Electronic duo Infected Mushroom have just released their first plug-in I Wish, a granular note freezer for Mac OS X and Windows in Audio Unit and VST plugin formats. I Wish is created in collaboration with Polyverse Music, who also sell and provide technical support for the plugin.
When a note is hit, I Wish plays a tiny loop at the wavelength of that note. That loop has the pitch of the note, with the frequency content of the audio input. This allows the creation of an array of highly musical effects, ranging from robotic speech, through glitchy effects, to out-of-this-world synth sounds.
The idea for this plugin idea came from Infected Mushroom’s work on their track,”I Wish”, in which they manually chopped and edited tiny loops for several days in order to achieve the desired special effect. This plugin creates the same effect, but instantly, instead of several days. Now that I Wish has arrived, Infected Mushroom have found numerous more uses for the plugin and have been using it extensively in their latest album Converting Vegetarians 2.