16
March
2008

Melodyne DNA 18:28 on Sunday

I haven’t seen any significant advances in audio production technology in the last few years — the user interfaces are still awfully bad on average, and despite absurd marketing hype, there has not really been anything interesting happening in sound generation and manipulation. That is about to change. Check out Melodyne Direct Note Access

2 Responses to “Melodyne DNA”

    Comments:

  1. Tina Says:

    Wow. That’s pretty damn impressive. And a plugin, too!

  2. Peppe Says:

    I was pretty enthused at first but then I woke up: now that all music surrounding us has become practically non-existent dynamic-wise, i.e. everything being compressed/limited to death, what happens if we want to try changing the harmonic content of, say, a sample of any song by Eric Prydz? :-D “That one A minor needs to be F major with A bass… bzzbitbitbitcrashboom. Shite!”

    But seriously, this is da shit. I can hardly wait this one. Shame that the plugin still needs “teaching” before it can be used in a proper way. God how I wish they’d implement sort of a “fast mode”, which you could use in a way similar to Auto-Tune. Which, by the way, I strongly dislike.

    I wonder why they didn’t include any demos with multiple instruments in a same sample? Something moderately modest, such as Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, for example. ;-) Acoustic guitar is quite easy to track, it has very prominent transients and clear timbre, much like piano.

    Hmm. Another example I’d like to hear being tweaked: Gy├Ârgy Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna. :-D

    Yadda yadda, I’m gonna have this.