Westwood, CA—August 2016… Award-winning and critically acclaimed electronic duo Infected Mushroom have released I Wish, their first effects plug-in, through developer Polyverse Music. Fans of Infected Mushroom will remember the innovative sounds from their classic track “I Wish” from their smash album Converting Vegetarians. Always pushing the limits of electronic experimentation, Infected Mushroom produced the robotic vocal melody from the song after days of editing and rearranging small loops of audio.
Realizing the potential for this technique, Infected sought out developer Polyverse Music to create a plug-in that could simplify the process. The result is I Wish, which features an innovative processing technique dubbed “pitch freezing. Infected Mushroom has used I Wish on many of their newest tracks, including a large portion of their latest album, Converting Vegetarians 2.
I Wish loops a small segment of the audio at the pitch of each MIDI note played; playing lower MIDI notes produces longer loops, while higher notes result in short loops. The resulting waveform has the pitch of the MIDI note while retaining the frequency content of the sound source. Since the plug-in captures and repeats individual pitch cycles, you can essentially “freeze time.”
Pitch freezing enables unique sound manipulations, including imposing pitch on any audio clip, dramatic vocal mutations, and distinct glitch effects. At 100% wet signal, I Wish can even be used as a real-time wavetable synthesizer. Automation of parameters increases the vibrant results. All controls are intuitive and precise, whether managed with a MIDI controller or with a mouse and keyboard.
The plug-in is available in VST, AU, and AAX formats, making it compatible with a variety of host applications, including Ableton Live, Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, and Studio One. It can be used in 32- or 64-bit instances with Windows XP and later and with Mac OS X 10.6 and later.
I Wish is available immediately from Polyverse Music for $99 U.S. For more information about I Wish, please visit http://polyversemusic.com. For more information on Infected Mushroom, please visit http://infected-mushroom.com.