Stutter Edit from iZotope is a plug-in designed developed in cooperation with BT that allows you to play its effects like an instrument. It provides audio slicing and manipulation along with elegant and intuitive MIDI control. It allows you to build fills, complex effects, shimmering sweeps, and stutters in real-time.
Stutter Edit’s features revolve around an innovative engine that continuously samples live audio, storing that audio in a buffer that can be manipulated in a myriad of ways.
The key to unlocking Stutter Edit’s capabilities is the use of Gestures: a set of effects and their associated timelines that reside on a single MIDI note. The audible result of a Gesture can vary from simple to complex-a Gesture could simply repeat a small chunk of audio at an 1/8-note rhythmic rate, or it could trigger a run of raging glitches that get decimated by a bit crusher before being filtered into a wash of echoes.
Condensing such sonic adventures into a single key press is what makes Stutter Edit so playable, especially with its intelligent sense of timing. Stutter Edit is designed with musicality in mind, which frees you to make wild sounds that still feel like a natural part of your tracks. Outside of the studio, couple Stutter Edit with a host like Ableton Live to rocket your performances into a new world of organic improvisation.
Stutter Gestures combine realtime sampling and audio chopping with a range of versatile color effects. Think you already can make stutter effects with some other ‘beat-repeaty’ effect you have? Think again. Simply put, Stutter Edit makes sounds you’ve never heard before. Trigger Stutter Gestures back-to-back to create limitless combinations of rhythmic variation and audio decimation. The Stutter Gestures are as follows:
Repeat audio at a rhythmic note value-create incredible sweeps that transition from one rhythmic value to another.
Choose a note value from 1/4 to 1/1024 for the stutter module to sweep or step between. That’s not enough? You can also make your audio repeat at a high enough frequency to turn it into musical pitches.
With Quantize off, Stutter Edit sweeps between note values continuously. With it on, you can create unheard-of stepping effects that transform your audio into complex rolls, trills and even arpeggios.
Use this slick radar screen to choose where Stutter Edit pulls audio out of the buffer. Dice drum loops. Jump between notes in a vocal phrase. You can even randomize playback order for unexpected results.
The dual-channel Delay can slide between 1/8th to 1/64th note rhythmic delay times, flying from a subtle chorus to a springy rubber-band effect. Dedicated resonant band-pass filters provide perfectly tweakable results.
Get a dose of digital distortion or add a periodic growl. Like every Stutter Edit module, it’ll move in sync with the tempo.
Achieve intense chopping effects that modulate in sync with your track by gating each individual event created by the Stutter module.
Send stuttered patterns flying left and right at breakneck speeds, or create subtle width and doubled audio that sweeps side to side.
Shape the sound of each key-controlled Gesture individually. Perfect for cutting the bass, making aggressive resonant sweeps, or creating LFO-like modulation that locks to each Gesture’s timeline.
Get back to the old-timey future. Adjust the Lo-Fi settings to get a “vintage digital” vibe or bury the whole track in fuzz.
Windows (XP, x64, Vista, 7)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later (Universal Binary)
VST, Audio Unit, Pro Tools 7.4+ (RTAS only)