I’m a total Newbee with Melodyne Editor. I am finally making the change from my ATR-1 (Hardware version of Antares, Auto Tune) Yes, I hear the laughter . . . lol
I’m Old School. I partnered in a small project studio27 years ago running a 1" 16-track tape machine. Before that I owned a small sound reinforcement company for 6 years. I’m not a computer whiz-tech type at all. I use computers every day and I can install hard drives, memory modules and odd computer cards but that is about it.
I didn’t know much about Melodyne until my studio partner bought the Editor (Ver. 1) a few years back. I didn’t pay much attention since my ATR-1 unit was doing the job I needed done. I stayed away because I didn’t want to tackle the initial learning curve required to use a software. I just assumed its something very similar to Auto-Tune . . . NOT.
After checking out some videos I realized Melodyne is a completely different animal. I’m blown away with all its capabilities ! I am going to update our Melodyne Editor to Version 2 since an update is offered here.
However . . . I have a few questions.
My set up is based on two Roland VS2480. Each unit is a stand alone 24 track digital workstation, sync-ed together. I’m using an Alesis HD24 as my A/D interface. I also have a studio computer (PC) that runs Sonar 3, Soundforge 10 and BIAB 2012 through a Cakewalk interface to my stand alone Roland DAW. In this area, I guess I’m still behind the times because my DAW is not computer based.
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Question #1: Sync’ing in stand alone mode
I will be using Melodyne Editor as a stand alone. I don’t see a way to sync it to my external DAW using MTC (Midi Time Code). Is Melodyne Editor in stand alone mode unable to sync to MTC ??
Question #2: Sync’ing
My Sonar 3 is so old, I don’t think it supports “plug-ins”. Which leaves me with Soundforge 10.Do I HAVE TO use Melodyne Editor as a “plug-in” to sync to the outside world with MTC ??
Question #3: Video Tutorials
I went through the “Download” page to view the video tutorials but I would like to download them so I can put them on a flash drive to view them without the internet. HOW do I download the tutorials ??
Question 4: Mono or Stereo
I understand that Melodyne Editor is a single track editor. I would expect it to be mono when its used as a “plug-in” but when used as a stand alone, is this “single track” a Stereo track or the more traditional Mono track ??