I've temporarily used Melodyne for some time when reviewing it in a
magazine and I tend to speak with producers that need it on a daily
basis. I wouldn't say "separate audio parts can be separated", but
very well separate melodic parts in an ensemble. For a choir piece you
get a perfect separation and option to adjust each separate singer,
but with drums and other "not melodic" stuff aboard I don't know what
gives. Whether the recording is stereo or mono is no big deal, it is
the tonal separation that is in focus.
If I was save a recording like that I would try to first use EQ to
create different files of the recording where each part, to be tunes,
is maximally prominent. After that I would apply re-tuning to those
files and finally sum them to re-create the full piece (now tuning
corrected). With that technique I think you can be rather brutal on a
"vocal part file" in order to take out drums; simply use dynamic
automation to EQ out all frequencies of every drum hit (compensating
lost level by automating up the volume during the hit, to keep the
vocal at a good level). This will keep you busy to late december, then
you might take a shower and have a bite for Christmas and finish it up
the edits by maybe mid january... :-)
Greetings from Sweden
On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM, mark francombe <email@example.com> wrote:
> Just a quick shout to find out if anyone has used Melodyne?
> If so, Can you extract a whole stereo recording for editing of all parts, or
> should it only be used for a single audio track.
> I see its use for correcting a vocal or guitar track, but if I have a good
> stereo recording
> of a whole band, OK 2 people, but where on is drums and the other is a geeky
> tech headed looper... Can it work?
> Im not expecting to massively pitch correct or time correct anything, just
> wondering if separate audio parts can be separated?
> Mark Francombe
> twitter @markfrancombe