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Munich, 2012-07-12 (ictw) - As of today, the ARA Audio Random Access interface extension is available to all software manufacturers. ARA allows for the improved integration of Melodyne and similar plug-ins into digital audio workstations (DAWs).

As an extension of existing plug-in interfaces such as VST or Audio Unit, ARA opens an additional channel of communication through which the DAW and plug-in are able to exchange information about the audio files and their placement in the song, as well as over their tempo, pitch, rhythm and more. The plug-in is “far closer to the action" in the DAW and therefore works considerably more efficiently; the DAW, for its part, is able to integrate the plug-in and take specific advantage of its strengths, as though the plug-in were part of the DAW itself.

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ARA has been implemented in Presonus Studio One as well as in Melodyne editor, assistant and essential since the end of last year. The ARA-facilitated interaction between Studio One and Melodyne leads to a very user-friendly workflow that goes far beyond anything previously afforded by plug-in interfaces and allows a still more effective use of Melodyne. With the ARA Software Development Kit (SDK), other manufacturers of DAWs and plug-ins can now integrate ARA into their own products free of charge.

“Since Melodyne – thanks to ARA – is now integrated more seamlessly into Studio One, there are fewer hurdles and you can play with it in a far more musical way. A fact reflected in the spontaneous enthusiasm shown by users, which was nice to see,” says Melodyne software architect Carsten Gehle, who emphasizes in a film in Celemony's Melodyne tech talk series that during the development of ARA other manufacturers were taken into consideration from the start: “Since we developed ARA in collaboration with Presonus, it reflects the points-of-view of both plug-in and DAW manufacturers. Furthermore, we've made ARA as open as possible, so that as many applications as possible can benefit from it.”

Further information and films about ARA:



The videos are also available here:

ARA with Melodyne and Studio One

In English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3J8SFhoe10

In German: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niORB4txByA

Melodyne software architect Carsten Gehle on ARA

In English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQnYemgC3nk

In German: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2pG2tEHRK0

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