Celemony has announced that Steinberg has extended ARA support in Cubase and Nuendo.
ARA (Audio Random Access) is a Celemony technology that is designed to allow a DAW and plug-in to exchange information about the audio file, tempo, pitch, rhythm, making workflow more smooth and efficient. The DAW, for its part, can integrate the plug-in far more fully, as though the plug-in were part of the DAW.
With ARA, Melodyne is no longer inserted as a plug-in in the channel strip; instead audio events are equipped with it directly. Melodyne obtains access to all the audio data (of all the events) and can display their musical contents as audio notes allowing a user to begin editing them immediately.
Thanks to the extended ARA support, a user can apply Melodyne to all the takes before finalizing their comping decisions in Cubase and Nuendo. This means you have all Melodyne's possibilities at your disposal to edit the segments, selecting at each point in the song the option that is best. Furthermore, not only can you apply Melodyne to individual segments of each take, but also look at the entire contents of the take to which it belongs. Discrepancies or overlapping at the crossover points between takes are therefore easier to eliminate.
This extended ARA support comes with the updates to Cubase Version 10.0.40 and Nuendo Version 10.2, which contain a number of other improvements as well. Melodyne 4.2.3 or later is required.
Further details regarding ARA integration in the Steinberg DAWs can be found in the Melodyne Help Center.
Users of Cubase or Nuendo who do not yet have Melodyne can try out ARA integration with the Melodyne trial version.