The Amazing Stutter plug-in by BT

It’s an effect. It’s an instrument. It’s Stutter Edit—an innovative tool for both studio and stage, designed by BT and developed by iZotope.


Tear up your tracks in real time, building thrilling fills, complex effects, shimmering sweeps, and staggering stutters that will leave your listeners screaming for more. They’ll think you spent hours slaving over the slices…but all it took was a press of a key. (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)

Push your performances and production into a new realm of musical intensity with Stutter Edit.


  • Play effects like an instrument
  • Remix in real-time, on stage or in the studio
  • Cutting edge audio slicing and manipulation
  • Elegant and intuitive MIDI control

– Laptop performer___

All the world’s a stage… and a studio. Reinvent your performances with a musically intuitive tool that works with you to produce studio-quality flourishes on the fly. Effects that once took hours of complex editing are readily available at your creative command, freeing you to focus on the fun.

Stutter Edit is the perfect complement to programs like Ableton Live for revitalizing remixes, mashups, or arrangements. Whether your game is electronica, hip-hop, pop, or beyond, Stutter Edit adds dynamics, tension, drama and artistry to even the simplest tracks and loops.

WHEN THE MOUSE IS AWAY, PLAY Use your MIDI controller to trigger rhythmic stutters, glitches, gating, build-ups, sweeps, fills, and more.

ALWAYS BE ON TIME Drop the beat perfectly thanks to flawless tempo sync and timing grids.

TURN THE WORLD ON ITS EAR Turn rhythm into pitch and pitch into rhythm with incredible stuttering techniques.

– Producers___

Tired of every hook in the book? Exploit Stutter Edit’s sonic capabilities and the next hot trend could be yours. Whether you’re producing for yourself or others, Stutter Edit is a breakthrough for defying conventions of electronica, hip hop, pop, and rock.

Your intuition reigns with this versatile tool. The days of fruitless trial and error are over: fast-forward to inspiration by performing musically useful experiments with just a MIDI controller and your favorite host.

Stutter is just the st-st-st-start… Unleash your own style of razor-sharp rhythmic gate, pan, digital distortion, delay and filter effects.

Bury the hatchet Take a break from painstaking cuts, slicing, and complex editing.

Save yourself Capture your brilliance in custom gestures and presets for jump-starting future projects.

– Sound Designer___

The sounds you’ll make were unheard of, until now. Stutter Edit easily transforms audio material into ear-catching sonic delights. Infuse your work with a modern twist on processing and manipulation and leave your clients scratching their heads in wonder.

Bring the sound design process to your fingertips by experimenting in real-time with a MIDI controller and your favorite host. Stutter Edit provides a full suite of stutter, gate, pan, digital distortion, delay, and filter effects, all of which can be tweaked, tuned, and adjusted with a press of a key or pad. Use them individually or in combination to create sweet sweeps, fills, and sound effects.

Game on From loading screens to battle scenes, play up the fresh factor in video game sounds and effects.

Break the radio silence Rapidly revitalize radio bumps, transitions, and stings with modern flair.

Foley fodder Enrich soundtracks and sound effects with unique spatial and temporal manipulations.

– Musicians___

Whether you’re composing, recording, or just plain rocking out, the added effect of audio effects can be inspiring. It’s a quick and easy way to freshen a track’s sound and explore new musical possibilities.

Now imagine if you could also play that effect, wielding control over every parameter as if it were an instrument in itself. Stutter Edit goes far beyond simple effect automation: one press of a key can disintegrate a vocal line into a syncopated rhythmic roll, or transform each drum hit to an arpeggiated scale of pitches. The result can be as subtle or as jarring as you like— as the Stutter Edit performer, you’re in control, whether on stage or in the studio.

Score a hit Adopt Stutter Edit as a new compositional tool for rhythmic motifs, transitions and arranging.

From intuition to fruition With Stutter Edit’s foolproof design, musical ideas evolve organically into truly useful material.

Let there be laptops Shake up the band’s next gig with Stutter Edit for live audio manipulation on the fly.

A prolific composer, technologist, and 53rd GRAMMY® Award nominee, Brian Transeau (BT) is also renowned for pioneering the “stutter edit” as a musical technique.

When first conceived, stutter edits required hours of meticulous labor: careful slicing of audio into impossibly small fragments before resynthesizing the result into modern fractured effects. Craving a better workflow, BT searched for tools that would help unleash his creative vision. When none were found—technologist that he is—he resolved to develop his own tools. And thus Stutter Edit® was born.

Over the past decade, BT has used early versions of Stutter Edit for both performance and studio work. Benefitted by his real-world experiences, the design has continuously evolved with new features and refined usability.

In 2010, BT partnered with iZotope, who has now built the technology into a complete product—compatible with both PC and Mac OS X platforms, as well as major music production and performance hosts.

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