Auto Tune Vs. Melodyne

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by T-Slice, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. T-Slice

    T-Slice Guest

    I am new to the world of tuning vocals, and I dont know what most people think about these tuning softwares, but I think it is a great way for me to make some money, and offer more services for my clients (although I know if they can't sing, they are out of luck anyway).

    I have never actually used auto tune, but I know it works good (if used properly), and is pretty much a big name in the industry.

    I have used the demo of melodyne and thought it was a pretty awsome tool. I thought that since it is shipping with the M-Box 2 now, it must be a respectable program. I used a text to speach generator, and generated "row row row your boat gently down the stream" and with melodyne, in two hours of never using the software before, could create a loop based melody and harmony of the generated spoken text in tune to a musical scale. I was amazed with the results, but still skeptical because I was not using actual singing/recorded vocals.

    I will mainly be using the program for tuning vocals, creating harmonies, and creating effects.

    I am wondering what the opinions are between the two, and if you had a choice between one or the other, which would it be, and why?
  2. huub

    huub Guest

    for fixing a few out of tune words, melodyne is far superiour to autotune(doing it manually i mean)..
    for fixing an entire take that's just slightly out of tune, the automatic autotune is faster and easier..
    i do think melodyne sounds better especially if you're fixing singers that are half a note flat..more than half a note i have found imposible to fix without sounding very weird..
    but i'm curious what other people think?
  3. korgsp200

    korgsp200 Guest


    Both the tuning programs are really good.

    The name auto tune conveys the message that most of what it does is automatic... )in auto mode(..

    If your vocals seem to be slightly out of pitch...its always better to go for autotune...Now say your voice track is out of tune by more than 50 cents.. auto tune gets confused which is quiet natural.. here you can use your ears and use your Daws pitch meter an pitch shift it to the nearest note and then let it go with autotune.....And always make sure to listen to the song with autotune more than three times before you bounce your mix...

    Now then if you are looking to add harmonies you can choose melodyne..For it has many options..Melodyne is also very good for designing tracks musically...say you want to add a glide from a vocal track between two is possible....

    What I would suggest you is to buy both...because both has its values..This way you can be creative....For minor tuning and ease of work you can use autotune...and then bring the files rendered in autotune to melodyne and add harmonies...

    Sometimes Melodyne works wierd in assuming notes.. esp on options like scale snap and note snap.. so make sure that you use your ears before using any of these softwares..

  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    With Melodyne's 'snap to pitch' feature, fixing an entire vocal take can be done in seconds.
  5. T-Slice

    T-Slice Guest

    Waves Tune

    So now there is waves Tune? How does that stack up? Has anyone used it compared to auto tune and melodyne? I just downloaded the Tune demo, and will do some mixes with it, but am curious what you all think of this software.
  6. huub

    huub Guest

    you are very right..
    but with autotune you dont have to open a new program and save and such..just open a plug-in and 'voila..'
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