Melodyne Deep Dive in an Aeolian Harp Sound Sample

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The above aeolian harp sample (from 2014-11-07 21:12:51 pm) had an interesting sonority to my ears. I wanted to find out what the chord was so that I could reproduce it. So I put it into Melodyne to analyze the chord. As I listened to the file and looked at the display there seemed to be a bit of a disconnect. So I dissected the sample (Sections labeled A through H by ear – there are two disjunct groups) into individual files. Then I normalized them and ran them through Melodyne once more. The resulting sound files and analysis are below. You will notice that in some cases what was a single tone in the original now breaks into more than one note. In other cases more than one note is heard but Melodyne doesn’t show them as separate – I think in these cases the program analysis is tagging them as part of the harmonics which is shown below the main window of the program. Since an aeolian harp is a special case where the harmonics of this is a special case, interesting though it may be. Most of the dead air was removed from the A through H audio samples.

The labeled file below is in Hz. You can download the audio and graphics here as a zip file.
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Full file (click on any graphic to enlarge / download)

Section A
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Section B
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Section C
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Section D
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Section E
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Section F
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Section G
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Section H
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2 Responses to “Melodyne Deep Dive in an Aeolian Harp Sound Sample”

  1. darius says:

    do you know if melodyne can detect combination tones?

  2. admin says:

    To tell you the truth darius I don’t know. It might be worth emailing Celemony or joining their forum to ask. I can’t say I’ve tried looking for combination tones so I do not have an answer.

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