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Melodyne update for Mavericks
Munich, 6.11.2013 (ictw) - Celemony has just released Version 2.1.2 of Melodyne editor, assistant and essential. The update brings compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks, accelerates the handling of large files and runs more reliably in all DAWs. Users can download the new version free of charge either via the "Check for Updates" function within Melodyne or from their myCelemony accounts.
For further information on Melodyne, please visit: http://www.celemony.com
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The main product: Melodyne
Polished, expanded and recognized many times with awards over the years, Melodyne today counts almost all musicians and producers of note among its customers. The Who guitarist Pete Townshend regards the software as “a miracle”, Ultravox singer Midge Ure calls it “black magic”, Katy Perry producer Dr. Luke and multimedia visionary Peter Gabriel both love it, and jazz legend Herbie Hancock considers it a “must-have” for musicians.
The strength and uniqueness of Melodyne lies in the fact that it understands digital recordings as music and is capable of recognizing and displaying their constituent notes. So Melodyne speaks the language of musicians and offers them musical elements to edit rather than raw technical data. With Melodyne, like a composer, you can take the notes within a recording and rearrange, change and invent; like a performer, add vibrancy, expression, and emotional depth; like a conductor, impose tempos, dynamics and structure.
DNA Direct Note Access
Whilst initially only the editing of melodic and rhythmic material was possible, Celemony in 2008 developed an algorithm for polyphonic instruments. With this patented technology, known as DNA Direct Note Access, Melodyne made it possible for the first time to edit individual notes within chords. This development is regarded as a milestone in recording technology and has won worldwide recognition beyond the frontiers of the industry. The German news magazine Der Spiegel, for instance, ran an article on Melodyne in 2008 beneath the headline “Photoshop for Sounds”, while the New York Times described the technology as a “breakthrough.”
The tool for specialists: Capstan
In 2011, Celemony launched its professional restoration tool Capstan. Also based on the unique DNA Direct Note Access, Capstan detects wow and flutter within the music itself and can therefore remove it regardless of the recording medium (such as magnetic tape or vinyl). Historic classical recordings – restored and released thanks to Capstan – have been among the first to benefit.
Who is behind Celemony?
It was the question “What does a stone sound like?” back in 1997 that first gave dedicated researcher and inventor Peter Neubäcker the idea for Melodyne. Peter Neubäcker is a man who goes very much his own way. As a musician but also as a lover of mathematics, a guitar-maker and a student of the physics and philosophy of music, he finds approaches far removed from those of classical signal technology, pursuing the musical, the elusive emotional, content of a recording beyond its mensurable data. His algorithms make Melodyne so musical, so faithful in its acoustic reproduction, so unique. He is supported in this by an experienced team of software engineers who implement his ideas using the latest signal processing and programming techniques in the development of professional audio software.
A certain idiosyncrasy runs through the entire corporate structure of Celemony. The over twenty employees live scattered across Germany, with others in places like the USA and Japan. They each determine their own working hours and communicate with each other by Internet; the hierarchies are flat. They come together occasionally for meetings, but by preference to celebrate and have a good time. Almost all the company’s employees are musicians themselves, in genres ranging from electronic and medieval music to metal and punk.
Milestones in the history of Celemony
1997 – Peter Neubäcker begins developing the Melodyne concept
2000 – Celemony is founded with the participation of Prof. Dr. Hildegard Sourgens and Carsten Gehle
2001 – Melodyne is presented for the first time at the Winter NAMM
2007 – A single-track version of Melodyne is released as a plug-in
2008 – Celemony demonstrates DNA Direct Note Access at the Frankfurt Musikmesse
2009 – Melodyne editor with DNA Direct Note Access is released
2011 – Release of Capstan, the software for removing wow and flutter
2012 – The Technical Grammy Award is the culmination of a long series of awards for Celemony and Melodyne
You’ll find more information about the software Melodyne and the company Celemony, as well as further statements from musicians and producers, at www.celemony.com.