Carlo Libertini is a Melodyne audio editing specialist with Music Marketing Inc. of North America. He’s also an audio production engineer with twenty years’ experience, and performs trainings, demonstrations, and services for top studios and institutions across the country.
In between production responsibilities he conducts online training seminars, collaborative production meetings, software demonstrations, and video tutorials.
Carlo is Pro Mix Academy’s resident Studio One expert, too! Here he demonstrates how to apply pitch correction to a vocal!
Pitch correction is all over today’s pop music to create that “pitch perfect” modern sound. There’s lots of different pitch correction software out there, but Melodyne is one of the industry leaders. Studio One comes with a basic version called Melodyne Essential which is integrated into the DAW’s workflow.
To open Melodyne Essential on a vocal track, simply right-click the audio and choose “Edit with Melodyne.” Studio One will automatically open the track in Melodyne Essential. If you don’t see the individual pitches in Melodyne, simply move up to the Algorithm menu and select “Melodic.” This will reanalyze the audio and represent it as the actual melodic content of the performance.
Melodyne Essential should detect your audio’s key right away. Now you have individual control over each pitch in the vocal and can adjust it in cents around the note center.
One of the quickest ways to correct pitch is using Melodyne’s “Correct Pitch Macro” function. Simply check the “Snap to [Key]” button, and the software will automatically adjust the most out-of-tune pitches for you! It’s also possible to adjust the Pitch Center to add some realness back into the performance.