« It does have its limits »Published on 10/14/12 at 21:25
If you are using Melodyne Essential to a single sound, like a voice or a single bass instrument it will allow you to really get the most out of the VST. You can then change the pitch and change the position of each individual note.
Celemoney Melodyne Essentials is very affordable but it is not the best VST or pitch correction tool from Melodyne. They have other similar programs that are better with more features and the ability to get in depth with your sounds and pitch correction. But these other programs cost a lot more then Melodyne Essential. Melodyne Essential will leave you feeling like you need to do more, but it just doesn’t do more because it is the Essential version. You will need and want to eventually upgrade to the full version of Melodyne.
It is a great plug in for someone who is just learning to use pitch correction software. Or if you are on a small budget and can not afford the full version. But there are other pitch correction tools like Auto Tune Evo which will give you better options and it is more user friendly. I prefer Evo when it comes to pitch correction. Melodyne Essential kind of turned into a waste of money to me because after a few weeks it got boring and couldn’t perform all of the actions that I wanted it to. I have been using Melodyne for a year, and it never gave any problems as far as being compatible to my system. I have not had any crashes with this VST and it worked great in Pro Tools and with Reason.