The stutter edit effect using iZotope Stutter Edit plugin is explored. Author Scott Hirsch shows how to map a MIDI-based instrument track to trigger presets, as well as create your own sound banks in the audio vocal processing tool.
- [Voiceover] One of the most identifiable and pervasive…modern vocal manipulations is the Stutter sound.…Let's take a look at how we can use iZotope Stutter Edit…to create this fun effect in Logic Pro X.…Stutter Edit is designed to be a tool you can use…to manipulate audio in real time.…This attribute can be used for live performance…but also in the studio simply to move between presets…and different Stutter settings in…the Stutter Edit plugin.…
For this reason,…Stutter Edit always requires a separate MIDI-based track…to be routed to the audio track…that you're trying to manipulate.…So let me show you how that works in Logic Pro X.…Here we have a generic blank instrument track…with some very basic MIDI notes sequenced in the track.…Now notice there's nothing inserted as an instrument…on this instrument track yet.…But this is were we would go into…the instrument settings here and we would choose…AU MIDI-Controlled Effects and that's where…we're going to find under iZotope the Stutter Edit.…
So we're putting Stutter Edit on as an actual instrument…
Audio engineer Scott Hirsch starts with comping the vocals—combining the best performances into one final vocal master take. He explains how to edit out breaths and other noises and fabricate a doubling effect for additional texture and vibe, and then brings in some plugins into the mix—Antares Auto-Tune, Melodyne, and iZotope—to tune vocals and create more interesting soundscapes. In the "Mixing" chapter, Scott enhances the sound of the vocals with EQ, compression, reverb, delay, and automation, adding life and motion to the song. The final track demonstrates everything you can do to maximize the effectiveness of vocals with Logic Pro.
- Comping takes in Logic Pro
- Editing breaths and noise
- Doubling and tuning vocals
- Experimenting with iZotope's Stutter Edit
- Processing vocals with EQ and compression
- De-essing vocals
- Using reverb, delay, and modulation effects
- Automating levels and FX in Logic Pro