Peter Gabriel and Melodyne

Dickie Chappell, Peter Gabriel’s recording engineer, on Melodyne.

Melodyne is software I got very excited about. It allowed us to take source material from anywhere, in our case from the natural world, and turn it into MIDI control data that would allow us to manipulate musical instruments, so we could have birds playing cellos or horns, or the wind playing strings…

Melodyne gets some criticism about allowing computers to replace musicianship, but I think the real meat of Melodyne will be when it gets used for things beyond fixing parts here and there.