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Friday Tips: The Melodyne Envelope Flanger

This isn’t a joke—there really is an envelope-controlled flanger hidden inside Melodyne Essential that sounds particularly good with drums, but also works well with program material. The flanging is not your basic, boring “whoosh-whoosh-whoosh” LFO-driven flanging, but follows the amplitude envelope of the track being flanged. It’s all done with Melodyne Essential, although of course you can also do this with more advanced Melodyne versions. Here’s how simple it is to do envelope-followed flanging in Studio One.

  1. Duplicate the track or Event you want to flange.

  1. Select the copied Event, then type Ctrl+M (or right-click on the Event and choose Edit with Melodyne)
  2. In Melodyne, under Algorithm, choose Percussive and let Melodyne re-detect the pitches.

  1. “Select all” in Melodyne so that all the blobs are red, then start playback.
  2. Click in the “Pitch deviation (in cents) of selected note” field.
  3. Drag up or down a few cents to introduce flanging. I tend to like dragging down about -14 cents.

As with any flanging effect, you can regulate the mix of the flanged and dry sounds by altering the balance of the two tracks.

Note that altering the Pitch Deviation parameter indicates an offset from the current Pitch Deviation, not an absolute value. For example if you drag down to -10 cents,  release the mouse button, and click on the parameter again, the display will show 0 instead of -10. So if you drag up by +4 cents, the pitch deviation will now be at -6 cents, not +4. If you get too lost, just select all the blobs, choose the Percussion algorithm again, and Melodyne will set everything back to 0 cents after re-detecting the blobs.

And of course, I don’t expect you to believe that something this seemingly odd actually works, so check out the audio example. The first part is envelope-flanged drums, and the second part applies envelope flanging to program material from my [shameless plug] Joie de Vivre album. So next time you need envelope-controlled flanging, don’t reach for a stompbox—edit with Melodyne.

 

Save $100 on R-Series Monitors… per speaker!

Get the R-series monitors for $100 USD off… per speaker! That’s a savings of $200 USD per pair!

While the R-Series are available in both 6.5-inch and 8-inch woofer configurations, it’s really the tweeter that is the R-series’ not-so-secret weapon. The state-of-the-art Air Motion Transformer (AMT) technology that carries the high-end on these monitors allows for wide imaging, superior transient response, and nuanced reproduction of the highest audio frequencies a human being can hear—and probably some that only your cat can hear, too. The R-Series’ transparent and highly accurate sound make them ideal for use in both commercial and home recording studios as well as broadcast and post-production environments.

Regional pricing will vary slightly.

 

Get the Quantum 2 for Less! Limited Time…

Now you can get the fastest Thunderbolt interface on the planet for just $599 USD, down $100 from the old price. Get it while the price lasts!

Every design decision during Quantum 2’s engineering was made with one goal in mind: speed. Quantum 2 sports high-speed Thunderbolt connectivity and a no-frills, direct-to-DAW architecture, with no DSP. The result is our leanest, fastest, lowest-latency interface to date.

Cutting-edge 24-bit, 192 kHz converters with 120 dB of dynamic range and a surprising amount of expandability and software control options round out the package. You get 4 XLR combo jacks, but the Quantum 2 can be expanded via ADAT to a 22-in, 24-out interface. You can even stack up to four Quantum 2s to create a monster system with up to 80 ins and outs—despite its small size.

This means it can be an excellent traveling companion for mobile projects—it fits right in your pack—and when at home it can serve as the core of your studio. It’s a versatile device—and there’s never been a better time to buy one.

Regional pricing will vary slightly.

 

Buy a StudioLive, Get a FREE EarMix 16M!

New Year, New Deals!

Now through the end of February 2019, buy any StudioLive Series III Console and score a FREE EarMix 16M! All you need is to make your purchase and then fill out the simple rebate form attached below and you’re good to go!

Everyone is talking about the EarMix 16M! Recently Church Production reviewed the EarMix:

The EarMix 16M offers a scalable solution that lets you start with just a few personal mixers and keep expanding along with your growing music team.

Read the rest of the review here! 

Seriously, everyone is talking about the EarMix. Watch our buddy John Tendy of Tendy Media review the EarMix 16M!

 

 

To get your free EarMix 16M, you must have purchased a StudioLive Series III console between January 1, 2019 and February 28, 2019. Entry Form must be received at PreSonus by April 1, 2019.