Ghosts with Melodyne
Apr 7th, 2011, 11:10
Just thought I'd mention this oddity I happened upon last night while working in Logic, using Melodyne on a couple of tracks. I was ready to bounce the project, and played it back one final time before doing so, when I heard my own voice, giving directions to the singer on one of her vocal tracks. This was mysterious, as it occurred at the very end of the project, where there were no regions. I triple checked each region near there, soloing each, checked my hidden tracks and finally figured out what track the ghost voice came from, and it was one with Melodyne. Even though the region itself was cut short of these extra spoken words, since Melodyne was active on that track, it kept playing. It was late and I was incredibly tired when I discovered this, so I spun my wheels for an hour before thinking to open that instance of Melodyne. I saw visual proof of the words, and deleted them in the plug-in. Voila! This led me to check every track in another project for similar things happening, and realized that I had to automate Melodyne on and off to avoid similar unwanted (but region-wise invisible) audio.