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it's usually used in electronica, where an instrument/voice cuts in and out. how is this done and what is it called? thanks, Reuben


pr0gr4m Tue, 08/22/2006 - 22:25

A long time ago in a decade far far away(the 80's), I had the very same question. At the time, we found it was being done with a keyed gate. The gate was keyed off of a hihat and the guitar was running through the gate. It was cool.

I have done the mute-on/mute-off thing before but there are some plugins that you can use for this now that work well. I believe one of them is called Stutter. I've seen the effect in other VSTs as well.

AKR Thu, 08/24/2006 - 03:18

rmeulen wrote: you mean extreme tremolo?

never really thought of it like that, but i guess it could be considrered that (i don't know if that's your term, or the true term). basically, the same thing that a guitarist can do by striking a note, sustaining it, but flicking the pickups on and off to give the effect of the note being struck repeatedly (think sarah mclachlan - sweet surrender).

i believe the stutter effect is what i'm looking for. i love that shiz. thanks folks, Reuben

AKR Thu, 08/24/2006 - 04:32

hmm, according to this, i don't think the stutter effect is what i'm looking for :


Stutter Effect (Stuttering)
Stuttering or glitch, as it is called in DJ and remix circles, is a vocal effect achieved by chopping audio into a very small section, and then copying and pasting it repeatedly onto a track. Artists including BT, Hybrid, Aphex Twin, and Autechre are considered pioneers of stuttering, but stuttering as a vocal effect has been with us since "K-K-K-Katy" was published in 1918 by Geoffrey O'Hara and became a huge hit in wartime America.

what i'm looking for is where it cuts in and out.

AKR Fri, 08/25/2006 - 01:01

pr0gr4m wrote: Your right. I blew it. I said the wrong thing. Instead of stutter, I meant chopper.

Here's ya a link to some links to some chopper efx.

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sweet, thanks. oh, it looks like cubase SX has the chopper effect. yet another reason to order me a copy.