Which Melodyne Version Do I Need? (2020)
There are 4 versions of Celemony Melodyne.
Let's sort out all the differences - plain and simple!
Limited — $99
OK for light editing, but too limited for precise editing— too many tools are missing.
Only includes main tool, which allows changing the pitch center, timing and separating notes.
Good — $249
Good bang for buck — includes all main edit tools plus audio to MIDI function.
It does not include polyphonic audio editing and scale detection/editing.
Includes individual tools for:
- Pitch Transitions
- Pitch Drift
- Time Handles
- Attack Speed
- Note Separation
Having these dedicated tools dramatically improves the capabilities for both pitch correction and developing workflows.
Better — $499
Very similar to Assistant — plus polyphonic audio editing and scale detection/editing.
Only recommended if you’re interested in tuning polyphonic material (guitar, piano, etc.).
The upgrade is steep considering how little functionality is added.
What makes it better:
- Polyphonic (DNA Direct Note Access™)
- Piano, guitar, string quartet, etc.
- Edit scales
– Alter scales or create your own
- Scale Detective
– Extract scales from audio
Best — $849
The most powerful version. It includes functions for
This version will certainly save time for recordings with several layered vocals.
What makes it the best:
- view and edit multiple tracks in a single window
- “Sound editor” extra timbre shaping capabilities
- “Quantize to reference” - the ability to quantize timing from one track to another
As of writing, the upgrades / cross-grades from one version of Melodyne to another simply make you pay the difference between the two.
No risk for starting with low tier versions!
There is a 30 day free trial available.
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Thanks for you reading and Happy Tuning