ARA implementation into Logic Pro X has been in the works for a while now, Studio One has had it for years of course, and I think that may have gotten under the skin of some LPX users.
They have finally ironed out the bugs and now Logic users can enjoy all the benefits of Melodyne without all the hassle of transfers backward and forwards.
Here's what Celemony have to say about it.
Thanks to ARA Audio Random Access, Melodyne 4.2 and Logic Pro X 10.4.2 work more closely and efficiently together. Here are the most important workflow advantages in a nutshell.
You can open tracks without transfers: Just load Melodyne as an insert effect, start playback, and the entire track will appear automatically in Melodyne. There is no further need for transfers.
Melodyne follows all changes you make to the track: Melodyne compares itself with the audio track and accurately replicates any lengthening, shortening or movement of regions.
Real copies and ghost copies of regions: When regions are copied, looped or cloned, the Melodyne content behaves accordingly as a real copy or as a ghost copy (loop).
Region-based mixing: Regions edited with Melodyne now support all the Mix functions of the region inspector in Logic: gain, mute and fades.
You can use Melodyne as early as the comping stage: Now you can edit takes with Melodyne before committing yourself to a choice between them, which allows you a more realistic assessment of their respective merits, leading to better results.
The management of transfer files is a thing of the past: Thanks to ARA, it is no longer necessary to worry about transfer files when archiving or sharing projects.
New functions and improvements:
ARA in Logic: Melodyne 4.2 supports ARA integration into Apple’s new Logic Pro X 10.4.2. With ARA, transfers are no longer necessary in Logic, and Melodyne follows all changes made to the audio track.
The transfer path in Cakewalk/Sonar: When using the Melodyne VST3 plug-in in Cakewalk/Sonar, the transfer path is now created automatically within the current project (Cakewalk Projects / <project folder> / Melodyne / Transfers).
Improved interaction: Melodyne 4.2 interacts even better with Studio One and now requires Studio One Version 3.5.6 or later.
Additional keyboard shortcut: You can now assign a keyboard shortcut from the Preferences dialog for the command “Reseparate Notes at Starting-Point Lines” that appears in the context menu in Note Assignment Mode; the shortcut is then also available in edit mode.
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