I’ll try to keep this brief, but I feel I’m struggling to come to a new Melodyne process after rebuiling my crashed PC. I’m reinstalling much but not all of my previous audio tools, trying to be a little leaner and cleaner. Meanwhile, I did take advantage of the Acoustic Black Friday deal for Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio … not that I need another DAW as I use Reaper the majority of the time, but I had demo’d it sometime back and was pretty impressed.
It turns out (and I think Dave @Chordwainer had mentioned this before) that this version of Mixcraft comes with Melodyne 4. I’m not sure yet if it’s Essentials or what, but Mixcraft touts a more streamlined process with Melodyne that bypasses the need for the audio transfers and whatnot - seemless integration into the DAW is what it sounded like. I have not tried it yet, but may give that a shot before trying the other route … which leads to the next part.
The dilemma is that I had Melodyne Editor 2.x - an older version but more functionality (most likely, compared to the bundled one with Mixcraft). Celemony is telling me I cannot have BOTH installed like I had asked about and was hoping would be possible. I have license keys for both, but they seem to think this will goober things up.
I figured that Melodyne 4 would be best for Mixcraft since they have designed a special process around it (and an older version of Melodyne may not work that way?), but also wanted to use Melodyne Editor 2.x in Reaper.
Is there any way to make this work? I have what looks like the standalone install files for Melodyne 4 in both Program Files/Celemony/Melodyne 4 and Program Files (x86)/Celemony/Melodyne 4, and the VST2/3 plugins in my standard folders (which installed into their own Melodyne 4 folders in the VST2 plugin folders, Melodyne folders in VST3). I have not activated the Melodyne 4 for Mixcraft yet, unless Mixcraft automatically did that for me.
I won’t know for sure how Melodyne Editor 2.x will install until I try it. I don’t recall the exact configuration from before.