In this video, deputy editor of Studio One Expert, Paul Drew reviews the fantastic I Wish Plug-in from Polyverse and Infected Mushroom in Studio One 3. I Wish is also available an an AAX plug-in for use in Pro Tools.
What Is I Wish?
I Wish is a pitch freezer plug-in. It allows you to take any sound – a vocal recording, a drum beat or even noise, and instantly freeze it in time and pitch. The pitch-frozen audio can then be manipulated and modulated to create highly musical mind bending effects and sounds that you may not have never been heard before.
What Can I Use I Wish For?
There are various uses for this plug-in such as creating robotic voice effects, pitched stutter effects, musical drum beats, mind bending ear candies. It can even be used as a polyphonic synthesiser, with real-time wavetable oscillators! This essentially allows you to make music from noise. Polyverse claim that I Wish is the only plug-in that allows pitch based micro-editing on the fly.
How Did I Wish Come About?
The idea for this plug-in 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 plug-in creates the same effect, but instantly, instead of several days.
Polyverse Music created a rough prototype VST of the plug-in for the group’s personal use. However, after two years of using the plug-in Infected Mushroom have decided the plug-in was too good to be kept for themselves, and decided to release their secret weapon! By the time Polyverse finished developing I Wish, Infected Mushroom will have have been using it extensively throughout their latest album “Converting Vegetarians 2”.