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Why is Celomony sending me constant reminders to upgrade Melodyne?
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Just to let you know it's 149 to upgrade to full Editor... great deal for those that can use it.

I'm not saying I couldn't use it but most of the time the ONLY thing I need it for is a mono vocal track. I'm starting to feel a little self conscious about this I mean does Celomony know something about my needs(off pitch wise) that I don't know, if that is the case I will stop singing and then I wont need Melodyne at all, so there.

In all honesty I'm curious how often youz Guyz and Galz use it, I myself feel a great take shouldn't really need that much fixing and polyphonic material could be just as easily remixed rather than going for a pitch correcter.

Convince me I'm wrong and let me know what you think... I may be swayed into considering the upgrade.
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CTStump wrote:Just to let you know it's 149 to upgrade to full Editor... great deal for those that can use it.

I'm not saying I couldn't use it but most of the time the ONLY thing I need it for is a mono vocal track. I'm starting to feel a little self conscious about this I mean does Celomony know something about my needs(off pitch wise) that I don't know, if that is the case I will stop singing and then I wont need Melodyne at all, so there.

In all honesty I'm curious how often youz Guyz and Galz use it, I myself feel a great take shouldn't really need that much fixing and polyphonic material could be just as easily remixed rather than going for a pitch correcter.

Convince me I'm wrong and let me know what you think... I may be swayed into considering the upgrade.


I have the full version and I use it mainly on instruments (guitars, pianos, etc...). In this case the polyphonic capabilities are really necessary.
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I figured that would be the case, on pianos and softsynths I usually work out any errors in the piano roll and with guitars I just do a better take.

I can see where that would help for recomposing a melody for the guitar though.
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One example. I want that an acoustic guitar follows a given melody with harmonics. Now, as you know, a guitar in standard tuning has a limited option of harmonics. In the past you were forced to retune the guitar properly to be able to perform a given melody with harmonics. Now you can use melodyne editor to do it without retuning. Please note that this is usually a polyphonic problem as you usually play the harmonics sequence while keeping the previous ones ringing.

EDIT: this is natural just one example of how I use melodyne editor and I don't want to convince others about its utility...

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CT, I use the polyphony tool all the time. When I play lead, which I cam not very good at, I can correct bad notes and add notes and harmony at will. Same with the keys. Editor is an essential tool in my box and I would not be happy without it.
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To me the polyphonic aspect is most useful when working with 'readymade' material, or in other words it takes sampling to a whole new level. Sample a choir and have it sing any melody you like for example..

When it's material I'm involved with in recording, I try to get the performance right and only use melodyne as a last refuge if everything else fails. But I've once used it to correct an acoustic guitar whose fret intonation (is that an English word?) was slightly off and the asus4 chord would hurt your ears. I slapped on polyphonic melodyne and 'bam' the guitar was in tune instantly.

I think it's a valuable tool to have.
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I have editor, but probably dont use it to the fullest. I use it more to correct the mistakes in tracks i did not record. I prefer to retrack before using correction software. There are times, however, that the take has a great feel but a few pitchy parts. In cases like that, feel is the deciding factor since that is much harder to replicate.

Third use for me is formant shifting on drums. Really helps with badly tuned drums, esp floor tom.
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Like many people, having built-in Melodyne was a primary reason I decided to go with Studio One. Based on past performances, I figured I would use the hell out of it tuning my own vocals. However, a funny thing happened. I started working with a vocal coach. And now I realized there was nothing wrong with my pitch, I just didn't have enough air to hit the notes I wanted to hit. After lots of breath practice, I've done about 15 rough vocals for my extensive project so far ... and I haven't tuned a vocal yet!

So while ten hours of a vocal coach at $50 an hour is way more expensive than the $150 Melodyne update to full functionality, in my case the vocal lessons were actually a whole lot more valuable.

That said, others have chimed in about the value the product offers for other tasks.

But I've learned a valuable lesson that pitch without air is elusive ... and with air maintaining pitch is a whole heckuva lot easier.
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Also Celemony is pretty persistent with their $149 upgrade offer so if you try the demo as Lokeyfly suggests you'll have another chance to purchase in a few months.
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mistere wrote:Also Celemony is pretty persistent with their $149 upgrade offer so if you try the demo as Lokeyfly suggests you'll have another chance to purchase in a few months.


That's a good point. they do seem to spam a lot don't they.

As a song writer most if my published songs are actually performed by other vocalists so it's really not to much of a biggie for me. I also have the time to do things over if need be so at the moment I'm leaning on waiting a while to see if I miss it.

..... I find it hard though,,, walking away from a half off sale.

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CT, have you watched any of the Editor videos yet? You can create harmonies out of one vocal. You can adjust volume levels by word or phrase. You can play a bass or guitar line and effortlessly convert to midi.
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