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The Minstrel Boy (Rebsie Vocal Mix)


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VicDiesel

 Genre: A Cappella

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My entry in the V4C competition. With a voice like that, who needs instruments?
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traditional
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Comments: 54
Fans: 27
Plays: 502
Downloads: 193

Uploaded: Jul 23, 2007 - 12:18:02 AM
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2007 - 12:25:59 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 12:23:02 PM
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Software:
Logic with tons and tons of effects.
Comments
lengold said 3772 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Well
done Victor - great entry. Inspirational.
Cheers
Len


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said 3772 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
What effects did you use?
This sounds great
VicDiesel said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Effects
Delays: Logic stereo delay, PSP Nitro, MFM2
Pitch shifter: ForeverForNow diatonic shifter
Reverb: Logic space designer
Rhythmic samples: cut and paste
Other: Reaktor Grainstates, SFX machine

In spite of it sounding fairly natural, this is by far the most processing I've ever done on a single track.

Victor.

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caroline said 3772 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
lovely!!!
a sensitive, intelligent and thoughtful approach to the vocal - bravo!!! and thank you
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elfdaughter said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Lovely!
Stunning and beautiful!!
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Feter said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
The Minstrel Boy (Rebsie Vocal Mix
a winner ...!
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composerclark said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Permutations
Wow! Not only does it sound really nice, but it's fascinating to hear all the permutations on Rebsie's voice you have come up with! Very, very nicely done.
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cchaplin said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Magical
Gosh, this is really nice ! I love the Laurie Anderson-like bit in the middle.

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VicDiesel said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Laurie Anderson
I thought that bit sounded familiar!

Victor.


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bud said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Simply brilliant -
Excellent manipulation and rearranging. I wish I had your skill and resources to lend to my effort. You did a really great job with this - and you're right - Rebsie alone is all we need for music.
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VicDiesel said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Resources
Yeah, I guess you could accuse me (not that you're doing that) of buying an arrangement. There is a certain amount of dollars that went into all those effects.

But hey, I'm still the one wielding them!

Victor.


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said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
um...
....wow!
very cleverly arranged
very well placed together!
nice job!
said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
KILLER
i wish i would have used this vocal mix for my song!!!!!!! logic is phenominal!!! the sing-song part really gets me. beautiful piece of musicarry...
VicDiesel said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Sing song
If you're referring to the two-part harmony, check out the Diatonic Shifter from ForeverForNow. Only $10, and it's really cool.

Btw, I didn't comment enough on your guitar soloing. For an off the cuff solo that was really good. I'm a big Jeff Beck fan. His tone is pure attitude. And skill, of course.

Victor.

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ceilidh said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
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lovely lovely lovely! and sweet! and very inventive and brilliant in its simplicity. a great song!
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VicDiesel said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
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I thought you'd like it....

Victor.

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Diviner said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Looks like we have a winner!!!
This is fantastic. I still have to scrape my mouth off the floor. Sounds simple, technically and creatively brilliant and very beautiful. Easily puts mine to shame. Thank you and well done, I'm still amazed. Its the kind of track I would have loved to have done.
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Rebsie said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Surreal
Wow ... I've never heard so much of myself in one place!

Very well done.
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VicDiesel said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
What can I say....
One can never have too many, eh, too much Rebsie.

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Epileptic Gibbon said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Yes...
... that Laurie Anderson reference was spot-on. Also reminded me a little of The Art of Noise. But what stands out is the delight you have for the original vocal and your imaginative and thoughtful take on it. I think this would be great for my music podcast show, if both Rebsie and yourself were happy for me to play it.
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apb said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Wow

focusing on the vocal was a great and novel approach Victor.. my favourite bits are the harmony section and then when you created the 'beat' part under (in keeping with the A Cappella genre/style).. the delayed parts and clever panning got a bit much for me to be honest ..bit swirling and disorientating *thud*... like the
'reversed'? bits or 'really mashed' through something
too .. breathy ..

Wouldn't have minded hearing Richard in too: doing some
bass 'boms' here and there, contrasting Rebsie... ah well .. kudos, great entry. Thanks for sharing.
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Scott Carmichael said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
absolutley love the
perfect blend of technology and reativity... without creativity it's just a bunch of diodes and ones and zeros... very impressive...


I wish I'd done that


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peacepiano said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Vocal Symphony
Great use of a beautiful voice.

Thanks
Bill
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Macaudion said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
What you did to this is...
...so so cool!


Love it!


Hah ha hah... - Yep! - made me sport a loud smile

Thanks! Macca
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Macaudion said 3771 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
oops!
My bad... - You have a wonderful singing voice Resbie! Very pleasing to listen to.

Thanks, again. Macca

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jiguma said 3770 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Clever stuff Vic
Very cool use of fx and Rebsie's fantastic raw material.
Neil
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DWL said 3770 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Nice stuff!
Clever use of the voice and effects.

Cheers

Dick
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Roxylee said 3770 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
A feast for the ears!
This is so cool and creative. I really like how you layered Rebsie's vox to make it so rich.You're right- her lovely voice doesn't need instruments! Really great mixing skills there!
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JohnnyCalling said 3770 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Very interesting
take on this. Kinda sounds a little like Imogen Heap. I like the vocal beat and this sounds really relaxing.
Nice work! :)
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michael2 said 3770 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
wow
i am totally blown away by this. you win.
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Sudra said 3770 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Very clever arrangement
First a tribute to the beauty and purity of Rebsie's unadulterated voice (with which I concur, absolutely), then a "round" apropos to the period, on to child-like harmonies and finally a street-corner acapella rhythm just for fun. I was always wondering, "What's going to happen next?"
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VicDiesel said 3770 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Next....
After the street corner quartet came actually a granular delay effect, but that didn't really come out the way I intended it.

Thanks for listening and commenting.

Victor.

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Moviz said 3770 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Am I...
the only one who can't get to hear this song? I click to play then the quicktime icon shows but is blanked out and doesn't play, All other songs play fine, M
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said 3769 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Back to write board again..lol
I was going to do it with only voices too..ha ha.
Okay! I have to do some thing different.
This one was very original.Bravo

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VicDiesel said 3769 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Mistake!
You shouldn't have listened to other entries before you make your own.

Just go on and do what you were going to do. It may still turn out intreresting.

Victor.


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John Stebbe said 3769 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Effects?
You may have tons of effects, but it all sounds transparent, like Rebsie is right here.

OK, now I hear the effects!

Love these early American tunes.

The polyphony is spooky, in a good way.

It's very nice to hear a total absence of MIDI-dependent instruments.

Very cool track!
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timothy devine said 3769 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
:)
cool
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perceptualvortex said 3768 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Very Cool
Rebsie's fantastic voice is really well suited to this kind of processing and layering. Cool, creative song, very nice to listen to.
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Dj French Toast said 3768 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Funny
I stopped listening to the entries after two because I didnt want to be influenced by anyone. So I sat for about 8 hours in front of my comp until I came up with mine . Yours is a much better vocal take on it I love the harmonic vocal swithches great job . Go check out mine to see what im talking about . I swear I didnt hear yours until just now after posting I wanted to check out the rest . How interesting that similarities in music production happen miles apart .

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Dj French Toast said 3768 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
just wanted to
tell you how much I loved this one again very cleverly done indeed .

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said 3765 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Maximized Minimalism
multiplied to a degree of singularity where a multitude becomes one. (Too much coffee for Rik, I think!)

Like others I've listened to, what seems to be an interesting experiment goes well beyond into a realm of unexpected surprises. It started out simple and straightforward, but then you take it off into a landscape of technical wizardry that blows me away - and the wonder of it is that the techno-whizzbang aspect never takes away from the simple beauty of Rebsie's voice. There's something almost Dr. Suessian about the whole thing.

Wow.
VicDiesel said 3765 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Mission accomplished
Judging by your comments I seem to have succeeded in what I set out: use a ton of effects, and still make something that stays faithful to the source material.

Thanks for commenting!

Victor.

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said 3765 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Fantastic...
...just fantastic! I can't imagine what possessed you to take this approach Vic, but I'm sure glad you did.

VIVA REBSIE!!!
drakonis said 3764 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
great ideas, well implemented
Very well constructed canon, sweet harmonizations, and cute-but-not-over-the-top sampling/stitching at the end. I like the way you build upon her voice over time. The only thing that stood out as distracting was at about 2/5ths in, you start a new section, with one of her sampled voices singing a 5th higher than normal for harmony, and that was a little much to push the pitch up, she begins to sound like a chipmunk... I liked the harmony, so maybe lowering the volume slightly, cutting off some of the high frequency to make it more like humming, and maybe adding extra reverb on that one track to make it blend more, would make it sound less prominently "weird soounding." That's the only thing that stuck out, otherwise, this was indeed a very well-thought-out arrangement. It also helps to have a really well-sung sample to go from (Kudos Rebsie!)... her singing layered upon itself really sweetly, which means she was hitting those notes very nicely. What a great piece you've created here, really crisp recording, even when the voices get thick!
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VicDiesel said 3764 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Chipmunk
thanks for your thoughtful reply.

Yes, I'm aware of the chipmunk effect. The shift was only by a third, but still it was quite noticeable. I tried shifting the formant with EVOC20, but it didn't really help. And I don't have Melodyne, which could have done this without problems. So I left it like this. The volume is already turned down, but maybe a bit more would have improved it.

Thanks for listening and commenting. When is your version going up?

Victor.

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Schello said 3764 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
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Voice, the voice!...WOWWWWWWWWWW!


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said 3763 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
That's something else!
As everyone else has already said what a great job this is, I will stand in respectful silence.




Thank you.

bjack said 3762 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Impressive
My computer's hooked up to my sound equipment and you had my head turning from speaker to speaker on this one. Very clever. Thanks.
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atonalis said 3752 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
cannonic...
in places....wonderful voice...wonderful arranging..... perfect use for percussive/pulse effect.....great great stuff.
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Heightened said 3612 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Superb
cappella. One of the best I've heard so far.
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said 3577 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
close
Despite a tad of unnatural vocal tone, it's amazing the pitch shift worked so well. Nothing I've got would shift it so cleanly without a serious 'warble' in the results. The delay works well too, I think, and I like the 'voice for instrument' tactic you used - quite creative there....

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said 3570 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
he Minstrel Boy (Rebsie Vocal Mix)


Thank you

Oh this is so very sweet and you sing like an angel and I like the doubling
echo's and the various takes brilliant mixing of voice. Vibrations,

Totally out this world in the nicest possible way Well done loved it.

Dee.



dirigent said 3562 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
creative
what a treat, great acap!
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said 3553 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
simply a fantastic
acap and a very impressive voice...wonderful.
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