Stutter Edit’s features revolve around a live sampling engine that lets producers, laptop performers and other musicians manipulate audio in real time. Stutter Edit slices audio into small fragments and sequences the pieces into rhythmic effects. Results can range from jarring to subtle.
We had the opportunity to talk with BT about his partnership with iZotope and he seemed genuinely excited.
Stutter Edit was originally a project developed by BT and his company Sonik Architects. iZotope brought resources that made it possible to make Stutter Edit multi-platform, more reliable and compatible with major DAWs. They also agreed to retain all the features that BT had developed, even ones that might be considered more esoteric.
BT and iZotope have interesting plans for some of Sonik Architects other products, too, but don’t have anything official to announce at this point.
Details on Stutter Edit below. Check it out and let us know what you think!
The complex set of tools in Stutter Edit is balanced by an elegant MIDI control scheme, which makes adding effects a completely intuitive process.
Users can juggle between an array of rhythmic effects, including gate, pan, digital distortion, delays and filters. The Generator module creates custom noise sweeps that can be triggered along with stutter effects to build tension and create dynamics, both in live performances and studio arrangements.
On the stage, Stutter Edit makes it simple for laptop performers to create improvised remixes that include stutters, fills and build-ups. Stutter Edit’s MIDI-controlled workflow is a complement to performers using Ableton Live for DJ sets. In the studio, musicians can use Stutter Edit to add color and transitions to recordings.
Stutter Edit is available now for Windows (XP, x64, Vista, 7) and Mac OS 10.5.8 or later (Universal Binary).
Stutter Edit is compatible with hosts that fully support MIDI routing to audio effects, including Apple Logic, Ableton Live, Pro Tools (7.4+), Cakewalk SONAR, Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo, Image Line FL Studio, Cockos REAPER and MOTU Digital Performer.
An introductory price of $149 USD will be available through February 14, 2011. Stutter Edit will have a $249 USD MSRP thereafter.