DeeMute Is A FREE Stutter Effect Plugin By Dotec-Audio

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Dotec-Audio offers DeeMute, a FREE stutter effects plugin for macOS and Windows.

Dotec-Audio isn’t a developer that I’m familiar with, but a quick look at their marketplace shows me they have a bunch of products on offer, some paid and some free.

The freebies include DeeMute, DeePanpot, DeeGain, and DeeSpeaker.

We’re focusing on DeeMute, a simple but effective stutter plugin that can manipulate audio triggered by MIDI notes in a few ways.

DeeMute will mute or invert the audio triggered by MIDI notes to create the stutter effect.

Plugins like this often remind me of being a young student with no genuine interest in audio plugins yet (insert whole-tone scale dream sequence).

As a pianist, I used to think I should play every note by hand, and when I saw people draw in MIDI whole notes and then use plugins to chop, stutter, or arpeggiate them, I didn’t get it. If I could, I think the teenage me felt some sense of achievement in playing stuttered synth rhythms or fast arpeggios myself.

Of course, not too much further down the line, I realized no one cared how you made the sound, and I’d just wasted a lot of time, but we live and learn.

DeeMute provides an easy way to turn those MIDI notes into something more interesting, which could be cool for any EDM producers out there.

It can also reverse the mute operation via the Flip button, and Attack/Release controls are handy for ducking effects. So, as well as stuttered, glitchy sounds, you can create nice electronic bass patterns from just a few MIDI notes.

While we’re talking about electronic music, you can go old-school with the free Pneuma synth plugin from Ronan Fed.

DeeMute is available in AU, VST, VST3, and AAX formats for macOS (10.12 upwards) and Windows (7 upwards).

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9 Comments

    • Hey Brenny, I really appreciate the kind words, but the credit goes to Tomislav, I just do my bit. So, he’s Batman, and I’m…..well, I don’t want to be Robin, something cooler than Robin haha.

  1. Thanks so much James, BPB and Dotec-Audio 🙏 i’ve only used Ableton so far and DeeMute works really well in my project.
    I had trouble opening the “.tgz” file Extension on my Mac, but i found out how to open it using Mac’s Terminal App…
    I typed this short command, then i typed a space at the end of the command as well:

    tar xvzf

    Then i dragged & dropped “DeeMuteMacA_1.0.1.tgz” into the Terminal window…

    (My Example after drag & drop):
    tar xvzf /Volumes/USB/New\ Files\ FD/Installers/DeeMuteMacA_1.0.1.tgz

    Then i pressed Enter.

    I checked my Mac’s “Home Folder” (As i didn’t choose a destination for the extracted files)… all of the files from the .tgz file / Terminal – were deposited in my Home Folder, including the Mac DeeMute .pkg installer. I put all of the files into a new folder and moved them before installing DeeMute.

    In Ableton, i created a short MIDI region & pattern (key scale didn’t seem to change my pattern) and i changed this MIDI track channel’s output from Master – to my target “Audio Channel”… My audio was being effected by the short MIDI pattern which i had just created… happy days.
    Thanks very much 😉

  2. Hey guys, anyone else having a hard time to get this one working in logic? It alls seemed to install fine on my system but the only control having a noticeable effect on the audio track (or midi) is the level?

    Apologies if I’m missing something very obvious!

    Thanks in advance for any insights,

    Aodhan

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