IZotope has released Stutter Edit, its first collaboration with Grammy-nominated composer and electronic musician Brian Transeau (BT). Stutter Edit's features revolve around an innovative 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 razor- sharp rhythmic effects, recreating techniques that once took hours to perfect in the studio. 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 an elegant MIDI control scheme, which makes adding effects a completely intuitive process—much like playing an instrument.
In addition to these trademark stutter effects, performers and producers can juggle between a multitude 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.
An introductory price of $149 will be available through February 14, 2011. Stutter Edit will have a $249 MSRP thereafter. For additional information, videos and ordering information, visit Stutter Edit product page.