Just a note here...
It seems that Celemony is really working hard to provide a cutting edge product—and one that allows new creative options, like DNA, which is a very forward looking feature. But when I think about my needs, they're much more basic...kind of unexciting, really. What would be great for me is a good integrated wave editor with Melodyne.
For me, Melodyne is about tuning vocals, and that's it. (Sorry for being unadventurous.) And right now, I have a two step process for vocals. Once the vocal is recorded and comped, the first step is into Wavelab, which is really a great tool for dealing with pops and clicks...it's got great navigation features, and great visuals...you can really see what's going on down to the sample level. I like it much better than working in any of the wave editors integrated into the various DAW's I've used.
The second step is into Melodyne...and you know what that's about.
Besides the hassle of a two step process...two different programs, two different steps, two different file revisions... The real hassle comes when you forget something: Like if you go though editing, then into Melodyne, and THEN find a tough click in the middle of a vowel that requires going back into the editing program. It's easy enough to do, but then your first generation edited file is not completely up to date. So you have to make notes... or do it twice. This is all assuming you want to have an accurate file history so you can go back, and say, re-tune the vocal for a different mix or something.
It would be very much nicer, for vocals, if the best tuning program was also the best editing program. One step, one file, one revision history.
This is just my two cents...