The stutter edit effect using iZotope Stutter Edit plugin is explored. Author Scott Hirsch shows how to map a MIDI-based track to trigger presets, as well as create your own sound banks in the audio vocal processing tool.
- [Instructor] One of the most identifiable…and pervasive modern vocal manipulations…is the stutter sound.…Let's take a look at how we can use…Isotope's stutter edit to create…this fun effect in Pro Tools.…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 in the plugin window.…For this reason, stutter edit always requires…a separate midi track to be routed to the plugin.…
Here's how you would set that up.…So let's say I wanna put the stutter edit plugin…on this vocal double track.…I'll go ahead and insert it as a plugin.…It shows up in the effect menu.…And here's the stutter edit plugin.…So we have all these different ways…to manipulate the vocal.…All these different panels are different…types of effects we can add to the vocal.…And now that I have the plugin…instantiated on this track,…I wanna go down into this midi track I've created.…So this is just a basic midi track.…
And you can see I've got two midi notes…
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 Pro Tools.
- Comping takes in Pro Tools
- 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 Pro Tools