Maarten, When I ... TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!... oh wait no maybe tomorrow
Gulliver, i totally agree, and if you throw this pitch shift trick on top of it, you get all kinds of fun...
Its really an awesome effect, I\'ve always loved it, but somehow thought it was a \"common\" trick. i still believe it is, but I also realize there are many people who dont know \"tricks\" at all.. so why not
One simple, idiomatic way to achieve this is by clustering in high registers maybe via violins and/or flutes. You can also add viola harmonics and this works very effectively in ppp to pppp range. Sordino patches can come in very handy for that extra icey topping.