DJTechTools brings us a little preview of iZotope’s Stutter Edit. Like some of the other glitch VSTs out there, this piece of software can be loaded into Ableton Live or another DAW to achieve some glitched out feats. The advantage of this program is its ease in creating “gestures” or a customizable series of launched stutters, cuts, filters, and effects. This is not too different from using dummy tracks in Live. Sutter Edit may save a lot of DJs time but this isn’t without a sacrifice. The VST listens to midi notes coming from your midi controller and launches a gesture assigned to a key. The downside to this simplification is that you won’t be able to control multiple parameters for each effect on the fly. For example, I’d like to have the frequency of a repeat assigned to a knob while pressing, a pad set to on/off, and velocity of the pad set to dry/wet or perhaps a bit crusher. As far as I can tell, this sort of customization is absent.
Till February 14th Stutter Edit is available for $149, after which it will increase to a rather pricey $249.
Get the trial at iZotope.com