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Celemony releases Version 1.3 of Melodyne editor, assistant and essential


Celemony has released Version 1.3 of Melodyne editor, assistant and essential. The update contains bug fixes and small improvements and can be accessed using Melodyne's update function.

With Version 1.3, Melodyne is more reliable and efficient to work with than ever. Continuous lines representing the selected time grid provide for greater clarity in the editing pane of Version 1.3, thereby making modifying the timing of notes easier. A double click now quantizes notes to the time grid selected by the user, making it possible to shape the rhythm of the material more swiftly and accurately. In the stand-alone version of Melodyne, a new option is now available that saves a copy of the audio files involved when you are saving MPD files. This simplifies the handling of projects. Version 1.3 is also compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and the corresponding Lion versions of leading DAWs.

Improvements since Version 1.2.1

  • [Stand-Alone] Consolidate Audio Files when saving MPDs: When saving a Melodyne Project Document (MPD) all necessary audio files can optionally be saved along in a subfolder. These files are copies, while the original ones remain untouched at their original location. To activate this function check Consolidate Audio Files in the Save dialog.
  • Vertical grid lines: Depending on the user settings in the time ruler (1/8, 1/16, etc.) you will see respective lines in the Blob background, which allow for easier orientation when moving or stretching Blobs.
  • Double-click quantization: When you double-click a blob with the Time Tool, the quantization reflects the set grid now.
  • [Stand-Alone] Re-detect Tempo: With the new Re-detect Tempo option in the Tempo dialog you can go back to the original file tempo at any time – regardless of how many other edits you have done in the meantime.
  • Installer size: The installers for Mac and Windows are smaller in file size now. In Version 1.2.1 they used to install videos and audio arrangements along with the program. These additional files are not included anymore and can now be accessed online. To do so, follow the links in the Welcome splash screen (which can also be accessed from the Help menu).

Bug fixes:

  • Blob Monitoring: A bug got fixed that made the monitor sound shut off after having moved a Blob up and down for a while.
  • Exact Copy and Paste placement of Blobs: Blobs always get pasted at the expected position now. Please note: the target position is always relative to the grid. If the original Blob was placed, say, 10 ms after a grid line, the new Blob will be placed with the same offset to the grid line next to the cursor position. Which grid line is used for this logic is determined by the selected grid resolution (e.g. 1/4, 1/8, etc.). Only if the grid selection is set to Seconds, the pasted note will be placed exactly at the cursor position.
  • [Pro Tools] Window resize: In Pro Tools the selection doesn't get lost anymore when the size of the plug-in window is changed.
  • Pitch Inspector with percussive files: With percussive files, the Pitch Inspector fields used to show note names (i.e. C, C#, etc.). This is changed now to offset values (i.e. +1, +2, etc.), matching the Pitch Ruler on the left side.
  • Inspector Fields: A bug got fixed that made the Pitch Tool Inspectors disappear after having used the Note Assignment mode.
  • Intended Notes get updated properly: A bug got fixed that made Intended Notes jump to wrong positions when changing the tempo.
  • Tool tips: Switching the language in Preferences will now be reflected in the tool tips immediately.
  • Name of the file path: A bug got fixed that made Melodyne crash when the file path for transfers contained umlaut characters (i.e. “ü”, “Ä”, etc.).
  • Separations in Note Assignment mode: When trying to remove note separations you had to move the mouse a few pixels to the right of the separation line.
  • Tool tip for Note Assignment mode: This tool tip was missing.
  • [Stand-Alone] Multiply Tempo: The list of possible multiplying factors in the Tempo dialog is streamlined now.
  • [Stand-Alone] Moving the 1 icon in the Time Ruler: Adjusting the first downbeat by dragging or right-clicking the 1 icon now works as expected. Please note: The right-click option Set Bar 1 to Start of File is only available with constant tempo.
  • [Stand-Alone and plug-in] Graphical glitches when scrolling: A problem was solved in the 64-bit version on a Mac.
  • [Stand-Alone] Closing while playing back: Closing the window while playback was running led to a crash.


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