop frame, 30 fps), Sample index, Bar:beat:tick
  • Number of undo and redo levels: Unlimited
  • Timer and input level triggered recording
  • Ultra-fast non-destructive editing engine
  • Standard cut, copy, paste and mix editing
  • Optional Auto de-click at splice points
  • Drag and drop editing
  • Support for labels and region markers
  • Support for Workspace files
  • Cleaning Wizard that simplifies LP or tape to CD transfers
  • Regions can be saved as separate files
  • Tabbed MDI user interface

Multitrack Editing:

  • Multitrack editor
  • Maximum number of rendered audio channels – 2 (stereo)
  • Maximum number of tracks – Unlimited
  • Processing chains – Track inserts, master inserts and send effects
  • Loop or time stretch clips
  • Crossfade between clips
  • Automation curves – Volume, left to right pan, back to front pan and send level

Real-Time Analysers:

  • Level meter with true or sample peak, peak hold and RMS indicators
  • Level meter modes – K-20, K-14, K12 and digital full scale
  • Customizable level meter ballistic settings 
  • Loudness meter – Yes (EBU R-128 compliant)
  • Spectrum analyzer 
  • Phase correlation meter 
  • Time display 

Seamlessly Integrated Plug-Ins (only available inside application):

  • Restoration Suite 2 – DeNoise Light (no adaptive mode and fewer parameters)
  • Acon Digital Verberate 2 – Feature limited version
  • Acon Digital Equalize – Feature limit version with minimum phase mode only

Audio Processing:

  • Processing chain 
  • Plug-in support – VST, VST3 and AU
  • Real-time preview audio processors
  • Preset manager 
  • Volume curves 
  • Fade ins and outs with five different curves
  • High-quality sample format conversion
  • Dithering and noise shaping 
  • Channel mixer for stereo image adjustments
  • Batch processing (files and complete folder structures) 
  • Add sampler loops 
  • Loop fader (cross-faded loops) 
  • Test signal generator 
  • Dynamics (compressor, expanded and gate)
  • Multiband Dynamics (multiband compressor, expanded and gate)
  • Limiter
  • Remix

Audio Restoration:

  • DeClick
  • DeClip
  • DeNoise – Standard version without adaptive mode and fewer parameters
  • DeHum
  • Vitalize
  • Automatically remove DC offsets

Effects:

  • Reverb 
  • Convolution reverb
  • Echo (multitap delay width feedback filtering and optional stereo bouncing)
  • Modulate (flanger and phaser)
  • Chorus
  • Transpose (pitch change)
  • Time Stretching 
  • Harmonizer with up to four voices 

File Formats:

  • Supported audio formats – WAV, WAV64, AIFF, MP4 (AAC – Windows 7 or higher required), MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA
  • Edit ACID information i wave files
  • Integrated file browser pane in the workspace 

CD Projects:

  • Integrated audio burning 
  • Disc At Once burning (DAO) for gapless recording
  • Import audio tracks from CDs 
  • Supports buffer underun protection schemes
  • Save and load CD projects 
  • Erase CD-RWs

System Requirements

PC Version (Windows)

  • Windows 7 – 64 bit / 8.x / 10
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD multi-core processor (Intel Core i5 or faster recommended)
  • 1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 or higher recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space

Macintosh Version (OS X)

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space

6. Transformer

by Digital Brain Instruments

Transformer

Creative audio morphing & processing tool

A new way for morphing and Performing your sample libraries.

Transformer is a 64-bit standalone software developed to transform your audio samples into new sounds, using a microphone, pre-recorded audio files or a virtual instrument.

By using convolution processing you can add new layers of sound to existing audio files and performing them into many different ways depending on your needs. Transformer offers a new way of creative audio processing for sound designers and musicians.

Includes 1.2 GB of professional audio samples pack: foley, whooshes, explosions, footsteps, hits, creatures, rocks, sci-fi, drones, impacts, cinematic & vehicles.

  • Real-time audio processing.
  • Microphone, sample player and virtual instrument inputs.
  • Up to 4 sample player carrier signals.
  • 1 virtual instrument carrier signal.
  • Spectral Crossover.
  • Add plug-ins to modulation and carrier output signals.
  • XY Pad virtual mixing engine.
  • Input Depending.
  • Master FX Rack.
  • Recordings.
  • Sample processing. Process & record files in one-click.
  • Input & Output routing to DAW or audio editor. Rewire.
  • MIDI Matrix. Control Transformer via your MIDI device.
  • Keyboard shortcuts.
  • Includes 1.2GB of samples

Features

Inputs | Modulation Signals

  • Microphone. Use your voice or any sound captured by your microphone.
  • Sample Player. Play any file from your computer (wav, aiff, mp3). Includes envelope designer, loop, reverse, pitch, playback speed and normalizer.
  • Virtual Instrument. Use any vst/au instrument.
  • Procedural Engine. Generate procedural sound based on your settings. 

Carrier Signals

  • Sample Players. Up to 4 Sample players to use as carrier signals. Includes envelope designer, loop, reverse, pitch, playback speed, delay, pan and normalizer.
  • Virtual Instrument. Load any vst/au instrument. Includes Autokey function which allows playing instruments based on your note selection and without using a midi keyboard.

Spectral Crossover

  • Select any frequency range content to use as modulation and carrier signals.

Plugins

  • Load up to 2 vst/au plugins on the input section and on every carrier signal section.

XY Pad Mixing

  • A virtual mixing section that allows mixing carrier signals outputs using an XY Pad. 

Input Depending

  • Activate or deactivate any carrier signal output depending on the input level. It allows creating more dynamic sounds.

Processing Mode

  • It allows changing the modulation/carrier processing. Both can be reversed or mixed depending on your needs.

Wet / Dry | Morphing Mix

  • Add the original input source to the output section.
  • Morphing section allows changing the processing mode and dry/wet balance using a unique fader control.

Master Rack

  • Includes 4 vst/au plugin sections, 5-Band Parametric EQ, Pitch-shifting, LFO and Phasor.

Recording

  • WAV or AIFF files. Up to 192kHz / 32 Bits (depending on your soundcard).
  • Sample processing: Process and record any audio file in just 1 click.

Preset Manager

  • Create your own presets. Store and recall the whole session data.

MIDI Matrix

  • Control Transformer via your midi device.

Input & Output Routing. Rewire.

  • Play and record audio from any DAW/Audio Editor.

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • For better and faster user experience

System Requirements

Mac

  • Intel machine running OS X 10.7 up to 10.13
  • Minimum 2GB am.

PC

  • Windows 7 or later.
  • Multicore processor.
  • Minimum 2GB ram.

7. XTRAX STEMS (1 Year Subscription)

by Audionamix

Loopcloud Music App from Loopmasters.com

XTRAX STEMS (1 Year Subscription)

One Song In, Four Stems Out.

Created for DJs, producers, and musicians, XTRAX STEMS automatically separates songs into Vocals, Drums, Bass and remaining music stems for sampling, practice and more!

Powered by brand new artificial intelligence algorithms, XTRAX STEMS offers faster, cleaner stem separations, backing tracks and acapella. Created for DJs, music producers and remix artists, XTRAX STEMS allows users to separate any song into its vocal, drum, bass and remaining music components for easy sampling, remixing and unmatched control.

The new advanced algorithm dramatically improves separation quality when creating backing tracks and when separating lead, background, and harmony vocals into a single stem. Improved, high fidelity drum processing increases the quality of drum stems and reduces drum interference in both vocal and music stems. Fine-tune and optimize separations using the new, real-time Separation Balance feature. Use presets optimized for creating a cappella, drum, and backing tracks or create a custom balance using the fully-adjustable matrix.

Features

  • Drag and drop to automatically create stems from songs.
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use AI separation software.
  • Fast processing – GPU servers separate a stem in under a minute.
  • Selectable separation options: 4 Stems, Acapella, Backing, Drums, and Bass.
  • Refine separations in real-time with the De-bleed Slider.
  • Separate mono and stereo WAV, MP3, FLAC, AIFF, OGG files up to 192kHz, 32-bit.
  • Export separations as individual WAV, MP3, FLAC, AIFF, OGG and Native Instruments’ STEM file format.

Join the Movement!

As a subscriber, you’ll receive exclusive access to the XTRAX STEMS community, a newly established members-only platform where you’re part of the conversation. Membership offers a wide range of benefits including:

  • Access to Industry Events.
  • Exclusive Membership Opportunities.
  • New Benefits Every Month.
  • Free updates throughout the term of your subscription.
  • Access to the members-only area and member-exclusive benefits.

System Requirements

  • Windows 10
  • macOS 10.12 – 10.15
  • Requires High-Speed Internet Connection.
  • 8GB RAM Recommended for optimal performance.

8.  Sound Particles Pro

by Sound Particles

Sound Particles Pro

The Ultimate 3D Audio Software

Sound Particles is an audio software application capable of generating thousands (even millions) of sounds in a virtual 3D audio world. This immersive audio application will enable you to create highly complex sounds on the fly, which will ultimately enable you to create new sounds better and faster than ever. Sound Particles has been nominated for an ‘Outstanding Product’ award by the Cinema Audio Society.

Sound Particles Pro also comes with two state-of-the-art sound design plugins, Doppler & Air. Sound Particles Indie is also available.

All-New Engine

The 2.1 update incorporates a new audio engine, responding to real-time changes with optimized iterations, delivering your sound design in the best audio quality possible.

Batch Processing

Create your session and set Sound Particles to output hundreds of different renders in one pass. This feature makes mass production of sound effects a reality.

Track Presets

Create and save an infinite number of track and microphone settings, recall track setups with just two mouse clicks. Includes 100+ professionally crafted presets.User Templates

Save your sessions as templates. Include any number of tracks or microphones, never start from scratch again.

Enable / Disable

Enable or disable audio files, movement or audio modifiers. Experimenting with different techniques was never as easy as it is with version 2.1.

Sound Particles is something completely different from any other professional 3D audio software that exists today.

Sound Particles uses the concept of computer graphics, but for audio: each particle represents a 3D sound source (instead of a 3D object) and a virtual microphone captures the virtual sound of the particles (instead of the virtual CGI camera).

Imagine that you want to create the sound of a battlefield with Sound Particles. You could create 10.000 particles (sound sources), spread them over a square mile, pick 50 war-related sounds from your sound library and render the entire scene with a virtual microphone (5.1, Dolby Atmos 9.1 bed, etc.).

Each particle would randomly select one of the war-related sounds for reproduction, which means that some particles would reproduce the 1st audio files, other particles would reproduce the 2nd audio files, and so on. Also, each particle (sound source) would be positioned randomly on a square with a length of 1 mile. To obtain more interesting results, movement modifiers would add motion to the particles and audio modifiers would apply random gains, delays, EQ or time/pitch variations. The virtual microphone will be responsible for capturing the virtual sound of the scene, based on its position, direction and the position of all particles. The sound of all particles is rendered, taking into consideration things like propagation attenuation, speed of sound and Doppler effect.

There’s more!

CGI Integration

Working on animations or cinematics? Import 3D information from animations or visual effects into Sound Particles and attach sound to 3D objects in order to make your mix quicker than ever.

Real-time Rendering

Sound Particles now lets you hear, in real-time, the changes you perform. Adjust every parameter you desire, and the rendering process will automatically adapt to the changes.

Binaural Monitoring

Sound Particles will let you monitor binaural audio by decoding any type of audio format. Additionally, by using Ambisonics virtual microphones and the VR Client application, you can monitor your mix with head-tracking while watching a 360 video.

VR Client App

Test Sound Particles virtual reality projects on your Android device using this mobile application which communicates directly with the desktop application via IP. Includes 360 video, Ambisonics and head-tracking support.

Windows Support

The ultimate 3D audio software now supports both macOS and Windows. Now, by using these two operative systems, you can get the best out of two worlds with full compatibility between projects.

Doppler

Doppler simulates the behaviour of objects moving through air, providing audio with highly accurate characteristics of sounds passing-by. With control of all parameters that physically affect pitch, level and EQ in a real-world situation, Doppler gives you the most natural-sounding emulation for your work.

Features

  • Highly Accurate Doppler: Accurate means Natural – because the brain knows what is natural and what is fake, you need the most accurate tools. Doppler plugin uses the same engine of Sound Particles, used in many Hollywood studios for creating the most natural-sounding Doppler effects, but now available as a plugin.
  • Support for Immersive Audio: Simply select between different microphones, ranging from mono (omni, cardoid, figure-of-eight), stereo (MS, XY, ORTF, Blumlein, AB), 5.1, 7.1, 9.1 Dolby Atmos bed, or Ambisonics (up to 3rd order). The best Doppler for the best audio formats.
  • Perfect Image Sync: Specify the time where you want the peak of the Doppler, and all other parameters will adjust to get the perfect sync with the image.
  • Including Distance EQ: Besides volume and pitch, Doppler plugin also applies the perfect frequency response you would get from air dampening thru distance.
  • World Units: Do you prefer “meters” or “feet”? “Mph” or “km/h”? Full integration with Imperial and Metric units, for an easy and more welcoming workflow for everyone.
  • Control Surfaces: Use control surfaces (such as AVID S6) to edit the plug-ins’ parameters.

Air

Air simulates the natural dampening that happens to higher frequencies from sounds as they travel through air, providing perfectly simulated frequency responses to dialogue or effects that you want to sound naturally distant.

Features

  • Several Locations: Air already includes settings from different locations around the globe, from Antarctica to Death Valley, but you are always able to enter your one custom values.
  • Perfect result: Air is much more accurate than a simple low-pass filter, using exact frequency response values of air dampening.
  • Frequency Response: With Air, you can see the actual frequency response that is being applied to the sound.
  • Distance Attenuation: Control the volume over distance with the Distance Attenuation parameter.
  • World Units: Do you prefer “meters” or “feet”? “Mph” or “km/h”? Full integration with Imperial and Metric units, for an easy and more welcoming workflow for everyone.
  • Control Surfaces: Use control surfaces (such as AVID S6) to edit the plug-ins’ parameters.

Sound Particles Indie vs. Pro Comparison Chart

System Requirements

Operating System

  • Mac OSX 10.9 or higher
  • Windows 7/8/10

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU – 2-core or higher
  • RAM – 4 GB or higher
  • Disk Space 620 MB

Recommended Requirements

  • CPU – 4-core or higher
  • RAM – 8 GB or higher
  • Disk Space – 620 MB

9. Melodyne 5 Studio

by Celemony

Melodyne 5 Studio

How You Want to Work with Audio Today

Melodyne 5 Studio is the complete Melodyne, with all Melodyne’s unique functions and possibilities. For professional vocal editing, choirs, instruments of all kinds, and samples. And with a multi-track workflow unsurpassed in terms of ease-of-use and musicality.

Features

  • Grammy Award-winning technology, including DNA Direct Note Access.
  • Exceptionally musical and intuitive note-based way of working.
  • The Algorithms: Melodic (with Sibilant Detection), Percussive, Universal, Polyphonic.
  • Multitrack Note Editing  – edit multiple tracks in a single Melodyne window.
  • The complete Melodyne toolkit.
  • Macros for correcting intonation, timing quantization and levelling – even across tracks.
  • The Chord Track and Chord Grid with automatic chord recognition.
  • Tempo detection and editing.
  • The Sound Editor, offering unique control overtone colours.
  • Comprehensive functions for the editing of scales, tuning systems and temperaments.
  • Inspectors for quick access to all parameters.
  • Polyphonic audio-to-MIDI export.
  • Full compatibility: VST 3, AU, AAX, stand-alone.
  • Integration via ARA Audio Random Access (depending on the DAW).

New in Melodyne 5

New technologies, for better results in less time. Thanks to the fundamentally improved “Melodic” algorithm, Melodyne makes your vocal editing even better than before. With perfect, natural corrections at the press of a key. Thanks to the Chord Track, you can adapt notes with lightning speed to suit the song – chord recognition included. And with the unique Fade Tool, you can create note-based fades – even in polyphonic recordings and samples.

All this is new:

  • The ability to edit pitched and noise-like components separately with the “Melodic” algorithm.
  • More musical analysis of pitch deviations.
  • The Chord Track and Chord Grid for pitch editing, chord recognition.
  • The Fade Tool and Leveling Macro for editing dynamics.
  • An additional algorithm (“Percussive Pitched”) plus other algorithm improvements.
  • Search functions for keyboard shortcuts, saving of shortcut sets.

Vocals, Now Even Better

Melodyne heightens its core competence. The “Melodic” algorithm used for vocals can now distinguish the unpitched, noise-like components of a note – i.e. voiceless consonants (such as sibilants like “s”) and breath sounds – from its pitched components. Even when they coincide. And although all pitch and timing changes are implemented in a tried-and-tested manner as far as the pitched components are concerned, different rules that emulate accurately the natural behavior of the human voice govern the handling of sibilants. So now when you are working with Melodyne, you obtain the highest possible sound quality and most natural-sounding results automatically.

Pros will be relieved to discover it’s no longer necessary to isolate each individual sibilant by hand. That saves a lot of time and makes for a more meaningful display in the Note Editor. At the same time, the results sound far better, as automation works more precisely and overlaps between sibilants and pitched components are taken into account.

Sibilant detection not only yields acoustic advantages but also new creative possibilities: With the Sibilant Tool, you can adjust the balance between the sibilants and the pitched components of a note. Sibilants can be attenuated, muted altogether, emphasized or even isolated – everything is possible. So, into the bargain, you get a perfect de-esser that only affects the problem areas and has no side-effects on other components of the vocal sound.

Modelled on Human Hearing

Why do some notes sound out of tune and not others? Fluctuations in pitch contribute to the quality of a vocal performance because it is through them that passion and emotional complexity find expression. They give it, in other words, its human dimension. But for their contribution to be a positive one, the nature, scope and precise timing of such fluctuations is of crucial importance.

A note doesn’t necessarily sound sharp or flat just because it isn’t “spot on” mathematically. Just particular, often very brief segments of the note annoy us. Sometimes at the beginning, sometimes at the end, sometimes somewhere in between. It is these crucial segments that have to be perfectly in tune; if they are, the note will sound right to us. The presence of any fluctuations before or after to such segments doesn’t trouble us – to the contrary, Celemony feel they add life to the performance and sound natural.

Melodyne now identifies these problem areas precisely, and the offset shown in the Note Inspector is calculated from the pitch of each note at the crucial moment only – not its entire lifetime. As a result, double-clicking (to set a note’s offset to zero) now yields precisely the right musical result. Also the macro profits from this new, even more musical approach: Each individual note is pitched to perfection. Yet everything still sounds natural and alive

The Chord Track and Chord Grid

Work better with chords, adapt notes quickly. Melodyne 5 offers you a chord track that is linked to the Pitch Grid in the Note Editor. This makes working with chords far more enjoyable and harmonies more transparent. Because you can see at any time which pitches are compatible with the current chord and can adapt the notes accordingly with lightning speed. This is helpful when you’re altering chords, and if you want to match any sample harmonically to your music, it works like a dream.

Autopilot for chords. Melodyne’s chord recognition technology is so advanced, it can consider tracks apart or together – even the entire mix – and identify the chords formed when their notes are combined. It analyses your recordings fast and reliably and fills in the Chord Track automatically. This makes working with chords even easier.

Dynamics Functions

Note-based fades. The Fade Tool gives you highly effective control over the dynamics of your recording. For each note individually. Even within a chord. This is unique and offers totally new creative possibilities for dynamic editing. And since in Melodyne the fades belong to the notes, they are automatically preserved when the notes are moved or copied.

Controlling the dynamic range. The Leveling Macro makes loud notes quieter and quiet ones louder, it adjusts volume disparities. Even – thanks to Melodyne technology – in polyphonic recordings. So if one or more notes in a chord are too quiet and being drowned out by the rest, you can raise them effortlessly to the desired level.

Further Algorithm Improvements

  • “Percussive Pitched” This new algorithm was developed especially for instruments like tabla, berimbau or 808-kick, the notes of which – though percussive in character – still have a recognizable pitch.
  • “Robust Pitch Curve” With this new option, you can obtain better sound quality when editing certain signals, such as those with a great deal of reverberation. When it is activated, the monophonic algorithms employ a pitch curve that has been slightly smoothed out.
  • “Complex” This algorithm playback type has been improved and can now be used just as flexibly as the playback type “Tonal” concerning the formants.

Other improvements

  • Better keyboard shortcuts. New search function for keyboard shortcuts, the saving of personalized shortcut sets has been improved.
  • No more “.mdd” files. Melodyne’s detection data, which was previously saved to separate “.mdd” files, is now stored in the audio files themselves, making file directories clearer and the sharing of projects easier.

What Is Melodyne?

Note-based Audio Editing

Melodyne grants you unrivalled access to all the musical details in your recordings and samples – note by note. This is made possible by a sophisticated analysis that delves deeply into your recordings and samples, and recognizes and understands the musical relationships within them: the individual notes and their characteristics, the scales, keys and chords, the timing, the tempo, the tone colour. And with Melodyne, you can edit all these things intuitively. With vocals, but every type of instrument as well – including polyphonic ones, such as the piano and guitar.

Notes and Tools

In Melodyne, notes are represented by blobs. By manipulating these with Melodyne’s powerful tools, you can edit (among other things) the pitch, vibrato, volume, sibilants, length, timing and formants of each note. In this way, you can enhance in a musical yet straightforward manner the intonation, phrasing, dynamics and timbre of a performance. While ingenious algorithms ensure your editing’s almost always inaudible, sensitive, natural.

  • Notes instead of waveforms. With Melodyne, you see the notes in your recordings and samples, and can manipulate and modify them at will. Even with polyphonic instruments like the piano and guitar.
  • Tools and macros. Edit intonation, melody and harmony, but also rhythms and grooves, dynamics, formants and much more. Using intelligent macros or – with great precision – by hand.
  • Multitrack Note Editing. See and edit the notes of multiple tracks simultaneously in a single window. Only Melodyne makes music this transparent and tangible.
  • All that counts musically. Melodyne also recognizes chords, keys, tunings and tempos. And the editing functions for these important musical parameters are just as comprehensive as for the notes themselves.
  • Innovative sound design. Access the overtones of your instruments directly and change their tone colour in unique ways. Using an ultra-musical equalizer, resynthesis and morphing.
  • Compatibility and user-friendliness. Melodyne can be operated via ARA or as a plug-in directly in a DAW. Or even as a stand-alone program. Its flexible interface adapts perfectly to the requirements of each situation.

Melodyne Studio, Editor, Assistant & Essential Compared

System Requirements

macOS

  • Intel Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • macOS 10.12 or higher (64-bit only)

Windows

  • Intel or AMD Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Windows 10 or higher (64-bit only)
  • ASIO-compatible audio hardware

DAW Compatibility

Celemony have tested Melodyne 5 with the following configurations:

  • Avid Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.10 under Windows 10 Pro and macOS 10.14.6
  • Logic Pro X 10.5.0 under macOS 10.14.6 to 10.15
  • Steinberg Cubase 10.5.0 (64-bit, VST 3) under Windows 10 Pro and macOS 10.14
  • Presonus Studio One 4.5.5.54904 (64-bit) under Windows 10 and macOS 10.12 to 10.15
  • Cakewalk 2019.05 (Build 31) under Windows 10 Pro
  • Abelton Live 10.1 (64-bit) under Windows 10 Pro, macOS 10.14.4 (AU)
  • MOTU Digital Performer 10.0 (Build 79351) under macOS 10.14 (64-bit, AU)
  • Steinberg Nuendo 10.2 (64-bit) under Windows 10 and macOS 10.13.6
  • Magix Samplitude Pro X4 15.1.1.236 (64-bit) under Windows 8.1 and 10
  • Magix Sequoia 15.1.1.236 (ARA, 64-bit) under Windows 10
  • Acoustica Mixcraft 8.1 (64-bit) under Windows 10
  • Cockos Reaper 5.98 under Windows 8.1/10 & under macOS 10.12 to 10.14
  • Magix Sound Forge Pro 13.0.95 under Windows 10

10. Melodyne 5 Editor

by Celemony

Melodyne 5 Editor

Melodyne Power for Vocals, Instruments and Samples

Melodyne 5 Editor contains all the professional vocal functions. Plus the legendary DNA algorithm for polyphonic audio. With it, you can adapt any library sample to the chords of your song.

Features

  • Grammy Award-winning technology, including DNA Direct Note Access.
  • Exceptionally musical and intuitive note-based way of working.
  • The algorithms Melodic (with Sibilant Detection), Percussive, Universal, Polyphonic.
  • The complete Melodyne toolkit.
  • Macros for optimizing intonation, timing quantization, and levelling.
  • The Chord Track and Chord Grid with automatic chord recognition.
  • Tempo detection and editing.
  • Comprehensive functions for the editing of scales, tuning systems and temperaments.
  • Inspectors for quick access to all parameters.
  • Polyphonic audio-to-MIDI export.
  • Full compatibility: VST 3, AU, AAX, stand-alone.
  • Integration via ARA Audio Random Access (depending on the DAW).

New in Melodyne 5

New technologies, for better results in less time. Thanks to the fundamentally improved “Melodic” algorithm, Melodyne makes your vocal editing even better than before. With perfect, natural corrections at the press of a key. Thanks to the Chord Track, you can adapt notes with lightning speed to suit the song – chord recognition included. And with the unique Fade Tool, you can create note-based fades – even in polyphonic recordings and samples.

All this is new:

  • The ability to edit pitched and noise-like components separately with the “Melodic” algorithm.
  • More musical analysis of pitch deviations.
  • The Chord Track and Chord Grid for pitch editing, chord recognition.
  • The Fade Tool and Leveling Macro for editing dynamics.
  • An additional algorithm (“Percussive Pitched”) plus other algorithm improvements.
  • Search functions for keyboard shortcuts, saving of shortcut sets.

Vocals, Now Even Better

Melodyne heightens its core competence. The “Melodic” algorithm used for vocals can now distinguish the unpitched, noise-like components of a note – i.e. voiceless consonants (such as sibilants like “s”) and breath sounds – from its pitched components. Even when they coincide. And although all pitch and timing changes are implemented in a tried-and-tested manner as far as the pitched components are concerned, different rules that emulate accurately the natural behavior of the human voice govern the handling of sibilants. So now when you are working with Melodyne, you obtain the highest possible sound quality and most natural-sounding results automatically.

Pros will be relieved to discover it’s no longer necessary to isolate each individual sibilant by hand. That saves a lot of time and makes for a more meaningful display in the Note Editor. At the same time, the results sound far better, as automation works more precisely and overlaps between sibilants and pitched components are taken into account.

Sibilant detection not only yields acoustic advantages but also new creative possibilities: With the Sibilant Tool, you can adjust the balance between the sibilants and the pitched components of a note. Sibilants can be attenuated, muted altogether, emphasized or even isolated – everything is possible. So, into the bargain, you get a perfect de-esser that only affects the problem areas and has no side-effects on other components of the vocal sound.

Modelled on Human Hearing

Why do some notes sound out of tune and not others? Fluctuations in pitch contribute to the quality of a vocal performance because it is through them that passion and emotional complexity find expression. They give it, in other words, its human dimension. But for their contribution to be a positive one, the nature, scope and precise timing of such fluctuations is of crucial importance.

A note doesn’t necessarily sound sharp or flat just because it isn’t “spot on” mathematically. Just particular, often very brief segments of the note annoy us. Sometimes at the beginning, sometimes at the end, sometimes somewhere in between. It is these crucial segments that have to be perfectly in tune; if they are, the note will sound right to us. The presence of any fluctuations before or after to such segments doesn’t trouble us – to the contrary, Celemony feel they add life to the performance and sound natural.

Melodyne now identifies these problem areas precisely, and the offset shown in the Note Inspector is calculated from the pitch of each note at the crucial moment only – not its entire lifetime. As a result, double-clicking (to set a note’s offset to zero) now yields precisely the right musical result. Also the macro profits from this new, even more musical approach: Each individual note is pitched to perfection. Yet everything still sounds natural and alive

The Chord Track and Chord Grid

Work better with chords, adapt notes quickly. Melodyne 5 offers you a chord track that is linked to the Pitch Grid in the Note Editor. This makes working with chords far more enjoyable and harmonies more transparent. Because you can see at any time which pitches are compatible with the current chord and can adapt the notes accordingly with lightning speed. This is helpful when you’re altering chords, and if you want to match any sample harmonically to your music, it works like a dream.

Autopilot for chords. Melodyne’s chord recognition technology is so advanced, it can consider tracks apart or together – even the entire mix – and identify the chords formed when their notes are combined. It analyses your recordings fast and reliably and fills in the Chord Track automatically. This makes working with chords even easier.

Dynamics Functions

Note-based fades. The Fade Tool gives you highly effective control over the dynamics of your recording. For each note individually. Even within a chord. This is unique and offers totally new creative possibilities for dynamic editing. And since in Melodyne the fades belong to the notes, they are automatically preserved when the notes are moved or copied.

Controlling the dynamic range. The Leveling Macro makes loud notes quieter and quiet ones louder, it adjusts volume disparities. Even – thanks to Melodyne technology – in polyphonic recordings. So if one or more notes in a chord are too quiet and being drowned out by the rest, you can raise them effortlessly to the desired level.

Further Algorithm Improvements

  • “Percussive Pitched” This new algorithm was developed especially for instruments like tabla, berimbau or 808-kick, the notes of which – though percussive in character – still have a recognizable pitch.
  • “Robust Pitch Curve” With this new option, you can obtain better sound quality when editing certain signals, such as those with a great deal of reverberation. When it is activated, the monophonic algorithms employ a pitch curve that has been slightly smoothed out.
  • “Complex” This algorithm playback type has been improved and can now be used just as flexibly as the playback type “Tonal” concerning the formants.

Other improvements

  • Better keyboard shortcuts. New search function for keyboard shortcuts, the saving of personalized shortcut sets has been improved.
  • No more “.mdd” files. Melodyne’s detection data, which was previously saved to separate “.mdd” files, is now stored in the audio files themselves, making file directories clearer and the sharing of projects easier.

What Is Melodyne?

Note-based Audio Editing

Melodyne grants you unrivalled access to all the musical details in your recordings and samples – note by note. This is made possible by a sophisticated analysis that delves deeply into your recordings and samples, and recognizes and understands the musical relationships within them: the individual notes and their characteristics, the scales, keys and chords, the timing, the tempo, the tone colour. And with Melodyne, you can edit all these things intuitively. With vocals, but every type of instrument as well – including polyphonic ones, such as the piano and guitar.

Notes and Tools

In Melodyne, notes are represented by blobs. By manipulating these with Melodyne’s powerful tools, you can edit (among other things) the pitch, vibrato, volume, sibilants, length, timing and formants of each note. In this way, you can enhance in a musical yet straightforward manner the intonation, phrasing, dynamics and timbre of a performance. While ingenious algorithms ensure your editing’s almost always inaudible, sensitive, natural.

  • Notes instead of waveforms. With Melodyne, you see the notes in your recordings and samples, and can manipulate and modify them at will. Even with polyphonic instruments like the piano and guitar.
  • Tools and macros. Edit intonation, melody and harmony, but also rhythms and grooves, dynamics, formants and much more. Using intelligent macros or – with great precision – by hand.
  • Multitrack Note Editing. See and edit the notes of multiple tracks simultaneously in a single window. Only Melodyne makes music this transparent and tangible.
  • All that counts musically. Melodyne also recognizes chords, keys, tunings and tempos. And the editing functions for these important musical parameters are just as comprehensive as for the notes themselves.
  • Innovative sound design. Access the overtones of your instruments directly and change their tone colour in unique ways. Using an ultra-musical equalizer, resynthesis and morphing.
  • Compatibility and user-friendliness. Melodyne can be operated via ARA or as a plug-in directly in a DAW. Or even as a stand-alone program. Its flexible interface adapts perfectly to the requirements of each situation.

Melodyne Studio, Editor, Assistant & Essential Compared

System Requirements

macOS

  • Intel Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • macOS 10.12 or higher (64-bit only)

Windows

  • Intel or AMD Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Windows 10 or higher (64-bit only)
  • ASIO-compatible audio hardware

DAW Compatibility

Celemony have tested Melodyne 5 with the following configurations:

  • Avid Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.10 under Windows 10 Pro and macOS 10.14.6
  • Logic Pro X 10.5.0 under macOS 10.14.6 to 10.15
  • Steinberg Cubase 10.5.0 (64-bit, VST 3) under Windows 10 Pro and macOS 10.14
  • Presonus Studio One 4.5.5.54904 (64-bit) under Windows 10 and macOS 10.12 to 10.15
  • Cakewalk 2019.05 (Build 31) under Windows 10 Pro
  • Abelton Live 10.1 (64-bit) under Windows 10 Pro, macOS 10.14.4 (AU)
  • MOTU Digital Performer 10.0 (Build 79351) under macOS 10.14 (64-bit, AU)
  • Steinberg Nuendo 10.2 (64-bit) under Windows 10 and macOS 10.13.6
  • Magix Samplitude Pro X4 15.1.1.236 (64-bit) under Windows 8.1 and 10
  • Magix Sequoia 15.1.1.236 (ARA, 64-bit) under Windows 10
  • Acoustica Mixcraft 8.1 (64-bit) under Windows 10
  • Cockos Reaper 5.98 under Windows 8.1/10 & under macOS 10.12 to 10.14
  • Magix Sound Forge Pro 13.0.95 under Windows 10

11. Melodyne 5 Assistant

by Celemony

Melodyne 5 Assistant

The Path to Professional Vocals

Melodyne 5 Assistant offers the complete Melodyne toolkit for pitch, timing, vibrato, phrasing, formants and dynamics. Everything you need for professional vocal editing.

Features

  • Grammy Award-winning technology.
  • Exceptionally musical and intuitive note-based way of working.
  • The algorithms Melodic (with Sibilant Detection), Percussive, Universal.
  • Macros for optimizing intonation, timing quantization, and levelling.
  • The Chord Track and Chord Grid with automatic chord recognition.
  • Tempo detection.
  • Inspectors for quick access to all parameters.
  • Full compatibility: VST3, AU, AAX, stand-alone.
  • Integration via ARA Audio Random Access (depending on the DAW).

New in Melodyne 5

New technologies, for better results in less time. Thanks to the fundamentally improved “Melodic” algorithm, Melodyne makes your vocal editing even better than before. With perfect, natural corrections at the press of a key. Thanks to the Chord Track, you can adapt notes with lightning speed to suit the song – chord recognition included. And with the unique Fade Tool, you can create note-based fades – even in polyphonic recordings and samples.

All this is new:

  • The ability to edit pitched and noise-like components separately with the “Melodic” algorithm.
  • More musical analysis of pitch deviations.
  • The Chord Track and Chord Grid for pitch editing, chord recognition.
  • The Fade Tool and Leveling Macro for editing dynamics.
  • An additional algorithm (“Percussive Pitched”) plus other algorithm improvements.
  • Search functions for keyboard shortcuts, saving of shortcut sets.

Vocals, Now Even Better

Melodyne heightens its core competence. The “Melodic” algorithm used for vocals can now distinguish the unpitched, noise-like components of a note – i.e. voiceless consonants (such as sibilants like “s”) and breath sounds – from its pitched components. Even when they coincide. And although all pitch and timing changes are implemented in a tried-and-tested manner as far as the pitched components are concerned, different rules that emulate accurately the natural behavior of the human voice govern the handling of sibilants. So now when you are working with Melodyne, you obtain the highest possible sound quality and most natural-sounding results automatically.

Pros will be relieved to discover it’s no longer necessary to isolate each individual sibilant by hand. That saves a lot of time and makes for a more meaningful display in the Note Editor. At the same time, the results sound far better, as automation works more precisely and overlaps between sibilants and pitched components are taken into account.

Sibilant detection not only yields acoustic advantages but also new creative possibilities: With the Sibilant Tool, you can adjust the balance between the sibilants and the pitched components of a note. Sibilants can be attenuated, muted altogether, emphasized or even isolated – everything is possible. So, into the bargain, you get a perfect de-esser that only affects the problem areas and has no side-effects on other components of the vocal sound.

Modelled on Human Hearing

Why do some notes sound out of tune and not others? Fluctuations in pitch contribute to the quality of a vocal performance because it is through them that passion and emotional complexity find expression. They give it, in other words, its human dimension. But for their contribution to be a positive one, the nature, scope and precise timing of such fluctuations is of crucial importance.

A note doesn’t necessarily sound sharp or flat just because it isn’t “spot on” mathematically. Just particular, often very brief segments of the note annoy us. Sometimes at the beginning, sometimes at the end, sometimes somewhere in between. It is these crucial segments that have to be perfectly in tune; if they are, the note will sound right to us. The presence of any fluctuations before or after to such segments doesn’t trouble us – to the contrary, Celemony feel they add life to the performance and sound natural.

Melodyne now identifies these problem areas precisely, and the offset shown in the Note Inspector is calculated from the pitch of each note at the crucial moment only – not its entire lifetime. As a result, double-clicking (to set a note’s offset to zero) now yields precisely the right musical result. Also the macro profits from this new, even more musical approach: Each individual note is pitched to perfection. Yet everything still sounds natural and alive

The Chord Track and Chord Grid

Work better with chords, adapt notes quickly. Melodyne 5 offers you a chord track that is linked to the Pitch Grid in the Note Editor. This makes working with chords far more enjoyable and harmonies more transparent. Because you can see at any time which pitches are compatible with the current chord and can adapt the notes accordingly with lightning speed. This is helpful when you’re altering chords, and if you want to match any sample harmonically to your music, it works like a dream.

Autopilot for chords. Melodyne’s chord recognition technology is so advanced, it can consider tracks apart or together – even the entire mix – and identify the chords formed when their notes are combined. It analyses your recordings fast and reliably and fills in the Chord Track automatically. This makes working with chords even easier.

Dynamics Functions

Note-based fades. The Fade Tool gives you highly effective control over the dynamics of your recording. For each note individually. Even within a chord. This is unique and offers totally new creative possibilities for dynamic editing. And since in Melodyne the fades belong to the notes, they are automatically preserved when the notes are moved or copied.

Controlling the dynamic range. The Leveling Macro makes loud notes quieter and quiet ones louder, it adjusts volume disparities. Even – thanks to Melodyne technology – in polyphonic recordings. So if one or more notes in a chord are too quiet and being drowned out by the rest, you can raise them effortlessly to the desired level.

Further Algorithm Improvements

  • “Percussive Pitched” This new algorithm was developed especially for instruments like tabla, berimbau or 808-kick, the notes of which – though percussive in character – still have a recognizable pitch.
  • “Robust Pitch Curve” With this new option, you can obtain better sound quality when editing certain signals, such as those with a great deal of reverberation. When it is activated, the monophonic algorithms employ a pitch curve that has been slightly smoothed out.
  • “Complex” This algorithm playback type has been improved and can now be used just as flexibly as the playback type “Tonal” concerning the formants.

Other improvements

  • Better keyboard shortcuts. New search function for keyboard shortcuts, the saving of personalized shortcut sets has been improved.
  • No more “.mdd” files. Melodyne’s detection data, which was previously saved to separate “.mdd” files, is now stored in the audio files themselves, making file directories clearer and the sharing of projects easier.

What Is Melodyne?

Note-based Audio Editing

Melodyne grants you unrivalled access to all the musical details in your recordings and samples – note by note. This is made possible by a sophisticated analysis that delves deeply into your recordings and samples, and recognizes and understands the musical relationships within them: the individual notes and their characteristics, the scales, keys and chords, the timing, the tempo, the tone colour. And with Melodyne, you can edit all these things intuitively. With vocals, but every type of instrument as well – including polyphonic ones, such as the piano and guitar.

Notes and Tools

In Melodyne, notes are represented by blobs. By manipulating these with Melodyne’s powerful tools, you can edit (among other things) the pitch, vibrato, volume, sibilants, length, timing and formants of each note. In this way, you can enhance in a musical yet straightforward manner the intonation, phrasing, dynamics and timbre of a performance. While ingenious algorithms ensure your editing’s almost always inaudible, sensitive, natural.

  • Notes instead of waveforms. With Melodyne, you see the notes in your recordings and samples, and can manipulate and modify them at will. Even with polyphonic instruments like the piano and guitar.
  • Tools and macros. Edit intonation, melody and harmony, but also rhythms and grooves, dynamics, formants and much more. Using intelligent macros or – with great precision – by hand.
  • Multitrack Note Editing. See and edit the notes of multiple tracks simultaneously in a single window. Only Melodyne makes music this transparent and tangible.
  • All that counts musically. Melodyne also recognizes chords, keys, tunings and tempos. And the editing functions for these important musical parameters are just as comprehensive as for the notes themselves.
  • Compatibility and user-friendliness. Melodyne can be operated via ARA or as a plug-in directly in a DAW. Or even as a stand-alone program. Its flexible interface adapts perfectly to the requirements of each situation.

Melodyne Studio, Editor, Assistant & Essential Compared

System Requirements

macOS

  • Intel Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • macOS 10.12 or higher (64-bit only)

Windows

  • Intel or AMD Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Windows 10 or higher (64-bit only)
  • ASIO-compatible audio hardware

DAW Compatibility

Celemony have tested Melodyne 5 with the following configurations:

  • Avid Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.10 under Windows 10 Pro and macOS 10.14.6
  • Logic Pro X 10.5.0 under macOS 10.14.6 to 10.15
  • Steinberg Cubase 10.5.0 (64-bit, VST 3) under Windows 10 Pro and macOS 10.14
  • Presonus Studio One 4.5.5.54904 (64-bit) under Windows 10 and macOS 10.12 to 10.15
  • Cakewalk 2019.05 (Build 31) under Windows 10 Pro
  • Abelton Live 10.1 (64-bit) under Windows 10 Pro, macOS 10.14.4 (AU)
  • MOTU Digital Performer 10.0 (Build 79351) under macOS 10.14 (64-bit, AU)
  • Steinberg Nuendo 10.2 (64-bit) under Windows 10 and macOS 10.13.6
  • Magix Samplitude Pro X4 15.1.1.236 (64-bit) under Windows 8.1 and 10
  • Magix Sequoia 15.1.1.236 (ARA, 64-bit) under Windows 10
  • Acoustica Mixcraft 8.1 (64-bit) under Windows 10
  • Cockos Reaper 5.98 under Windows 8.1/10 & under macOS 10.12 to 10.14
  • Magix Sound Forge Pro 13.0.95 under Windows 10

12. Melodyne 5 Essential

by Celemony

Melodyne 5 Essential

This is Melodyne 5 Essential. The following versions of Celemony Melodyne are also available:

The Easy Way to Begin

With Melodyne 5 Essential, you edit your vocals using the basic functions for pitch and timing. Musical, quick and easy. And if you need more, you can always upgrade, paying only the difference.

Features

  • Grammy Award-winning technology.
  • Exceptionally musical and intuitive note-based way of working.
  • The algorithms Melodic (with Sibilant Detection), Percussive and Universal.
  • Melodyne’s Main Tool for editing pitch and timing.
  • The Chord Track and Chord Grid with automatic chord recognition.
  • Full compatibility: VST 3, AU, AAX, stand-alone.
  • Integration via ARA Audio Random Access (depending on the DAW).

New in Melodyne 5

New technologies, for better results in less time. Thanks to the fundamentally improved “Melodic” algorithm, Melodyne makes your vocal editing even better than before. With perfect, natural corrections at the press of a key. Thanks to the Chord Track, you can adapt notes with lightning speed to suit the song – chord recognition included.

All this is new:

  • The ability to edit pitched and noise-like components separately with the “Melodic” algorithm.
  • More musical analysis of pitch deviations.
  • The Chord Track and Chord Grid for pitch editing, chord recognition.
  • An additional algorithm (“Percussive Pitched”) plus other algorithm improvements.
  • Search functions for keyboard shortcuts, saving of shortcut sets.

Vocals, Now Even Better

Melodyne heightens its core competence. The “Melodic” algorithm used for vocals can now distinguish the unpitched, noise-like components of a note – i.e. voiceless consonants (such as sibilants like “s”) and breath sounds – from its pitched components. Even when they coincide. And although all pitch and timing changes are implemented in a tried-and-tested manner as far as the pitched components are concerned, different rules that emulate accurately the natural behavior of the human voice govern the handling of sibilants. So now when you are working with Melodyne, you obtain the highest possible sound quality and most natural-sounding results automatically.

Modelled on Human Hearing

Why do some notes sound out of tune and not others? Fluctuations in pitch contribute to the quality of a vocal performance because it is through them that passion and emotional complexity find expression. They give it, in other words, its human dimension. But for their contribution to be a positive one, the nature, scope and precise timing of such fluctuations is of crucial importance.

A note doesn’t necessarily sound sharp or flat just because it isn’t “spot on” mathematically. Just particular, often very brief segments of the note annoy us. Sometimes at the beginning, sometimes at the end, sometimes somewhere in between. It is these crucial segments that have to be perfectly in tune; if they are, the note will sound right to us. The presence of any fluctuations before or after to such segments doesn’t trouble us – to the contrary, Celemony feel they add life to the performance and sound natural.

Melodyne now identifies these problem areas precisely, and the offset shown in the Note Inspector is calculated from the pitch of each note at the crucial moment only – not its entire lifetime. As a result, double-clicking (to set a note’s offset to zero) now yields precisely the right musical result. Also the macro profits from this new, even more musical approach: Each individual note is pitched to perfection. Yet everything still sounds natural and alive

The Chord Track and Chord Grid

Work better with chords, adapt notes quickly. Melodyne 5 offers you a chord track that is linked to the Pitch Grid in the Note Editor. This makes working with chords far more enjoyable and harmonies more transparent. Because you can see at any time which pitches are compatible with the current chord and can adapt the notes accordingly with lightning speed. This is helpful when you’re altering chords, and if you want to match any sample harmonically to your music, it works like a dream.

Autopilot for chords. Melodyne’s chord recognition technology is so advanced, it can consider tracks apart or together – even the entire mix – and identify the chords formed when their notes are combined. It analyses your recordings fast and reliably and fills in the Chord Track automatically. This makes working with chords even easier.

Further Algorithm Improvements

  • “Percussive Pitched” This new algorithm was developed especially for instruments like tabla, berimbau or 808-kick, the notes of which – though percussive in character – still have a recognizable pitch.
  • “Robust Pitch Curve” With this new option, you can obtain better sound quality when editing certain signals, such as those with a great deal of reverberation. When it is activated, the monophonic algorithms employ a pitch curve that has been slightly smoothed out.
  • “Complex” This algorithm playback type has been improved and can now be used just as flexibly as the playback type “Tonal” concerning the formants.

Other improvements

  • Better keyboard shortcuts. New search function for keyboard shortcuts, the saving of personalized shortcut sets has been improved.
  • No more “.mdd” files. Melodyne’s detection data, which was previously saved to separate “.mdd” files, is now stored in the audio files themselves, making file directories clearer and the sharing of projects easier.

What Is Melodyne?

Note-based Audio Editing

Melodyne grants you unrivalled access to all the musical details in your recordings and samples – note by note. This is made possible by a sophisticated analysis that delves deeply into your recordings and samples, and recognizes and understands the musical relationships within them: the individual notes and their characteristics, the scales, keys and chords, the timing, the tempo, the tone colour. And with Melodyne, you can edit all these things intuitively. With vocals, but every type of instrument as well – including polyphonic ones, such as the piano and guitar.

Notes and Tools

In Melodyne, notes are represented by blobs. By manipulating these with Melodyne’s powerful tools, you can edit (among other things) the pitch, vibrato, volume, sibilants, length, timing and formants of each note. In this way, you can enhance in a musical yet straightforward manner the intonation, phrasing, dynamics and timbre of a performance. While ingenious algorithms ensure your editing’s almost always inaudible, sensitive, natural.

  • Notes instead of waveforms. With Melodyne, you see the notes in your recordings and samples, and can manipulate and modify them at will. Even with polyphonic instruments like the piano and guitar.
  • Tools and macros. Edit intonation, melody and harmony, but also rhythms and grooves, dynamics, formants and much more. Using intelligent macros or – with great precision – by hand.
  • All that counts musically. Melodyne also recognizes chords, keys, tunings and tempos. And the editing functions for these important musical parameters are just as comprehensive as for the notes themselves.
  • Compatibility and user-friendliness. Melodyne can be operated via ARA or as a plug-in directly in a DAW. Or even as a stand-alone program. Its flexible interface adapts perfectly to the requirements of each situation.

Melodyne Studio, Editor, Assistant & Essential Compared

System Requirements

macOS

  • Intel Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • macOS 10.12 or higher (64-bit only)

Windows

  • Intel or AMD Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Windows 10 or higher (64-bit only)
  • ASIO-compatible audio hardware

DAW Compatibility

Celemony have tested Melodyne 5 with the following configurations:

  • Avid Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.10 under Windows 10 Pro and macOS 10.14.6
  • Logic Pro X 10.5.0 under macOS 10.14.6 to 10.15
  • Steinberg Cubase 10.5.0 (64-bit, VST 3) under Windows 10 Pro and macOS 10.14
  • Presonus Studio One 4.5.5.54904 (64-bit) under Windows 10 and macOS 10.12 to 10.15
  • Cakewalk 2019.05 (Build 31) under Windows 10 Pro
  • Abelton Live 10.1 (64-bit) under Windows 10 Pro, macOS 10.14.4 (AU)
  • MOTU Digital Performer 10.0 (Build 79351) under macOS 10.14 (64-bit, AU)
  • Steinberg Nuendo 10.2 (64-bit) under Windows 10 and macOS 10.13.6
  • Magix Samplitude Pro X4 15.1.1.236 (64-bit) under Windows 8.1 and 10
  • Magix Sequoia 15.1.1.236 (ARA, 64-bit) under Windows 10
  • Acoustica Mixcraft 8.1 (64-bit) under Windows 10
  • Cockos Reaper 5.98 under Windows 8.1/10 & under macOS 10.12 to 10.14
  • Magix Sound Forge Pro 13.0.95 under Windows 10
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