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.…I'm talking about that effect where a vocal…is sliced and diced into a bunch of choppy edits and…stutters out in a very quick staccato time with the song.…Let's take a look at how we can use iZotope's…Stutter Edit plugin to create this fun effect…in Studio One.…Stutter Edit is designed to be a tool you can use…to manipulate audio in real time.…You can use this for a live performance…but also in the studio, simply to move between…presets and different stutter presets in the plugin.…
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.…Here's the track I'm going to…apply the Stutter Edit effect to.…It's doubling of the lead vocal…in the pre-chorus of the song.…So, I would actually select this track,…go to the browse window here…and find the Stutter Edit plugin,…and then I'll drop that on the…actual audio track I want to process.…Once I've done that, you get to see the plugin window.…
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 Studio One.
- Comping takes in Studio One
- 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 Studio One