It's an effect. It's an instrument. It's Stutter Edit—an innovative tool for both studio and stage, designed by BT and developed by iZotope.
Tear up your tracks in real-time, building thrilling fills, complex effects, shimmering sweeps, and staggering stutters that will leave your listeners screaming for more. They'll think you spent hours slaving over the slices…but all it took was a press of a key. (Don't worry, we won't tell.)
Produce studio-quality flourishes on the fly. Effects that once took hours of complex editing are readily available at your creative command. Flawless tempo sync and timing grids help you drop the beat perfectly. Whether your game is electronica, hip-hop, pop, or beyond, Stutter Edit adds dynamics, tension, drama and artistry to even the simplest tracks and loops.
A star on the stage, Stutter Edit has been a key component of major music tours, played live to millions of people worldwide. It’s the perfect complement to programs like Ableton Live for revitalizing remixes, mashups, or arrangements.
Tired of every hook in the book? Exploit Stutter Edit's sonic capabilities and the next hot trend could be yours. Stutters are just the start…unleash your own style of razor-sharp rhythmic gate, pan, digital distortion, delay and filter effects. Whether you're producing for yourself or others, Stutter Edit is a breakthrough for anyone willing to defy convention.
Your intuition reigns with this versatile tool. Take a break from painstaking cuts, slicing, and complex editing. Fruitless trial and error is over: fast-forward to inspiration by performing musically useful experiments with just a MIDI controller and your favorite host.
From loading screens to battle scenes, play up the fresh factor in sound effects for games, films, radio transitions and stings. Easily transform audio material into ear-catching delights. Enrich soundtracks and sound effects with unique spatial and temporal manipulations. Infuse your work with a modern sonic twist and leave your clients scratching their heads in wonder.
Bring the sound design process to your fingertips by experimenting in real-time with the full suite of stutter, gate, pan, digital distortion, delay, and filter effects, all of which can be tweaked, tuned, and adjusted with a press of a single key or pad.
Stutter Edit has made its mark as a secret weapon on the Billboard charts. Now you too can freshen your track's sound and explore new musical possibilities, whether you're composing, recording, or just plain rocking out. The added effect of audio effects can inspire your next big hit!
Then imagine also playing those effects, wielding control over every parameter as if it were an instrument in itself. Stutter Edit goes far beyond simple effect automation: one press of a key can disintegrate a vocal line into a syncopated rhythmic roll, or transform each drum hit to an arpeggiated scale of pitches. Save time, enhance creativity and stay in control, whether on stage or in the studio.
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 Stutter 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. Whoa.
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.
The best way to learn more is to simply start playing, listening, and observing the power of Stutter Edit's controls. Get started by checking out feature details and audio samples below, then download the demo and try for yourself!
Whether you’re constructing the next chart topper, sound effect or live performance, Stutter Edit’s cutting-edge audio slicing and manipulation saves you time. Abuse new rhythmic possibilities safe in the knowledge that everything’s synced perfectly to your timeline… unless, of course, you hit the mod wheel to override everything to granular infinity and beyond!
Inject new colors and textures into your music with the real-time, instantly gratifying audio effects built right in to the Stutter Edit engine. Ride the new, real-time wave-changing paradigm. Whether combining filter sweeps with beat repeats, delays with reverse swoops or bit crushers with granular break-downs, let your music and effects do the talking, not countless hours of editing.
While Stutter Gestures process audio, Generator Gestures mix noises and crashes with your track. The Generator gives you the ideal tool for creating washes of noise, dramatic build-ups, and hits that add excitement to a track.
For performance, choose where you want the Generator Gesture to end, and no matter where you trigger it, it will intelligently stop on the perfect beat. You can even hold a Generator Gesture as you jump between different Stutter Gestures. The result: an improvised arrangement that sounds like you've spent hours toiling in the studio.
Stutter Edit comes with over 35 preset banks and over 800 gestures, all designed for a vast variety of musical genres or specific types of effects.