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Melodyne Plugin Adobe Audition

Posted on the 25 September 2013 by Petroley @Petroley

Installation and Terminology

Melodyne is extremely easy to install: just launch the installation program (either from the program CD or the download) and follow the onscreen instructions. The whole installation takes, at most, a few minutes. Before using the program, however, you must register and activate Melodyne. Here is a brief explanation of the terminology:Serial number: Your serial number represents your license for Melodyne and determines which Melodyne edition you possess and to which functions you are entitled.Registration: Registration involves the creation of a myCelemony account linked to your serial number. To register you must enter certain personal details and state whether you wish to receive a newsletter from Celemony and, if so, what type. If you purchased Melodyne from our web shop, the registration is already complete.Activation: Once registered, Melodyne must be activated before it will run. We offer, as standard, a computer-based activation for two computers, and, as an alternative, the transfer of your license to an iLok.Before we come to the details of the activation procedure, we should take a quick look at the installed software and its characteristics

Melodyne 'singletrack' – and what that means

In the course of the installation, Melodyne is copied as a plug-in into the relevant plug-in folders and as a stand-alone program into your program folder. The plug-ins are called, quite simply, “Melodyne”, and the stand-alone implementation: “Melodyne singletrack”. You may be puzzled by this name – after all, your edition of Melodyne has a different one: “Melodyne editor”, “Melodyne assistant” or “Melodyne essential”.These three editions of Melodyne are delivered as a single program package. It is only your serial number (your license) and the activation triggered by it that determine which edition in fact runs from the installed program. Since the identity of this is not known prior to the activation, and since it is not possible to change the program name subsequently, all the plug-ins bear the name “Melodyne” and all the stand-alone editions “Melodyne singletrack” (to distinguish them from the multi-track ‘Melodyne studio’).The name of the current edition is displayed between the tools and the macros in the user interface. You may need to increase the size of the Melodyne window to see it.

The iLok Alternative

Melodyne editor and Melodyne assistant (but not Melodyne essential) can, as an alternative to the computer-based activation system described above, be activated using an iLok copy-protection dongle (for more information, visit This procedure involves transferring your Melodyne license to your iLok account, from which you can then download it to your iLok copy-protection dongle. With the iLok dongle, you will then be able to activate and operate Melodyne on any number of different computers, but only on one at a time: that is to say, only on the computer in which the dongle is inserted.However, before opting for iLok activation, please bear the following in mind: the iLok system can be used as an alternative to (but not parallel with) computer-based activation. Once you have switched to the iLok system, you will not be able to obtain any further computer-based activations. It is not possible, in other words, to go back to computer-based activation once you have made the switch to iLok. If you do opt for iLok activation, you will obtain one Melodyne license for one iLok dongle that can be used at any given time on onecomputer only – whereas the computer-based activation method affords you the possibility of running Melodyne on two computers at once.One further point: if you are selling Melodyne, you cannot just transfer the license to the iLok account of the purchaser; instead you must contact our support. Besides saving you money, as you normally would have to pay to transfer a license from one iLok account to another, this system allows us to create a myCelemony account for the purchaser, which we would otherwise be unable to do. If you were to perform the transfer yourself, the license would remain tied to your own myCelemony account.

I have Adobe Audition CC 2017, and i would like to had some VST (VST 3). But when I try to install VST plugins, impossible to see VST in Adobe - 8719501. I was under the impression that Melodyne was included as a plugin with Audition. I think that you may be getting Audition confused with Samplitude Pro X 3! 1 Like Translate. Version: Melodyne Adobe Audition CS6 Tema: R. I have Adobe Audition CC 2017, and i would like to had some VST (VST 3). But when I try to install VST plugins, impossible to see VST in Adobe - 8719501.


This tutorial will teach you how to install a VST plugin for different audio recording and music notation software. VST is a very useful feature that extends the audio processing functionality of existing software. For example Notion 3 does not include an EQ in its mixer by default; but Notion 3 allows VST plugins. So you can simply install and add EQ to Notion 3 mixer using a VST plugin. Another example is that Audacity does not include a parametric equalizer by default.

Melodyne Plugin Vst Para Adobe Audition

But since Audacity allows VST plugins, you can add a parametric equalizer using third party plugins. This tutorial is illustrated using Windows 7 and Windows XP although concepts and principles can be applied to other OS versions. VST plug-in offers additional sets of effects which are not otherwise included in the default Adobe Audition list of effects as well as other DAW like REAPER.

Installation Procedure of VST in Adobe Audition

Step1: Searching for free VST plug-in. – in this case, you may want to visit KVR Audio and search for available VST plug-ins. Follow the rest of the procedure until you will be able to download the VST exe file which will act as the installer.

This is the sample download page of the VST plug-in: Aodix v4 plug-ins

Step2: Double check the integrity of your file. Some VST plug-in developers includes an MD5 hash to their software. So after downloading, you need to double check the MD5 hash to make sure it matches with the provided by the developer. You can read this tutorial on checking the file integrity using MD5 checksum. The MD5 checksum method can be applied to any downloadable assets such as WAV or MP3 files.

Why do you need to bother checking the MD5 checksum?

a.) If the original authors/developers provide a checksum; you will always ensure that the file you have downloaded is not corrupted or altered intentionally by other parties (if your checksum results matches with the one provided).

b.) Downloading files from the Internet can easily become corrupted or injected with other codes not included with the original installer.

Another big issue that you need to deal with is to ensure that it does contain any viruses or malware. You can upload the exe file here to be checked by the scanners.

Step3: Once it is clean, double click the installer to start the installation process. It is suggested to close all open programs to avoid conflict during installation.

You might see a warning before continuing the installation such as this:

VST plugin in Adobe Audition

It says that your system (audio interface and digital audio workstation/multi-editor/recorder) should support ASIO. These are low latency audio drivers that is very different from the one used and installed by Windows in default. Windows is using WDM; however if you are using professional audio interface; they have ASIO drivers on it. For more details about ASIO and WDM audio drivers, you can read this article on ASIO vs. WDM. If you are using older versions of Adobe Audition such as the 1.5 version, it does not support ASIO. Read for more information here: Will Adobe Audition 1.5 or 3.0 record a Firewire audio interface.

You should pay attention to some warnings to make sure the VST plug-in will work without problems. Example of these warnings are common when the VST plug-in is not freeware. In this case, it requires license key or authorization code during the installation.

Melodyne For Adobe Audition

If you encounter this problem, read the tutorial section on the installation of proprietary VST plug-ins.

Step4: Launch Adobe Audition – go to Effects – Add/Remove VST Directory. Navigate to the folder where the VST plug-in has been installed. If you find many folders under the plug-in, make sure to select the general path, example: C:Program FilesAodix.

Based on the screenshot above, Adobe Audition will automatically scan the sub-directories under the main folder for VST plug-in related files.

Step5: Once added, go to Effects – and click “Refresh Effects Lists”. The VST plug-in should then be added to Adobe Audition.

This is just one example, there are countless of VST plug-ins available in the internet for downloading. I also recommend the plug-in reviews before proceeding with the installation to determine if it is great or not.

The good thing is that Adobe Audition support both VST and DirectX plug-in. So it is your choice what type of plug-ins you need to install. Although most of my Adobe Audition plug-in is DirectX based, I am still using Steinberg VST plug-ins.

If you are using DirectX plug-ins, you can refer to the following tutorial below for the installation steps:

General Procedure of installing VST plugin in Windows operating system

Step1.) Make sure you have an installer (.exe file) of the VST plugin you need to install. There are lots of VST plugins available, some a free and some requires you to have a license. For illustration purposes, supposing you need a free and complete VST plugin that already includes the following important effects: parametric EQ, compressor, etc. In addition to the one provided in the previous section; another great free VST plugin that will run in Windows is the Reaper VST audio plugins. Download the installer here.

Melodyne Free Download

Step2.) After downloading the installer, double click the exe file to install it to your Windows 7 OS. Make sure to select all effect plugins during installation.

Step3.) Confirm that you have properly installed the Reaper VST plugin. Go to your C:Program Files, you should see a directory named as “VSTPlugins”. If you visit that folder, you should see the “ReaPlugs” folder with the following contents:

Installed Reaper VST plugins

As you can see after installation, the actual VST plugin that is very important are those with .dll extension. For example this dll file: reaeq-standalone.dll is the actual ReaEQ plugin. And also reacomp-standalone.dllShaderlight pro download. is the application extension of ReaComp Compressor. Take note that these programs are standalone so it can be move to other directories and would still work.


Add/Enable VST Plugin to Notion 3

Now you have successfully installed the VST dll plugin files, it is time to integrate it with your recording or music notation software. Let’s start with Notion 3:

Step1.) Launch Notion 3 music notation software.

Descargar Melodyne Plugin Vst Para Adobe Audition

Step2.) Open any existing Notion 3 project that you are working which you would like to apply VST effects

Step3.) Click “Mixer” in the Notion 3 menu.

Melodyne Plugin Adobe Audition

Step4.) You should see different tracks in the mixer representing different instruments in your project. Take note that this mixer works exactly like a real mixing console. To connect an EQ to a mixer, you should be using Inserts.

Celemony Melodyne Plugin

In Notion 3, each track or channel allows you up to 4 effects to be added as “Insert”. Click “Insert” on any tracks or channel. Start with the top most insert of the channel.

Step5.) After clicking on it, it will show two options in the dropdown: “None” and “VST Manager”. Currently “None” is checked since Notion 3 is not yet configured to use any VST plugins, so you need to check “VST Manager”. You will then see all the VST effect plugins automatically discovered by Notion 3 based on installed VST plugins in Windows 7.

Step6.) You will then need to click “Enable” for example the ReaEQ parametric equalizer (ReaEQ-standalone) to use it and then click “close”.

Step7.) Now go back to the mixer in Notion 3, click again “Insert” and select “ReaPlugs”. You can then click “reaeq-standalone”. Finally you can see the EQ options where you can apply desired settings.

VST plugin in Notion 3 mixer

The effects will then be highlighted on the Insert section of the Mixer as shown below (for example- Oboe, Violin I, Violin II and Viola are applied with the EQ effect):

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