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Melodyne Integration

We wanted to include pitch-correction in Studio One®—but not just any pitch correction. We wanted the best. Celemony’s Melodyne software is widely recognized as the leader in pitch tuning and transposition software. It’s amazing software.

So we partnered with Celemony to integrate Melodyne into Studio One 2. A fully licensed copy of Melodyne Essential comes with Studio One Professional; Studio One Artist and Producer come with a trial version.

Best friends.

But we didn’t just bundle a copy of Melodyne; we delivered the power of Melodyne in a user experience so seamless it facilitates flights of fancy instead of busting your brainstorm or deflating your delight. We wanted Melodyne to be as tightly interwoven with Studio One as our Native Effects™ plug-ins are, so we worked with Celemony to codevelop ARA (Audio Random Access) for Studio One.

Normally, plug-in formats behave little differently than running audio cables between pieces of gear. ARA extends plug-in formats with a second channel of communication that carries metadata such as tempo, pitch, and other useful information.

This lets Studio One and Melodyne operate together with as much speed, flexibility, and power as when you use one of our Native Effects plug-ins. Long analysis times are a thing of the past.

In fact, Studio One seamlessly integrates Celemony’s Melodyne so tightly that, for practical purposes, Melodyne is simply a part of Studio One. When you invoke the Melodyne editor, it shows up in Studio One's Edit view, just like the Music and Audio editors.

This integration is not limited to the version of Melodyne that comes with Studio One; the full version of Melodyne Editor integrates with Studio One Artist, Producer, or Professional 2 in exactly the same way.

So what?

The way Melodyne integrates with Studio One solves two major workflow killers. With other DAWs, transferring audio into Melodyne can be slow, and editing in Melodyne is a one-way street where you must bounce audio out when finished editing. And returning to previous edits involves a lot of file-management hassles.

In contrast, Studio One integrates Melodyne directly into its workflow. Select an audio clip and choose Edit With Melodyne, and your audio quickly opens in the Melodyne Edit view, already analyzed and ready to edit. While making edits, you will hear your audio in context with the rest of the arrangement. When done editing, hit the Render button; new audio is bounced, and Melodyne is removed, saving CPU resources—with no track transfers or manual rendering.

Furthermore, edits made in the arrangement are seamlessly synced in Melodyne. Need to return to previous edits to make further changes? Click on the Restore button, and Melodyne is back, right where you left it. We repeat: Just one click gets you back where you were. There are no file-management hassles.

Here’s another example: What would you say if we told you that you could convert an audio file to a MIDI track with one keystroke and one drag?

One key shortcut opens the Melodyne editor, which takes but a few seconds to analyze your selected Audio Event. When it finishes, drag the Event to an Instrument track. Done in two steps!


To really appreciate what you can do with Melodyne in Studio One, you need to try it. But it helps a lot to watch experts use it!

Here's a video about pitch correction in Melodyne, offered in English, German, French, and Spanish.

This Studio One Minute episode gives you a nice overview of Melodyne integration in Studio One. Yes, we know it's longer than a minute!

An awesome gift from Studio One power user jpettit, this is part 1 of a series of 5 videos explaining just about everything about Melodyne integration in Studio One 2.

Our friends at Obedia got into the act, too, with this tour of the Melodyne integration in Studio One 2.

The folks at macProVideo are alll over Studio One 2's Melodyne integration, too. Click here to see their article and videos.

Drum replacement is much easier when you use Melodyne in Studio One.