Celemony today announced that their audio editing applications are now shipping in new versions: the multi-track Melodyne cre8 and studio in Version 3.2 and the single-track Melodyne essential and uno in Version 1.8.
The latest versions offer new playback algorithms, numerous improvements and bug fixes
as well as a new way of activating the program that users will find far easier. The updates are free of charge and available for immediate download from www.celemony.com.
The expanded algorithm for polyphonic and rhythmic material in Melodyne studio 3.2 offers adjustable formant correction. This, on the one hand, makes it possible to perform extremely natural-sounding, sonically neutral, transpositions of multi-voice signals from sources such as a piano, guitar or choir, and, on the other, opens up interesting sound design possibilities, particularly when applied to drum loops and percussive material.
Melodyne cre8, uno and essential have been equipped with the new Percussive2 algorithm, which delivers far better-sounding results than its predecessor, Percussive, when working with drum loops, percussion tracks and percussive material of other kinds.
Among the other new features of Melodyne cre8/studio 3.2 and Melodyne essential/uno 1.8 are the combined scroll/zoom bars already offered by Melodyne plugin, a grey colour scheme for the user interface, and various improvements in the way percussive material is displayed and handled. As well as making the entire activation procedure far simpler for the user, the new system makes it possible to remove the activation from one computer and
transfer it to another. Furthermore, the alternative option of employing an iLok dongle to unlock the application is now available free of charge to users of Melodyne uno, cre8 and studio.