Tuning Vocals Using Melodyne

In this final episode of my 4 part series on tuning vocals with plugins in Logic Pro X, we round off with the my overview on tuning vocals using Melodyne. Throughout the series we looked at correcting pitch issues on a vocal recording. We began firstly using the Logic Pro X Flex Pitch tool, then the Izotope Nectar 2 Pitch Editor, followed by the Waves Tune plug-in. Now there is a very good reason why I left Melodyne until the end of this set of videos. This is because as far as I know Melodyne was the originator of this type of audio modification. In fact, I began using this product a number of years ago when nothing like this existed as far as I was concerned. Since then, other manufacturers have taken the general concepts and re-engineered them. They then incorporating the tools either into host programs like Logic Pro X or as third party plugins which can be inserted into any DAW.

My Melodyne Experience

Nevertheless, when it comes to tuning vocals using Melodyne my experience has always being exceptional and therefore in a way this is the standard by which all of the other tuning tools should really be measured. However, the point of this series is not so much to do a comparison in terms of the quality of the output of each program but mainly to give an overview of how each application is used to quickly tune a vocal recording.
Tuning Vocals Using Melodyne
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The version of Melodyne I’ve used for this tutorial is the Studio 4 release which is packed with an incredible range of features and functionality. As with the Nectar Pitch Editor and Waves Tune plug-ins Melodyne also needs to capture vocal recording directly into its module before any type of manipulation can commence. Once the transfer has been completed it’s then possible to do a whole range of edits on the captured audio. What is then possible is far more than simply tuning notes. You can extend or shorten the duration of a note, adjust vibrato, change formant properties, as well as tons of other incredible tasks. Of course a number of these things can be done in the other plug-ins we looked at. But we will get to checking out more closely the individual features associated with all 4 of these platforms in upcoming videos.

Watch all 4 Videos on Tuning Vocals

Now, I would encourage you to check out all of the videos in this series. Get an idea of how the different interfaces look, the general methods of capturing audio and the basics of tuning individual vocal notes in respect of the different applications. And as this particular episode is the final one in the series, I also do a quick comparison of the outcomes from all 4 tests. This will give you an opportunity to quickly and objectively compared the results. So, I do hope you find all of the videos helpful and informative and maybe you will learn something new that you didn’t know before. As always please do remember to leave me a comment, like and subscribe to the videos. Remember also to stay tuned for more in-depth tutorials on all of these specific plug-ins as well as other music tech production tips. Until next time, keep on making that great music. Peace!