Posts Tagged ‘autotune’

Melodyne Introduces Direct Note Access

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Just a quick technology update today; I recently posted about the merits and abuse of vocal autotuning. Although the Antares Autotune is perhaps the most (in)famous of these pitch-shifting tools, another firm favourite amongst audio producers is Melodyne. The creators of Melodyne have now added a new trick to their arsenal, dubbed ‘direct note access’. This feature claims to allow editing of individual notes within a chord – something that is entirely trivial for MIDI, but virtually impossible for audio (until now). The company claims that the pitchshifting, timing and note length modification abilities previously available to Melodyne can now be selectively applied to particular notes within a polyphonic audio recording. Check out their demo to see if you believe them…

Counting The Cost Of Cher’s Autotunes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Getting a good vocal track is possibly one of the most difficult parts of creating a record; in most cases, the finished vocal will be composited from the best bits of several different takes. However, there is one vocal treatment device that has risen to prominence over the last few years – the autotuner. The original idea of autotune was to correct bad notes in a vocal performance, but pushing the unit to extremes leads to what has become known as the ‘Cher effect’…
(from Music Technology)