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Olive's "Not Alone": how to do them stutter effects? Desktop Synthesizers
Old 27th July 2016
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Olive's "Not Alone": how to do them stutter effects?

This track is great in its genre Trip hop and was a hit end of the nineties:
Olive with "you' re not alone"

Its full of stutter effects.
How to accomplish these with plugins?
Old 27th July 2016
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Do you mean the main chopped rift? If so play a sustained cord and gate it by raising and dropping the channel volume in your DAW.
Old 27th July 2016
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I think it's Drum & Bass, not trip-hop.
The main stutter is actually just a noise sample with a lot of delay. at points the noise sample is played as fast 16's.
Most of the early Drum & Bass stuff was done with sampler (Akai and EMU).
You chop up the drums into individual clips and retrigger them. You can also chop up small audio clips and retrigger them in fast sequence or at different pitches.
So unless you want to use an old sampler, I would sample some audio into a software sampler and trigger it as fast short bursts.
Old 27th July 2016
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Nah it's not drum and bass, it's closer to trip hop.. But more fits in to the mid 90s break beat really, the kind of which sasha was playing - check out northern exposure CD 1 and there's a lot of these style of beats. Also Sasha Xpander EP the tune - Rabbitweed (that was incidentally all made with the Oberheim Xpander) also Future Sound of London Papua New Guinea and so on.. Check the references and you'll find the thread
Old 27th July 2016
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A lot of people describe it as a DnB 'ballad'.
also, the most well know remix was by Drum n Bass artist Roni Size:
Old 27th July 2016
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Yeh Roni Size was a drum and bass artist.. So the Roni Size remix would be D&B
You would have never heard a D&B DJ play the original mix of you're not alone in a set.. It was always the Sasha, Digweed, Oakenfold, Tong or one of the progressive house / trance DJs playing it..
Honestly I was there.
Old 27th July 2016
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Yep, agree with Fred, It's prog breaks for want of a better term.
See also late 90's Hybrid or Way Out West

Source : was also there.
Old 27th July 2016
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I was there (fwiw), but I wasn't particularly a clubber.

Anyway....
The question is stutter fx.
It's a sampled (noisy) chord, triggered in fast 16's with a 16s delay.
You hear it more obviously in this version:
Old 27th July 2016
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That's the original.

Also the tempo.. It's like 135 or something. Which is why it worked so well in prog house context... And not D&B

Right on Peter Kane.. It became new school breaks and it spawned artists like Adam Freeland

You are right on one thing tho, the question was stutter
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