How to Connect Separated Notes in Melodyne

by Seamus Islwyn ; Updated September 22, 2017

Celemony's Melodyne software allows you to alter the pitch and length of notes in recorded digital audio. Using this program, you can raise or lower the pitch of an individual note while leaving the rest of the recording unaltered; you can also connect notes together by removing the markers that separate them. Melodyne uses either of two algorithms to analyze audio: melodic and polyphonic. Use the melodic algorithm for audio containing only one instrument; use the polyphonic algorithm for multiple-part recordings.

Launch Melodyne. Click "File," then "Open." Navigate to and double-click the audio file you want to work with.

Click "Algorithm," then select either "Melodic" or "Polyphonic," depending on the audio.

Click the "View" menu, then click "Show Note Separations." Melodyne displays the separations between notes as vertical lines.

Move the cursor over the line separating the two notes you want to connect. The cursor changes to the Note Separation Tool.

Double-click the note separator to remove it and connect the two separated notes. Repeat the process for any other notes that you want to connect. Click "File," then "Save" to save the altered audio.

Tip

  • To undo an inadvertent connection, press "Ctrl" and "Z" simultaneously.

Tip

  • Always back up recorded audio before altering it.

About the Author

Seamus Islwyn has been writing for radio, print and online publications since 2003, covering subjects from independent Canadian music to automobile smuggling in the Balkans. His work has appeared in the "Tirana Times" in Albania, and he also composes and produces electronic music. Islwyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from McGill University and a certificate in radio broadcasting from Humber College.

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