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iZotope + BT: Stutter Edit by endosage iZotope + BT: Stutter Edit by endosage
15 years in the making (original code / theory from BT), started design in 2009, some time around April. Just released it at NAMM (Jan 13, 2011).

The main idea was just to have something that worked really well (of course), but also looked really great something that would cause anyone using it to want to keep it open all the time.

Highly tactile styling (touchscreens, buttons, holograms and a knob for good measure). One of the big design points here was that it had to look like a real product.

I can't even begin to explain everything that's going on here, so here's some videos of it in action: [link]

The logo was designed to mimic the styling in BT's current logo, but also turn that styling into something that could carry across a whole range of products ;)

Stutter Edit runs as an instrument / track plugin in most DAWs that support RTAS / VST / AU plugins.

More information + pricing can be found at iZotope's site

Enjoy! :)
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aupre Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013   Digital Artist
rad very detailed
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milovanf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. It's like FL program that my dad using.
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Irene4X4 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
WOO~@@
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endosage Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Woo back at ya! =p
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mattnagy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
*droooooooooooools*








This...is...epic.
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endosage Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hah! Thanks!
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inzanesonikku Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Photographer
you designed this? :O!

i freaking totally use this too ;w;
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endosage Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I did! Thanks for using it! :)
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Clubberry Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Amazing!
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endosage Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :)
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leech Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow dude! you did the interface for Stutter? Crazy, I've used the demo. I love it! looks and sounds amazing. Im definitely looking forward to using it in my future songs :) even more so now since i know you designed it :p
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endosage Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, yep! Took way longer than it should have (BT sold his company, Sonic Architects (or at least this piece of it) to iZotope while this was being built / designed), but it was fun and the end result was a success. Thanks for the kind words! :)
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Pachunka Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
$endosage, a comment!

[link]
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endosage Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
$pachunka, a reply! [link]
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luminaeus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
You better be making some money off this, it's gorgeous!
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endosage Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Totally did! Thanks! :)
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millenniumbugstudios Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow man! this looks incredibly awesome as a UI, great work!!
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endosage Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, thanks!
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millenniumbugstudios Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
welcome man!:)
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peto Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
great design. looks very clean and professional.
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endosage Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks dude!
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HOYA-HOYA Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!
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endosage Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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shod4n Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Incredible interface!
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endosage Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :)
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ScottKaneGUIs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Stuning work! :+fav:
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endosage Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :)
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bionikdesign Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Zack, this is amazing dude, such a good work!
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endosage Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks dude! :D
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z-design Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice work.
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cranenoir Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice.:)
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TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Having been able to critique some of this as you were building it over the past 2 years, I think it came out great.
I'm not familiar with audio equipment, so I cannot speak to its efficacy in that realm, but the amount of options given here are immense. From what I know of audio tech, immense options are the norm and are expected, so a busy interface is par for the course. Still, you've managed to simplify it a bit and also polish it to the point where a musician would be excited to pick this up and noodle away at it...and this is a good thing.
The style also perfectly matches BT and his work, both past and present.

Nice work, buddy.
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endosage Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:iconexcitedplz: THANKS BRO!
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oggyb Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
iZotope's one of the most trusted brands in audio right now, so you must have felt like it been a pretty big responsibility to deliver an interface that people would instantly associate with excellence. :fear:

I've no idea whether or not you did it yet as I haven't had an opportunity to use the software but I'm sure I will eventually. ;)

The first thing I notice is No Knobs thank god, so you get my vote straight away there for not succumbing to the biggest and most popular on-screen audio interface hubris. It looks suitably sci-fi, and rather unique when you consider that is the goal of most plugin UIs of a electonicky nature!

Very good work, sir. I hope they hire you again. And now that I know it was you, I'll send appreciative users I know in your direction.
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endosage Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Super nice comment! Thanks! To be honest, I hadn't ever heard of iZotope before working on this. Also, I started working on (and finished most of) the product before iZotope was even in the picture. It started out as just something between BT, one of his developers and myself. It wasn't until about a year in that he'd sold his company, Sonik Architects, to iZotope (presumably using Stutter Edit and my design as a key bargaining chip in the sale). At that point (about a week after dA muro was launched (I also designed that ;) )), I was then contracted with them to finish Stutter Edit.

Re: the knobs, yep, there's just one. It wasn't in the original design, but a last minute feature request required it, so... there it is.

About the design, I'm kind of odd in that, I tend to actually work better when I'm in a little bit of a vacuum. Having too much inspiration just means that anything I make will look like something else, and as you know, that's no good.

Oh, and I'll most likely be working on more iZotope products in the future :)

Thanks! :)
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oggyb Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
You're welcome :)

Yes I noticed the filter knob at the top, but that doesn't count, it's not part of the nitty-gritty settings. . . that's where things can get ugly and sometimes downright unusable. The design is very detailed, what with the glowy lights, and I'm wondering what people will think once they've gigged live with it a few nights, where big buttons and readouts count for a lot. Time will tell.
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endosage Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Well, part of the beauty of the plugin is that, even though some of the controls are small, they're high-contrast, and the product itself isn't something that you'd need to really mess with while performing. Just set up some gestures to the MIDI input device of your choice, and you're ready to go. Of course, if you'd like to edit things on the fly, you can certainly do that as well. Also, there was a size requirement that this needed to fit inside of a 1024x768 screen. The UI is 1000x700, so it works in that respect. At that size, with all the controls you see here, and the requested styling, this is really as large as everything can get.

On V2 though, I'd really like to focus on usability enhancements and clarity in the UI. Not to say that this doesn't work, but after staring at for 2 years, you start to notice a few things that you could have done a little differently. ;)
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oggyb Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I remembered this today when I saw iZotope have released a new doodah called Break Tweaker. Just wondering if you designed that too?

izotope.com/products/audio/bre…
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endosage Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I did! I haven't posted it here yet though. I should really get on that!
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oggyb Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
:thumbsup:
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oggyb Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
You're right, I suppose most people will just have it keymapped for an entire tour, displaying on their tiny 1366x768 laptop.

One UI device that works well in software I've used is controls that zoom when you click on them, for extra resolution/accuracy. Could be interesting to see that on an interface as detailed as Stutter Edit.

I think clarity is an issue all audio software suffers from a lack of in my experience. Even in the very expensive DAW I use there are things that are too small, too "designed", or don't function consistently across the ecosystem (take a gander around the various "knob" designs between plugin-makers and you'll see what I mean).
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Reaper-X Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
That looks ridiculously good, dude.
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endosage Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :)
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