I almost fell out of my chair after seeing this one, but it looks like technology and audio sampling could take a huge leap. Melodyne has come up with Direct Note Access, which will allow you to be able to edit individual polyphonic audio material and will allow for simple correction of errors to a complete refashioning of harmonies and rhythm. In other words, you’ll be able to break up the chords of an instrument to make adjustments to the individual notes.
This is crazy idea for musicians, but can you imagine how this could be applied to sampling producers!? I’ve yet to see how well this would perform with samples containing many different types of instruments/vocals, but I won’t be surprised if a few sample lawsuits are prevented or disrupted because of this.
Direct Note Access will be available with Melodyne plugin 2 and scheduled for release in the Fall of 2008 with a price tag of $399.
Respect to Catas Beats