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Microediting and stutter edits

Sometimes it’s good to have your music do things a human normally could not. The technique I call microediting has gained much popularity in the past decade, and it is featured in music such as Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Mum, etc. To get that stuttery, robotic, glitchy sound, you have to zoom in really close on your notes. 1/64 is a good resolution to view at.

Here’s a small clip of a good example of microediting:
Microedited Beat in Reason

That second microediting part can be seen in the screenshot. Try setting your snap resolution to 1/64 and drawing sequential 64th on/off bars in your master or lead part volume automation. You can create really interesting, rhythmic stutter patterns this way.

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