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How to activate Melodyne that's included with Cakewalk

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Went thru the Bandlab assistant or tried to. The website says go to the assistant and there is a way to get the activation code for the melodyne. I was able to finish one sily remix for a contest. Probably a waste of time, but helps to figure out how to use the program.

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There is no activation code.

It is a time-limited trial.

The time starts when the plug-in is installed.

To install the plug-in use the "Install Add-ons..." option shown below

After downloading, installing and scanning the VST3 format plug-in, Melodyne should be available as a Region FX.

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I was hoping that it was a stripped version included. I tried the Cakewalk melodyne for audio to midi conversion, which took a whole lot of time for me to figure. Ableton's works a bit better. I don't have a midi pad or keyboard, so it's do a conversion or enter notes by hand.

Kinda of broke right now, and other pressing expenses plus usual family crisis, so buying anything is temporarily suspended.

Would like to find a decent mastering template. Had a really great one on Ableton, that took a long bit of studying and watching tutorials to put together.

Thank you for posting  the walk thru, I had it in there when I did the Bandlab registration.

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While it is a time-limited trial, monophonic audio-to-midi and tempo detection do not expire.

The time-limited portion of the demo include the editor and the polyphonic algorithms.

There is a considerable amount of information about how to use Melodyne in the CbB documentation.

 

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On 2/10/2021 at 2:35 PM, scook said:

While it is a time-limited trial, monophonic audio-to-midi and tempo detection do not expire.

The time-limited portion of the demo include the editor and the polyphonic algorithms.

There is a considerable amount of information about how to use Melodyne in the CbB documentation.

 

Ok. So the Melodyne can still do the extraction form melody to midi. I gott stuck trying to get the melody extraction to a track with the notes on the clip. Ableton it's so easy. You import the audio, then click on convert, and it makes the new midi note track, pretty seamlessly. Still needs manual editing of nothes.  I had the Melodyne on the Cakewalk, did the extraction then got terribly lost, with the melodyne notes on it. Couldn't get thos dragged to a new track. Will have to go back and figure it, because i got so frustrated just shut it down :(.

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I use the conversion all the time. You drag and drop the audio to a midi track. Make sure to choose the correct setting. 

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As a side note to this. You could even do that in the old Home Studio version of Sonar. It’s been built in  to the core program for a long time now 

I mostly have converted all my analog bass tracks to midi for my backing tracks. This way every song is identical so the mix is consistent from song to song. I did this for probably 60 projects. There’s some minor editing always needed but it certainly works. 

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Then you need to use the percussion setting in Melodyne. 
I would also try Drum Replacer 

it creates 3 tracks and you can mess with the sensitivity to get better results. Then what I do is drag the drum replacer track to a midi track 

You will still need to move the notes to the correct key to trigger the sounds you want   But Drum replacer can sort out a bit more than Melodyne will  

 

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Ok, thank you. I got to mess around on it, the other day. Just opened one track so to not get brain confounded, and it's working. And really, there's alot of manual editing like you said.  Lots and lots of notes !

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