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Trade Wars

By Jim Wood on June 1, 2018 9:18 pm

Plogue Art et Technologie Alter/Ego voice Marie Ork singing a BBC report on the current Trumpian trade embargo. F Major.

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June 4, 2018 1:23 am

The vocal samples sound like some sort of crazy horn section or something to me.  It gets a nice little swing going, too.  I was bobbing my head along involuntarily.  smile

June 4, 2018 1:47 am

I love alterego, but ive never heard Marie before. She sounds better than I expected! Nice pitch bends between those notes, bending like that is probably the most fun part of vocaloids haha.

June 4, 2018 2:16 am

The voice synthesis is trippy. Cool you make something good from bad policy. Trump is an ass hat. Good choice of arrangement of the mix with instruments not interfering with the higher register of the voice synths. Gives it lots of space.

June 4, 2018 6:40 am

great sound design... really fresh!

June 4, 2018 9:38 am

this is again a great voice and music glitchpitch. I like the diversified sounds in here.

June 4, 2018 2:58 pm

Listened to the song early this morning and now in the afternoon, both times always thinking about bananas, maybe because it's a funny like bananas are and it helps getting over nowadays' strange American politics

June 4, 2018 3:20 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

The vocal samples sound like some sort of crazy horn section or something to me.  It gets a nice little swing going, too.  I was bobbing my head along involuntarily.  smile

hieme wrote:

I love alterego, but ive never heard Marie before. She sounds better than I expected! Nice pitch bends between those notes, bending like that is probably the most fun part of vocaloids haha.

NWSPR wrote:

The voice synthesis is trippy. Cool you make something good from bad policy. Trump is an ass hat. Good choice of arrangement of the mix with instruments not interfering with the higher register of the voice synths. Gives it lots of space.

Bleeoop wrote:

great sound design... really fresh!

Q-Rosh wrote:

this is again a great voice and music glitchpitch. I like the diversified sounds in here.

Fred und Luna wrote:

Listened to the song early this morning and now in the afternoon, both times always thinking about bananas, maybe because it's a funny like bananas are and it helps getting over nowadays' strange American politics

Thanks for your comments! Marie is a new (also free) voice for Alter/Ego. As ipaghost said in his last week's post, none of the Alter/Ego voices are really articulate; they seem to work better if you treat them like instruments.

June 4, 2018 3:39 pm

Sounds cool and also chaotic, like it!

June 4, 2018 5:20 pm

Love the echo on the drums.
Also enjoy the fade in and fade outs on the various elements, so everything gets a bit of spotlight, not just "vocals"

Great tempo as well.

June 4, 2018 9:09 pm

June 5, 2018 2:28 am

The voice is incredibly lush.  I remember Plogue Bidule!  What a fascinating program! I'm lulled and disturbed at the same time!

June 5, 2018 3:14 am

Somebody get me Queen Amidala STAT! And whatever a viceroy is, get me one! JaJa approves!!! Great track Jimbo

June 5, 2018 10:46 am

I've just landed on some peculiar musical alien world.  A trip.

June 5, 2018 11:06 am

Oh Marie Ork, your voice so thick and satisfying

June 5, 2018 8:49 pm

Next time you can do a duet with Bone.

June 5, 2018 10:15 pm
onezero wrote:

The voice is incredibly lush.  I remember Plogue Bidule!  What a fascinating program! I'm lulled and disturbed at the same time!

Podling wrote:

Somebody get me Queen Amidala STAT! And whatever a viceroy is, get me one! JaJa approves!!! Great track Jimbo

rdomain wrote:

I've just landed on some peculiar musical alien world.  A trip.

Avarine wrote:

Oh Marie Ork, your voice so thick and satisfying

Thank you for your comments! Much appreciated.

Devieus wrote:

Next time you can do a duet with Bone.

On my bucket list.

June 7, 2018 5:36 am

Oh man, this is great! The context makes is so gleefully dystopian. That voice synth is amazing. I should really digout Plogue - I don't reckon I've used it in about 10 years!

June 7, 2018 6:14 pm

Your really made Alter/Ego with this track! love that deep bass/accompaniment heart

June 7, 2018 6:15 pm

whoops, really mangled my sentence up there, that's what I get for phone typing/auto-correct! I meant to write You really made Alter/Ego shine with this track!

June 7, 2018 11:45 pm
Gab Manette wrote:

whoops, really mangled my sentence up there, that's what I get for phone typing/auto-correct! I meant to write You really made Alter/Ego shine with this track!

A good prediction of what our computer overlords have in store for us.

June 8, 2018 8:32 am

I love that last bit especially... but great all the way smile

June 8, 2018 5:12 pm

The vox morph into a brassy synth sound especially towards the end.  Nice outro too!

June 8, 2018 6:58 pm
Tristan Louth-Robins wrote:

Oh man, this is great! The context makes is so gleefully dystopian. That voice synth is amazing. I should really digout Plogue - I don't reckon I've used it in about 10 years!

Ashen Simian wrote:

I love that last bit especially... but great all the way smile

Thank you! The chaos magick that controls our present government is a never-ending source of material.

Tone Matrix wrote:

The vox morph into a brassy synth sound especially towards the end.  Nice outro too!


June 10, 2018 2:55 pm

great use of sample!  this piece has a really nice flow!

June 10, 2018 5:47 pm
kaedo sevaada wrote:

great use of sample!  this piece has a really nice flow!

Thanks! And next week, we'll have Merkel yelling at Trump. Or maybe not.

June 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Jim Wood wrote:
kaedo sevaada wrote:

great use of sample!  this piece has a really nice flow!

Thanks! And next week, we'll have Merkel yelling at Trump. Or maybe not.

smile thank you Mr. Woods your soundtracks of world news help things not feel so scary & overwhelming

June 12, 2018 7:16 am

Cool! That chord part in the middle with the voice on top is my favorite...
Great work again!

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