The new version 3 of the audio editing software Melodyne cre8/studio for Windows XP and Mac OS X is shipping. Melodyne3 offers a new algorithm that allows any type of audio material to profit from Melodynes unique editing functions and sound quality. In other words, Melodyne is no longer limited to the editing of melodies but can handle homophonic and polyphonic textures.
Melodyne3 also offers fully automatic analysis of the audio material, powerful macros for the correction of intonation and timing errors, and numerous improvements in the user interface. Melodyne3 is not only capable of doing far more than its predecessors; it is also faster and easier to use.
Melodyne3 studio (the full edition with the new polyphonic time stretching) costs 699 euros; the smaller Melodyne 3 cre8 319 euros. The upgrade to Melodyne3 costs registered cre8 users 99 euros and users of the studio edition 149 euros. It will be available from music dealers or the Celemony web site. For purchases registered after the 1st September 2005, the upgrade will be free.