IZotope has released Stutter Edit 2 in collaboration with BT. The multi-effect tool for rhythmic and granular stutter effects and modulations, which was first released in 2016, has received a major overhaul and many new features. At the same time, iZotope has unveiled the Creative Suite 2 bundle, which contains Stutter Edit 2 and several other plug-ins.
iZotope Stutter Edit 2
The artist and producer BT was one of the pioneers of stutter editing when the technique first became popular. Manual stutter editing can be a tedious and extremely time-consuming process, sometimes with an uncertain outcome. Based on BT’s ideas, iZotope Stutter Edit makes it easy to beef up your productions with creative stutter effects. Effects can be triggered via a MIDI keyboard or controller and automated in the DAW.
Stutter Edit 2 is the new and improved version of the plug-in with many new features. The plug-in slices audio into “razor-thin” fragments to create typical stutter effects, which can be pitched, reversed, modulated and combined with other effects like reverb, distortion or filters. You can create your own macros (“gestures”) and assign them to hotkeys on your MIDI keyboard, for triggering the effect in real-time. Stutter Edit 2 features a new auto mode, which lets you audition gestures quickly. The curve editor is a neat way to draw modulation for any parameter. There’s also a new visualizer, which gives you an idea of what a gesture does before you trigger it.
The plug-in contains a complete effects chain, which you can rearrange in any order. Stutter Edit 2 comes with a new chorus, new comb filter and a new reverb. It also offers distortion, phaser/flanger, tapestop, and various filters.
All of this is designed to make adding stutter effects to your production as easy as loading up a preset, hitting a few keys on your keyboard and experimenting with the results. Stutter Edit 2 comes with a large collection of presets and gestures, which you can use as a starting point for your own creations.
iZotope Creative Suite 2
Stutter Edit is one of the effects in the iZotope Creative Suite, which has also been updated. In addition to Stutter Edit, Creative Suite 2 contains the plug-ins VocalSynth 2, Iris 2, Trash 2 Expanded, BeatTweaker Expanded, DDLY and Mobius Filter.
Price and compatibility
iZotope Stutter Edit 2 and Creative Suite 2 are on sale at reduced prices until July 30th, 2020. You can get Stutter Edit 2 from Thomann.de* for GBP 176.
If you already own any other paid iZotope plug-in, you’re eligible for the crossgrade, which is now on sale at Thomann.de* for GBP 88.
The upgrade from Stutter Edit 1 or Creative Suite 1 to Stutter Edit 2 is available at Thomann.de* for GBP 70.
The plug-ins run on macOS 10.13 or higher and Windows 8 or higher in VST, VST3, AAX and AU formats (64 bit). You’ll need an iLok account or dongle for authorization.