Melodyne 4 essential contains Melodyne's Main Tool for the basic editing of pitch and timing, and offers a particularly simple and economical entry into the world of Melodyne.
If you need more functions, you can upgrade any time to one of the larger editions simply by paying the difference in price.
The musical view of audio
Melodyne is a software application for OS X or Windows with which you can edit audio in a more musical way than was ever thought possible. In Melodyne, you work with notes - and not with a meaningless wave form. You don't just see where the music gets louder or quieter but also where notes begin and end and at what pitch they lie.
You can modify each note and thereby influence directly the intonation, phrasing and dynamics - and do this not only with vocals and monophonic instruments but with polyphonic instruments such as pianos and guitars as well.
Working with Melodyne is like being able to say to a vocalist "sing this note a bit longer" or to a pianist "give slightly less weight to the third in this chord" - hours, weeks, even years after the recording session.
Notes and tools
Notes are displayed in Melodyne in the form of "blobs" - the precise path traced by the pitch is indicated by the wavy line. With Melodyne's tools, you can edit the notes directly and modify all important musical parameters. Just grab the notes, and you'll find you can adjust their pitch, vibrato, volume, timing and much else besides in a highly intuitive manner.
Grammy Award-winning Melodyne technology
The algorithms "Melodic", "Percussive" and "Universal"
Melodyne's Main Tool for pitch and timing
Macros for pitch- and timing-correction as well as quantization
Fully compatible: VST, AU, RTAS, AAX, ARA, Rewire
OS X and Windows, 32/64-bit
OS X: Intel Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended), 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), OS X 10.6.8 and 10.9.5 or later
Windows: Intel or AMD Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended), 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), Windows 7 or later (64-bit recommended), ASIO-compatible audio hardware