iZotope updates Stutter Edit to v1.01

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iZotope Stutter Edit

iZotope has released version 1.01 of Stutter Edit, a real-time playable effect 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.)

Push your performances and production into a new realm of musical intensity with Stutter Edit.

Chnages in Stutter Edit v1.01

  • Quantize Step Time max range has been extended from 1/64 to 1/256T.
  • Less resonant “Gentle” Global Filter mode available in Settings Menu.
  • Triggering an empty gesture key/note will gate Delay feedback (useful as an effect or as a “Panic Mode” for extreme delay settings).
  • VST 3 support.
  • Preset Manager: folders can now be deleted for easier management, and SE will now warn before overwriting presets with duplicate names.
  • UI refinements, including improved parameter value displays and control improvements, typing to enter note values, more.
  • Many fixes to Generator. Generator was in rare cases producing loud unexpected noises/runaway delays, and this has been fixed for this patch.
  • Other plug-ins including some Arturia synths could cause Stutter Edit to stop working when entering text. This has been resolved.
  • Rare user-reported crashes in several hosts including Logic, Live and Pro Tools have been fixed, and new safeguards added for live performance stability.
  • Authorization problems on 64-bit versions of Windows and some 32-bit hosts have been fixed.
  • Several host-specific bugs with gestures when bouncing tracks and settling (stopping transport) have been fixed.

Stutter Edit is available to purchase for $249 USD.

More information: iZotope / Stutter Edit

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iZotope and BT introduce Stutter Edit

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iZotope has announced the release of Stutter Edit, a playable effect for live performance and the studio designed by pioneering producer BT.

iZotope Stutter Edit

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.

“Stutter Edit exists because I wanted to step on stage with a laptop and improvise the complex and musical rhythmic effects that sometimes took me days of trial and error to create,” explains BT. “I’m elated to partner with iZotope and unveil Stutter Edit to the world, and I can’t wait to see what other producers, composers and sound designers will do with this insane new effect. I truly believe this will dramatically change the topography and scope of what is possible with live sound design and remixing.

On the stage, Stutter Edit makes it simple for laptop performers to create improvised remixes that include incredible stutters, fills and build-ups. Stutter Edit’s MIDI-controlled workflow is a perfect 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 all about intuition instead of trial and error.

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 available to purchase for an introductory price of $149 USD through February 14, 2011. Stutter Edit will have a $249 USD MSRP thereafter.

More information: iZotope / Stutter Edit

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iZotope Announces Acquisition of Sonik Architects and Partnership with BT

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iZotope has announced it has acquired Sonik Architects, the music technology company founded by composer and audio production pioneer Brian Transeau (BT).

iZotope plans to release products designed by BT including Stutter Edit® and BreakTweaker(TM) and will take over development and licensing for the Sonifi(TM) collaborative music platform for mobile devices.

“BT’s innovative production techniques have influenced a whole generation of music makers across every genre of music,” says iZotope co-founder and CEO Mark Ethier. “iZotope is thrilled to collaborate with BT to launch new products born out of his need for performance and production tools that did not previously exist.”

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BT, whose studio album These Hopeful Machines (Nettwerk/Black Hole), was just nominated for a 2011 GRAMMY AWARD for “Best Electronic/Dance Album”, sought out iZotope to help develop, release, and support the unique products he has been developing for years. Says BT:

“I love iZotope’s willingness to push the boundaries of music and audio technology, and I have been using their tools for years. Collaborating with iZotope is a perfect fit. I’m excited to partner with them to bring revolutionary new tools to musicians everywhere.”

iZotope will release long-awaited software products designed by BT, including Stutter Edit and BreakTweaker. Stutter Edit blurs the line between audio effect and instrument, letting studio musicians, live performers and laptop DJs improvise intricate “stutter” effects, dynamic build-ups and fills. Until now, these effects have only been possible with meticulous and time-consuming cutting and editing in the studio. BreakTweaker will give beat-makers new tools for synthesizing drum sounds and creating complex micro-rhythmic patterns–techniques that are not possible with conventional drum machines and music production software.

iZotope will also continue the development and licensing of Sonifi, an iPhone application that allows users to create, collaborate, effect and save remixes of a song in real time. iZotope will leverage its experience with the successful iDrum® line of iPhone and iPod touch apps to open up Sonifi to labels and high profile artists as a new collaborative fan experience. A version of Sonifi featuring BT’s single “Desert Rose” is available on the Apple App Store.

More information: iZotope

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