Celemony announced that it has begun shipping Melodyne 2.0, which introduces the "MelodyneBridge," a new technology that allows Melodyne to be connected to any VST or AudioUnit host. Though Melodyne remains as a stand-alone application, it can also be used as if it were an effect plug-in.
Melodyne is a multitrack audio recording and editing application that separates recordings into score notes and allows the user to edit vocals, solo instruments and percussion similarly to editing MIDI tracks.
Melodyne 2.0 implements the ReWire protocol and can be connected and synched to all ReWire applications, including Cubase, Digital Performer, Live, Logic, Pro Tools or Reason. It can also be synched to MIDI Clock and SMPTE, and supports MIDI In/Out, as well. Users can control Melodyne via MIDI keyboards and remote controls (Mackie Control, Logic Control, Radical SAC and others) and can send the musical content of an audio file as MIDI to synthesizers in real time, including velocity and pitch phrasings.
Melodyne's mixing features have also been improved, such as the addition of EQs, insert effects, aux sends and returns, group tracks, and access to both VST and AudioUnit effect plug-ins. In addition to running on ASIO, DirectX, SoundManager and CoreAudio-based hardware, the Studio Edition adds Direct I/O support.
Melodyne 2.0 runs on Mac OS X and Windows SE/ME/XP. Melodyne cre8 allows the user to edit eight tracks simultaneously and supports files up to 48 kHz and 24-bit. The Studio Edition can load and edit a virtually unlimited number of tracks and supports 32-bit files and sample rates up to 192 kHz. Both versions offer a 500-level undo function.
For more, visit Celemony online at www.celemony.com.