Clone Ensemble Music

Folk songs demonstrating Clone Ensemble

Here are some folk songs I've recorded that feature Clone Ensemble V3.0. In all of them, I sang each harmony once then processed it with Clone Ensemble. The "female" parts are simply copies of existing tracks pitch-shifted up an ocave, the bass parts have also been pitch-shifted down a bit.
NB: I recorded these songs before I developed the Sex Machine feature in Clone Ensemble V4.0, so the gender processing was done using other plugins.

Rio Grande (2.6MB) This grand old sea shanty has grown over the centuries, and as it travelled around the world. I've chosen four verses from the dozen or so on offer, and had a bit of fun with it.

The Lark in the Clear Air (2.0MB) Old language, simple, short and full of joy.

Eileen Oge (3.3MB) I remember this song from an LP my parents played when I was a child. Although as I listen to the words today it seems that all of the players are rather shallow, with the notable exception of "McGrath the cattle jobber".

The Ash Grove (2.8MB) An a capella arrangement of this haunting old Welsh song. The middle modulation is of my own devising, and I cheated and layered in some vocoder to smooth things out a bit. This was the first melody I ever learned to play, on a xylophone at age six, before starting piano lessons. I have declined the suggestions from some colleagues to use the alternate, bawdy lyrics.

Wraggle Taggle Gypsies (4.0MB). Not the most politically correct song if you apply today's cultural sensitivities, but I have fond memories of it as a child. There seem to be two versions around, I've chosen the "gentrified" one, but folked it up a bit. It has quite a detailed backing arrangement, and since the song features a dialog I've tried to create two "characters" with my voice.

More recent efforts, this time using Clone Ensemble v4.2

O Waly, Waly (The Water is Wide) (3.0MB). This 400 year old song is as popular today as it ever was. When I first heard Benjamin Britten's masterful arrangement I was perplexed by all the wrong notes. It didn't take long to appreciate just how right they really were. Here is my slightly jazzy, a acapella take on Britten's harmonies.

Other musical endeavours

Walking Home Drunk
Most snare drum solos don't tell a story. Here is my attempt to redress this:

(If your browser doesn't support/allow embedding, here is a direct link to the YouTube video.)


These recordings Copyright 2003-2014 Trevor Magnusson