Celemony

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Celemony Software
Type GmbH
Industry Audio/Music
Founded October 2000 (2000-10)
Headquarters Munich, Germany
Area served Digital audio processing
Key people Peter Neubäcker, Carsten Gehle, Anselm Roessler
Products Melodyne, Capstan
Employees > 20 (as of 2012)
Website celemony.com

Celemony Software GmbH is a German musical software company that specializes in digital audio pitch correction software. It produces Melodyne, an industry standard audio pitch modification tool similar to Auto-Tune.[1]

History[edit]

Celemony was founded in October 2000 by Peter Neubäcker, Prof. Dr. Hildegard Sourgens and Carsten Gehle. It is based in Munich, Germany.[2]

In 2009 Melodyne won an MIPA Award for Most innovative product.[3]

Artists such as Herbie Hancock, Coldplay, Peter Gabriel, and Thomas Newman are users of Melodyne.[4]

It is also used in classical music for the pitch analysis of speech. Composer Jonathan Harvey and IRCAM engineers used Melodyne to extract melodic material for his composition Speakings.[5]

In 2011, Celemony released Capstan, a stand-alone audio restoration software that eliminates wow and flutter from digital recordings.[6]

In October 2011, Celemony and Presonus introduced ARA Audio Random Access, an extension for audio plug-in interfaces like AU, VST and RTAS.[7]

Melodyne[edit]

Melodyne logo.
Melodyne – Screenshot

Three years before Celemony was founded, Peter Neubäcker was working on a research experiment with sound. This experiment later turned into the Melodyne pitch correction product.

Melodyne has become a tool which is used by a large number of professional record producers worldwide to tune and manipulate audio signals, typically a singer's vocals.

Melodyne also has facilities for time-stretching, rebuilding melodies. It can also be used to aid the creation of backing vocals from an existing lead vocal. The first public viewing of Melodyne was at the Winter NAMM Show in 2001 and it has since won various awards.[8]

DNA Direct Note Access[edit]

The latest technology by Celemony is DNA Direct Note Access, which allows independent manipulation of individual notes within chords and polyphonic recordings. Originally announced at Musikmesse 2008 to be released at the end of that year, it was later postponed to Q1 2009, then finally released on November 16, 2009 as part of Melodyne editor.

Grammy Award[edit]

Celemony was honored with a Special Merit/Technical Grammy Award at the 54th Grammy Awards in February 2012. The category recognizes "contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field." [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auto-Tune vs Melodyne". Sound on Sound. March 2007. 
  2. ^ "About". Celemony. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  3. ^ "Winners". MIPA Award. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  4. ^ "Artists". Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  5. ^ Gilbert Nouno, Arshia Cont, Gregoire Carpentier, Jonathan Harvey (July 23–25, 2009). "Making an Orchestra Speak". Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Capstan". Celemony. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  7. ^ "Celemony introduces ARA Audio Random Access". KVR Audio. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  8. ^ "Melodyne". Sound on Sound. November 2001. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  9. ^ "Technical GRAMMY Award". grammy.com. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 

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