what is this technique called?

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  1. AKR

    AKR Active Member

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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
     
  2. sheet

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    That is easily drawn in, in a DAW and automation handles it from there. You can also try to sync a console with MIDI mute automation, but I think you will find it a bit slow. the DAW is best.
     
  3. pr0gr4m

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    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.
     
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    you mean extreme tremolo?
     
  5. AKR

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    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
     
  6. AKR

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

    http://www.sweetwater.com/expert-center/glossary/t--StutterEffect(Stuttering)

    what i'm looking for is where it cuts in and out.
     
  7. pr0gr4m

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    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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  8. AKR

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

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