Celemony has announced that Melodyne essential is available now from dealers and the Celemony Web shop. At an introductory price of $69, valid until the end of the year only (thereafter $99), Melodyne essential constitutes an affordable point of entry into the world of Melodyne. It comes with many of the features that have made the superlative Melodyne editor so popular: from direct plug-in operation to modern 64-bit support and the macros that make the task of correcting vocals particularly simple.
Melodyne essential operates from the same technological base as Melodyne editor. That means optimal sound quality, a user-friendly interface, modern 64-bit support, and smooth operation, whether it's running in stand-alone mode or as a VST, AU, or RTAS plug-in in compatible DAWs. All editions in the Melodyne editor family are compatible with one another and easily upgraded. Documents created by any one edition can be opened in any other and edited using the functions and tools the latter provides.
Melodyne essential is supplied with a video tutorial that makes getting started easy. The tutorial, user interface, and handbook of Melodyne essential are available in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.
Users of older versions of Melodyne essential can update to the new version for $29. If their Melodyne essential came as part of a Digidesign bundle and was registered and activated after June 1, 2009, or as part of an E-mu bundle and was registered and activated after the June 1, 2010, users can update to the new version of Melodyne essential free of charge.
For further information, visit the Melodyne essential product page.