With Cubase and Nuendo, two more major DAWs have now integrated the ARA Audio Random Access interface extension. ARA offers Steinberg users far faster and simpler access to Melodyne's powerful audio correction and sound design functions. As a result, Melodyne is now far easier for Steinberg customers to use. Celemony created an impressive quick video to illustrate the workflow and possibilities, available here: https://youtu.be/lV5mQ1i14Z4
Steinberg Cubase 10.0.30 and Nuendo 10.1 now have integrated basic support for the ARA2 interface, which makes significantly improved communication with ARA-capable plug-ins possible. In the case of Melodyne, for example, ARA makes time-consuming transfers unnecessary, allowing users to just open the desired audio events directly in Melodyne – almost as though Melodyne were one of the DAW's own editors. Melodyne now also follows automatically whenever the user moves, shortens, lengthens, copies or mutes audio events in the DAW, which considerably simplifies the subsequent rearranging of Melodyne-edited content.
Melodyne includes tried-and-tested, musically sensitive functions for the editing of vocals as well as instruments of all kinds, creating serious workflow advantages such as Multitrack Note Editing for the simultaneous editing of notes on multiple tracks, and the unique possibilities afforded by the Melodyne Sound Editor for tone coloration and filtering. And all this without compromising sound quality.
To use Melodyne with ARA in Cubase or Nuendo, users just need Cubase version 10.0.30 (or later) or Nuendo version 10.1 (or later) and Melodyne version 4.2.2 (or later). Further details regarding ARA integration in the Steinberg DAWs are now provided in the Melodyne Help Center.
Celemony is the pioneer and market leader in the musical, note-based editing of audio. The company's principal product, Melodyne, inaugurated this type of audio editing in 2001, and established itself in the intervening years – for vocal editing in particular – as the standard worldwide. In 2008, Celemony presented its patented DNA Direct Note Access technology, which extended Melodyne's editing capabilities to polyphonic audio material – right down to individual notes within chords. Other important technologies developed by Celemony include the musically intelligent restoration tool Capstan, the pioneering plug-in interface ARA, the unique Sound Editor introduced by Melodyne 4 and – another Melodyne 4 revelation – Multitrack Note Editing, which facilitates the simultaneous, note-based editing of an unlimited number of audio tracks. Melodyne and Celemony have won numerous awards – among them, in 2012, the Technical Grammy.
Users of Cubase or Nuendo who don't have Melodyne can try out ARA integration with the Melodyne trial version: https://www.celemony.com/en/trial
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