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 software works using" Gestures", a set of effects and their associated timelines that reside on a single MIDI note. The audible result can vary from simple to complex.
Condensing these effects into a single key press is what makes Stutter Edit so playable, especially with its intelligent sense of timing. The plug-in is suitable for laptop performers, producers, sound designer and musicians, whether working in electronica, hip-hop, pop, or beyond.
- Stutter - repeat audio at a rhythmic note value; create incredible sweeps that transition from one rhythmic value to another.
- Quantize - sweeps between note values continuously; with it on, you can create stepping effects that transform your audio into complex rolls, trills and even arpeggios.
- Delay - 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
- Gate - achieve intense chopping effects that modulate in sync with your track by gating each individual event created by the Stutter module.
- Filters - 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.
- Stutter Matrix - choose from a note value from 1/4 to 1/1024 for the stutter module to sweep or step between; you can also make your audio repeat at a high enough frequency to turn it into musical pitches.
- Buffer Position - 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.
- Bit Reduction - digital distortion or add a periodic growl and will in sync with the tempo if required.
- Pan - send stuttered patterns flying left and right at breakneck speeds, or create subtle width and doubled audio that sweeps side to side.
- Lo-Fi - adjust the settings to get a "vintage digital" vibe or bury the whole track in fuzz.
- Pitch - scale the pitch of the Generator's noise tables over twelve octaves automatically. Build tension, or drop a track into a breakdown with a downward swoosh of noise.
- Band Pass - the Generator can automate this resonant band-pass filter to shape and squelch blasts of noise.
- Global Filter - grab the Pitch Wheel of your MIDI controller to engage a dual low- and high-pass filter; push it up to cut lows and add resonance, push it down to roll off highs and bring things down to a low rumble.
- Lo-Fi - for a little more bite, add some Lo-Fi to a Generator Gesture for a grainy, gritty noise wash or stab.
- Delay - the Generator has its own dedicated delay: when you release a dramatic build-up, it can decay into a trail of echoes for a perfectly smooth transition.
- Timeline Override - while Stutter Gestures automate everything in sync to the beat, you can also take control of the Gesture timeline with Timeline Override; grab the Mod Wheel of your controller to hijack the motion of all of the modules at once; improvise wild rolls, fills, transitions and even "freeze" the Buffer Position.