[NAMM] iZotope Stutter Edit by BT
iZotope has released Stutter Edit, its first collaboration with composer and electronic musician Brian Transeau (BT).
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 sharp rhythmic effects, recreating techniques that once took hours to perfect in the studio, according to iZotope. Results can range from jarring to subtle: a melody can be disintegrated into a syncopated rhythmic roll, or a drum hit can be transformed into an arpeggiated scale of pitches. The complex set of tools in Stutter Edit is balanced by a MIDI control scheme, which makes adding effects an intuitive process - much like playing an instrument.
Performers and producers can juggle between 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 is designed to make 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 utilize Stutter Edit to add color and transitions to recordings, making arranging with effects about intuition instead of trial and error.
Designed by BT
BT is recognized for pioneering the "stutter edit" as a musical technique. He originally designed the Stutter Edit software to help automate his painstaking process for breaking audio into impossibly small fragments and using them for new sound synthesis. Transeau has used various early versions of the Stutter Edit software both in his studio and in live performances for years, but until today these tools have not been available to the public. BT's Sonik Architects software company was recently acquired by iZotope Inc., who built the technology into a product compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X platforms and major music production and performance hosts.
iZotope and BT are showcasing Stutter Edit at the 2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Visit iZotope's NAMM Booth 6920 for a live demo with BT and Blake Lewis ("American Idol" Season 6 runner-up) at 2PM on Saturday, January 15.
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, MOTU Digital Performer.
Price and Availability
An introductory price of $149 USD will be available through February 14, 2011. Stutter Edit will have a $249 USD MSRP thereafter.
OS & Formats:
- Windows (XP, x64, Vista, 7).
- Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later (Universal Binary).
- Plug-in formats: VST, Audio Unit, Pro Tools 7.4+ (RTAS).
For additional product information, videos and ordering information, visit izotope.com/stutteredit
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