Create Vocal Effects That Defy Rational Explanation
Born of the sonic insanity that is Infected Mushroom, the Polyverse Manipulator pitch shifter plug-in is guaranteed to make your listeners' spines tingle. Manipulator's algorithms are based around five main effects: shifting Pitch, Formant, and Harmonics; and alternating Frequency Modulation and Grains. Give it a listen — it's clearly a must-have for psychedelic sonic exploration. What may not be obvious is the MIDI functionality that makes it perfect for real-time performance, whether you play keyboards or not. As a performing vocalist or an electronic music producer, you've never before encountered a creative vocal processor like the Polyverse Manipulator plug-in.
Polyverse Manipulator Pitch Shifter Effects Plug-in Features:
- Designed by Infected Mushroom for extreme vocal manipulation
- 10 effects combine 5 algorithms based on Pitch/Formant/Harmonic shifting and FM/Grain alternation
- Supporting effects include Glide, Smear, Stereo, and Detune
- Perfect for extreme effects and making source sounds unrecognizable
- MIDI control makes it perfect for live performance
VIRTUALLY ENDLESS MANIPULATION
Equipped with 10 different effects including pitch shifter, formant shifter, harmonics shifter, sound smearing, granular alternator, pseudo-stereo, and more, Manipulator can take a normal vocal and transform it into a complex, entrancing new sound. Other monophonic and rhythmic sources work particularly well with Manipulator.
ALTER PITCH IN REAL-TIME
Like I Wish, Manipulator allows users to accept MIDI data in real-time, allowing pitch shifting to be controlled on the fly via MIDI controller. Didn’t like the vocal melody in a take? Play it the way you hear it! Manipulator transposes pitch seamlessly and adds a unique texture to incoming audio. Manipulator supports up to 4 polyphonic voices when used with a MIDI input.
Infected Mushroom’s Secret Weapon
A large part of Infected Mushroom’s signature sound is their array of vocal manipulation techniques. Most of the vocals on their albums are actually mangled, edited, chopped, and heavily processed – all in the pursuit of making them sound like synthesizers.
It’s not hard to see why making the ultimate plug-in for voice transformations was the obvious next step after “I Wish”.
Through the unique “Artistic feedback” process, the artists use ever-changing prototypes to make their own music, Manipulator has morphed and evolved into what it is today. Throughout its creation, Infected Mushroom has used it extensively throughout their 2017 release “Return to the Sauce”.